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Rafael Castro is a Yale- and Hebrew University-educated political analyst based in Berlin. His pieces on Middle Eastern politics appear regularly on Ynet.

ARTICLES BY: Rafael Castro


October 22, 2018 8:54 am
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Universalism, Particularism, and Enduring Antisemitism

Antisemitism is the world’s oldest hatred. This hatred has been justified on religious, economic, political, and social grounds. A cogent philosophical theory of antisemitism is...

July 5, 2018 10:52 am
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The Chosen People and Antisemitism

I recently remarked to my six-year old daughter that I love the God of Israel. She fumed and cried out, "Not only people in Israel...

June 28, 2018 3:08 pm
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The Bible, Secularism, and Antisemitism

Antisemitism is the most insidious hatred in history. Aversion to Jews has flourished under so many circumstances that it is hard to find a common...

June 12, 2018 7:18 am
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How Modernity Empowered Islamism

Islamism is one of the most astonishing phenomena of the last 50 years. Whereas in the Western world and Asia, religion has retreated from the...

May 10, 2018 8:08 am
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What Is Really Needed for Democracy in the Arab World

Ever since 9/11, Western leaders have pushed for democratization of the Arab world. Almost 20 years down the road, that push has had catastrophic results: With...

February 20, 2018 12:13 pm
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Europe’s Populist Right-Wing Parties Are Like the GOP in America — and Jews Should Engage With Both

The surge of right-wing populism in Europe is often compared to the rise of Fascism during the 1930s. Jewish community leaders have thus rushed to...

Features

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...

In Teaching English to Hebrew-Speaking Kids, Educators Learn Their Own Lessons

JNS.org - A teaching program dedicated to tackling the achievement gap in Israel...

World

Top Trump Administration Official: We Will Make Tehran Regime Pay Price for...

The Tehran regime provides terrorist groups throughout the Middle East nearly one billion dollars a year, a top Trump administration...

Israel

Israeli PM Netanyahu Scrambles to Stabilize Governing Coalition After Liebe...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scrambling to shore up his governing coalition following the resignation of Defense Minister Avigdor...

Middle East

Government Officials: Iraq to Exchange Food for Iranian Gas, Seeks US Appro...

Iraq has agreed with Iran to exchange Iraqi food items for Iranian gas and energy supplies, two Iraqi government officials...

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