To many Americans, the spate of random stabbings and car-ramming attacks in Israel, often carried out by young Palestinians, seems unfathomable. One significant reason such attacks are hard to understand is that a lot of Americans assume that basically everyone everywhere wants the same things: a good life for themselves, a bright future for their children. But that life-affirming orientation is far from universal. Yet that assumption has shaped the common view of the Palestinian cause. The result: it subverts our ability to understand what animates that cause.
Unless you visit a college campus regularly, chances are that this may be the first time you’ve heard of the so-called boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, which seeks to pressure Israel to change its policies toward Palestinians.
Imagine you’re a foreign journalist in Israel, and one day, visiting Al-Quds University in East Jerusalem, you observe this scene: men clad all in black stand in military formation, lifting their right arms in a Nazi-style salute. They stand with their boots on Israeli flags, draped on the ground. Nearby, actors play dead Israeli soldiers. Behind the first formation, another row of men carry banners of Palestinian Islamic Jihad. The rally, in support of that jihadist group, draws hundreds of university students. Some of them return the Nazi-style salute. Al-Quds University, a mainstream institution, has had partnerships with Brandeis and Bard Universities.
Tune in Monday, March 30 for an all new episode of The Yaron Brook Show. Elan Journo will once again guest host. Topics will include: a wide-ranging conversation with Rituparna Basu about what Obamacare is doing to American health care five years after its passage, and where it is taking us in the years ahead; what’s causing the wars raging across the Middle East.
On the last episode of The Yaron Brook Show, ARI’s Elan Journo filled in for Yaron, who is traveling in South America. If you missed the episode, listen below to hear Elan’s take on the latest foreign policy issues in the Middle East.
Tune in Monday, March 23 for an all new episode of The Yaron Brook Show. Elan Journo, ARI’s director of policy research and an expert in foreign policy, will guest host. Monday marks five years since Obamacare was signed into law. Elan will interview Rituparna Basu, ARI’s health care policy analyst, about the passage of Obamacare, its effects so far and where American health care is heading. Elan will also talk about the latest foreign policy issues in the Middle East.
Yesterday, Elan Journo joined Yaron Brook as co-host of The Yaron Brook Show to talk about what America should do about the Middle East. Topics included: why radical Islamists hate the West; whether we should be friendly with Saudi Arabia; how American rules of engagement have damaged the morale of soldiers; who is to blame for innocents killed in war.
Tune in Monday, March 9 for an all new episode of Yaron Brook’s radio show. Elan Journo, ARI’s director of policy research and an expert in foreign policy, will join Yaron as co-host to talk about what America’s role in the Middle East should be. They’ll give their take on ISIS, Saudi Arabia, Israel and much more.