Joel Braunold is in the process of naturalization and works in international conflict resolution.
By Joel Braunold
Jared Kushner’s Economic ‘Peace’ Plan Is An Embarrassment
In the fall of 2014, I sat around a table in the State Department with forty representatives of Israeli and Palestinian civil society and the peace team of then Secretary John Kerry. After failing to get his framework agreement released as the proximity talks between the parties had broken down, we were there to ask…
Birthright’s Move To Exclude Arab-Israelis From Its Narrative Is A Crisis — And Here’s How We Fix It.
Birthright Israel’s education department recently announced that all providers of its signature 10-day trip to Israel for young Jews must stop including meetings with Israeli Arabs in their programming. The move has hit a nerve. It has brought out the raw feelings surrounding the funders of the program, those who safeguard the educational content and…
Can’t Understand the Fuss Over Trump’s Ban? Read My Immigration Story.
A version of this piece originally appeared in Haaretz. My grandfather Joe was 14 when he left Fulda and my grandmother Ruth was 11 when she left Leipzig as part of the 10,000 members of the Kindertransport that left Germany for the U.K. They arrived with nothing. I was thinking of them this week in…
Take It From A Brit: American Liberals Need A New Plan
As the endless autopsies of the 2016 election continue to pour in, what is clear is that the left needs a new organizing message. Luigi Zingales warns us against attacking Trump in order to focus on his policies, and Mark Lilla decries the end of identity politics for the progressive movement, but what is the…
Trader Joe’s has brand-new matzo — here’s what you can do with it
Admit it, American Jewish establishment: Peter Beinart was right
I shared my father’s letters about Nazi horrors with a high school class
Despite missed Yom Kippur clue, Jewish studies professor was a 3-day ‘Jeopardy!’ champ
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די לאַנגיאָריקע קולטור־טוערין פּערל קרופּיט דערציילט וועגן אַ ירושה־זאַך וואָס איז, צום גליק, נישט צעשטערט געוואָרן בעת אַ פּאָגראָם אין 1923.
Jimmy Carter built strong bridges to American Jews — and tested their patience
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