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Israel and the Academy
The Politicization of Middle East Studies

The influential Middle East Studies Association objects to the State Department’s definition of anti-Semitism, thereby giving up any pretense of professionalism it still had.

Palestinian Politics
Return or Die?

Palestinians in Syria have been swept up in the horrific violence. What is the response of the Palestinian Authority?

With Friends Like These
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What Type of Zionism is Acceptable?

A group of American-Jewish leftists is imitating the BDS movement in an attempt to put a right-wing Israeli position beyond the pale. It’s inexcusable—and dangerous to civil society.

Pro Forma Neutrality
From Welfare to Warfare

As troubling revelations emerge about the UNRWA’s activities in Gaza, including that it discovered missiles in its schools and then returned them to local officials, both the organization’s mission and its politics deserve a closer look.

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BDS, MLA, and One Rockin’ Shavuot Night

As the Rolling Stones rocked Tel Aviv, the MLA’s BDS petition went down in flames. But the fight over BDS is far from over.

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illiberalism

Tribalism on one side strengthens tribalism on the other.

A Setback?

Austria’s far-right Freedom Party suffered a defeat at the polls on Sunday. But the country’s next parliamentary could come sooner than most expect, offering the populists another chance.

Europe's Mess

A “No” vote many thought would strike a serious blow against the EU may have been more of a stay of execution. But that does not mean any of Europe’s underlying problems have gone away.

Budget Battles

Many of the nation’s top military brass have Putin on their minds when looking at the 2018 defense budget.

democracy and its discontents

The outcome of the election made the public more supportive of America’s idiosyncratic election system overall.

Consequences

Yet more proof that the only way to assure good treatment for refugees is to do everything to prevent their displacement in the first place.

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