Mothballing The Hope

Tel Aviv University doesn’t play Israel’s national anthem at graduation, out of respect for the feelings of Muslims and Christians. Is this self-abnegation, as some argue, or a brave step towards a more inclusive Israeli future?

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Benjamin Netanyahu’s New World Order

According to reports, PM Netanyahu used the threat of Iran’s nuclearization to build, strengthen and solidify relations with the Emirates and Saudi Arabia, sometimes behind the back of the American. Should we be high-fiving him, or tsk-tsking?

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The “Benjamin Netanyahu’s New World Order” Edition

We discuss 1) an essay describing Netanyahu’s use of the threat of Iran’s nuclearization to solidify relations with the Emirates and Saudi Arabia, 2) the decision by a university dept. not to end graduation with Hatikvah, out of concern for non-Jewish students, and (3) the efforts of some leftist American young people to get “the Palestinian narrative” into the Zionist summer camp curriculum

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A Digital Window into Gaza: Mosab’s Facebook Poetry

“We never chose to be involved in a war. The decision-makers never think of us as real people, with minds to think and hearts to feel. We have lives ahead of us. No one seems to notice.” Today, we share the work of one poet in Gaza whose work opens a tiny window to what’s happening on the other side.

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The Mervyn Smith Memorial Podcast Series on South African Jewry

One on one interviews with Prof. Milton Shain, Prof. Deborah Posel, writer Lorna Levy, Dr. Adam Mendelson, and a special panel discussion with attorney Michael Bagraim, Dr. Sally Frankental, and activist Doron Isaacs.


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