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U.S. President Joe Biden speaks on the phone with then-Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on May 12, 2021, in the Oval Office of the White House. Credit: Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz.

US allies face America’s Revolutionary People’s Army

During his Senate confirmation hearing, Defense Secretary General Lloyd Austin gave an ominous description of how he viewed the Pentagon’s mission. He began his statement blandly enough. “The job of the Defense Department is to...
A visitor looks at photographs of camp inmates at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial in Oswiecim, Poland. Credit: Desi H. Sitorus/Shutterstock.

Don’t confuse Holocaust education with the battle over critical race theory

There is no more obvious sign that American education is in trouble than the fact that most state legislatures have become battlegrounds over how to teach history. The subject can be fraught with controversy...
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Who’s lying about critical race theory?

As Americans prepare to celebrate the 245th anniversary of their nation’s founding, many if not most of the ideas they used to take for granted about what July 4th meant are under attack. Most...
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The Jewish stake in the battle against critical race theory

What’s the latest racist threat to American democracy? According to a host of liberal publications, it’s the nationwide push to prevent the imposition of critical race theory doctrines on public education. Articles in publications...
Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO and national director of the Anti-Defamation League. Credit: ADL.

Jewish groups should work for justice, not toxic race theories

It’s been nearly 11 months since Americans first viewed the awful nine-minute video that depicted the last moments of an African-American man named George Floyd. The images of a police officer named Derek Chauvin...
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Jewish, pro-Israel groups express mixed reactions to adoption of California’s ethnic-studies track

Jewish and pro-Israel groups expressed mixed reaction to California’s approval of the state’s ethnic-studies curriculum that had become a flashpoint over concerns about anti-Semitism and anti-Israel bias. On Thursday, the State Board of Education unanimously approved the...
David Bernstein. Credit: Jewish Council for Public Affairs.

Can liberalism be saved from cancel culture?

David Bernstein is a self-described “man of the left.” He’s spent his adult life working in the institutions that embody the ethos of modern Jewish liberalism. That culminated in a five-year term as president...