A Dubious Black-Jewish Congressional Caucus

by Mitchell Plitnick The American Jewish Committee (AJC) made headlines by unveiling its latest project, the Congressional Black-Jewish Caucus. It sounds like a terrific idea, and certainly AJC is claiming to have done a lot to lay the groundwork for… Continue Reading  

Netanyahu’s Embrace of Far-Right Leaders Leaves Jews Vulnerable to Anti-Semitism

by Rachel Shenhav-Goldberg For some years now, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been forming close diplomatic relations with far-right nationalist world leaders. This alignment might promote Netanyahu’s plan to strengthen Jewish nationalism in Israel, but it concomitantly weakens diaspora… Continue Reading  

Why So Much Fuss about a Conference in North Carolina?

by Lara Friedman The ongoing hullabaloo over an academic conference organized by the University of North Carolina and Duke University—involving allegations that the event featured “severe anti-Israeli bias and explicit anti-Semitism”—highlights escalating efforts to delegitimize airing of facts that are… Continue Reading  

Trump’s Embrace of Netanyahu Will Haunt Middle East for Years

by Phyllis Bennis For Israelis, the questions had been hovering for months. Would the right-wing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claim victory and a fifth term, moving his far-right Likud government coalition even further right? Or would the supposedly “centrist” challenger,… Continue Reading  

Protecting Americans’ Right to Hear from the Leader of BDS

by James J. Zogby   I awakened early Wednesday to listen to a voicemail message from Omar Barghouti, a leading member of the Palestinian movement to Boycott, Divest, and Sanction (BDS) Israel. In the message, Omar told me that he… Continue Reading