Frank Lautenberg, who died June 3, never shied away from his Jewish identity. But his greatest political achievements were not in issues of explicitly Jewish interest.
Naming a streetcorner for a Bulgarian who saved Jews might seem innocuous enough. The simple request sparked a fierce debate about the Balkan nation’s role in World War II.
Israelis were outraged that an amusement park forced Jewish and Palestinian students to visit separately. But, some say anti-Arab discrimination is more common than many realize.10
The Syrian civil war is a human tragedy. But it may benefit Israel by causing major geopolitical setbacks for two of its sworn enemies: Hamas and Hezbollah.18
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