Armin Rosen is a New York-based writer. He has written for The Atlantic, City Journal, and World Affairs Journal, and was recently a senior reporter for Business Insider.
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AIPAC, Day 3: An Awkward Schmooze

Schumer rocked the house. But where were Trump’s people—Tillerson, Mattis, or Kushner?

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AIPAC, Day 2: Nikki Haley Unleashes

Plus kosher sushi, kosher jokes

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AIPAC, Day 1: One Very Big Room

Vice President Pence and Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame highlight the first day of the bipartisanship schmoozefest in D.C.

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Meet Benoit Cohen, the Decorated French Director Who Went Undercover as a New York City Cab Driver

‘You don’t direct people anymore, they direct you,’ said the Jewish filmmaker, who mined the experience for inspiration for his next movie

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Chicago Hyatt To Host Rasmea Odeh, a Convicted Terrorist, at Jewish Voice For Peace’s Conference

J.B. Pritzker, part-owner of the hotel behemoth, is a potential Democratic candidate for Illinois governor whose base might not share the event speakers’ ideology

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New Details Emerge on Washington’s Role in 2013-14 Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks

A veteran Israeli negotiator who was a key participant during negotiations says that the U.S., led by Secretary of State John Kerry, was heavy-handed and misguided

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Jewish Ethics and Morality Like You’ve Never Seen Them

Jessica Deutsch’s illustrated Pirkei Avot—a graphic novel of the Mishnaic compilation—provides a gorgeous introduction to one of Judaism’s key texts

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Hope Springs Fraternal

Israeli NBA player Omri Casspi is headed to the New Orleans Pelicans with his friend, DeMarcus ‘Boogie’ Cousins

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Trump Fumbles Yet Another Opportunity to Address Country’s Rising Anti-Semitism

Wanting an ‘easy question,’ President Trump told a Jewish reporter to ‘sit down’ after he mentioned concerns over the ‘uptick’ in anti-Jewish incidents in the U.S.

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‘Joe’s Violin,’ From Germany to the Bronx

The Oscar-nominated short documentary tells the story of how a Holocaust survivor’s violin made it into the hands of a 12-year-old immigrant in the Bronx

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Jewish Trees, Ranked

For Tu B’Shevat, the 13 greatest trees in Jewish history, from the palm groves of Ein Gedi to a humongous, ancient sycamore in Netanya—and the burning bush

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A Dissident Under a Poisonous Autocracy

Vladimir Kara-Murza is in intensive care, and his wife is saying he was poisoned—again. Last year, the Russian activist sat down for an interview in Oslo to speak about Putin’s ‘monolithic regime.’

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Dylan Plays the Hits, But Not His Own

In March, Bob Dylan will release a triple album of covers of American songs

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Rivlin Calls Mexico’s Peña Nieto, Apologizes for Bibi’s Border Wall Tweet

It’s Twitter diplomacy at its finest, between Israel and Mexico

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Israel Approves Plan to Take in 100 Syrian Orphans

A first for Israel during the Syrian civil war, which rages on

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ZOA President Meets With Top Trump Aide

Of his meeting with Anthony Scaramucci, Zionist Organization of America president Mort Klein speculates that his organization’s defense of Steve Bannon may have helped to foster the dialogue

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How Obama Went From Calling to Save Darfur to De-Sanctioning Sudan in His Final Days in Office

What was once a cause celebre for Jewish and human rights activists has become an afterthought in a new, more volatile Middle East

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Pro-Israel Hoaxer Hits DC

Did an anti-Zionist filmmaker from Oxford masquerade as his political opposite to get internships at lobbying outfits?

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Nazis Claim a Sci-Fi Director Made a Film About a Global Jewish Conspiracy. He Didn’t—But Watch Anyway.

Anti-Semites have wrongly tried to appropriate John Carpenter’s work. In actuality, one of his most iconic films is also his most Jewish.

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Rafsanjani’s Thorny Legacy

The former Iranian president, who died last Sunday, was once indicted in connection to the 1994 AMIA bombing—the deadliest massacre of Jews anywhere since World War II

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Argentine Court Reopens Case Accusing Ex-President Fernandez of Covering Up Iran’s Role in 1994 AMIA Bombing

The original prosecutor, Alberto Nisman, died in 2015 under mysterious circumstances

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No One Is Afraid of AIPAC

The flagship pro-Israel lobbying organization failed to stop Obama’s Iran Deal. It may lose even more influence under Trump.

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How Do Americans Feel About the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Now? It’s Complicated.

A new study with the imprimatur of the Brookings Institution shows that many Americans agree on opposing issues, including West Bank settlements and Palestinian statehood

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Trump Picks Hard-Liner David M. Friedman as U.S. Ambassador to Israel

An attorney and long-time Trump ally, Friedman has no diplomatic experience, does not believe in a two-state solution, and supports settlements in Palestinian territories

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Iran’s Alleged Money-Laundering Arrangement With Venezuela

‘Bloomberg’ reports that Venezuela’s state oil company dramatically overpaid an Iranian construction firm for a project largely organized as a means of delivering foreign currency to the Iranian government

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A Brief History of Anti-Jewish Attacks in America

A new study of the last 47 years of attacks against Jews and Israelis in the U.S. offers insight into these patterns of violence

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Keith Ellison’s Life as NIAC Cheerleader

The would-be head of the DNC has a long, cozy history with the Tehran lobby

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Chuck Schumer Stands By Keith Ellison in DNC Chair Contest, Despite His Ties to Louis Farrakhan and Muslim Brotherhood Groups

A continued look into the skeletons in Ellison’s closet has the potential to deter some Jewish Democrats

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As America Grapples with Trump’s Election, Syria Burns

The Obama administration’s neglect of Syria is one of the rare policies of his predecessor that Trump can be expected to continue.

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While the World Is Distracted, the International Criminal Court Is Quietly Bleeding Members

The departure of Russia, South Africa, and others from the supra-national body could have serious implications for Israel and the world

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