Israel and Myanmar Team Up on Textbooks

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by James M. Dorsey Israel and Myanmar, two countries with troubled human rights records and disputed histories of dealing with ethnic and national rights, have set a worrisome precedent by giving each other a veto over what students are taught… Continue Reading  

Israeli Annexation and a Silent International Community

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by Mitchell Plitnick In December, President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and announced his intention to move the US embassy there. Condemnations abounded, with great hand-wringing and troubled emotions. The United States had to veto an… Continue Reading  

American Jews have power to oppose Israeli gov’t–Will they use it?

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by Joshua Leifer Princeton University Hillel sparked controversy last month after announcing it would indefinitely postpone a scheduled speech by Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely. The decision came after protests by students from the Alliance of Jewish Progressives and other groups,… Continue Reading  

Will the Times Also Start Noting the Violent Pasts of Israeli Contributors?

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by Lisa Goldman On Sunday the New York Times published an op-ed by Marwan Barghouti, a Palestinian leader who has been in an Israeli jail since 2002. In his article, Barghouti explains that over 1,000 Palestinian prisoners have decided to launch a hunger strike… Continue Reading  

Vengeance, Not Justice In Wake Of Murders Of Israeli Youths

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by Mitchell Plitnick The saga of the three kidnapped Israeli youths in the West Bank took a tragic, if expected, turn today, when their bodies were discovered near Hebron. None but the most starry-eyed optimist thought the young men would… Continue Reading