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Dec 14, 2014, 5:39 AM
After Salaita: How professors can better protect their Jewish students
As America's professors rush to defend academic freedom, they should also work to keep racists off the faculty
Jul 29, 2014, 11:07 PM
The Vanishing Peace Partner
Israelis have long argued that they lack a partner for peace. Now it appears they may be right. Take Yasser Abbas’s weekend photo-op, where he took the time while donating blood for Gaza’s wounded to tell a TV reporter...
Jul 20, 2014, 6:49 AM
Time to Oust Hamas: a Response to Nathan Thrall
Only 11 days into “Operation Protective Edge” and already analyses that twist and ignore the facts to pin all the blame on Israel are being published in major newspapers of record. Of course, this is nothing new when it...
Jul 16, 2014, 7:21 AM
Thank You, Eliaz and Ali
It was last Thursday when I happened to come across the initiative to transform July 15, the Jewish fast day of 17 Tammuz (Shivah Asar B’Tammuz) and the 18th day of Ramadan, into a joint fast for peace. I'd been spending...
Jul 9, 2014, 7:12 AM
How My Students Would Rip a Haaretz Op-Ed to Shreds
I’ve been teaching the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for over 20 years, always using current events to help explain it. But for the last three weeks, I’ve been relieved that it’s summer break, the semester over. I can reflect on the...
Jul 4, 2014, 8:16 AM
The Real Christian Problem Isn’t Hobby Lobby
For the past two years, the tug-of-war between America’s religious organizations and President Obama has fixated the discussion of religious freedom around a single question: can the devout evangelical Christian owners of Hobby Lobby, a popular chain of arts-and-crafts...
Jun 19, 2014, 5:52 PM
Our Three Boys and the Scandal at the Met
Along with other American Jews and Jews worldwide, over the last week the Jewish community of central New York has mobilized in support of Israel’s kidnapped teens. My community is small, only a few thousand strong, but we punch...
Mar 10, 2014, 10:14 PM
In memory of Hadas and Israel’s young terror victims
Calling on the U.S. to insist the Palestinians stop their deadly incitement as a condition in talks
Feb 7, 2014, 7:20 PM
My women’s Torah study group and the peace process
This women's Torah study group believes the world’s salvation depends on a Jewish presence in the promised land
Nov 25, 2013, 11:40 PM
SU and Al-Quds’ free speech farce
Protesting the killing of an Islamic Jihad terrorist is one thing, a Nazi-style demonstration is another
Miriam F. Elman teaches and writes on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from her hometown in New York. She is a political scientist and security studies specialist at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University.