Abolhassan Banisadr: A Power-Hungry President

In France, 88-year-old Abolhassan Banisadr died from a long illness on Saturday, October 9, 2021. After supporting Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Banisadr became Iran’s first elected president in February of 1980 but was shortly impeached and fled to France following an…

Jews in the Civil Rights Movement

On March 21, 1965, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. marched from Selma to Mongtomery, Alabama in order to support voting rights for African Americans. Next to him stood Rabbi Abraham Joshua Herschel, a Jewish theologian who faced Nazi perseuction…

A Coalition to End the Reign of Prime Minister Netanyahu?

Israel’s democratic fever dream has almost broken. After four elections in two years, a coalition government finally seems poised to end the 12 year reign of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The proposed coalition could give Israel a semblance of stability…

No Action Taken Against Anti-Semitism on Social Media

Social media runs our lives. From the moment we wake up to the moment we go to sleep, our phones are bombarded with notifications from various social media sites. We spend an average of over two hour a day on…

Conflict Rises Between Israel and Gaza

Violence intensified between the Israeli government and Hamas on Tuesday, May 11, after Hamas fired initial rockets. More than 83 Palestinians in Gaza and six Israelis were killed as a result of this ongoing conflict, according to “The New York…

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…

Free Speech Is Often Conditional.

While the first amendment specifically protects you from the government, it is the private sector where punishments are doled out. The now infamous anti-communist McCarthyism of the 1950’s was only superficially a government movement. The most glaring example of the…

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…

Jon Ossoff Over Comes The Odds

2021 has already seen a historic moment in Georgia. A runoff election on Jan. 5 resulted in the state’s first Jewish senator, Jon Ossoff. Senator Ossoff was a non-typical candidate; He is a Democrat in a traditionally Republican state, has…