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Stating the obvious

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The ill-conceived nation-state bill, which the Knesset was expected to vote on this week, has drawn criticism from Israel’s left and right, fr…

Elections have consequences

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Barring something akin to a tsunami, Judge Brett Kavanaugh will, sooner or later, be confirmed as the newest Supreme Court justice. Elections …

6 reasons I love ‘doing’ Jewish

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Shabbat rejuvenates me

Emails from my father

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My father has a daily routine: Every morning at work, he searches for the word “anti-Semitism” in Google’s News section. On any given day, he …

Giving ammunition to BDS

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After being turned away from Ben-Gurion airport by authorities and put on a plane back to the United States, Ariel Gold, a supporter of the bo…

A step back for equal education

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The unsettling feeling for many people that accompanied Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement amplified the disruption the Trump …

‘Never again’ belongs to the Holocaust, not to the movement for gun control

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I am a Holocaust concentration camp survivor. I am one of a rapidly dwindling number of eyewitnesses to the Nazi Holocaust, the most systemati…

Remembering ‘Shoah’ director Claude Lanzmann

Remembering ‘Shoah’ director Claude Lanzmann

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With the death of Claude Lanzmann, France and the world have lost an eloquent spokesman for the angst and pain of the 20th century. Lanzmann, …

A narrow, important ruling

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The Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision to uphold President Donald Trump’s travel ban was a narrow ruling, but an important one. By deciding not to c…

The lesson of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s victory

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It took only a few hours after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s surprise victory in the Democratic primary for New York’s 14th Congressional Distric…

Jew hatred sneaks up at you in the most unexpected places

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It’s surprising — some would say shocking — where you find little incidents of anti-Semitism. They sort of sneak up on you in sublime places, …

Remembering the paper that turned me into a journalist

Remembering the paper that turned me into a journalist

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Marc Shapiro | Contributing Writer

Exit from the Human Rights Council

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As U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley suggested in November, the United States withdrew last week from the problematic U.N. Human Rights Council beca…

Isaac Herzog, the new face of the Jewish Agency

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The Jewish Agency for Israel has a long and storied history, but an uncertain future.

Trump, Kim and the ‘good citizen’

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One of the many memorable scenes in “The Lives of Others”— an exemplary German movie whose plot centers on the Stasi secret police in the late…

It’s time to stand up and speak out

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Today I felt alone.

Qatar tries the Jewish angle

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A strange consequence of the anti-Semitic belief that Jews have undue influence in America is that countries who want to influence the U.S. go…

A change in the NoKo narrative

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“If I have to say I’m sitting on a stage with Chairman Kim and that gets us to save 30 million lives — it could be more than that — I’m willin…

The road to LGBT acceptance in Israel was bumpy — I should know

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Tel Aviv has been decked out in rainbow flags for weeks. Suddenly, it seems, every restaurant, coffee shop and store is super “gay friendly.”

The chutzpah of Hamas

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Like so many Yiddish words (and curses), the word “chutzpah” is very descriptive. The best definition is the old joke which appears in Leo Ros…