A Chance to Rethink Religious Liberty to Protect Jews, Muslims, and Devotees of Other Minority Faiths

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard the case of Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, concerning the refusal of Catholic Social Services to place children with same-sex parents. The court’s ruling on the matter could have far-reaching implications, possibly expanding religious freedom in ways particularly beneficial to religious minorities. Asma Uddin and Howie Slugh explain:

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More about: American Jewry, Freedom of Religion, Islam, Supreme Court

By Restoring Funding to UNRWA, the U.S. Is Ensuring That the Israel-Palestinian Conflict Continues

Last week, the White House announced its plan to resume funding of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA)—which had ceased in 2018—to the tune of $150 million per year. UNRWA, unlike the UN organization that cares for refugees from every other conflict the world over, does not seek to resettle its charges or to integrate them into the countries where they live, but instead keeps them and their descendants refugees in perpetuity. While the administration justified its decision as “a means to advance a negotiated two-state solution,” Einat Wilf argues that it will do nothing of the sort:

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More about: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Two-State Solution, U.S. Foreign policy, UNRWA