The “Scientific” Ideas That Closed America’s Doors to Jewish Immigrants

The Immigration Act of 1924 effectively slowed to a trickle the previous decades’ flood of immigrants into the U.S., introducing a system of quotas that made Jewish immigration especially difficult—with well-known consequences in the late 1930s and early 40s. In The Guarded Gate, Daniel Okrent argues that the main motivation behind the legislation was eugenics. Richard Starr writes in his review:

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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