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My 15-Day Journey Confronting Divestment at UC Davis

Julia Reifkind | Posted 02.12.2015 | College
Julia Reifkind

While other student groups are concerned with instigating campus conflict, our students are supporting their beliefs by celebrating Israel in a positive and meaningful way. Divestment does not enrich this campus -- a positive pro-Israel culture does.

Boston LGBTQ Communities Divided on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Irene Monroe | Posted 09.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

At a recent protest rally on the streets of Boston, just one of many that I've seen personally, watched on TV and read about, members of our community went at each other's throats, demonstrating not only how we're not monolithic when it comes to passion and politics but how LGBTQs are inextricably tied to world events.

Defining 'Pro-Israel' Is Not Rocket Science

Mitchell G. Bard | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
Mitchell G. Bard

For the last several years the Jewish community has wasted thousands of hours in a sterile debate regarding the "big tent," and the criteria for deciding who should be inside or outside.

Dold Sinks to New Low

Steve Sheffey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Steve Sheffey

Dold is succeeding only in showing the pro-Israel community how little he understands that the perception, as well as the reality, of strong bipartisan support is vital to the stability of the US-Israel relationship.

Liberal Israel Group Won't Support Strike

BuzzFeed | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Liberal pro-Israel advocacy group J Street has decided not to take a position on the White House’s Syria resolution currently being d...

Joshua Hersh

Chuck Hagel Israel Questioning Shows Sway Of Conventional Thinking In Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 02.01.2013 | Politics

On the day he was nominated for the position of secretary of defense, former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) sat for an interview with the Lincoln Journal-S...

The Numbers Prove It, Now Let's Use It: Young Rabbis Love Israel

Scott Perlo | Posted 12.02.2011 | Religion
Scott Perlo

All of the pro-Israel, pro-peace activists and thinkers I know are under constant barrage of attempts to prove that they are faking their authentic and deep connection to Israel, that they are somehow the enemy itself.

The Organization That Cries Wolf

Josh Ruebner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Josh Ruebner

Sadly, the ADL has strayed from its original core mission "to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all."

So Much Heat, So Little Light

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Larry Gellman

What I continue to find shocking is that the message, tactics, and unrelenting anger of the Republican Party are becoming echoed and displayed by so many Americans who call themselves "pro-Israel."

UC Students Shouting Down the Israeli Ambassador: Boneheaded? Perhaps... Illegal? Not So Fast

Mark Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Mark Levine

My hope is that the members of the UCI community can use this event as a teachable moment, coming together as a campus more clearly to define the limits of acceptable protest.

J Street Again

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Zogby

In the 1990s, when we came together, we only did it at the behest of the White House, and Israeli and Palestinian leaders on the White House lawn validated the effort. This time is different.

My Pro-Israel Friends Need Pro-Zac

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Larry Gellman

What was once a proud, smart, intelligent, nuanced, and diverse movement has devolved into a combination cult-booster club.

Let Truth Trump Fear in the Jewish Community

Jeremy Ben-Ami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeremy Ben-Ami

Let's hope the real victor in 2008 is the Jewish community -- as it finally excises the politics of fears and smears and forces candidates to debate the issues on the merits.

Rashid Khalidi: The Republicans' Latest Smear of Obama

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Zunes

What may indeed be behind these right-wing campaigns is not derailing Obama's almost inevitable election as president, but limiting his policy options after he becomes president.

How Stupid Do They Think Jews Are?

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

Nonetheless, it is time for Jews to demand that it stop. This constant (and nauseating) pandering on Israel coupled with invoking the Holocaust and bashing Arabs is insulting to us.