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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...

Culture

Jay-Z Refutes Accusations of Antisemitic Lyrics: ‘It Was an Exaggeration’

Hip-hop mogul Jay-Z has slammed claims that lyrics on his recently released album included...

Hollywood Pays Tribute to Iconic Jewish Comic Jerry Lewis Following His Death at Age 91

A number of celebrities shared tributes to comedic legend Jerry Lewis, who died...

Israel’s Sam Spiegel School Named One of World’s Best Film Academies

The Sam Spiegel Film & Television School has been named one of the...

Features

Jewish Beard Growers Strive to Be the Face of Global Facial Hair Showdown

JNS.org - Visitors to the Otto Weidt Workshop for the Blind Museum in Berlin often meet Haim...

With Kurdistan, Israel May Gain ‘Stable, Tolerant’ Ally in Fight Against Islamic Extremism

JNS.org - During the last several years, Israel has witnessed the crumbling...

Netanyahu and Putin to Hold Syria Talks, Amid Iranian Threat

JNS.org - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday in the Russian resort city of...

World

President Trump Says US Will ‘Probably’ End NAFTA With Canada, ...

President Donald Trump says he thinks the US will “end up probably terminating” the North American Free Trade Agreement with...

Israel

Israel Expresses Solidarity with Finland After Country’s First Islamic Te...

JNS.org - The Israeli Foreign Ministry expressed solidarity with the Finnish people on Monday, several days after the European nation experienced...

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