As European countries struggle to absorb the flood of migrants from the war-torn Middle East, Joel Golovensky asks why wealthy Arab countries aren’t opening their doors—and sees similarities with the same countries’ past refusal to absorb or settle Palestinian refugees:
Why Aren’t Refugees Fleeing to Other Arab Countries? And Why Does Nobody Expect Them to be Welcomed There?
The Moral Decadence of a Group of Rabbinical Students’ Anti-Israel Appeal
As terrorists were launching thousands of rockets at Israeli civilians, mobs were destroying Israeli cities, and Jews were being harassed and attacked on the streets of the U.S. and Europe, a group of nearly 100 American rabbinic and cantorial students signed an “appeal to the heart of the Jewish community.” The document, which was circulated online and then published in the Forward, echoed the anti-Israel rhetoric that was then pouring forth from the halls of the academy, major newspapers and television stations, and various celebrities and activists. Alvin Rosenfeld comments: