Democracy, Human Rights, and the Limits of International Interventions

Is it time to reexamine the applications of traditional foreign policy paradigms in light of the complicated contemporary realities? Several recent developments challenge the understanding of limits of international interventions in political or diplomatic context. The...

How Robots Can Help Us To Not Be Ourselves

  Given the fact that robots are taking over so many of our human work activities, I was trying the other day to gain some perspective on some of the reasons that we have decided...

Why does Qatar Need Ukraine’s Sea Ports?

In a recent move, that went largely unnoticed by the international media, Qatar signed a memorandum of cooperation with Ukraine's Sea Ports Authority. The agreement establishes cooperation between the two countries in a variety of...

Jokes…. Jokes…. Jokes

A Rabbi is walking down the street in New York when he is shocked by a sign hanging in front of a building. The sign reads, "WE WOULD RATHER DO BUSINESS WITH 1000 HAMAS TERRORISTS THAN WITH ONE SINGLE ISRAELI" THE...

Faith As Disruption: A Dispatch From The Tijuana Border

When I was a small child in San Diego County, my family frequently crossed the border into Tijuana, Mexico. We went for lunch, to shop in department stores, to buy housewares. The crossing was...

Escuche en 90 minutos la plática del Lubavitcher Rebbe dedicada al Yortzait de su...

Marking the Yahrzeit of the Rebbe’s father, Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson, of righteous memory. During this Chassidic gathering in 1972, the Rebbe focuses on an enigmatic statement of Rashi: “The passing of the righteous is...

Stalking a Bus Station

Helping others is not political. It is good for the soul. When you help others, you forget about your own problems for awhile. In addition, nobody should make you feel bad about who you...

Israeli Druze feel abandoned over new Nationality Law

In the week when hundreds of people from the Druze community were massacred in Syria by Islamic State terrorists on July 25, their Israeli peers are struggling for their status in the state following...

U.S. Should Not Abandon Its Allies in Yemen

The latest - and likely final - version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) - features a provision, presented by the Senate and House Armed Services Committees, that would restrict U.S. aid to the Saudi-led...

Argentina freezes assets of suspected Hezbollah fundraising network

In a first, Argentina has frozen the assets of a suspected Hezbollah fundraising network in the area known as the Triple Frontier with Brazil and Paraguay. The Financial Information Unit of Argentina investigated possible criminal...