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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...

Culture

Remembering a Military Photographer — and a Forgotten Israeli Hero

JNS.org - On Israel’s Memorial Day earlier this month, the family and friends...

Now Museum Pieces, Yiddish Typewriters Tell the Story of a Once-Vibrant Culture

Not long after the first models appeared on the market in the 1870s, the typewriter...

Features

Abraham Foxman Talks Antisemitism, BDS, and Mel Gibson

Abraham Foxman is the National Director Emeritus of the Anti-Defamation League and a Holocaust survivor. He is the author of...

Israel’s Information War Is as Important as Its Military One

In recent months, the Israeli defense establishment has made increasing use of “information...

Next Israeli Government Could Soon Face New Iranian Terrorist Challenges

In Saturday's early hours, when the attention of most Israelis was focused on...

World

Jewish Woman Tries to Return Passover Haggadah to Jeff Bezos at Amazon Shar...

A Jewish Amazon Prime member interrupted the company's annual shareholders meeting last week and asked CEO Jeff Bezos to help...

Israel

Report: Israeli Source Confirms IDF Responsible for 2015 Assassination of A...

An ex-IDF officer has confirmed that Israeli assassinated arch-terrorist Samir Kuntar in 2015, London-based Arab newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat claimed on...

Middle East

US Military in Region Is ‘Weakest’ in History: Iran Deputy Guar...

The US military presence in the Middle East is at its "weakest in history," a deputy commander of Iran's elite...

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