human-rights

Great point, David Brooks

June 5, 2011

This terrific editorial, which ran last week in The New York Times, should be required reading for anyone who thinks he or she can make peace in the mideast by putting the squeeze on Israel and/or employing high-level diplomacy. I would...

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Former NYC detective, counter-terror liaison has worked to protect the innocent: Mordechai Dzikansky to discuss lessons learned

May 15, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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From using “Jewish guilt” to interrogate criminals to reporting to the New York Police Department from the scene of suicide bombings in Israel, Mordechai Dzikansky’s career has been unique.

“You have to be unconventional and you have...

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Syrians defy Assad, the rebellion through the eyes of one Syrian-American

May 14, 2011

Recently I interviewed a Syrian-American acquaintance, a restaurateur in his mid-thirties, Ahmad (name has been changed for security reasons) about what it was like to grow up in Syria (he immigrated to the U.S. as a young adult) under the...

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Jewish Labor Committee partners with Working Families United: JLC wants to be ‘shidduch between Jewish community and the local labor movement’

April 29, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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Historically, the Jewish community has been a partner with organized labor, but the connection has weakened in recent years. Martin Schwartz, executive director of the Jewish Labor Committee, wants to reinvigorate it. To that end, the...

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Fogel suspects’ arrest exposes dangers of incitement

April 29, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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On Sunday, Israel announced the arrest of Amjad Awad, 19, and Hakim Awad 18, both from the Palestinian village of Awarta, in connection with the murders of the Fogel family in March. Both have reportedly admitted to perpetrating the murders. Awad...

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The Fifth Son Project: Frisch schoolgirls seek help through song for Gilad Shalit

April 16, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

In the rush of day-today life, it is easy to forget Sgt. Gilad Shalit, reflects Michaela Elias, 16, of Teaneck.

“It’s very easy to dismiss his situation because it doesn’t have relevance in [one’s] daily life,” said Michaela. “To...

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Murders of settlers are attacks on all Jews

April 9, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

In the wake of the murders of five members of the Fogel family — father Udi, 36, mother Ruth, 35, sons Yoav, 11, and Elad, 4, and their 3-month-old sister Hadas — last month, some have begun to write about the horrific and calculated killings...

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Rutgers Event Links Israel, Apartheid: Hillel Fires Back With Facts, Testimonials From Ethiopian, Arab, and Gay Israelis

March 13, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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An event last week comparing Israel’s treatment of its Arab citizens to South Africa’s treatment of blacks under apartheid marked the latest in a series of anti-Israel programs at Rutgers University that some local Jewish leaders...

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Iraqis Take to Street in Protest: “It Will Start Again Next Friday,” Obama Took “Great Action” in Snubbing Maliki, Says Alusi

February 28, 2011

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Former Iraqi Parliamentarian Mithal al-Alusi contacted...

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Let This Be Obama’s JFK Moment

February 26, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

As pro-democracy demonstrators, autocratic rulers, and hard-line Islamist forces jockey for position across the Middle East, the region is up for grabs. No one knows how things will look when the dust settles. President Obama has a...

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