Trump’s Syria Fumble Right Out of Obama’s Playbook
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I will never forget the first time I realize that Barack Obama was clueless about the Middle East. I was traveling in the US during the 2008 campaign. An Obama commercial stuck with me like a bone in my throat.  In speaking about the Middle East he said something to the effect of ‘we will withdraw our troops and end …

Jonathan FeldsteinTrump’s Syria Fumble Right Out of Obama’s Playbook
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The End of Corporate Boycott Against Israel?
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    ‘Twas the month of Christmas  And without so much as a flinch  AirBNB joined the Israel boycott  And became the new corporate grinch   In recent weeks, it seems as if there have been an unprecedented number of anti-Semitic decisions and declarations that have been dismaying and worrying.  Some are cloaked in the veil of being “only” anti-Israel. …

Jonathan FeldsteinThe End of Corporate Boycott Against Israel?
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The Opposite of the Tip of the Iceberg
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METULA, ISRAEL — December 7, 2018 — The phrase, “tip of the iceberg“ references the fact that there’s much more beneath the surface of the water where an iceberg exists that is a greater threat than what is visible above the water. Today in the Middle East we need to coin a new phrase that references the exact opposite: that …

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Kristallnacht – What’s Changed in 80 Years
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This week marks the 80th anniversary of one of the single most infamous anti-Semitic days in history.  Observing and understanding this anniversary is all the more critical in the wake of the anti-Semitic Pittsburgh massacre.  While hatred of Jews is sadly not new, one thing new today is the solidarity among Jews and Christians standing united against anti-Semitism.  By contrast, …

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Standing with Israel in the Wake of Pittsburgh
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In the wake of the horrific anti-Semitic massacre in a Pittsburgh synagogue, I received numerous emails and messages from Christian friends (as well as seeing many more posted publicly) offering prayers, support, and solidarity with the Jewish people.  In most cases I know that the sentiments are meant for the Jewish people on the whole, but that I am a …

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An Anti-Semitic Wake-Up Call in Pittsburgh
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Anti-Semitism thrives and is unleashed, among other things, when hate is fostered and allowed to go unchecked.  But anti-Semites rarely need an “excuse” to do so. Following the attack on the Pittsburgh synagogue this week, many blame the current president and his rhetoric for that. Perhaps. However no less significant is when former president Clinton shared the stage with and …

Jonathan FeldsteinAn Anti-Semitic Wake-Up Call in Pittsburgh
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Four Jarring Omens and a Funeral
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This week’s murder of a neighbor in a terror attack carried out by a teenage Palestinian Arab was glaring and jarring in many ways. First and foremost, his death is a great loss for our community and Israel on the whole, but mostly for his wife, four children, parents, siblings and many other family and close friends who survived him, …

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Protecting Our Children from Poland
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This week, the fourth of my children visited Poland. Though the immediate threats to Jewish life in Poland today are not what they were 75 years ago, I can’t escape the need to protect her from Poland, our history, and its horrors. I don’t fear for her physical safety, but I do fear her loss of innocence as she will …

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Remembering Raz
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This is Raz. I never met him. As we recount 50 years this week since the victory of the Six Day War we also remember another war that began 35 years ago this week. It took place in Lebanon, a war with a much less clear outcome, but also with consequences that linger today. I arrived in Israel a few …

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No light and No End to Tunneling
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Last month’s announcement that Ismail Haniyeh had been chosen as the new head of Hamas was hardly surprising, nor does it portend any change of great significance.  Under Haniyeh’s predecessor, Khaled Mashaal, Hamas retained its place as one of the most evil and notorious terror organizations.  The difference is that unlike Mashaal, Haniyeh was actually born and is based in …

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