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Alexandra Markus is a graduate student completing her Master of Science Degree in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University in New York City.

ARTICLES BY: Alexandra Markus


May 13, 2016 12:52 pm
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Was Brown U’s Hillel Attempting to Cover Up a ‘Nakba Day’ Event?

My article that appeared yesterday at the pro-Israel blog Israellycool reported that Brown University’s Hillel was hosting a commemorative "Nakba" event. The term “Nakba” -- Arabic for “catastrophe” -- refers to the...

April 3, 2016 9:19 am
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Breaking the Silence Demonizes Israel at Columbia University Hillel

On Thursday night, at Columbia University, Breaking the Silence (BtS) was well-received by a group of about 100 excited college students. The former soldier who represented...

March 18, 2016 9:44 am
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J Street Fools Hillel Into Breaking the Rules, by Hosting Breaking the Silence

It appears that J Street U, the student branch of the J Street organization, is trying to subvert Hillel’s Standards of Partnership -- which rule...

February 11, 2016 7:49 am
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BDS Undermines the Very Values of American Universities

The BDS movement is thriving on many college campuses. Here are some of the reasons this policy actually violates the principles these colleges claim to...

January 28, 2016 5:40 am
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Meet a True Israeli Hero: Avi Dorfman Survived Hamas Attack and Near-Permanent Brain Damage (VIDEO)

How would you feel if you knew you were going to die? This is an uncomfortable question, but one that Avi Dorfman, 26, learned the answer...

January 3, 2016 7:24 am
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Israel Must Tell Better Stories to Get the World on Its Side

Life unfolds in stories, and stories form the building-blocks of life. They shape our opinions, influence how we see ourselves and synthesize our worldview. Stories allow us to...

Features

New York Times Amends Palestinian Terrorist Barghouti’s Op-Ed Amid Outcry

JNS.org - A day after convicted Palestinian terrorist Marwan Barghouti wrote a New York...

World

US Justice Department Charges Teen Over JCC Bomb Threats

JNS.org - The US Justice Department filed criminal charges Friday against an Israeli-American teenager who is accused of making more than 150 bomb threats against Jewish institutions in early 2017, stoking...

Israel

Palestinian Teen Arrested After Stabbing, Wounding 4 in Tel Aviv Attack

Israeli police say an 18-year-old Palestinian stabbed and lightly wounded four people in Tel Aviv before being arrested. It remains unclear whether Sunday's attack was politically motivated.

Middle East

Israeli Army Strikes Syria After Three Mortars Hit Golan Heights

The IDF announced on Friday evening that it had attacked the sources of three mortars fired into the northern Golan Heights earlier that day. Friday afternoon, a mortar shell exploded in...

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