Fantasies and Nightmares

Weeks and months of hesitation, speculation and concern have preceded the opening of the United Nations’ 66th General Assembly, but now the long-awaited September session is upon us. Will the Palestinians go forward with their plan to seek approval for unilateral steps – steps that nobody seems to believe will lead to a functioning, independent [...]

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When September Ends

Long associated with back-to-school activities, the advent of cooler weather, and other not-always-beloved realities, September has taken on new meaning for supporters of Israel this year. The ninth month is, of course, the time when the United Nations General Assembly convenes each year, and this year the most-anticipated topic in Turtle Bay is the plan [...]

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Each and Every One

The news from Israel is grim, indeed. Terrorists infiltrate across the Egyptian border to carry out a series of deadly attacks that kill and maim innocents. After months of relative quiet, the skies above southern Israel again are filled with rockets and missiles aimed at indiscriminate targets. Relations with Egypt and Turkey – long two [...]

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The Challenge Ahead

Don’t let the hot, languid weather and those long late-afternoon walks on the beach fool you: You may still be enjoying your vacation, but the new academic year is just around the corner. Within days, campuses will revert to their natural order. After a couple of months of relative quiet – broken by high school [...]

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Bring it Back to Campus

There’s nothing like a visit to Israel to recharge an advocate’s batteries and remind us of why we are so intent on strengthening the network of campus Israel supporters. There are, of course, many political, historic and religious reasons to support Israel. Each of these messages resonates for many people, but a summer visit to [...]

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Summer Pursuits

With each passing week in May and June, more and more students finish their studies and head off for a wide range of summer pursuits. Some travel, others have jobs or internships and some relish the opportunity to sleep late every day and catch up with old friends. Whatever you do this summer, we hope [...]

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It’s Not About the Hummus

DePaul University in Chicago this week dealt a double blow to proponents of a boycott of the hummus manufactured in this country by a company that is partly owned by an Israeli food conglomerate. The official reason stated by the boycott backers – Students for Justice in Palestine – was their claim that the Israeli [...]

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National Problem, Campus Message

The column penned by Richard Goldstone in the April 1 edition of the Washington Post carries an important reminder for the campus pro-Israel community. Goldstone, of course, was the respected South African judge, human rights activist, Jew and self-described lifelong Zionist who chaired a United Nations committee charged with investigating the 2008-2009 Operation Cast Lead, [...]

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The Right Education?

Campus foes of Israel never let the truth get in the way of a good slander campaign – and supporters of Israel need to educate themselves so they are not blindsided by repeated inaccuracies and mistruths. One need look no further than the just-completed Israel Apartheid Week events for ample examples. While there were few [...]

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