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ARTICLES BY: Asaf Romirowsky and Alexander H. Joffe


March 14, 2018 1:37 pm
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Reframing the Middle Eastern and Palestinian Refugee Crises

There are two Middle Eastern refugee crises currently vying for resources and attention. One is nominally focused on Syria, but in fact extends from Libya...

November 25, 2016 2:30 am
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Canada’s Misguided Decision to Restore Funding to UNRWA

Of all the problems that dominate the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, only one ensures that the conflict will never end: the growth in the number of Arab-Palestinian...

November 9, 2015 7:59 am
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Why the Quakers Support BDS Against Israel

American religious history is filled with examples of faiths whose public perceptions defy deeper realities. The Quakers, for instance, are known as peaceful and supremely...

May 18, 2015 1:47 pm
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Mahmoud Abbas: Palestinians Better Off Dead Than Living Outside of Israel

Faced with the suffering of their own people, the Palestinians recently decided not to help. Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas rejected a deal with...

January 11, 2015 2:12 pm
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What Type of Zionism is Acceptable?

Among the most pernicious consequences of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction (BDS) movement has been the wedge driven between Israel and liberal Americans, including...

December 22, 2014 7:42 am
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America’s Palestine Refugee Policy is Ludicrous

One definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. By any measurement, Western policy towards United Nations Relief...

August 4, 2014 7:02 pm
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From Welfare to Warfare

As Operation Protective Edge enters its third week, we have now seen four incidents in the latest round of fighting between Israel and Hamas that...

July 22, 2014 8:35 pm
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Truly Understanding UNRWA

The Palestinian refugee issue has been around since 1948. UNRWA, the United Nations institution dedicated to their preservation, has been in existence since 1950. With the...

April 1, 2014 12:30 am
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The Failure of Religious Diplomacy at the Birth of Israel

Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from Religion, Politics, and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief (New York, Palgrave MacMillan, 2013), by Asaf...

February 26, 2014 8:26 am
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Palestinians Must Abandon ‘Right of Return’ Claim

US-backed negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority are entering a critical period. With reports suggesting Israeli acceptance of the 1967 lines and land...

December 12, 2013 10:14 am
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When Did the Quakers Bend to the Anti-Semites and Anti-Zionists?

In the summer of 2013 an unusual gathering of students took place in an undisclosed location in upstate New York. Sponsored by the American Friends...

Features

Dairy, First Fruits, and More: Welcoming Shavuot With Customs of the Season

JNS.org - I’ve often heard, and many rabbis lament, that Shavuot is the only...

Tapping Into the Brilliance of Israel and the Zionist Dream

JNS.org - As Israel celebrates its 70th birthday, the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement has been propagating the idea of...

Reminiscing: Israel at 70

I celebrated my 12th birthday one week before the birth of the State of Israel. I was about to begin lessons...

World

CAIR Official Calls on US Government to Investigate American Jews Who Join ...

A top official at the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said last month that the US government’s Countering Violent Extremism...

Israel

South African Government Mocked for Calling on Israel to Withdraw From Gaza...

The South African government became a laughing stock on Twitter on Thursday after it called on Israel to withdraw from...

Middle East

State Media: Syrian Air Defense Intercepts Missile Attack on Airport

Syrian state media said a military airport near Homs city had come under missile attack which was repelled by its air defense systems on Thursday. "One of our military airports in...

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