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Feb 8, 2023, 9:13 PM
‘You People’ against Jew People
Netflix’s YOU PEOPLE left a lump in my throat, and it wasn’t because of the romantic cliché of a couple that succeeds despite it all. For hours I was trying to figure out why I felt this way again...
Jan 13, 2021, 11:04 PM
Flag Ship or a Sunken Boat ?
There are not many issues that cause controversy between American Jewry and Jews in Israel quite like President Trump. While 99% of my Jewish friends from the United States move between Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden, I, like most...
Nov 2, 2020, 6:16 PM
A statement of ‘Thank You!’ is needed
We in Israel can only hope that whoever heads the strongest power in the world will always see Israel on a positive note, but for the meantime we should thank the most Pro-Israel President in history On November 3 I...
Nov 1, 2020, 6:52 PM
It’s not about Trump, Dummy!
American Jewry is coming out against Trump in an attempt to be accepted into a good place in the intersectionality discourse. And that's the whole story. In the United States, Jews tend to vote for the left by a large...
Sep 29, 2020, 10:44 PM
AOC’s Lack of awareness and the Israeli left
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, known as ‘AOC’, decided not to attend a memorial event for Yitzhak Rabin. What surprised me the most was not her refusal, which can be understood coming from someone that knows absolutely nothing about the Middle East...
Oct 7, 2019, 8:37 PM
The gates to Israel are about to close
On a personal level, Israel's connection to Diaspora Jewry is very important to me. I devote many hours every week to strengthen this relationship. I’ve embarked on missions to all corners of the globe, ranging from snowy Alaska all...
Aug 29, 2018, 5:24 PM
To American Jews – about Israel’s Nation-State law
There is Irony Surrounding American Jewish Criticism of Israel’s Nation-State Law. If Israel was not the “Nation State of the Jewish People” and instead just a random country, American Jewish opinion wouldn’t receive the attention it is receiving. There...
Aug 27, 2018, 11:57 AM
Yes, the BBC Is Biased against Israel
Is the BBC biased against Israel? Just by researching the BBC’s website during July, the answer is yes! Compare three main components: number of articles related to Israel compared to other countries; casualties in these countries; and the difference in...
Jul 27, 2017, 1:39 AM
This is why we have terror attacks
I am often surprised when I hear the incorrect explanations for terror attacks in Israel. I feel like I have heard it all. One student told me the terror attacks are due to Jewish provocation on the Temple Mount....
Jul 6, 2017, 9:56 AM
Care about Children? Worry about PA and Hamas, not Israel
This past Sunday, the 'United Church of Christ' passed a resolution that condemns Israel for its treatment of Palestinian children. When you see the data presented, it indeed raises a concern. How come so many children were arrested, and what causes...
Attorney Ran Bar-Yoshafat is an author, international speak, PhD candidate in American Jewish History.