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With only a few weeks remaining before the presidential election, and the start of early voting in most states, Jewish voters may still be weighing their decisions. JNS.org looks at the candidates’ positions and what they’ve said over the past year on major issues that may be important to Jewish and pro-Israel voters.
Despite the increasing number of terror attacks in the United States, for most Americans the various Middle East conflicts remain a distant and misunderstood affair. Chris Mitchell, a Massachusetts native and the Middle East bureau chief for the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), shed light on these issues from his perspective as an Evangelical Christian covering the Middle East.
A group advocating Palestinian statehood took out a full-page ad in The New York Times last week to warn that there will be "a Palestinian majority" in Israel in less than a decade unless such a state is created. A reader of the ad might think he had fallen into a time warp and ended up sometime prior to the signing of the 1993 Oslo accords.
In the wake of a recent controversial decision where haredi (ultra-Orthodox) students in Israel are missing out on the secular education they need to succeed in the modern employment market, education experts say more is needed to bring together students of diverse backgrounds and level the playing field with an eye toward the country’s future.
The name, Joan Edelstein Davenny, is relatively unknown outside of the Connecticut community where she was a teacher and among her family and friends who knew her. Joan was one of the victims of an August 21, 1995 suicide bomb attack on a downtown Jerusalem bus. A little research on Joan shows that she grew up in San Francisco, Calif. So it’s shocking to me that a major university in San Francisco is partnering with a Palestinian university that honors the killers of a prominent San Francisco woman, writes JNS.org columnist Stephen Flatow.
With the off-again on-again University of California, Berkeley course, "Palestine: A Settler Colonial Analysis," credits are awarded based on "assignments, group presentation and participation" – which means that if you attend a demonstration and burn an Israeli flag, you'll be on your way to an "A" grade, writes JNS.org columnist Ben Cohen.