Category Archives: American society

Let’s talk about our relationship

Trigger warning: Donald Trump is mentioned in the following post. I ask that those of you who hate or love him to refrain from sending me angry emails accusing me of loving or hating him. I don’t. Unlike the Nobel … Continue reading

Posted in 'Peace' Process, American politics, American society, Israel and Palestinian Arabs, US-Israel Relations | 1 Comment

Dawa

A few connected things you might want to know about: The student senate of Tufts University in Massachusetts passed  a resolution to divest from companies doing business with the “Israeli Occupation.” The vote was held last night, the day before … Continue reading

Posted in Academia, American society, Islam, Terrorism | 1 Comment

An explosion of Jew-hatred – or a coup?

It seems like every day brings a new anti-Jewish incident in the US. Journalists are harassed by anti-Jewish Twitter trolls, cemeteries are desecrated and Jewish organizations receive bomb threats. Of course it is not like Jew-hatred in France, where Jewish … Continue reading

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The Sarsour gambit

Sometimes you need to admire a good move, even when it’s your opponent that makes it. I’m referring to Linda Sarsour’s wildly successful crowd-funding appeal to repair the Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri damaged by vandals on … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Hate Spaces: The Politics of Intolerance on Campus”

“Hate Spaces” is a documentary film (view the trailer here) produced by Ralph Avi Goldwasser and Americans for Peace and Tolerance, who also gave us “The J Street Challenge,” and as the full title suggests, it describes the recent surge … Continue reading

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