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Irit Tratt obtained her Masters in International Affairs with a focus on the Middle East from The George Washington University. Upon graduating, she worked as a Legislative Assistant handling foreign affairs for several members of Congress. She currently lives in Westchester County.

ARTICLES BY: Irit Tratt


February 11, 2022 2:25 pm
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It’s Time to Give Arab Countries Their Due for Normalizing Relations With Israel

Last month, the US Congress announced the launching of the bipartisan Abraham Accords Caucus, which seeks to build upon the historic agreements, first signed on...

January 26, 2022 11:36 am
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Could a Boric-Style Presidential Candidate Succeed In the United States?

On December 19, 35-year old Gabriel Boric won a runoff election against Jose Antonio Kast to become Chile's next President. Throughout his campaign, the far-left...

November 25, 2021 3:16 pm
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Should J Street Be Welcome in Westchester?

Twenty years ago, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) were considered two of the leading organizations helping shape...

October 19, 2021 12:35 pm
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Expanding the Abraham Accords Requires a US-Saudi Reset

On September 23, the kingdom of Saudi Arabia celebrated its 91st National Day, which the UAE commemorated under the banner of "#Together Forever KSA- UAE." While...

August 6, 2021 11:16 am
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The Brewing Modern Orthodox Schism

Last month, The Wall Street Journal published a story detailing how efforts to liberalize the Catholic Church may eventually lead to a “schism.” While the...

June 14, 2021 12:18 pm
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Is the Biden Administration Enabling Palestinian ‘Pay-For-Slay’?

Earlier this month, former US President Barack Obama sat down for an interview with Ezra Klein for The New York Times to discuss his legacy....

April 9, 2021 11:52 am
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Are Mizrahi Voters the Real Kingmakers in Israel?

As the daughter of an Ashkenazi mother and Mizrahi father, I discovered that a Mizrahi-Ashkenazi rift existed when my mother informed me that a portion...

January 31, 2021 3:19 am
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Stop the ‘Nazi’ Comparisons on the Left and the Right

“No Soup For You!” If you are a Seinfeld fan, this line will transport you back to 1995, the year that the sitcom’s famous “Soup Nazi”...

January 11, 2021 4:35 am
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How to Keep Bipartisan Support for Israel Strong

Over the last year, much of the political rancor involving the US-Israel relationship was focused on the presidential race. Yet historiographical evidence reveals that Congress...

December 22, 2020 8:57 am
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Stop Ignoring Antisemitism in Inconvenient Places

An exhibition that is currently running at the Wiener Holocaust Library in London reveals that in every European country that fell under Nazi control, there...

December 3, 2020 4:37 am
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Are Universities Producing Anti-Israel Foot Soldiers?

The last three decades have ushered in a hostile discourse surrounding Israel on university campuses. Abraham Lincoln once said, “The Philosophy of the school room in...

November 18, 2020 5:26 am
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Amid Changing Demographics, Will Jewish Voters Play a Growing Role in Swing States?

With post-election tensions running high, it appears that the American Jewish community’s overwhelming support for the Democratic Party may be eroding. According to a New...

October 30, 2020 10:14 am
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Politics Doesn’t Require a Mensch

I realize that many rabbis out there may disagree with me -- but being a mensch is overrated. Particularly if you’re president of the United...

Culture

Gold-Medalist kickboxer Waves Israeli Flag at World Cup in Turkey

JNS.org - Arab-Israeli kickboxer Loay Sakas won the gold medal at the seventh International Turkish Open Kickboxing World Cup in...

‘Integral’: New Exhibit Reveals Ancient Jewish Roots in Greece

i24 News – Little is known about the origins of Jews in Greece,...

World

Struggling in Ukraine, Russia Paves Way to Enlist Over-40s

i24 News – In a sign of Russia's urgent need to bolster its flagging war effort in Ukraine, parliament said on Friday it would consider a bill to allow Russians...

Israel

Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Teen Militant During Clash, Group Says

Israeli forces shot and killed a 17-year-old Palestinian militant in clashes in the West Bank city of Jenin on Saturday, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad group said. The Israeli military said Palestinian...

Middle East

Saudi Crown Prince Signals Family Unity as Succession Looms

An unlikely royal joined a Saudi delegation to the UAE this week, and readers of the Kingdom's political landscape are viewing the move as a message of family unity from...

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