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Who's Blocking a Two State Solution

Lawrence GrossmanIsrael faces a formidable obstacle in the search for an end to violence and achievement of a peace deal: Mahmoud Abbas. A two-faced Palestinian leader cannot bring about a two-state agreement.


Anti-Semitism in France: Facing Reality

SIMONE RODAN-BENZAQUENFor more than ten years the Jews of France have been living in a state of anxiety. They no longer recognize France, the Republic they love, the country of human rights and of universalism.


OSCE Conference in Berlin Announces Increase in anti-Semitism

U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power recalled that Elie Wiesel recently stated that 'The winds of madness are blowing again" and that ?the Holocaust began with words."


The Speeches Are Over But Anti-Semitism Continues

SIMONE RODAN-BENZAQUENThe situation of the past summer will not disappear like the rapidly vanishing leaves of autumnal trees. The true colors of the problem have manifested themselves and need a call to action.


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