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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

A Brilliant ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ in Yiddish

Why is this Fiddler different than all others? I’ll tell you. Fiddler on the Roof is arguably the most important Jewish contribution to musical theater....

Israel Gets Set to Land Its First Spacecraft on the Moon

JNS.org - "Houston, the Eagle has landed” will soon be a common refrain for Israelis. While famed entrepreneur Elon Musk sent...

The Integration Between Israeli and American Jews in New Jersey

JNS.org - Rather than a classroom setting, New Jersey middle and high school students participating in the Israeli-American Council’s (IAC)...

Israel

Fragile Ceasefire Holds After Hamas Kills IDF Soldier, Israel Launches Majo...

A truce between Israel and Hamas, the Islamic terrorist group that controls the Gaza Strip, was largely holding on Saturday a day after...

Middle East

Xi’s Visit to UAE Highlights China’s Rising Interest in Middle ...

China and the United Arab Emirates signed a raft of financial, business and trade agreements on Friday during a visit...

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