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Jewish Leadership in an Age of Polarization

We live in a very polarized political moment. And the Jewish community, subject to the same centrifugal forces as the rest of society, is also increasingly divided.

GMU SAIA Shuts Down Discussions on Israel

Any form of meaningful discussion would give the state of Israel legitimacy, a status they were unwilling to grant.

Each of us can — and should — reduce political polarization

There are numerous theories as to why our political environment is so polarized and dysfunctional. There are also various and sundry proposals for large-scale structural fixes that might, over time, return a semblance of civility to American political life. Count me in.

Intersectionality excludes and includes. Jews must learn the difference.

Last year, I wrote an opinion piece for JTA about a term and a trend few Jews over the age of 30 had ever heard of: intersectionality. The op-ed generated a firestorm.

The Israeli Medical Foundation saves children’s lives, they saved my baby cousin

Yael Shamouilian asks us to look at Israel’s message of “human kindness”.

VIEWPOINT: Subtle Anti-Semitism

Last October, a swastika was scratched into the wall of a Georgetown University Medical Center bathroom. Laudably, administrators and others quickly condemned this blatant expression of bigotry. However, a less explicit form of anti-Semitism has established a toehold on our campus.

Respect the otherness of the other

Recently, I traveled to Israel with a group of 40 student activists ranging in political affiliation, background knowledge, color, gender, and creed. Along the way we spoke to journalists, professors, past IDF officers, and Israeli citizens, hearing each of their perspectives on the state of their homeland, the state of the Middle East, and their outlook on the future.

A call for conversation

Annually, JSU hosts Israel Fest. This year’s event was disrupted by a protest orchestrating a “die in.” I am now taking this opportunity to voice to my perspective on what happened.

A GIA Response to Former UN Special Rapporteur Richard Falk

On December 2, a handful of Georgetown students in Copley Formal Lounge were treated to an evening of half-truths and inflammatory rhetoric by Richard Falk.

Extending a hand to friends old – and new

These are not easy times for the pro-Israel community.