Elsewhere: Pew’s defense, signing ‘Hatikvah,’ trivializing Anne Frank


Pew defends its survey: Two officials from the Pew Research Center rebutted Forward columnist J.J. Goldberg’s criticism of their recent survey by contesting his claims. (Forward)

Hate vs. peace: The Palestinian Authority is undermining peace prospects by encouraging hatred, writes Israel’s intelligence and international affairs minister, Yuval Steinitz. (N.Y. Times)

Trivializing Anne Frank: A new Los Angeles museum exhibition does a good job of providing historical context for Anne Frank’s story even as it offers up trivializing platitudes to connect her to the present, writes Edward Rothstein. (N.Y. Times)

Rejecting J Street or reality?: IDF veteran and Breaking the Silence member Oded Na’aman suggests that the Berkeley Jewish Student Union’s rejection of J Street U reflects a greater concern with what is said about Israel than with Israeli reality. (Daily Beast)

A sign of ‘hope’: A group of Israelis soldiers at the ceremony marking their completion of basic training performed “Hatikvah” in sign language. (Times of Israel)

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