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John Poris has a degree in Near Eastern Studies and Languages and is a veteran of the IDF (Nahal). Today, he lives in Southeast Florida and frequently writes about the Middle East.


April 14, 2016 10:22 am

How to Beat the BDS Movement

In recent years, the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement has gained significant ground in its war against Israel. It has a strong presence on many university campuses...

April 1, 2016 7:26 am

Are Jewish Organizations Obligated to Host Jewish Anti-Israel Groups?

The university campus organization, Hillel, has been roundly criticized recently for its decision to host the group “Breaking the Silence” at Brown and Columbia universities....


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


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’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...