How to Repair the Relationship between American Jewry and African Americans

Feb. 14 2022

The steady decline in black-Jewish relations since their supposed heyday in the 1960s can be seen in the fact that such notorious anti-Semites as Al Sharpton and Louis Farrakhan are no longer kept at arm’s length by mainstream figures, and that the national organization of the Movement for Black Lives has made the destruction of Israel part of its platform. But while these trends have been much lamented, intelligent suggestions as to how they can be corrected are few and far between. Chloe Valdary offers a path forward—but first looks back at the formation of two of the 20th century’s most influential anti-Semitic black leaders:

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More about: African Americans, American Jewry, Black-Jewish relations, Malcolm X, Nation of Islam

The Demise of UNRWA Is Long Overdue

June 27 2022

The head of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)—which provides educational and social services to the descendants of Palestinian refugees—recently predicted disaster if the organization is unable to raise $100 million in the next few months. Ruthie Blum explains why this official’s claim that UNRWA “is indispensable in the lives of Palestinian refugees” is simply false:

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More about: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, UNRWA