Europe Betrays Human Rights Again

Iran
Since European diplomatic outreach toward Iran began under German Foreign Minister Klaus Kinkel in 1992, European authorities have promised that they would tie human rights advocacy to trade. Simply put,…
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What EU Wants Israelis Not to Know

Breaking the silence
In the three days since Israel passed a law mandating new reporting requirements for NGOs that are primarily funded by foreign governments, there’s one question I have yet to hear…
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The Real Threat to Israeli Democracy

NGO bill
After a year of talking about it, the Knesset has finally passed a watered-down version of its controversial NGO law. The vote has unleashed a torrent of criticism from left-wing critics of…
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Two Cheers for Westphalia

Brexit
Ever since the results of last week’s Brexit referendum were announced, commentators on both sides of the Atlantic have been oscillating wildly through the stages of bereavement. Shock and denial…
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The Brexit Earthquake

Brexit
No, Britain didn’t just go insane. For more than 40 years, ever since the United Kingdom began its integration into Europe with its entry into what was then called the Common…
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Is Brexit Bad for European Jewry?

Brexit
Earlier this week, as part of lobbying against Britain’s exit from the European Union, Prime Minister David Cameron asked whether “when Europe is discussing its attitude to Israel, do you…
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Can America Save Europe Again?

Europe
Since the end of the Second World War, American policy makers have occupied themselves with a problem of perennial urgency: can Europe be “fixed?” As those quotes imply, this chauvinistic…
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