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September 2017


The rebellious teenagers of Jewish Voice for Peace

Most Jews look on the fragment of our community that hates Israel and Zionism with a mixture of disdain, irritation and puzzlement. Despite data indicating…


Turkey Walks Out of NATO Conference Over U.S. Freedom of Speech

Bullying and appeasement in Philadelphia. On Tuesday afternoon, representatives of Turkey stormed out of a NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA) conference when Emre Çelik, a…


Shanah tovah from Haym Salomon Center

Dear Friends, Growing up in the Reform movement, my synagogue’s prayer book for the High Holidays was Gates of Repentance. While my practice of Judaism…



The gathering Iranian menace in Syria

Israel cannot tolerate a land corridor from Tehran to the Golan Heights. Things are quickly changing on the ground in Syria. The civil war is…


Christian Group to Bring Holocaust Survivor to Charlottesville

Bearing witness to the danger of hate. With last month’s tragic events in Charlottesville spotlighting anti-Semitism in America, one Christian organization is determined not to…


Avoiding the Taliban trap

Terrorists by definition are incapable of a political settlement The strategy to inch toward victory in Afghanistan should begin with a simple mantra: First, do…