What to Do When Religion and Law Collide

March 23 2021

At times, religious-liberty questions that come before courts involve claims of discrimination, but other cases involve believers’ desire for exemptions from generally applicable laws. Perry Dane explores the philosophic underpinnings behind such exemptions:

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More about: American law, Freedom of Religion, James Madison

 

Why a Government Victory in Southwestern Syria Is Bad News for Israel

Sept. 17 2021

Last week, Russia negotiated a ceasefire between the Syrian government and rebel forces in the city of Daraa, where the initial protests that sparked the uprising against Bashar al-Assad began. The agreement ended a 75-day assault on the city, located near the country’s southwestern border, by Russian, Iranian, and Syrian forces. Jonathan Spyer explains the significance of these events:

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More about: Golan Heights, Iran, Israeli Security, Russia, Syrian civil war