Category Archive for: Israel and Middle East

What you need to know: Israel’s Coalition Government

by Jared Feldman

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)

by Jared Feldman

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

by Jared Feldman

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

by Jared Feldman

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

by jgilad

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

by Jared Feldman

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: Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015

by Jared Feldman

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.…