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Dec 13, 2018, 10:48 AM
Jordan Claims Authority Over Jerusalem Holy Sites, Undermining Palestinian Cause
The Jordanian government’s latest statement on Jerusalem reveals an inherent contradiction in policy. On one hand, the Jordanians hold the position that the Palestinians, not the Israelis, should have sovereign control over the holy city. This stance is par...
Dec 10, 2018, 9:59 PM
Four keys to creative problem solving
In the most recent episode of Madame Secretary, “Winter Garden,” Blake Moran, newly promoted from personal assistant to a policy advisor, wrestles with getting two groups with differing goals to work together. One governmental office tasked with fighting malaria...
Dec 10, 2018, 2:29 PM
Annexation is imminent, and dangerous
The move will trigger a new Palestinian uprising, create a thousand mile border, erase strategic depth and lose world support
Dec 10, 2018, 10:41 AM
Sharing the Old City might be better than dividing Jerusalem
The Ottoman Empire is seldom much lamented. I'm not completely sure that's fair. Sure, you might reasonably ask: What have the Ottomans ever done for us? Here's a possible answer: In the 16th century Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent gave the...
Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Dec 9, 2018, 10:56 PM
Ever seen a happy racist?
Never, because racism is rooted in hatred. This hatred is sometimes disguised as seriousness but the racist cannot go so far as to be happy. This truism came to mind when I saw a racist talk by a rabbi who...
Dec 8, 2018, 4:23 PM
Dear Congresswoman Tlaib, Don’t Forget Palestinian Christians
Dear Congresswoman Tlaib, Please don’t forget about our Palestinian Christian brothers and sisters during your delegation’s visit to Palestine. I was so excited when I learned about your plans to lead a delegation of congressional representatives to Palestine. The opportunity to...
David A. Halperin
Dec 6, 2018, 3:00 PM
Annexation – at what cost?
The half-baked idea would formalize a one state arrangement and render Israel un-Jewish and un-democratic
Dec 4, 2018, 9:20 AM
The Cowardice of American Jewish Academia – Temple University Edition
Twenty blocks north of my office in Center City Philadelphia lies Temple University, one of the finest and most prestigious public colleges in the United States. In recent years, one of Temple’s best known professors has been Marc Lamont...
Dec 3, 2018, 4:07 PM
A strand of comfort for Israel in a time of uncertainty
Running a charity dinner in these days of turmoil in Britain is a brave act. Potential donors are more concerned with keeping their money safe than giving it away. Brexit uncertainty is a big factor in forcing people to focus on...
Ezra A. Bernstein
Dec 3, 2018, 12:53 PM
Marc Lamont Hill: Ignorant, deceiftul or anti-Semetic?
The comments made by Professor Hill may not have been malicious in intent, but they were problematic. Calling for a "Free Palestine from the river to the sea" is something that is often the wartime rallying cry as countries...