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If only there were more people who were really pro-Palestinian. . .

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Student, Prozdor
March 10, 2014

There is no widespread international movement to support the Palestinians. It’s a difficult reality to accept, because we see so many protestors, from Australia to the United States, hoisting Palestinian flags and shouting “Free Palestine!” on a daily basis. It’s also sad, because many Palestinians could benefit from a truly pro-Palestinian global network that focused […]

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Calling all every-day current events analysts: Don’t let your ideas go to waste!

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Student, Prozdor
March 3, 2014

Being the diplomacy-junky that I am, I sometimes can’t help but ponder global conflicts, and especially the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, in search of solutions. I know that I am not alone in this. I am limited in both experience and perspective, as a teenager and as an American, but there is a much larger community of […]

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Fellow Americans: use this post to help me protect Israel

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Student, Prozdor
November 24, 2013

Last night, an interim “Joint Action Plan” was reached between the P5+1 powers (The United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia, China, and Germany) and Iran. It details minor sanctions relief in exchange for serious delays in the Iranian nuclear program and drastically increases access at key nuclear sites for international inspectors. The White House […]

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Supporting LGBTQ rights is a Jewish value

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Student, Prozdor
November 11, 2013

When I toured the Hillel Center of Brown University recently (as part of my senior year college search), I noticed a sign that pointed to a “gender-neutral bathroom.” When I asked a student about it, I was told that the Hillel wanted to create a community in which everyone, regardless of gender or sexuality, felt […]

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Not a lion: why support for Obama’s Syria resolution is still relevant and important

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Student, Prozdor
September 16, 2013

I took lessons in Arabic language at the Arabic Summer Academy in Boston, and one of my teachers was Syrian. He didn’t like to talk about the Civil War, and generally refused to answer any questions about his politics. One day, in his class, I noticed a poster on the wall with the names of […]

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Selling Israel to a liberal audience

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Student, Prozdor
September 9, 2013

Far too often, staunch liberals withhold their support from the State of Israel because they feel that Zionism is inconsistent with their other views. As a liberal Zionist, I frequently find myself arguing with my liberal friends, trying to convince them that they can support Israel while also staying true to other liberal values. In […]

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Why more liberal Americans don’t, but should, support Israel

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Student, Prozdor
August 17, 2013

Last year, my high school’s Israel advocacy group (Students Engaged in Pro-Israel Advocacy) tried to obtain the signatures of leaders of the Student Democrats on a pro-Israel leadership statement. I was not expecting this to be a difficult project. So, I was shocked at how many on-line comments among the Student Democrats were against the […]

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What Prozdor Means to Me

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Community Blog What Prozdor Means to Me

Student, Prozdor
May 29, 2013

When I first came to Prozdor, I knew that I wanted to think critically about Judaism, but I had no one to talk about it with. My shul is great, but there weren’t a lot of teenagers there and I never got into any youth groups. Prozdor gave me what I had been missing: people […]

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