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  • We have seen the future, and it looks Orthodox

    (JTA) — The 2013 Pew survey “A Portrait of Jewish Americans” shows that Orthodox Judaism, while currently attracting the allegiance of only about 10 percent of all American Jews, is the fastest growing sector of the community. The high birthrate and retention rate confirmed by the survey have led some observers to predict that within…

  • Paris ‘peace’ conference shapes up as another misfire

    (JTA) — Foreign ministers of some 70 nations are expected to meet in Paris on Jan. 15, five days before the American presidential inauguration, for an international conference that is being advertised as dealing with the Middle East. No, this high-level gathering will not address the major crises bedeviling the region such as the incalculably…

  • Op-Ed: What will it take for Iran nuclear deal supporters to admit their mistake?

    Two recent events suggest a pattern of Iranian evasion from which much of the world prefers to avert its eyes, a Jewish organizational leader writes.

  • Op-Ed: Don’t lose sight of the Iranian threat

    The advance of Sunni extremists in Iraq should not be allowed to distract from the Iranian nuclear issue, writes Lawrence Grossman, the American Jewish Committee’s director of publications.

  • Op-Ed: Boycotting Israeli companies is anti-Israel

    Boycotts of enterprises located in West Bank settlements advance the anti-Israel agenda of the BDS movement, writes the American Jewish Committee’s director of publications.

  • Op-Ed: Stop the dishonest academic boycott

    Be fair-minded and look behind the hypocritical rhetoric, the American Jewish Committee’s director of publications urges American professors.

  • Op-Ed: Kosher slaughter ban shows Poland has a Jewish problem

    Poland has banned kosher slaughter on the grounds of animal welfare, but the country continues to permit hunting. Could the disparity be a result of anti-Semitism?

  • Op-Ed: Ahmadinejad’s enhanced legitimacy must be challenged

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will speak at the opening of the United Nations General Assembly session with enhanced diplomatic credentials that need to be challenged, writes an American Jewish Committee official.

  • Op-Ed: Jewish vote in play for 2012

    A Republican’s victory in a New York congressional district long held by Democrats and a just-released survey by the American Jewish Committee showing a falloff in support for President Obama appears to indicate that overwhelming Jewish allegiance to Democrats could change in 2012, an AJC official writes.