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ARTICLES BY: Asaf Romirowsky and Alexander H. Joffe


December 17, 2018 1:17 pm
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Pro-Israel Faculty Members Must Speak Out on Campus

With the normalizing of antisemitism comes the normalizing of BDS. Professors and academics who support and advocate for BDS feel empowered and emboldened by the...

October 25, 2018 7:21 am
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After Funding Cut, UNRWA Employees Are Out in the Cold in Gaza

Several weeks ago, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) evacuated at least 10 international senior officials...

October 4, 2018 12:39 pm
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Palestinians Don’t Have to Live Like Refugees

Dramatic shifts are rare in American foreign policy. But one undeniable example is the Trump administration’s recent decision to cease funding the United Nations Relief...

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...

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In New Initiative, Yad Vashem Tackles 21st Century Antisemitism

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Trump Missile Defense Review Calls North Korea ‘Extraordinary Threat&...

President Donald Trump unveiled a revamped US missile defense strategy on Thursday that called North Korea an ongoing and "extraordinary threat," seven months...

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Israeli Navy Rescues French Sailor Stranded in Mediterranean Sea

A French sailor stranded in the Mediterranean Sea was saved on Thursday night by the Israeli Navy, the IDF said. In a tweet on Friday, the Israeli military noted the sailor -- whose...

Middle East

Lebanon’s Foreign Minister Calls for Syria’s Return to Arab Lea...

Lebanon's Caretaker Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil called on Friday for reinstating Syria into the Arab League. "Syria should return to us ... Syria...

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