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ARTICLES BY: Asaf Romirowsky and Alexander H. Joffe


August 12, 2019 8:54 am
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The UN Agency for Palestinians Is Even Worse Than You Think

Serious corruption allegations against the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), which were derived from a leaked...

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...

Features

The Overnight Camp Summer That Wasn’t

JNS.org - Dahlia Jones was looking forward to this summer. For six years, she’s been attending Eisner Camp, and this...

Jewish Day Schools Adapt to COVID-19

JNS.org - On a recent June night, 25 people, primarily young children, sat on their couches and watched as a...

World

Trump Commutes Longtime Adviser Roger Stone’s Prison Sentence

President Donald Trump commuted the sentence of his longtime friend and adviser Roger Stone, sparing him from prison after he was convicted of lying under oath to lawmakers investigating Russian...

Israel

Israelis Protest Against Government Response to Coronavirus

Thousands of Israelis demonstrated on Saturday in Tel Aviv, angered by what they say has been an inept government response to the economic hits they have taken during the coronavirus...

Middle East

Dubai Announces New Coronavirus Economic Support Worth Over $400 Million

Dubai has announced a new package worth 1.5 billion dirhams ($408 million) to help the economy cope with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the crown prince of the emirate,...

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