Category Archive for: Israel and Middle East

What you need to know: Israel’s Coalition Government

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What you need to know: Israel’s Coalition Government“I know what you’re thinking about,” said Tweedledum; “but it isn’t so, nohow.”“Contrariwise,” continued Tweedledee, “if it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn’t, it ain’t. That’s logic.”From Through the Looking Glass, by Lewis CarrollPundits and amateur Israel…

Israel Engagement Fellowship (IEF)

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Exemplary/outstanding/innovative program College students today are exposed to levels of anti-Israel hostility virtually without parallel in modern American history. The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington have partnered to develop a course for 10th, 11th, and 12th graders on Israel advocacy called the “Israel Engagement Fellowship” (IEF)…

Jewish/Korean Teen Coalition

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Exemplary/outstanding/innovative programWith the rapid growth of the Korean population in Northern New Jersey, the JCRC initiated a Jewish/Korean Dialogue two years ago, with the goals of promoting greater understanding, fostering mutual respect, and exploring commonalities between the two communities; and enhancing support from outside the Jewish community in efforts to build allies, to assist in…

Want to Keep Students from Turning to BDS? Try Mock Peace Negotiations with a Twist

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Want to Keep Students from Turning to BDS? Try Mock Peace Negotiations with a Twist David Makovsky and Ghaith al-Omari The divisive discourse on many American campuses threatens to doom Jewish and Muslim student leaders to the mistakes of the past, but bringing them together for mock negotiations is a proven way of helping them understand each…

Conference Call on Intersectionality

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Last week, the Israel Action Network (IAN) partnered with JCPA and the JCRC of San Francisco for a webinar that explored the concept of intersectionality and how it relates to the Jewish and pro-Israel community. According to David Bernstein, President & CEO of JCPA,  in his op-ed on the subject, “Intersectionality holds that various forms of…

What You Need To Know: The Iran Sanctions Act

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What You Need To Know: The Iran Sanctions ActNow that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear program has been implemented, the United States government must grapple with two interrelated issues: assuring that Iran does not violate any part of the agreement and responding to dangerous actions by Iran that are not…

What You Need To Know: Iran Ballistic Missile Tests

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What You Need To Know: Iran Ballistic Missile TestsThe IssueOn March 8 and 9 in 2016, Iran conducted several ballistic missile tests. The range of the missiles fired was between 185 and 1250 miles. Two of the missiles, according to the Iranian Fars News Agency, were marked in Hebrew with the words “Israel must be erased.”…

(Some of) What You Need To Know: Syrian Conflict

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(Some of) What You Need To Know: Syrian ConflictThis week, we have made an addition to the banner on this mailing: it now reads “(Some of) What You Need To Know: Syrian Conflict.” The addition of the qualifier “Some of” reflects the complexity of the ongoing conflict in Syria and the difficulty in understanding roles…

What You Need To Know: Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015

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What You Need To Know: Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015Yesterday, President Obama signed the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, legislation which includes important anti-BDS provisions. The bill was adopted with broad bipartisan support in both the House and Senate by margins of 256 to 158 and 70 to 25 respectively.…

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