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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


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

Israel Gets Set to Land Its First Spacecraft on the Moon

JNS.org - "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

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

Senior US Police and Public Safety Officials Boost Skills in Israel

JNS.org - After two intensive weeks of public-safety leadership training with Israel’s top police...

World

Austrian Jewish Leader Says Proposed Kosher Meat Restrictions Are Reminisce...

The head of Vienna's Jewish community has compared a proposal that would require Jews to register with the government in order...

Israel

US Jewish Leaders Call for Global Condemnation of Hamas for ‘Eco-Terr...

Hamas must be castigated globally for the kite bomb and incendiary balloon attacks it has been conducting against Israel in...

Middle East

Turkish Court Rules to Keep US Pastor in Jail as Trial Continues

A Turkish court ruled on Wednesday to keep an American pastor in jail during his trial on terrorism and spying charges, a case that has deepened a rift between the...

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