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Jan 15, 2019, 8:14 AM
The personal (Jew) is political (Zionist)
My father was blackballed in Egypt for being a Jew, and I've lost job opportunities in the US for being a Zionist
Natalie Katerina Hilder
Jan 11, 2019, 8:27 AM
How BDS Hurts Palestinians and Hinders Peace
Believed by many to be a crusade that espouses human rights—particularly Palestinian rights—can the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement provide the solutions it promises, were its demands to be met? BDS claims to be working to better the lives...
Jan 7, 2019, 9:34 AM
Remember Who We Are and Who They Are
Less than an hour after Robert Bowers murdered 11 people at the Etz Chaim Synagogue in Pittsburgh in October, Jewish doctors helped save his life. It’s possible that the doctors and nurses at Allegheny General Hospital didn’t know that...
Dec 30, 2018, 3:18 PM
Year of the Pig: 6 thoughts for a pivotal 2019
My friend Alfred was an American diplomat in East Berlin 30 years ago, but he was in a different hemisphere when the Berlin Wall came tumbling down. He had gone on vacation because almost no one saw it coming,...
Dec 21, 2018, 11:15 AM
US-Saudi alliance vital for hopes of regional stability
On 29 December 1170, four royal courtiers waylaid Archbishop Thomas à Becket in Canterbury Cathedral. As it happens, I have a personal interest in the story: it was my son-in-law’s putative ancestor (and namesake) who delivered the crushing mortal...
Dec 21, 2018, 7:51 AM
When Black & Jewish Lives Are Viewed as Expendable
Black Americans are facing levels of state violence that would otherwise be deemed unacceptable in any modern nation. The difference? Black Americans are not treated or viewed as equal members of the society in which we live. Our lives...
Dec 20, 2018, 6:32 AM
Moral imbalance: The real disproportionality in the Israel-Arab conflict
Israel is often accused of disproportionate responses to terrorist attacks, but as I demonstrated in an article for The Gatestone Institute, these are dishonest accusations meant to fool the naïve and the ignorant. There is however a real form...
Dec 10, 2018, 5:31 PM
A Jerusalem rabbi in Abu Dhabi
Some Arab religious and political authorities show signs of an increasingly positive view on engagement with Jewry
Dec 10, 2018, 3:47 PM
From hookahs to hookers: Glimpses of the real Dubai
Now that the few Jews of Dubai have allowed journalists, for the first time ever, to publicize their synagogue, and now that Israel’s national anthem, Hatikva, was proudly performed, not once, but twice, during a late October judo competition in...
Dec 4, 2018, 12:17 PM
The Murder of an American Journalist
Aftermath of Beslan School Massacre, Russian Federation, September 2004 Anna Politkovskaya was born in New York City on 30 August 1958 which, presumably, rendered her an American citizen. Not a Green Card holder. Ms. Politkovskaya died in Moscow on 7 October...