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Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid speaks during a Yesh Atid Party meeting at the Knesset on July 26, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Will Lapid’s charm offensive work better than Netanyahu’s realpolitik?

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Like all new governments determined to show that it is an improvement over its predecessor, the unlikely coalition cobbled together by Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid—though formally led by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett—is determined...
Ben & Jerry's products on the shelf of a grocery store. Credit: Arne Beruldsen/Shutterstock.

Why are ‘progressive Jews’ defending Ben & Jerry’s?

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If you thought that American Jews were going to unite against discrimination in ice-cream sales, you were wrong. The decision of the Ben & Jerry’s company to “end sales of our ice-cream in occupied Palestinian territories”...
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Is the golden age of American Jewry at an end?

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For decades, the American Jewish community has avoided dealing with the growing anti-Semitism of the left. When tiki torch-carrying white nationalists marched through Charlottesville, Va., at night in the summer of 2017 chanting, “The...
An anti-Israel demonstration in Manhattan's Columbus Circle, including a Jewish anti-Zionist sign reading, “Another Jew Against the Occupation.” Credit: Ben Cohen.

Poll: 25 percent of American Jewish voters believe Israel is an apartheid state

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About a quarter of American Jewish voters view Israel as an apartheid state, according to a newly released survey. The poll, which was conducted by the Jewish Electorate Institute from June 28-July 1, asked respondents if...
The 46th president of the United States, Joe Biden, takes the oath of office. Jan. 20, 2021. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Jewish support for Biden remains unchanged from election, says AJC survey

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A survey commissioned by the American Jewish Committee, released on Wednesday, indicated that support for U.S. President Joe Biden among American Jews remains strong, while a political rift continues between the Orthodox Jews and...
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Rabbis for Hamas

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The recent fighting between Israel and Hamas once again forced American Jews to pick sides: Israel versus their universal ideals, which they see as incompatible with the Zionist enterprise. A case in point: a...
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Pew survey shows shift in affiliations of young American Jews

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What does the new Pew study, “Jewish Americans in 2020,” say about the status of the Jewish denominations, and what has changed since the last study was conducted in 2013? Not much, except when...
A man holds a sign promoting an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory across the street from the former World Trade Center site on Sept. 11, 2011, the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Credit: Luigi Novi via Wikimedia Commons.

ADL: Most American Jews have experienced anti-Semitism in past five years

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More than 60 percent of American Jews “have either experienced or directly witnessed some form of anti-Semitic incident in the last five years,” the Anti-Defamation League said in a statement on Thursday. “The 2021 poll...
Uzra Zeya speaking at the U.S. State Department in 2014. Credit: U.S. State Department.

State Department nominee contributed to book claiming ‘Israel lobby’ controls politics

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U.S. President Joe Biden’s nominee for a leading position in the U.S. State Department previously worked on a book that accused the “Israel lobby” of influencing American politics and was employed by a magazine...
U.S. President Ronald Reagan with Secretary of State George Shultz outside the Oval Office on Dec. 4, 1986. Credit: Reagan White House Photographic Collection via Wikimedia Commons.

Master diplomat George Shultz, and his interworking with Soviet and Jewish affairs

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The long-term secretary of state, George Shultz, who died on Feb. 6 at the age of 100, will be remembered most for his negotiations on the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty in 1987 and the...