A group of Muslim teenagers in Hanover attack an Israeli dance troupe, reportedly yelling “Juden raus” as they hurl stones at them. German leftists march in Berlin with Muslims to protest the 2008–2009 Gaza military conflict. “Death to the Jews!” the marchers chant.50
The Israeli-Palestinian peace process has seen its ups and downs, but one issue has remained constant: the crusade by Israel and American Jewish groups against incitement to violence. Israelis raise the issue time and again when negotiating with Palestinians, and American Jewry has adopted the struggle against incitement as a key item on its advocacy agenda.3
The sunny day in March 2009 had begun like all others: Jay Sanderson, head of Jewish Television Network, was driving down Los Angeles’s storied Mulholland Drive in his red Prius. Then he pulled over. Because he had an epiphany. “If you really feel that something is serious, and you have the ability and talent to address it, should you not try?” he remembered thinking on that fateful morning.
Ask people about Arnold Eisen, chancellor of the Conservative movement’s Jewish Theological Seminary, and many compare him to Barack Obama. Both started in their current jobs as the economy was crashing, faced daunting challenges not of their making and were brought in to create change.32
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