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  • Op-Ed: By hosting BDS conference, college gave imprimatur to hate speech

    There’s nothing wrong with hosting a conference challenging the legitimacy of the Jewish state. The problem is that Brooklyn College’s political science department gave the event its seal of approval, writes a leading official for the Jewish Council for Public Affairs.

  • Op-Ed: U.S.-Israel search for Middle East peace goes beyond Ramat Shlomo

    Building in the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood won’t be an obstacle if the names Abbas and Fayyad can join a very short list that includes Sadat and King Hussen of Jordan, writes a Jewish Council of Public Affairs leader.

  • Op-Ed: Action needed to combat campaign delegitimizing Israel

    Friends of Israel in the United States cannot afford to be complacent, a leading official for the Jewish Council for Public Affairs writes, as the campaign has made significant inroads in other parts of the world.

  • Op-Ed: Act to stop a nuclear-armed Iran

    Preventing a nuclear-armed Iran must become a priority of the highest order for the American Jewish community, writes a top official for the Jewish Council for Public Affairs.

  • Dollar-shekel rate plummets

    The dollar hit a seven-year low against the shekel.

  • Tunisian Jews mark annual pilgrimage

    Some 5,000 Jews celebrated the annual Ghriba pilgrimage in Tunisia.

  • Israel supporters march in N.Y.

    Thousands of Israel supporters marched in New York City.

  • Israel vows Kassam response

    Israel said it would “respond severely” a day after rocket fire from the Gaza Strip injured two Israelis, one moderately, in the southern town of Sderot.

  • JDC board comes to Israel

    More than 100 major American philanthropists are in Israel as part of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee’s first board of directors meeting there.

  • Israel welcomes Sarkozy win

    The Israeli government welcomed Nicolas Sarkozy’s election as French president.