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Bryen, senior director of the Jewish Policy Center, may be contacted via shoshana.bryen@sdjewishworld.com. 

3 Takeaways from Afghanistan for Us at Home

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First, remember our troops, living and dead, who served the United States in Afghanistan since 2001.  They are owed our gratitude for their steadfast presence in a difficult country and our help as they and...
Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, via Wikimedia Commons

Biden delivers

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Seeing the region through the lens of the “Palestinian-Israeli peace process,” President Joe Biden and the U.S. State Department are backing the Palestinian Authority under oppressive octogenarian Mahmoud Abbas—in the 17th year of his...
Mustafa Bader, CC BY-SA 3., via Wikimedia Commons

Begging for American interference

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Military officers in democratic countries have a difficult mission: to protect the people and to wage war at the command of their governments. It isn’t easy, and the Israel Defense Forces, like the U.S....
Photo credit: Matty Stern/U.S. Embassy Jerusalem

Watershed Moment for the Middle East

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Israel’s new agreements with the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Sudan, new agreements for airline overflights of countries with which Israel has no new peace or economic pacts, a new aviation agreement with Jordan...
The main gate of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Credit: Angelo Celedon via Wikimedia Commons.

Visiting Auschwitz is not the answer

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American Jews are making a mistake. When Philadelphia Eagles football player DeSean Jackson made blatantly anti-Semitic remarks, Jewish Patriots player Julian Edelman invited him to visit Auschwitz. In fact, Jackson has accepted an invitation from Edward Mosberg, a...

Is Iran going home?

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If you are Iran, it seems, 2020 is not your year. Aside from the devastation of the Wuhan virus, Iraq closed its 1,000-mile southern border with Iran for “security reasons” after months of Iraqi protests...
[protected] from Tehran, IRAN [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)]

Imperial Iran faces troubles at home and abroad

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Since December 2017, a sort of “rolling rebellion” has been occurring across Iran. It is bigger, deeper and stronger than the Green Revolution of 2009 and taking place in great measure outside Tehran, where...

How U.S. benefits from alliance with Israel

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One of the few points of unbounded bipartisan agreement in Washington has for decades been that U.S.-Israel security cooperation is right, good, mutually beneficial, and worth every nickel spent on it. It is well–grounded...

How U.S. benefits with Israel as its strategic partner

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One of the few points of unbounded bipartisan agreement in Washington has for decades been that U.S.-Israel security cooperation is right, good, mutually beneficial and worth every nickel spent on it. It is well–grounded...
Ilhan Omar speaking at a VoteRunLead training. Credit: Zoe Griffing Heller via Wikimedia Commons.

No Rep. Omar, Iran troubles didn’t start with Trump

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For Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, the world must start fresh every day. That would explain her ignorance on Iran. “None of this would be happening if Trump didn’t back out of the Iran nuclear...