A Recent Ruling against an Anti-Boycott Law Misconstrues Precedent

In a ruling issued last week, the Texas federal judge Robert Pitman declared a law forbidding the state to contract with businesses that boycott Israel in violation of the First Amendment. David Bernstein, calling the judge’s opinion “a mess,” exposes some of the key flaws in its legal reasoning:

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More about: American law, BDS, First Amendment

Thoughts on Yitzhak Rabin’s Assassination, a Quarter-Century On

On the Jewish calendar, today is the 25th anniversary of Prime Minister Yitzḥak Rabin’s assassination at the hands of a fellow Jewish Israeli. Rabin, after a long and impressive career in the military and in politics, had not long beforehand signed the Oslo Accords, and was murdered by a zealous opponent of that decision. Reflecting on the occasion, David Horovitz writes:

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More about: Israeli politics, Oslo Accords, Yitzhak Rabin