If viewed from above, the geometric artwork appears looks like a Magen David.
American University of Beirut is technically based in New York and thus must comply with anti-discrimination laws, a lawsuit claims.
Kabbalah is “no longer explicitly Jewish.”
Steven Salaita, whose appointment as a professor at the University of Illinois was rescinded over his anti-Israel tweets, announced that he will teach in the fall.
A scrappy Jewish legal group won millions in compensation for victims of terror attacks. But did much of the cash wind up going to Orthodox yeshivas instead of its court fight?
Beirut’s only synagogue is set to reopen following a five-year renovation.
There’s a sort of grim poetry in the timing of today’s news about the burning of two major CIA intelligence networks by Iran and Hezbollah. It was almost exactly 70 years ago, with the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, that the creation of the CIA was set in motion with the birth of the wartime spy agency OSS (Office of Strategic Services), as historian Chalmers Johnson wrote in a devastating 2007 review-essay about the agency and its failures. Johnson claimed that agency “functionally came to an end” with another surprise attack on September 11, 2001. I think he called it prematurely at the time, but this time might be the real thing.
Israel and Lebanon are at it again. But there’s no heavy artillery in this battle — unless you count giant sums spent by tourism boards in Tel Aviv and Beirut in a furious competition for gay tourists. With both cities “boasting a trendy nightlife, warm climate and carefree attitude,” reports the Jerusalem Post, efforts to lure “pink dollars” are ramping up.
A new book, documenting Lebanon’s largely vanished Jewish community is a bestseller — in Arabic.