The Mizrahi Black Panthers of Israel

When considering civil rights in Israel you would be remiss to not focus on the treatment of Palestinians, and their relationship with Israelis. But this year marks the 50th anniversary of a different civil rights movement, one that pitted Israeli…

Israeli Vaccine Distribution Sparks Controversy

Israel has the fastest international vaccine rollout with half of the country’s citizens receiving a dose by the end of February, according to The Washington Post. 74.4 out of 100 people have received vaccine doses in Israel compared to 51.1…

Hope Concerning COVID-19

As time goes on, promising developments have occurred in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic. Listed below are some recent developments in regards to COVID treatment and prevention. According to MayoClinic, there is one effective FDA-approved medication to treat COVID-19 and…

Fourth Time’s the Charm: the Upcoming Israeli Election

Israelis will cast their ballots on March 23 in the country’s fourth early election in the past two years. The election was spurred after two major parties, Likud and the Israel Resilience Party, failed to reach an agreement over state…

Kosovo, Serbia and Malawi Open Embassies In Jerusalem

Three more countries have announced they will open embassies in Jerusalem in the coming months.  Serbia is planning to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, following the precedent set by the United States and Donald Trump. Malawi and…

A Centrist Manifesto on Israel

I am a Jew devoted to Israel. I believe that Jewish life cannot be sustained without Israel at its core, and Israel cannot be sustained without the Jewish people at its side. When I look at Israel, I do not…

Israeli Breakthrough in Cancer Research Leads to Promising Results

A team of Israeli scientists believe they are on the brink of discovering a cure to cancer. According to 2013-2015 data from the National Cancer Institute, approximately 38.4 percent of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer within their…

Zionism: A Brief Guide in Perplexity

It’s the perfect moment in which to re-examine Zionism afresh–and not only because of the recent spate of fighting between Israel and Gaza, the controversy surrounding the SJP national conference held some weeks ago here at UCLA, or the fact…

U.S. Representative Brad Sherman on Israel and SJP: Interview by Grayson Peters

Congressman Brad Sherman is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing California’s 30th Congressional District. Congressman Sherman is Jewish, a member of Encino’s Valley Beth Shalom synagogue, and a strong advocate for Israel. As a Congressman,…

End of an era? Reflections on Benjamin Netanyahu

Recent events have put the political future of Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, in jeopardy. Several criminal probes have been opened against him on corruption allegations, and he and those close to him have been questioned by police on several…