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You can help in the search for Parkinson’s cure

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April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month, and — in honor of the 1 million people living with Parkinson’s in the United States — I have some knowle…

Defining Auschwitz shouldn’t be difficult

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Americans are notoriously ignorant about history. So it’s disappointing — but not surprising — that a survey published last week found that ig…

Paul Ryan throws in the towel

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Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) cast himself as a reluctant speaker of the House when he succeeded Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) by consensus in 2015. Hi…

Harvard’s Jewish students flunk ‘Israeli History 101’

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Radical Jewish students at Harvard University held a late “Liberation Seder” to “protest the continuing occupation by Israel.”

America’s third civil rights movement

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Proclamation 95, better known as the Emancipation Proclamation, was a presidential proclamation and executive order issued by President Abraha…

The simple answers are the wrong ones in Gaza

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Clashes between Israel and Palestinians in Gaza tend to be the most hotly contested aspects of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Positions tha…

Appoint the anti-Semitism envoy

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The Office to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism and the position of special envoy were created by an act of Congress and signed into law by Pre…

The clumsy deal maker

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It took less than a day for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to move from proudly announcing an agreement with the United Nations to …

Ben-Gurion, Bolton and the United Nations

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Presumably, David Ben-Gurion would have disagreed with John Bolton on a number of issues. But the Israeli founding father likely would have ap…

Bolton’s a risky choice

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Conservative and hawkish pro-Israel Jews have been buoyed by President Trump’s appointment of former Ambassador John Bolton as national securi…

Census of fear

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We wish every resident of this country were here legally. We wish those residents who are not citizens had a clear and reasonable path to citi…

Is it my right to grieve on Yom Hazikaron?

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I made aliyah five years ago. I boarded a plane, waved goodbye to many home comforts, and decided to make the land of falafel and horn-honking…

To the Editor

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Children as political mouthpieces

Everyone is talking about the weather

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The baffling case of Trayon White, the District of Columbia City Council member who reacted to a light snowfall by blaming it on climate chang…

More alike than anyone thought

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American Jews, like the rest of the country, began to focus on the existence of Muslim-Americans after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. In that fre…

Working on wet ways to make the deserts bloom

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Israel’s water sector is one of the most advanced in the world. I emphatically believe this and state it with pride. To arrive at this point, …

Hawking’s life — as well as theory — have profound implications

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“It’s bloody awful.” That’s how a friend of mine recently referred to Stephen Hawking’s best-selling book, “A Brief History of Time.” Having p…

Three takeaways from AIPAC’s policy conference

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As the director of Israel Policy Forum’s IPF Atid young professionals initiative, I attended this year’s AIPAC Policy Conference paying partic…

To support Israel, Democrats need to look inside

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A recent Pew Research Center study found that 79 percent of Republicans but only 27 percent of Democrats sympathize with Israel over the Pales…

Letters to the Editor

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Palestinians continue to thwart peace