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The Odd Couple: Sheldon Adelson and Haim Saban

Michelle Kraus | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

For those that need a primer, the BDS movement is well-funded by forces that cannot be identified. Yet, we all know which countries are probably funding this unrest. One needn't be a rocket scientist to start to trace the money.

BDS: A Legitimate and Moral Response to Israeli Policy

James Zogby | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
James Zogby

Israel acts with impunity in seizing Palestinian land, demolishing Palestinian homes and denying basic freedoms to Palestinians. Israel then acts to sanction the Palestinian Authority by refusing to transfer tax revenues that are legally Palestinian funds. But when confronted with a dose of the same medicine, Netanyahu not only screams "foul," he denounces his adversaries as "anti-Semites" and threatens severe retaliation.

Palestinians Starting to Play on Less Uneven Playing Field

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 06.12.2015 | World
Daoud Kuttab

By strategically moving into the non-violent field, Palestinians are in a much stronger position to make an impact in their decades-long struggle.

Is the Golden Age Over for American Jews?

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 06.08.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

100 years ago my great grandfather took a ship from Poland to New York. He eventually made his way to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He soon sent for his two brothers and sister, who made their way there as well.

Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions: A Movement The United Church Of Christ Should Reject

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 06.05.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

The General Synod of the United Church of Christ (UCC), meeting later this month, will consider two resolutions calling for divestment from Israel and another labeling the Israeli treatment of Palestinians as akin to "Apartheid."

Palestinians Waver Between Politics and Nonviolent Revolution

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 06.05.2015 | Politics
Daoud Kuttab

The best way to show support and solidarity for leaders to take courageous decision is to come up with a national non-violent strategy for liberation that is agreed to by all Palestinians.

Daniel Marans

Tom Morello In 'No Hurry' To Perform In Israel

HuffingtonPost.com | Daniel Marans | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics

Tom Morello, celebrated rock guitarist and progressive political activist, expressed ambivalence about performing in Israel in an interview with The H...

#AMF2015 Tackles Politics, Religion, Ethics, Innovation

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.16.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Toss some hot political issues, mix in religious extremism, factor some ethical considerations and blend in innovation to produce the most sought-after ticket in Arab media events.

Ivy Covered Lies: Genteel anti-Semitism Is Still Jew Hatred!

Gil Troy | Posted 05.15.2015 | College
Gil Troy

The new anti-Semitism violates core academic values of encouraging openness toward others, in all their diversity; of seeking truth, in all its complexity; and of fighting for freedom, with all its messiness.

Anti-semitism at My Alma Mater

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 05.13.2015 | College
Rabbi Evan Moffic

Three weeks ago I received a strange email. "Did I know," my friend wondered, "about the antisemitism brewing on the Stanford University campus?"

The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights

Alex Cacioppo | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics
Alex Cacioppo

The tenth anniversary of the BDS movement is fast approaching, inspiring hope and fear to the respective opponents and proponents of the ongoing domination of Palestinians.

Anti-Semitism on Campus: Old Wine in New Bottles

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 06.29.2015 | College
Abraham H. Foxman

Jews in America have made too much progress over the last half-century to cause us to overreact. Still, we cannot afford to be complacent. We have to address these campus issues now before they expand further and spin out of control, truly creating a widespread worrisome atmosphere.

Jessica Schulberg

Congress Votes Against European Boycotts of Israeli Settlements

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 04.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday evening, the Senate Finance Committee unanimously voted in favor of an amendment to discourage European participation in t...

Israel's Independence at 67: Living Up to the Ideals of Its Founders

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 06.23.2015 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

On this important day, I can live with these dual feelings: an immense pride as a Jew in the glories of the Jewish state, and a realization that the challenges facing Israel are profound and require new initiatives.

Samantha Lachman

After Israeli Election Disappointment, Two-State Supporters Plan Their Next Moves

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Advocates of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict weren't too discouraged by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanya...

Israel Cannot Reform Itself and Needs Some Tough Love

Bob Herbst | Posted 05.24.2015 | World
Bob Herbst

The time has now come for American and Diaspora Jews the world over to open their hearts and mouths, to speak out, and to act. It is time to administer some tough love, to persuade the Israeli people and their government that the occupation must come to an end.

Israel and Palestine: The Civil War Solution (DD versus Bibi Part 3)

Mitchell Cohen | Posted 05.03.2015 | World
Mitchell Cohen

"I am all for a renewal of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations," said DD, the imaginary Israeli Defense Dove, when she contacted me again.

As Stanford Falls to BDS, It's Time to Strike Back

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 04.25.2015 | World
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

The dominoes are falling one by one. The student governments of major and highly prestigious universities, comprised of giant Jewish student populations, are voting to divest from major companies doing business with Israel.

Why I Went to Israel

Haroon Moghul | Posted 03.23.2015 | Religion
Haroon Moghul

I did not go imagining I would single-handedly solve anything, nor did any of us go presuming to speak for or represent Palestinians. I went to better understand, and to invest in a relationship we see far more promise in -- that between American Muslims and American Jews.

Activism in the Academy: #Ferguson2MLA and BDS

David Palumbo-Liu | Posted 03.14.2015 | College
David Palumbo-Liu

Younger scholars are both energized by the new forms of knowledge they are discovering and producing, and also more activist and engaged, less complacent in their academic lives. They also see the direct connection their academic subjects have with real life crises.

Dave Jamieson

Labor Union Weighs Boycott Of Israel

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a looming vote that already has stirred passions on California campuses, a labor union representing graduate students in the state un...

Ferguson and Palestine: Different Issues, Same Problem

Abraham Gutman | Posted 01.30.2015 | Politics
Abraham Gutman

These struggles are intertwined, and the core of the issues is very similar. It is the distorted view by the majority of a population that other people are a threat. No individual should be treated differently than anyone else in their community, not in Ferguson, not in Palestine, and not anywhere else.

Princeton's Faculty Petition to Divest from Israeli Occupation

Usaama al-Azami | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics
Usaama al-Azami

It remains to be seen what sort of response this petition elicits both in its favor, and in opposition; and whether it encourages comparable petitions at other institutions, academic or otherwise.

This Is How an Academic Boycott of Israel Actually Works

David Palumbo-Liu | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
David Palumbo-Liu

Even one of the mainstay journals of American academia, the Chronicle of Higher Education, is not immune from inaccuracies and misstatements. This points to an inability, and perhaps unwillingness, of the mainstream media to treat the issue of the academic boycott of Israel in a fair-handed manner.

A Reply to Nathaniel Zelinsky: 'Anti-Israel' Professor Shouldn't Have Been Fired

David Palumbo-Liu | Posted 10.11.2014 | College
David Palumbo-Liu

Critics of UIUC's action do so not to defend someone critical of Israel -- it is to defend all scholars against the capricious will of administrators to deny employment to faculty who hold unpopular beliefs.