How ‘Righteous’ Does One Need to Be?

by Susan Michael, ICEJ USA Director

The historical account of the Holocaust would not be complete without the amazing stories of the brave individuals who risked their lives to save Jews. This is why Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Memorial, works tirelessly to locate and honor them as “Righteous Among the Nations.”

While it...

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The “Big Lie” against the Jews

by Susan Michael, ICEJ US Director

When we think of Germany under the Nazi regime, we have images of a military police state in which the people were coerced to acquiescence, and to speak against the regime would have meant the loss of one’s life. However, Hitler also had a stunningly effective propaganda strategy that aided in...

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How the Church Failed the Jewish People

by Susan Michael, ICEJ US Director

It is a part of fallen human nature to need a scapegoat. Human beings tend to look for someone else to blame for their problems, someone to look down upon so they feel better about themselves. It’s easier to hold grudges and even take revenge than to forgive and demonstrate the very compassion...

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What Are Palestinian Leaders Afraid Of?

by by Khaled Abu Toameh
Hamas justified the arrest of Qatoush by accusing him of "leaking security details." It is not clear how a complaint about economic hardship has turned into a security-related case. In the eyes of Hamas, however, it seems that any Palestinian who dares to complain about the bad economy in the Gaza...

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Relations Between Jews and Arabs in Israel

by Rafi Smith

The study finds that most Arab Israelis are in favor of the Arab parties joining the government, but do not recognize Israel’s right to define itself as the nation-state of the Jewish People. Additionally – 65% of Arabs are proud to be Israeli – the highest since 2003.

The Guttman Center...

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Why Is Anti-Semitism So Dangerous?

by Susan Michael, ICEJ US Director

Nothing can unite people in pursuit of a common cause like hatred.  And no ideological movement is more dangerous than one held together by the hatred of a demonized enemy.

Anti-Semitism—singling out the Jewish people as the root of society’s ills—is an early warning system for such...

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Why Arabs Hate Palestinians

by Khaled Abu Toameh

You simply cannot burn pictures of the Saudi crown prince one day and rush to Riyadh to seek money the next. You cannot shout slogans against the Egyptian president one day and go to Cairo to seek political backing the next.

Remarkably, Turki al-Hamad, a Saudi writer, did what even some...

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Why Egypt Does Not Want to Help Gaza

by Khaled Abu Toameh

Israel's goodwill gestures, however, have so far failed to deter Hamas and other Palestinian groups from repeatedly violating the ceasefire understandings.

Israel is prepared to do whatever is required to help the Palestinians in return for a cessation of terrorist attacks against Israel...

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The “Al-Aksa Is in Danger” Libel: The History of a Lie

by Nadav Shragai

Palestinians often hear from their leaders that a Muslim holy site in Jerusalem, al-Aksa mosque, is in danger of collapse – and the Jews are to blame. Whether printed in cartoons, preached in mosques or taught in schools, the lie is accepted as common knowledge across the Arab world. Millions of...

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I embrace my Israeli Arab identity

by Ali Adi

I would like to feel the same pride in my Arab culture and traditions that I feel as an Israeli.

Television host Yaron London's comments about Arab culture [earlier, the TV veteran referred to Arabs as "wild men" and called Arab culture "a failure"] spoke to a truth with which we are all...

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