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Feb 18, 2019, 11:50 PM
The Face of the New (Hard) Right
TLV SALON - AYELET SHAKED On my mission to hear as many top Israeli legislators as possible speaking ahead of the general elections slated for April, I went to see Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, presenting the platform of the New...
Feb 13, 2019, 12:17 AM
Life of Pregnant Migrants in Israel
Pregnancy is hard enough for a woman, but try being a migrant –it’s harder. Israel’s migrant system is like most others in the world. Life is harder, rights are restricted and even getting a job can be impossible legally. But...
Feb 8, 2019, 3:17 PM
From Terumah to Nobel Prizes and Start-Up Nation
Jews and anti-Semites alike try – in their different ways – to explain the disproportionate Jewish contribution to science and medicine, the arts and popular culture, academia, entrepreneurship, invention, philanthropy and so forth. Similar quests focus on the phenomenal...
Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Jan 27, 2019, 10:02 PM
Should the Holocaust refer to all WWII victims or “only” to Jews?
The Second World War robbed an estimated grisly total of 70-85 million people of their lives. Central in the policies of the Nazi regime was the attempt to exterminate the Jewish People resulting in murdered 6 million of them....
Jan 23, 2019, 12:28 AM
Don’t play around with the Holocaust for your own political needs
On January 22, Dutch opinion columnist Ebru Umar wrote that asylum seekers should undergo forced sterilization when they apply for asylum in the Netherlands. When they do get pregnant, they should be immediately deported. This disturbing column was published...
Jan 22, 2019, 4:04 PM
Opening America’s Golden Door vs. a Wall?
Mr. Trump’s wall is, literally, a divisive issue. It’s almost impossible to discuss it without appearing bipartisan. But our government has ground to a halt over this issue, so perhaps it’s time to discuss the pros and cons of building...
Jan 9, 2019, 6:14 PM
Mazal Tov for Good
Wish me a mazal tov because we just finished happily hosting loads of relatives for our daughter’s bat mitzvah! While she had been busy planning her Torah portion and dvar torah (Did you know that Harry Potter and Moses...
Dec 17, 2018, 2:02 AM
The Progressive Mask of the Imperialist EU
There is a tendency among left-wingers--particularly youth--to idolize the European Union as a liberal utopia. Bernie Sanders' remarks about Denmark in a 2016 Democratic Primary Debate is one example. But there are many others. Young left-wingers, who rightly feel...
Arlene Bridges Samuels
Dec 12, 2018, 7:30 PM
IsraAID: In Disasters, the First to Arrive and the Last to Leave
Israelis have extinguished Hanukkah’s 2018 candles but one of Israel’s lights will shine all year long. IsraAid, an Israel-based non-governmental organization (NGO) has already sent its experts to 49 nations since its inception in 2001. Although their teams are small, their lasting impact leaves a large footprint of humanitarian aid matched with a broad range of professional help to populations impacted by war, natural disasters, poverty, and displacement.
Dec 5, 2018, 3:48 PM
In Israel’s War against Refugees, Women Are the First Casualties
The assault and murder of 13-year-old Silvana Tsegai last week by her mother's former partner brought long overdue attention to the desperate conditions for women in Israel, and asylum seeking women in particular. For over a decade, the Israeli...