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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

Bob Dylan Discusses Jewish Identity in Lost Interviews Up for Auction

Lost-long interviews with legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan that are going up for auction...

Actor Oscar Isaac in Talks to Play Jewish Superhero in New Marvel, Disney+ Series

"Star Wars" actor Oscar Isaac is in negotiations to take on the title...

Features

Why the UAE Wants Israeli Help to Secure Its Food Supplies

JNS.org - Food security is emerging as a key area in which the United Arab Emirates is eager for Israeli...

Young Global Jewry at Forefront of Fight Against COVID-19

Masa Israel Journey, a leader in immersive international experiences in Israel founded by the Jewish Agency and government of Israel,...

Checking in on COVID-19 and Jewish Seniors

JNS.org - As America’s battle with the novel coronavirus has raged on, America’s Jewish community has suffered its share of...

World

‘Outrageous’ Twitter Boss Dorsey Condemned by US Jewish Leaders...

US Jewish leaders issued a stinging condemnation of Twitter boss Jack Dorsey on Thursday, following his statement the previous day...

Israel

US to Allow Jerusalem-Born Americans to List Israel as Birthplace, Pompeo S...

American citizens born in Jerusalem will now be able to list Israel as their birthplace on their passports, US Secretary of State...

Middle East

White House Moves Forward With Sale of 50 F-35 Jets to UAE: Sources

The Trump administration notified Congress it intends to sell 50 Lockheed Martin F-35 jets to the United Arab Emirates for about $10 billion, sources said on Thursday, setting up a...

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