Here’s Why Oscar Nominees Are Getting Free Luxe Trips to Israel

Included in the Oscars swag bag this year is a $55K trip to Israel. Sigal Samuel says that’s not so much about pleasing the actors as it is about pleasing Israel itself.


No, It's Not 'More Practical' To Choose Hillary Over Bernie

Democratic voters shouldn’t back Hillary Clinton just because pundits say she can get things done, Ari Paul writes. Here’s why you may as well vote for the candidate who best represents your interests.


Kotel Plan Sends Strong Message to All Israelis — Especially Girls

With the creation of a new pluralist Kotel section, Israeli girls will see that they need not be marginalized and silenced by Judaism, writes Women of the Wall’s Batya Kallus.


Why Racist Emails at U. of Chicago Frat Made Me So Furious

I grimaced when I heard about the racist and sexist emails exchanged at the Alpha Epsilon Pi Chapter at the University of Chicago - my alma mater. Then I read the emails, and I became furious.


Ending Business Activity in Settlements Isn't 'Collective Punishment'

Does Human Rights Watch’s call for businesses to pull out of settlements mean hurting ordinary Israeli and Palestinian citizens? Sarah Saadoun says that idea doesn’t stand up to scrutiny.

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