American Concentration Camps?

by Henry Siegman The Holocaust was invoked this month, first by Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and then by a group called The World Values Network. The latter is headed by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, who modestly crowned himself “America’s Rabbi,” and is… Continue Reading  

Most Democratic Candidates Still Afraid to Criticize Israel’s Violations of Palestinian Rights

by James J. Zogby The attitudes of Democratic voters toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict have become decidedly more balanced in the past two decades. Favorable attitudes toward Palestinians are up while attitudes toward Israel appear to be in decline. While, overall… Continue Reading  

Rapper Talib Kweli Barred from Music Fest over BDS

by Mitchell Plitnick Bowing to a statement out of the Bundestag in Germany, the Open Source Festival in Dusseldorf rescinded its invitation to Brooklyn-born rapper Talib Kweli. In May 2019, the parliamentary body passed a non-binding statement proclaiming that the movement to… Continue Reading  

The Fate of the Palestinians

by Graham E. Fuller The “Deal of the Century”—Trump’s modestly named new proposal for peace  between Israel and the Palestinians—has long been said to be nearing completion. Ongoing turmoil in Israeli politics makes that presumed launch date  less certain. But… Continue Reading  

Netanyahu’s Indulgence of Anti-Semitism and Abandonment of Democracy

by Henry Siegman The New York Times fully deserved the recent outpouring of public anger in reaction to a political cartoon that appeared in the April 25 international edition. The cartoon contained classic anti-Semitic tropes reminiscent of Nazi propaganda. It… Continue Reading