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Feb 20, 2019, 1:10 PM
Ending the ‘Occupation’ myth
The scope of the myth of Israel as an occupying power over Palestinian land is far-reaching and few know the historical truths. In order to start an Israeli-Palestinian peace process from an informed frame of reference, it is important...
Feb 19, 2019, 9:44 AM
Empathy Has Lost Its Way
A section of the famous mural wall at Sydney’s Bondi Beach was defaced in the last couple of weeks with a row of around 20 swastika symbols, and it made headlines. I wish I were able to say I’m shocked. Swastika...
Feb 19, 2019, 8:31 AM
Watch for the tsunami
They say that a tsunami can be detected by the naked eye if there is some amount of observation involved. Reports say that an approaching tsunami is often preceded by a noticeable fall or rise in water levels. It...
Feb 19, 2019, 8:26 AM
Did BDS Pass at NYU?
You may have heard about the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) student government resolution at NYU this past December. As a current NYU student who was present at the student government meeting about BDS, I want you to...
Feb 18, 2019, 3:47 PM
The Time We Lost the BDS Battle
The battle against the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction (BDS) movement has already been lost. At least the current round has. It was lost the minute it was introduced to college campuses around the United States by those seeking to...
Feb 18, 2019, 7:52 AM
No, it’s not racist to call out Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar
It has been well noted that the new “fresh faces” of the Democratic party happen to have a little bit of an anti-Semitism problem. To most, it only seems natural to call out ignorance and bigotry when we see...
Feb 17, 2019, 11:36 PM
If you can’t defend Israel’s right to exist, don’t call yourself Jewish
Having been very active in political activism during my college years, I know firsthand very well what it means to deeply commit to a cause to the point where it becomes an integral part of who you are. It...
Feb 16, 2019, 11:10 PM
Getting Rid Of The “Farting Cows”
After synagogue today, I found myself talking with someone about the weekly politics. Well sure enough, the conversation turns to Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her frighteningly extremist views. For example, her new Green Deal and wanting to get rid of...
David H. Levitt
Feb 16, 2019, 9:57 AM
Even Rep. Omar’s Apology Was “Problematic”
Within the last week, Minnesota’s freshman member of the House of Representatives, Ilhan Omar, has been much in the news, and much debated, for her tweet that pro-Israel supporters are paying American politicians to be pro-Israel. After Democratic Party...
Feb 16, 2019, 9:56 AM
An Open Letter from “Pro-Israel Warriors”
My greatest disappointment with the U.S.-Israel relationship is the tone of debates about this issue on some college campuses, including mine. As an Emerson Fellow at Emory University for StandWithUs, a non-profit Israel education organization that believes education is...