ISRAEL21c, moving forward

In today’s world, a consistent hot topic on the daily news is Israel. Many news magazines and media outlets are oftentimes biased in favor of a single viewpoint, or portray a story leaving out significant information. It is often hard…

Yiscah Smith: activist, leader, hero

We are a species that categorizes. Categories permeate every facet of our lives, as categorization is a natural process for us to organize the world around us. Essentially, humans naturally dissect one another into compartments, or identifiers. Consider how others…

Israel’s secret humanitarian battle

On Feb. 16, 2013 Israeli ambulances brought wounded Syrians into an emergency room in Ziv Medical Center. In the two-and-a-half years since, more than 2,000 wounded Syrians have been admitted into a number of different Israeli hospitals. Since the beginning…

John Bolton and Gen. Shafir Speak at IAF Forum

On Thursday night, the Israel Air Force Center Foundation, a nonprofit organization that aims to “develop the IAF’s human capital,” hosted former UN Ambassador John Bolton and Brigadier General Relik Shafir in a forum on the Iran Nuclear Deal. Bolton…

International Jews of UCLA

UCLA’s prestige, location, and admiration for diversity within its student body has made it a highly attractive university for potential attendees around the world. In fact, international students constitute 12.6 percent of UCLA’s undergraduate program. Elinor Samuel: The Tea-Loving Hippophile…

Exclusive interview pertaining to the mysterious death of Alberto Nisman

With the recent panic over the Charlie Hebdo terror attacks in Paris and its implications for the future of free speech in the Western world — in addition to the safety of Jews in Europe — UCLA students have done…

A source of connection: food, family and Hadassah

As my grandmother Esther Moreh remembers, growing up in Iran under the monarchy was a progressive time. In the 1920’s, up until the 1979 Iranian Revolution, the country offered much promise to an Iranian Jewish woman. My grandmother was an…

The Bruins’ lone soldier

Traveling far and wide from every corner of the world, Israeli “lone soldiers” risk their lives every day to protect a 10,782 square mile territory for their people; a territory less than 1/16th the size of California. Such a decision…

Israel refuses to take sides on Ukrainian crisis

While the maelstrom that has enveloped Russia-Ukraine relations continues to whirl, Israel has done its best to steer clear of the fray. The Jerusalem Post reported Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s statement on the matter: “[Israel’s] basic position is that…

The changing dynamics of Jewish education

The perpetuation of Judaism throughout the millennia has largely relied on one of its most important tenets: education. The Talmudic tractate Kiddushin (“Consecrations”; 29a) dictates that a father is obligated to teach his child three things: how to earn a…