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Douglas Altabef is an Executive Board Member of Im Tirtzu as well as a Director of the Israel Independence Fund. He and his family made aliyah from Westchester County, NY in 2009.

ARTICLES BY: Douglas Altabef‏


February 21, 2020 10:38 am
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Deconstructing Peace

“I am totally in favor of a realistic two-state solution. There is no alternative but a two-state solution.” This conviction is often stated with the distant...

December 12, 2019 9:45 am
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Future Crimes We Are Committing Now

Verbal abuse of computer systems like Siri or Alexa. Mistreating your iRobot vacuum cleaner. Hurting your grass by using lawn mowers. These daily incidents --...

May 24, 2018 10:32 am
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The Difference Between History and News

From a PR perspective, Israel seemed to have forfeited a great day of celebration, due to the insistence of several media outlets on juxtaposing the ceremony...

April 30, 2018 8:57 am
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Something Is Rotten in Israel: It’s the New Israel Fund

The New Israel Fund (NIF) is ecstatic over its victory dismantling the Israeli government’s plan to deport illegal migrants from Africa back to friendly, third-party...

January 30, 2018 1:04 pm
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Don’t Let the ‘What Ifs’ Scare Us

These are exciting times in Israel -- economically, militarily and diplomatically. Yet, no matter how successful we might be on a certain front, there will...

July 27, 2017 12:01 pm
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How I Spent My Summer Vacation: Encountering Vile Antisemitism at NY’s Whitney Museum

It has become part of my family's post-aliyah ritual: the annual trip back to the Old Country, to visit the family and friends that we left behind. Landing...

January 18, 2017 6:39 am
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Holy Secularism: A Visit to the Tavor Academy

One of the defining characteristics of life in Israel is the ongoing encounter and grappling with Judaism and Jewish identity. Largely unnoticed outside of the...

January 1, 2017 8:36 am
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The Two-State Solution Blindspot

Barack Obama and John Kerry regard the two-state solution as nothing less than divinely ordained. The "Solution," as we will call it, is self-apparent: two...

June 19, 2016 4:45 am
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‘Anyone but Bibi’ Is No Way to Run Our Country

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyahu is arguably a victim of his own success. Having served as PM for 10-plus years, he inevitably is being...

May 13, 2016 7:32 am
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At 68, Israel Is Growing Comfortable in Its Own Skin

We are just completing the emotionally intensive and exhausting week that begins with Holocaust Remembrance Day, and ends with its equal and opposite emotional bookend,...

April 19, 2016 7:12 am
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Two Cheers for Ted

Politics is called the art of the possible. You work with what you have. Sometimes, you have to make the best of what you are...

March 25, 2016 8:37 am
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A Less Obvious Reason for Why Israelis Love Purim

While Israelis are excited to embrace the cornucopia of Jewish holidays, there is little doubt that Purim holds a special place in our collective and...

February 24, 2016 6:43 am
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Why I, an American-Israeli, Support Marco Rubio for President

As an American immigrant to Israel, I have more than just a rooting interest in the future of the United States. Besides my abiding affection...

February 8, 2016 8:28 am
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A Question for Jewish College Students in America Who Side With Israel’s Enemies

Here’s a question for those fearless Jewish college students, in groups like Jewish Voice for Peace, who have made common cause with Palestinian crusaders, given...

Culture

Jewish Twitter Users Mock ‘Serious Eats’ Ham on Bagel Combination

Jewish Twitter users mercilessly poked fun at a recipe on a popular food...

‘Unorthodox’ Star Shira Haas Shares Throwback Purim Photo From Childhood

Israeli actress Shira Haas shared with her Instagram followers on Thursday a photo...

Features

Israeli Locust Slayers Train Ethiopians to Save Crops

JNS.org - Some call it a plague. Yoav Motro calls it a war. The enemies are the huge armies of desert...

An Israeli Soldier Gives His All for Lonely Senior Citizens

JNS.org - “Between 11th and 12th grade, after a tough fencing session, I saw a television report about all these...

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...

World

Jewish Groups, NY Congressman Call for Action Against State Department Offi...

Jewish leaders and groups as well as New York Congressman Ritchie Torres expressed outrage Sunday after revelations that a State...

Israel

Report: Security Officials Expect More Iranian Attacks on Israeli Ships, Be...

Israel’s security establishment believes Iran will attempt more attacks like Friday’s explosion on an Israeli-owned ship in the Gulf of...

Middle East

In Iraq, Pope to Visit Mosul Churches Desecrated by Islamic State

In Mosul, adjacent to the Biblical city of Nineveh, four churches representing different denominations occupy a small square surrounded by low-rise houses, testament to the role Iraq's once flourishing Christian...

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