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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


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...

January 27, 2016 7:30 am
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The New Israel Fund Disgraces Itself by Implicating Im Tirtzu in Rabin Assassination

If imitation is the highest form of flattery, then the Israeli NGO Im Tirtzu should feel flattered by the recent attempt by the New Israel Fund...

Features

A Brilliant ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ in Yiddish

Why is this Fiddler different than all others? I’ll tell you. Fiddler on the Roof is arguably the most important Jewish contribution to musical theater....

Israel Gets Set to Land Its First Spacecraft on the Moon

JNS.org - "Houston, the Eagle has landed” will soon be a common refrain for Israelis. While famed entrepreneur Elon Musk sent...

The Integration Between Israeli and American Jews in New Jersey

JNS.org - Rather than a classroom setting, New Jersey middle and high school students participating in the Israeli-American Council’s (IAC)...

World

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg Draws Fire Over Holocaust Remarks

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg came under fire on Wednesday after saying that posts by Holocaust deniers should not be deleted from his social media platform. In an interview on the "Recode...

Israel

Israel’s Elbit on Hunt for More Takeovers

Israeli military electronics firm Elbit Systems, which has just completed two acquisitions in the United States and Israel, remains on the lookout for potential takeover targets in the United States...

Middle East

Pro-Assad Villages Evacuated in Deal With Syrian Insurgents

Two pro-government villages in northwestern Syria were evacuated on Thursday, state television reported, in an agreement between the Damascus government and insurgents who had laid siege to them for several...

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