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UNRWA: Illegal To Fund, Illegal Not To Fund. Can Both Sides Be Right?

Two lawsuits were recently filed about the United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA), the UN body charged with assisting Palestinian refugees. One, at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), seeks to compel Germany to give UNRWA money and says any country that stops funding UNRWA is complicit in genocide. The other, filed in U.S. District …

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Sanctions No Replacement For Israeli Justice

Recently the U.S. government announced sanctions against four Jewish residents of the West Bank. They will be prohibited from entering the United States, and also any assets they have in the U.S. will be frozen. Shortly after that Britain followed suit, and then France banned 24 West Bank settlers from entering the country. The reason …

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Death Penalty for the Tree of Life Massacre?

              On August 2nd a federal Jury recommended the death sentence for Robert Bowers, perpetrator of the 2018 massacre at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburg. Many survivors and victims’ families supported him receiving the death penalty, while others were in favor of life in prison. You can read CBS news coverage here.               …

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Who Decides english and math in Yeshivas?

Last week the New York City Department of Education sent a warning letter notifying 18 yeshivas that they are failing to teach secular subjects at an acceptable level (Read news coverage from The City here). This resulted from a multi-year government investigation following up on numerous journalist and independent activist reports. For example, in September …

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U.S. Plan to Combat anti-Semitism

Biden’s Plan to Counter anti-semitism: don’t judge this book by its cover

              Recently, the Biden administration released an impressive 60 page plan titled “The U.S. Strategy to Counter Anti-Semitism.” It contains hundreds of detailed action items. Some are to be carried out by the federal government (which include deadlines for when they are to be done), while others are calls upon congress, state and local governments, …

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difference between a 15-year-old stabber and 19-year-old Holocaust Guard?

              What should be done with a man in his 80s or 90s who way back when they were a teenager committed a crime?               On Feb. 27th 83 year old Joe Ligon was released from Pennsylvania prison. He had been incarcerated since 1953, for a total of 68 years, for involvement in a robbery …

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