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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...

Culture

American Actress Marilyn Monroe’s Personal Jewish Prayer Book Up for Auction

JNS.org - A Jewish prayer book that belonged to American actress Marilyn Monroe has...

‘Observance’: A Touching, Relevant Play About Modern Judaism

Tracey Goldblum wants her daughter to stop smoking marijuana, practice safe sex, and avoid punching men in the face. Her...

Features

The Man Who Chose Israel

I am the CEO of the Israel Scholarship Education Foundation. This organization, founded in 1977, helps young people in Israel’s...

Report: Hezbollah Hacked Into Mobile Devices Worldwide

Hezbollah hackers used "catfishing" techniques on social media to infiltrate mobile devices worldwide, according to a release from the Czech...

UCI Preparing to Refer Anti-Israel Disrupters to Prosecution

Campus police at University of California, Irvine will in the near future refer anti-Israel disruptors of a May 3, 2018...

World

Two Academic Groups Urge University of Michigan to Reconsider Sanctions Aga...

Two leading academic groups called on the University of Michigan to withhold from sanctioning instructors who refused to write letters of...

Israel

10,000 Palestinians Riot on Gaza Border, but Major Violent Escalation Avoid...

Several dozen Palestinians were injured in riots on Israel-Gaza Strip border on Friday, but it appeared a potential major escalation of...

Middle East

Report: Iran Boosting Shipments of Advanced Weaponry to Hezbollah in Lebano...

Iran has been increasing its shipments of advanced weaponry to its Lebanon-based Shi’a terror proxy Hezbollah, Fox News reported on...

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