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From Kristallnacht to Pittsburgh

There is the question of scale. Far more important is the difference in response. We shouldn’t take it for granted. Despite the fact that the massacre of Jews in...

Joint editorial by the American Jewish press after Pittsburgh

Earlier this year, our colleagues at the three leading Jewish newspapers in the United Kingdom published the same front-page headline and joint editorial voicing concern...

It’s not just about hate

The causes and cures of mass murder are oversimplified at our own peril. Just in case this Jewish community were worried that it stands alone, the overwhelming...

Illusion: Saudi Arabia is a friend of the US and Israel

I. The ‘new’ Saudi Arabia True enough, if we talk about a single human life, such as that of a Saudi journalist, it is of infinite worth. But if we talk about our...

The ostrich approach to BDS

The insouciant approach to BDS blinds some pro-Israel advocates to BDS’ real-time influence. We can take it. We’re big enough. We are not afraid of self-criticism....

Congress wants to invest in the Palestinians

A number of lawmakers in the House and Senate have introduced bills that would invest in businesses in the Palestinian areas. The bipartisan bills, one of whose sponsors...

 Hamas gets it: West Bank settlements’ potential for peace

What is wrong with this picture? An Israeli factory in the West Bank settlement of Barkan employs both Israeli and Palestinian workers. They work side by side, making a...

Americans, meet Humpty Dumpty

A divided nation must look for ways to heal, not for ways to rub it in or to pay back. Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,  Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king’s...

Why many European Jews are abandoning their traditional political homes

Why would Jews in Germany, of all places, support a populist right-wing party? It would be most remarkable, would it not, if the majority of American Jews stopped voting...

Worse than Holocaust denial

Take a glimpse into the future. It is scary indeed if Brigham Young University Prof. Ron Hager’s perception of the Holocaust is the kind of thinking that will go down...