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  

Netanyahu’s Coalition of the Unwilling

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by Mitchell Plitnick After Benjamin Netanyahu’s surprising victory in Israel’s national elections in March, he took until the last possible minute to complete the process of forming the government for his fourth term as Israel’s prime minister. For all the… 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  

Obstacle: The US Role In Israel-Palestine

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by Mitchell Plitnick There are many false clichés about the Israel-Palestine conflict. There are also some very true ones, though these are heard less frequently. Perhaps the most profound of these was proven once again this week: the United States… Continue Reading