Israel: Why “It’s Not Apartheid” Arguments Fail

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by Dahlia Scheindlin In an impassioned New York Times op ed, Benjamin Pogrund lays down the best possible arguments for why Israel is not an apartheid state. He brings out the full arsenal: his personal experience as a South African. His… Continue Reading  

Video Shows Trump Advisor Seb Gorka Backed Racist Militia in Hungary

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by Jim Lobe In the latest and most damning chapter in the saga of Sebastian Gorka, the Forward newspaper has discovered a 2007 video recording in which the Trump national-security aide and foreign-policy spokesman voices support for a violent racist… Continue Reading  

Netanyahu’s Alt-Zionism Has No Need for American Jews

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by David Sarna Galdi Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week told a delegation led by Reform Movement head Rabbi Rick Jacobs what it wanted to hear — that he was attuned to their concerns. But Netanyahu’s shocking silence during the… Continue Reading  

Welcome to the Jewish American Dissonance

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by Edo Konrad In early December, just a month after the election of Donald Trump, American alt-right leader Richard Spencer sat down for an interview with Al Jazeera. Speaking to Kristen Saloomey, Spencer, who brought his white supremacist views along… Continue Reading  

Senate Passes a Dumb and Dangerous Bill

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by James J. Zogby This week, without debate or an actual vote, the US Senate stealthily passed a disturbing and dangerous piece of legislation introduced by Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Bob Casey (D-PA). Called “The Anti-Semitism Awareness Act of… Continue Reading