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NSO Group continues to profit off nefarious activity; Israeli democracy does not

By Aaron Arnstein Opinion columnist @AaronArnstein Throughout its 72-year history, Israel’s groundbreaking technological developments have been well-documented. Firewall software, the USB flash disk and the GPS system Waze would not exist ...

The swordfish debate: Is it kosher?

By Emilia Hofman For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Despite being Jewish, my family and I have never been concerned with keeping kosher. Truthfully, a week ago, if someone had asked me if I knew of the debate occurring in the Jewish community in regard to ...

The case for rejoining the Iran Nuclear Deal

By Leila Riazi For Mitzpeh @mitzpeh  President-elect Joe Biden will face significant challenges, both foreign and domestic, upon entering office. One of these is certainly going to be Iran policy. During a Democratic primary debate, ...

Is TikTok anti-Semitic?

  By Riley Kijek For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh In recent weeks, TikTok, the world’s newest globally renowned social media hub, has been criticized for having anti-Semitism content throughout the app's videos and comments. While no ...

Fakhrizadeh’s assassination: A critical success, but Israel must stop playing with fire

    Aaron Arnstein Opinion Columnist @AaronArnstein  In late November, Israeli assassins dealt a huge blow to Iran’s nuclear capability with the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the mastermind behind Iran’s nuclear ...

Continued Israeli presence in Sinai Peninsula saves lives

  By Aaron Arnstein Opinion Columnist @AaronArnstein Since the country’s inception, Israel has been under constant threat by its neighbors. Hezbollah-backed Lebanon in the North. The Assad dictatorship in the Northeast. The ...

Remembering Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

  Sacks the Bridge Builder Dr. Scott Lasensky @scottlasensky As the Jewish world mourns the passing of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, the former U.K. Chief Rabbi, my thoughts have lingered on his extraordinary legacy of bridge-buildin...

Israel can and must resolve the conflict in Ethiopia

By Jack Singelstad @dumo276 For Mitzpeh A clash between Ethiopian military forces and separatists in the semi-autonomous region of Tigray in Northern Ethiopia threatens to move towards civil war. Israel must meet this moment to preserve ...

Backman’s Corner: Positive Perspectives

By Rabbi Eli Backman For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh “Yankel, are you a glass half full or half empty kind of guy?” Yankel thought a moment and said, “To be honest, I’m usually a where is my glass kind of guy.” Whatever hand life deals ...

Biden vs. Trump: The competing cases for pro-Israel voters

By Logan Heller and Aaron Arnstein @L_Heller55 @AaronArnstein @Mitzpeh Opinion editor Logan Heller faces off against Aaron Arnstein about which 2020 presidential candidate is best for Israel. Rationalism vs. Radicalism: Why a Biden ...