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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, 2021 11:15 am
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The 11th Lost Tribe

JNS.org - The recently updated Pew Research Center survey of American Jewry is notable for its data showing dramatic growth in the number of Jews...

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...

World

US Condemns Iraqi Law Criminalizing Contact With Israel

The United States has strongly condemned the passage of new legislation in Iraq that criminalizes contact between Iraqi citizens and Israelis on pain of death. The bill, titled “Criminalizing Normalization and...

Israel

Amid Hamas Threats, Bennett Says Jerusalem Day March to Proceed as Planned

i24 News – The annual Flag March held on Jerusalem Day will pass through the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem's on Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett confirmed Friday. For years, Israeli...

Middle East

Israel-Morocco Business, Tech Ties Flourish Post-Innovation Conference

JNS.org - A conference titled “Morocco-Israel Connect to Innovate” that wrapped up on Thursday brought together government officials and 250 business leaders from the two countries in Casablanca to focus...

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