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Jeff Astrof is a Hollywood writer and producer.

ARTICLES BY: Jeff Astrof

July 6, 2016 5:58 am

An Open Letter to the Chancellor of UC Irvine

Dear Chancellor Gillman, My name is Jeff Astrof and I am a television writer/producer in Hollywood -- well, technically Burbank -- and while very little shocks me anymore...


Trauma and Terror: The View From Israel’s South

The sound of crunching under my feet made me wince. Amidst the debris, lay the belongings of the residents of a four-story...

Antisemites to the Left of Me, Nazis to the Right: Stuck in the Middle With Jews

We enjoyed a wonderful 60-year run, we American Jews. The postwar boom of...


UN Palestinian Aid Agency Narrows Funding Gap After Trump Exit

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees has almost closed a funding gap caused by the loss of $300 million in US contributions, its chief said on Tuesday. The Trump administration pulled...


Reports: Early Israel Elections Likely, Following Netanyahu-Bennett Meeting

Failure by Israel's coalition leaders to reach agreement on cabinet positions has increased the likelihood of early elections, Israeli media reported on Friday. The reports came after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with...

Middle East

US Envoy: Fight Against Islamic State in Last Syria Stronghold May End Soon

The Trump administration hopes that the US-backed fight against Islamic State in its last foothold in northeastern Syria will end within months, but American forces will remain to ensure the...