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Oct 14, 2018, 10:35 PM
Open-end drama: Benjamin Balint’s search into the Kafka’s legacy
Kafka’s Last Trial is a rare book. Benjamin Balint did prove himself as a fine observer of multi-dimensional dramas, shrewd thinker, and very able writer. There is much more in this not that large book of 275 pages: many...
Oct 14, 2018, 6:23 AM
Germany close up
Last week I came back from a trip to Germany. The experience was organized by the Berlin-based organization Germany Close Up, in coordination with NY's COJECO. The program takes a group of young Jewish professionals (I technically still fit...
Oct 8, 2018, 3:29 PM
The political paradoxes of German-Israeli ties
There are far better reasons for strong bilateral ties than penance for the Holocaust
Oct 1, 2018, 1:55 PM
How Muslim Refugees in Berlin Helped Me Celebrate Yamim Noraim
Amir Kashfi, IsraAID’s intern in Berlin, reflects on the Jewish High Holy Days while volunteering with asylum-seekers in refugee camps.
Sep 26, 2018, 7:46 AM
Is the Claims Conference fulfilling its mission?
I recently aired a program on my new show Outspoken on JBS, which focuses on the Claims Conference, an entity that has been shamefully mired in controversy. Since the show aired, I have received heartbreaking emails from Holocaust survivors living...
Sep 5, 2018, 11:09 PM
Israel to Outsiders
Two weeks ago I had the opportunity and the privilege to staff the Our Soldiers Speak Law & Policy Tour. After several rounds of interviews, we selected 25 of the top international law students to travel to Israel to...
Raymond M. Berger
Sep 5, 2018, 6:38 AM
Appeasement: The Murderous Legacy of Haj Amin al-Husseini
Hitler and al-Husseini made a devil’s pact. Every schoolchild knows that you don’t get bullying to stop by giving the bully your lunch money. Many political leaders of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries have forgotten this schoolyard wisdom. For the past 100...
Aug 28, 2018, 7:52 PM
Thank you President Trump
For years, the US failed to get Nazi camp guard Jakiw Palij deported to Germany. This president made it happen
Dana Janine Diamond
Aug 18, 2018, 8:05 AM
Retired Lt. Col Ralph Peters (recent Fox News commentator) was mesmerizing tonight on MSNBC's The Beat with Ari Melber. He launched into a near jaw-dropping sermon. "Trump's core supporters are fundamentally un-American. They and Trump think our Constitution is a...
Jul 23, 2018, 11:34 AM
One-handed applause for the NY Times’ ‘Israel Picks Identity Over Democracy’
Today’s NY Times carries an interesting column by Max Fisher written in the wake of Israel’s new nationality law. For this flawed column it is very clear that the editors of the NY Times wrote the headline not the...