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  • Violence Cannot Distract Us

    14 December 2018

    Many in Israel and the West Bank are on edge. The violence and bloodshed of recent days have raised fears that we are once again on the brink of a terrible escalation of violence. It shouldn’t have to be said, but I will say it anyway: there is never any justification for attacks on civilians. Ever. Anywhere.

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  • Investing in Hope

    7 December 2018

    Hannah has been living in Jerusalem during some of the darkest times for global democracy in history. They find inspiration in Joseph’s family in this week’s parasha, who press on through the drought in Egypt.

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  • The Collapse of the Anti-Democratic “Loyalty in Culture” Bill

    29 November 2018

    On every issue that we work on — from human rights, to social justice, to religious freedom — NIF partners with Israelis who champion our values. This case was no exception. And while some want to “blame” NIF for this legislative flop, the credit belongs to a wide coalition of Israelis who stood up against this proposed government censorship.

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  • The American Grad Student Living at Ben Gurion Airport

    11 October 2018

    The more we argue about whether or not Lara Alqasem is a BDS supporter, the more we implicitly concede the point that it is just fine when a liberal democracy denies entry to a person simply because the government doesn’t like her political views.

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  • This is About More than Kavanaugh

    27 September 2018

    Washington’s treatment of Judge Kavanaugh’s accusers shows us that — for as much as the #MeToo movement has achieved — there are powerful regressive forces that want to turn the clock back.

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  • The Courage to Stand Together and Listen to our Fears

    17 September 2018

    Fear is part of our lives, and the challenge is how to embrace fear and to know how to operate within it. We must not give in to our fears, and we must not act based on our fears. Rather, we must hold fast to hope and to vision.

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