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American Jews Line Up Against the Trump Ban

by Ron Skolnik WITH NOT MUCH to smile about since Inauguration Day, it has been heartening to see the nearly undivided reaction of the American Jewish community to Donald Trump’s January 27 Executive Order (EO) on immigration and refugee admission – widely considered to constitute a Muslim ban. With one or two glaring exceptions — […]

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July 19: The Sandinistas, the Contras, and the ADL

The Sandinistas overthrew the dictatorship of the Somoza family in Nicaragua on this date in 1979 and established a socialist regime. Within two years, the Reagan Administration in Washington would be seeking to undermine that regime through many dirty tricks, including the funding and training of the contras, paramilitary fighters who terrorized pro-Sandinista communities and […]

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Confronting the “New Campus Anti-Semitism”

As Professional Israel Advocates Intervene in Campus Affairs by Rabbi Brant Rosen THROUGHOUT THE ORGANIZED Jewish community, the mainstream media and academia, we’re increasing talk of a sharp increase in anti-Semitism on American college campuses. In response to recent incidents at UCLA and elsewhere, one congregational rabbi from Los Angeles has warned of “something deeper, more […]

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A Disunified Celebration of Israel

by Ron Skolnik The 18th-century Swiss mathematician, Leonhard Euler, is sometimes credited with being the first to frame the so-called “law of impenetrability.” The principle, simply stated, is that no two things can occupy the same space at the same time. This is a notion that we tend to accept intuitively, from an early age, […]

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