Walter Russell Mead: Debunking Myths and Misconceptions About the U.S.-Israel Relationship
Walter Russell Mead, Fellow in Strategy and Statesmanship at the Hudson Institute and columnist for The Wall Street Journal, joins us to discuss his latest book, “The Arc of a Covenant: The United States, Israel, and the Fate of the Jewish People," and to delve into what fuels America and Israel’s alliance, debunk myths about the relationship, including antisemitic tropes and memes
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The Forgotten Exodus: Egypt
Hear the personal story of award-winning author André Aciman as he recounts the heart-wrenching details of the pervasive antisemitism during his childhood in Alexandria, Egypt, and his family’s expulsion in 1965, which he wrote about in his memoir Out of Egypt, and also inspired his novel Call Me by Your Name. 
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Radicalism & Extremism

A Bomb in Argentina: ‘The Jewish community is standing and fighting.'
On July 18, Argentine and Jewish communities around the world commemorate the 1994 bombing of the Argentine Israeli Mutual Association (AMIA) building, the center of the Jewish community in Buenos Aires – the deadliest antisemitic attack outside Israel since the Holocaust.
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Five 2022 Failures of the BDS Movement
It’s been a rough year so far for the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Nearly two decades after its founding, the campaign has suffered a string of stinging defeats in its attempt to rally world support to single out the world’s only Jewish state.
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Interreligious Relations

Oberammergau Passion Play Director Christian Stückl Receives American Jewish Committee Isaiah Award
American Jewish Committee (AJC) honored today Christian Stückl, director of the Oberammergau Passion Play, with its prestigious Isaiah Award for Exemplary Interreligious Leadership. The AJC award, honoring extraordinary achievement in interfaith endeavors, was presented to Stückl by Rabbi Noam Marans, AJC’s Director of Interreligious and Intergroup Relations. “Throughout his illustrious career as Oberammergau Passion Play director, Christian Stückl has demonstrated the power of one individual to make a tremendous difference," said Marans.
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Human Rights

AJC Applauds UN Suspension of Russia’s Membership on Human Rights Council
American Jewish Committee (AJC) applauded the UN General Assembly decision to suspend Russia’s membership on the UN Human Rights Council. “Today’s momentous vote to suspend Russia from the Human Rights Council is a principled action reflecting the grave concern shared by many governments about the gross, systematic violations of human rights that Russian forces have committed during the invasion of Ukraine,” said Felice Gaer, Director of AJC’s Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights.
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