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  • Oslo failed. Long live Oslo.

    NEW YORK (JTA) —┬áIt has become conventional wisdom in certain circles that the Oslo agreement between Israel and the Palestinians, which was signed 25 years ago Sept. 13 on the White House lawn, was simply a failure. There is no doubt that the great hopes of Israeli-Palestinian peace and reconciliation engendered by Oslo have not…

  • Eager for the US to pull out of UNESCO? Not so fast.

    (JTA) — Here we go again: The issue of how and why the United States should engage with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is back in the news. The announcement by the Trump administration that the U.S. will be pulling out of UNESCO over its biased treatment of Israel is only the…

  • Op-Ed: How to avoid another Yarmouk

    If the world cared about Palestinian refugees, it would not wait for a humanitarian crisis like the one unfolding in Syria to improve their situation, Kenneth Jacobson writes.

  • Op-Ed: Don’t compare Ferguson and Palestine

    Conflating two very different issues seems driven more by a desire to undermine the Jewish state than to further race relations in America, the ADL’s deputy national director writes.

  • Op-Ed: Remember King for battling hate against all

    While leading the monumental struggle for civil rights in this country, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. never equivocated in denouncing anti-Semitism, writes the deputy national director of the Anti-Defamation League.

  • Op-Ed: Respect haredi life while offering criticism

    Criticizing haredi lfiestyle choices should not become condemnation of the entire community.