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The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently delivered welcome news for Jewish students. OCR reopened a student-backed civil-rights case brought by the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) against Rutgers University. Importantly, in deciding to reassess whether Jewish students at Rutgers were harassed and discriminated against in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, OCR stated that it...
A 45-year-old American Israeli, Ari Fuld z”l came to my office 2 weeks ago, offering to contribute to our exposés of the PA/UNRWA “education.” Ari gave me a blessing for success which I will never forget. Last week, Ari was murdered by a 17-year-old by-product of the new Palestinian Authority/UNRWA school system, whose new school books and new teachers indoctrinate...
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While the professional literature on terrorism and counter-terrorism devotes considerable attention to martyrdom and jihad, not much has pertained to critically underlying promises of immortality. Nonetheless, it is precisely the cumulative appeal of these incomparable promises that could determine the success or failure of threatening terrorist movements. How, then, we must promptly inquire, can this exhilarating appeal be most...
Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah on June 27, 2018. Photo: Alaa Badarneh/A.P.
Who will succeed Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas? The leadership in Israel, as well as the Palestinian political system, have been busy with this burning question for some time. It’s not only Jerusalem that is having difficulty guessing who will follow the 82-year-old leader, who is not in the best of health. No one in the Palestinian leadership knows who...
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Jews around the world will observe Yom Kippur on Sept. 19, the holiest day of the Jewish calendar. They will go to synagogue, fast, dress in white (like angels), refrain from wearing leather, and ask G-d to forgive them (for their sins and wrongdoings) and to seal them in the proverbial Book of Life for the upcoming year. On Yom...
A 45 year old American Israeli, Ari Fuld z”l came to my office 2 weeks ago, offering to contribute to our exposés of the PA/UNRWA “education.” Ari gave me a bracha (blessing) for success which I will never forget. This week, Ari was murdered by a 16 year old by-product of the new Palestinian Authority/UNRWA schoool system, whose new school books...
In certain matters of serious scholarship, there are times when looking backward can prove distinctly progressive. In this regard, Sun-Tzu's classic text, The Art of War, still brings together a timeless compilation of pertinent strategic “rules.” Accordingly, it should now be studied by US President Donald Trump's key military advisors. More than anything else, such examination should focus upon...
The Michigan Union on the University of Michigan Campus. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
A teacher writing a letter of recommendation for a student is a commonplace event. Teachers refusing such requests may also be common, but when it happens, we assume it is because the student is asking for an endorsement they don’t deserve. But what are we to think about a refusal that is based in prejudice, rather than lack of...
“Let My People Know” – September briefings 25 Years since the Oslo Accord – our newsa coverage and the new “cottage industry”: What do they say in Arabic? David Bedein, Director Israel Resource News Agency Center for Near East Policy Research Held at Orthodox Union (OU) Israel Center Rechov Keren HaYessod 22, Jerusalem Phone: (02) 566-7787 The post David Bedein: 25 Years since the Oslo Accord appeared...
Mauritania, a member of the Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Project (TSCP), is a recipient of US assistance towards counterterrorism and security efforts. Bangladesh, despite cuts in the financial assistance under the Trump administration, continues receiving millions in aid for humanitarian, educational, military training, and security/counterterrorism assistance. Both countries have a horrendous human rights record; Mauritania still has slavery and targets abolitionists as a security risk -...

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