Remembering a Great Star of the Yiddish Theater, Hollywood, and the Small Screen

Aug. 18 2016

The actor, comedian, and vaudevillian Fyvush Finkel died on Sunday at the age of ninety-three. Starting in the New York Yiddish theater when he was nine years old, he got his big break at the age of seventy when he was cast in the television series Picket Fences, a role that won him an Emmy award. He also performed in the original Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof, as well as in a number of television shows and Hollywood films. Herewith, an interview with Finkel by Michael Stoler. For more information and media, follow the link below. (Video, 27 minutes.)

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What Palestinians Want

July 10 2020

In an extensive report on a major survey of Palestinian public opinion, David Pollock sums up his key findings. Above all, the results suggest that large numbers of Palestinians are willing to make compromises with Israel in the short term, but tend to harbor maximalist, even militant, long-term goals:

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More about: Palestinian public opinion, Palestinians, Two-State Solution