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The Anti-Semitism Awareness Act Is Back: Free Speech Is at Risk

Back in 2016, without debate or an actual vote, the US Senate stealthily passed a disturbing and dangerous piece of legislation called "The Anti-Semitism...

What is Facebook Trying to Do?

This week, Facebook made a rather strange and disturbing set of announcements. In response to concerns raised by several civil rights organizations—including my own,...

Celebrating Service to Others

This week, the Arab American Institute held its 20th Khalil Gibran "Spirit of Humanity" Awards Gala. This annual event provides an opportunity for Arab...

Netanyahu ditches US Jews for alliance with Christian evangelicals and the...

For decades most American Jews have claimed an "Israel exemption": resolutely progressive on domestic issues, they are hawks on their cherished cause. Racism they...

America’s Moral Failings under Obama

"There is little doubt that the USA is failing miserably in moral leadership. Four years ago Obama campaigned on closing the facility in Cuba and now, four years later, as he seeks his second term, the end of Guantánamo is nowhere in sight. He could have done more to persuade Congress and fellow Americans that this is the right thing to do. And what is simply incredible is that this former Chicago University law lecturer had no moral problem in having his administration contest the granting of habeas corpus. Obama’s strategy has been to assassinate "suspected militants" or people present in "suspicious areas" with drones, obviating the necessity of incarcerating them and dealing with their detention in court."

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