The Grinch Who Stole Hanukkah

Dec. 12 2016

The Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations is hosting a Hanukkah party this week in conjunction with Azerbaijan’s embassy in Washington. Although the event’s official theme is “freedom and diversity,” several Jewish organizations—including the Central Conference of American Rabbis (the major Reform rabbinic organization), Americans for Peace Now, and the Workmen’s Circle—are boycotting it. Why? Because the party is scheduled to take place at one of Donald Trump’s hotels. Ruthie Blum comments:

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More about: American Jewry, Azerbaijan, Donald Trump, Peace Now, Politics & Current Affairs, Reform Judaism

Mike Pompeo Rejects One of the Myths of the Palestinian Refugees

Jan. 19 2021

Since the beginning of the year, the outgoing secretary of state has been using his Twitter account to tout his department’s various accomplishments during his tenure. Among these, notes Jimmy Quinn, lay an important statement explaining the 2018 decision to cease funding the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA): “it’s estimated [that less than] 200,000 Arabs displaced in 1948 are still alive and most others are not refugees.” Quinn explains:

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More about: Mike Pompeo, Palestinian refugees, U.S. Foreign policy, UNRWA