Author Archives: Alex Margolin

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The Latest Jewish Dilemma on Campus

Last month’s student election at Stanford included allegations of anti-Semitism by the Students of Color Coalition against Molly Horwitz – who identifies as Jewish and as a woman of color. The contentious debate that followed has drawn attention to a new dynamic facing Jewish students on college campuses across America. Increasingly, the BDS movement is

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Is it Time for a New Law of War?

Which side has the advantage – terrorists firing rockets behind human shields or armies trying to stop them? Judging by how quickly the media and international organizations adopt a narrative of war crimes against the IDF, Hamas and other terrorists currently enjoy the upper hand. They hide behind civilians to attack Israel indiscriminately, and Israel

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Lancet Under Pressure to Retract Anti-Israel Letter

A group of 500 doctors, including a number of Nobel laureates, have accused the editor and publisher of the British medical journal, The Lancet of “grossly irresponsible and damaging editorial misuse of The Lancet for political purposes,” in its coverage of the Israel-Palestinian conflict. The main issue of the complaint revolves around a vicious “open letter” published

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Echoes of UCLA Discrimination Alleged at Stanford

Update: Both sides described their versions of events in the Stanford student newspaper. See bottom of article for links to both op-eds. In February, when UCLA student Rachel Beyda was seeking a place on the Student Council’s Judicial Board, she was asked how she could “maintain an unbiased view” considering she was “a Jewish student

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No Place for Ignorance in Political Cartoons

Writers who use the op-ed section as a platform to comment on current events have the right to express opinions that go in any direction. But they don’t have the right to distort or misrepresent facts to make their points. And that’s exactly what Chicago Tribune cartoonist Joe Fournier did on Tuesday in his outrageous

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Theater Rejects Jewish Group for “Colonialism”

Does incessant demonization of Israel lead to discrimination against Jews? Increasingly, the evidence seems to be pointing in that direction. Last month, a Jewish candidate for student government at UCLA was initially deemed unsuitable for the post because of her involvement in Jewish organizations. Now, a theater in Australia has refused to rent a space

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The Pathetic Whine Over an Israeli Food Ad

For those who seek to delegitimize Israel, conspiracy lurks everywhere. No matter what Israel does, the real purpose is always to divert people from Israel’s true agenda of oppressing of the Palestinians. The latest example is the fuss made over an advertising insert in the monthly magazine by the UK food outlet, Waitrose. A recent

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