Category Archives: Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

Religion and the Teaching of the Holocaust

Religious issues present complicated dilemmas in the teaching of many subjects. Instructors teaching about the Holocaust and other genocides confront complex histories , contentious politics, and traumatic legacies. The New York Times profiles Mehnaz M. Afridi, an Assistant Professor of … Continue reading

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Religion and Electoral Politics in Israel

Religious tensions and nationalist politics provide a backdrop for the coming election season in Israel. “Uneasiness inhabits Israel, a shadow beneath the polished surface,” according to journalist Roger Cohen. “In a violent Middle Eastern neighborhood of fracturing states, that is … Continue reading

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Attack on Synagogue in Jerusalem

Two Palestinian militants attacked a synagogue in an ultra-orthodox neighborhood of West Jerusalem Tuesday, disrupting the congregation during worship and firing at prayer leaders. According to The New York Times, “two Palestinians armed with a gun, knives and axes burst … Continue reading

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