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).…

From Berlin to Beijing, History Repeats Itself

Just one week after International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the world blinds itself to genocide. The 2022 Winter Olympics are being held in Beijing, China despite significant evidence of China’s crimes against humanity. In an extravagant yet deceiving opening ceremony, Dinigeer…

The Danger of Iran’s Continuous Pattern of Anti-Semitic Government Leaders

In 2016, Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, appointed a 55-year-old anti-Semitic hardliner and Islamic jurist, Ebrahim Raisi, as chairman of that Iranian government’s reserve for terrorism, the Astan Quds Razavi. Fast forward to August of 2020, 60-year-old Ebrahim Raisi…

Bennett, Bibi, & Iran

Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu was ousted as Israel’s prime minister on June 14, 2021, after Naftali Bennett and his Yamina party formed a government with other right and center-right Israeli parties. While both Bennett and Netanyahu have political differences, both…

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…

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…

2021: A Promised Land for American Jews?

With 2020 in the rearview mirror, it is a good opportunity to look at what 2021 holds politically for American Jews.  2020 saw the (current) best chance for a Jewish president fizzle out in March, when Bernie Sanders suffered primary…

Covid Forces the Closure of Jewish Newspapers Nationwide

For over 30 years, the Jewish Journal opened the floodgates of information for the Jewish community. They published weekly print editions, and typically included a feature piece, an in-depth story, or occasionally profile, on a historic event or person on…