Author: Noam Weissman

The Rise in Global Anti-Semitism

Anti-Semitism feels ubiquitous. There are times when I align with the great Jewish historian Salo Baron, who opposed what he called the “lachrymose conception of

U.S.: Israeli Settlements Not Illegal

With Lionel Messi’s visit to Israel, the indictment of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, and the reversal of the United States’ policy on settlements, we were

Remember Rabin: Own Your Story

The evening of November 4th, 1995, was a Saturday night that started off like any other. Immediately upon extinguishing the havdala candle, my older brother

PA Restricts Freedom of Expression

Suppose you were in conversation with someone about the features of a democracy — what are some items you would list? Popular sovereignty, freedom to

Yom Kippur, Then and Now

Yom Kippur takes on added significance in Israel because of the Yom Kippur War in 1973, which Arabs often refer to as the October War or Ramadan War.

Israeli Election Results

Back in April of this year, Israel held national elections. With Likud and Kachol Lavan tied at 35 seats apiece, PM Benjamin Netanyahu (head of Likud) was given the mandate to form a new government, as he was expected to have the greatest chance of forming a coalition of 61 seats.

West Bank Annexation?

In an election speech, PM Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to apply sovereignty to the Jordan Valley portion of the West Bank.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to deepen your students’ appreciation for Israel and for our planet.