Monday, November 19, 2018

Politics

Israel’s Katrina

12:19 09 December in History, Latest, Politics
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By Gabriel Weinstein After last week’s forest fire, the Carmel region in Northern Israel’s once emerald forests and fields have become a barren prairie of charred branches, ash heaps and dismembered buildings. The Israeli government estimates it will cost around 2 billion shekels (about $553 million)...

People of the Book: The Finkler Question and the New Anti-Semitism

15:38 24 November in Arts & Culture, Culture, History, Latest, Politics, Religion
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by Daniel Kieval In Howard Jacobson's Booker-prize winning novel, The Finkler Question, Jewish residents of London are increasingly alarmed by the growing number of anti-Semitic attacks worldwide. The characters receive streams of news reports in which anger or hatred toward Israel fuels violence toward Jews everywhere,...

Divided We Stand

12:56 23 November in Latest, Politics
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By Lily Hoffman Simon Activism is an age-old Jewish tradition. The most recent example of this was the recent protest at the Jewish Federation’s General Assembly in New Orleans, where five students disrupted Netanyahu’s speech about the delegitimization of Israel. (Before you read on, watch this...