Israel: On the Way to a Theocratic State

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by Israel Rafalovich Israel is facing a rise in the influence of ultra-orthodox Jews. Their effort to impose their strictly conservative worldview has led to growing tensions with the country’s secular society. Radical rabbis are expanding their influence particularly when… Continue Reading  

Why Religious Policies in Israel Matter to U.S. Gentiles

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by Paul R. Pillar In recent weeks, the Israeli government has taken measures that have exacerbated tensions within world Jewry. Each measure has reflected the political power of ultra-Orthodox parties within the ruling coalition of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. One… Continue Reading  

The Lie at the Heart of the Jewish American Consensus

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by Edo Konrad For years, the Jewish American establishment has been able to convince the world, and itself, that it does not directly meddle in internal Israeli affairs — a declaration most commonly used to justify not commenting on the Israeli-Palestinian… Continue Reading  

Anti-Semitism in the U.S.: Its Foundations and Recent Surge

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by Paul R. Pillar There is an upsurge in anti-Jewish hatred in America.  It has manifested itself in criminal and violent acts and threats of still more violence.  Jewish cemeteries have been vandalized, and Jewish educational and cultural institutions have… Continue Reading  

American Anti-Semitism Rises, Israeli Right Remains Silent

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by Amir Segal Ever since Donald Trump was elected president, the United States has witnessed a disturbing increase of anti-Semitic incidents. This is a wave the likes of which we haven’t seen for many years, accompanied by outright racism that… Continue Reading