For the so-called “alt-right,” Jaime Zabludovsky Kuper may seem like a ready-made stereotype. A scion of one of Mexico’s most prominent Jewish families, Zabludovsky is a longtime member of Mexico’s elite. Holder of a doctorate in economics from Yale University, he is a former under secretary for international trade negotiations and a former senior economist for Banco de México and the Mexican president’s Economics Council. Most important of all, Zabludovsky was the deputy chief negotiator for Mexico in the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Is a Russian Jewish oligarch with Israeli citizenship and close ties to both Vladimir Putin and Benjamin Netanyahu a channel for secret cyber-communications between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russian authorities?
An Orthodox Brooklyn yeshiva has agreed to pay two of its former students $2.1 million for alleged sexual molestation they suffered at age six from a senior rabbi on the school’s faculty—the first known case of such a settlement by a Jewish day school.
“Ransom” or “strategically timed escrow payment?”
Stav Shaffir is still idealistic. A year-and-a-half after entering the Knesset, following her co-leadership of Israel’s largest ever mass protests against economic inequality, the 31-year-old redhead’s passion still shines brightly through wide grey-blue eyes.
When it comes to moves against BDS and the Anti-Defamation League, it’s complicated. While the ADL views the movement to boycott, divest from and sanction Israel as deplorable, it considers many anti-BDS bills unconstitutional infringements on free speech.
As is obvious from my byline, I am a man. I’ve never had an abortion or been involved with a woman who had one. But as a 16-year-old kid growing up in Chicago, I helped arrange and implement an illegal abortion in a country where no constitutional right to an abortion then existed. A Supreme Court decision expected any day may decide whether young people today may soon have a similar experience.
When Islamic State took the Syrian city of Palmyra last May, thousands died. Why did the destroyed historical artifacts — not the people — have such a hold on Larry Cohler-Esses’s emotions?
When people ask me where U.S.-Iran relations are headed following the initial implementation by both sides of the joint nuclear agreement, my thoughts turn not to big, world-moving possibilities but to something actually quite small: my purchase last July of a plane ticket from Tehran to the provincial city of Shiraz.
Larry Cohler-Esses journeyed to Qom expecting to find mosques and universities steeped in Sharia law. He found a small but vibrant Jewish studies department that is almost unknown outside of the Islamic Republic.