Melissa Langsam Braunstein

Melissa Langsam Braunstein
  • World

A Paradoxical Moment for the Middle East

While Iran is a looming danger, the Abraham Accords offer hope and promise.

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The Hidden Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Campaign

What happens when the firms handling environmental, social, and governance ratings are themselves biased?

Bambi, Before It Was a Kids’ Movie

The original novel is a poignant allegory of Jewish life in Europe in the early 20th century.

A New Report Sheds Lights on Renewed Efforts to Free ‘Lady Al-Qaeda’

Aafia Siddiqui is serving an 86-year federal sentence for trying to kill U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan, and her release was the motivation behind the Colleyville hostage crisis.

Amnesty International’s Problematic Israel Report

Calling Israel an apartheid state is not legally accurate, but it’s strategically useful for Israel’s enemies.

This Is Not How Holocaust Education Was Supposed to Work

Experts have spent decades working to develop accurate resources and materials. It never involves role playing villainy.

The Troubling Prevalence of Antisemitic Attacks in Brooklyn

What we can learn from the NYPD’s hate crime statistics.

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French Protesters Want Closure—and Justice—for the Killing of Sarah Halimi

Protests broke out last month when a judge said the killer will not stand trial.

To the Far Right and Back Again

To the Far Right and Back Again

A new book explores whether the far left is driving people toward right-wing extremism.

Why This Passover Will be Different From All Other Passovers

As the whole world muddles through the coronavirus pandemic, the plagues take on new meaning.