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Does Israel's Anti-Boycott Law Muzzle Free Speech?

A law that outlaws calls to boycott Israel — or its illegal settlements — has received a green light in court. Is the ruling a blow against free speech — or a ‘no-brainer’ protection of businesses?

Cornel West

Cornel West to speak at UCLA Despite Protests

Academic and author Cornel West, an outspoken critic of Israel, will remain as a speaker at a UCLA conference despite protests from the campus Jewish community

Reform Movement Sheds Publishing Arm

The Union for Reform Judaism is handing over its in-house publishing arm to Berhman House, a venerable New Jersey-based publisher if academic and Jewish books.

Reuven Rivlin Questions Future of Israel Amid 'Horrible' Hate — on Both Sides

Newly minted President Reuven Rivlin admits to worries about Israel’s future. And he doesn’t just blame the Palestinians — he says Jewish hatred of Arabs is tearing the country apart.

Morton and Friends: From left, Austrian Consul General in New York Georg Heindl, Hope Leichter, former New York State Senator Franz Leichter, Kurt Sonnenfeld, Austrian President Heinz Fischer, Nobel Prize winner Martin Karplus, Frederic Morton, and Austrian Cultural Forum sirector Christine Moser, in New York.

Frederic Morton, Author and Viennese-in-Exile, Dies at 90

Born Fritz Mandelbaum in Vienna, Frederic Morton escaped to New York and came to fame writing about the country that expelled him.