Israel

Michelle Alexander’s Column In NY Times Hits New Low
Reading Michelle Alexander’s column, “Time to Break the Silence on Palestine,” in The New York Times (Jan. 20) isn’t for the faint of heart. So many questions swirl around it that it’s hard to know where to begin.
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Anti-Semitism

AJC Praises Moldova Endorsement of Anti-Semitism ‘Working Definition’
“Moldova has taken a laudable step in recognizing clearly the resurgent cancer of anti-Semitism and mobilizing to effectively combat it,” said American Jewish Committee (AJC) CEO David Harris.
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Radicalism & Extremism

Hezbollah’s Criminal and Terrorist Operations in Europe
Dr. Matthew Levitt, the Fromer-Wexler fellow and director of the Reinhard program on counterterrorism and intelligence at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, details the worldwide operations of the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah since the organization was partially designated a terrorist organization.
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BDS

Pitzer College Should Reject BDS
When a governing council comprised of Pitzer College faculty and students meets during the spring semester, its members should firmly reject the recent faculty decision to suspend the study-abroad program in Israel.
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Interreligious Relations

Latter-day Saints Apostle Visits AJC Headquarters
Elder Quentin L. Cook, an apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, visited AJC headquarters today to meet with senior leadership of the global Jewish advocacy organization.
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Human Rights

AJC’s Jacob Blaustein Institute Launches “Independent Insights: UN Special Rapporteurs Up Close”
“The series helps explore the critical roles of special rapporteurs, the rationale and strategy behind their country visits and how to make them more effective,” said JBI Director Felice Gaer. Rapporteurs have been called “the eyes and ears” of the UN human rights system.
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