Hen Mazzig: Confronting the Rise of “Modern” Antisemitism

When Hen Mazzig came to speak at the UCLA Hillel in late October, I had no expectation of seeing him again ten days later at the Jewish National Fund’s National Conference in Boston, some 2,500 miles away from Westwood.  While…

Republicans Reaffirm Their Support for Israel at RJC

With antisemitism on the rise across the globe, Republican leaders in the United States have maintained their adamant support for Israel and the Jewish community. The Republican Jewish Conference that took place last weekend in Las Vegas saw keynote speakers…

Book Review: The “Titan of Tehran” by Shahrzad Elghanyan

Over the summer, I had the privilege of reading the biography of former Iranian Jewish leader and businessman Habib Elghanyan, “Titan of Tehran,” written by his granddaughter Shahrzad Elghanyan. In her book, Elghanyan traces her grandfather’s rags to riches backstory,…

What Israel’s Newest Laser Interception System Means for Its Safety & Security

On Twitter, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced that the Israeli military has successfully tested its newest laser interception system called the “Iron Beam”. According to the Prime Minister, this new invention is the world’s first energy-based weapon that uses…

The Third Intifada?: An Outline to Last Month’s Outbreak of Terror in Israel

While UCLA students call for an intifada from the comforts of their Los Angeles campus, Israelis and Palestinians suffer the consequences. Last Tuesday, Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), a pro-Palestinian student organization with an anti-Semitic history, protested on Bruin…

Liberté, Égalité, Antisemitism!

On Sunday, April 24th, it was announced that Emmanuel Macron, who has already served his first term as President of France, will now enter his second five-year stretch as leader of the country. While Macron may have superficially won the…

Why the U.S. Government Should Not De-List Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps

As the Biden Administration and its allies push to revive the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran, the Islamic Republic has indicated that the benefits afforded to them under the new agreement are not sufficient and have…

How the 2022 Negev Summit Has Strengthened The Relationship Between Israel & The Arab World

At a historical summit between Israel and its Arab allies in the southern Negev, the Israeli government hosted the United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken along with foreign ministers from Bahrain, Egypt, Morocco, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).…

A Rainbow Filter Can’t Fix This…

“Never forget” is a phrase that is easier said than done. As much as we would like to believe that society has advanced far enough to accept history as fact, and teach it as such, book bans are now commonplace…