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Word of the week: Anti-Shi’ism

WASHINGTON, August 19, 2014 — Anti-Shi’ism (noun) – Prejudice against or hatred of Shia Muslims. Coined by Shia Rights Watch in 2011, this term describes the wave of discrimination and violence that has crashed against Shia Muslims in recent decades. Shia Muslims comprise between 10 and 20 percent of the world’s Muslim population. They have been the target


KANDEL: The unexpected destroyers of my Zionist dream

GIVAT SHMUEL, Israel August 18, 2014  — I have been asked a number of times by my esteemed editors at Communities Digital News to broach the topic of what, in my opinion, makes Israel so important. In essence, they have (rightfully so) been pushing me to explain why I gave up my comfortable life living

Police tend to a dog badly wounded in a rocket attack on Sderot, Israel / Photo: Amir Farshad Ebrahimi, used under Flickr Creative Commons license

Hatred in Gaza, peace in an exploding world

WASHINGTON, August 14, 2014 — In the last year, hundreds of thousands of people have been killed in Syria’s civil war and by the Islamic State. Two thousand Palestinians have died in Gaza, and more thousands have died in Ukraine and North Africa. In an unguarded moment, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel told an audience