Asaf Romirowsky
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"The Struggle for Palestine"

November 17, 2020  •  Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: "The struggle for Palestine" has long been an axiomatic slogan in the Arab-Palestinian narrative and continues to be used to this day to galvanize the masses—but as the Middle East changes, the power of the phrase may be diminishing.

In his 1974 book Palestinians and Israel, the late Yehoshafat Harkabi wrote that following the Six-Day War,

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Turkey is Seeking Global Power at America's Expense

November 9, 2020  •  The National Interest

For years, instead of focusing on problems plaguing much of the Arab world such as corruption, bad governance, and lack of accountability, too much attention was drawn to Israel and the plight of the Palestinians.

While the myth of the Israeli bogeyman was lifted after the Arab uprisings since 2010 and now with the normalization of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and now Sudan, there is one country which still uses the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a means to win favor among the so-called "Arab street" and propel itself as a leader of the Muslim world. That country is Turkey.

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The political split over Israel

October 5, 2020  •  Jewish News Service (JNS)

With the 2020 presidential elections in high gear, and following normalization between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, a deeper look at the platforms of both parties is required. It is clear that American Jews and Israelis are called upon to exhibit "moral fiber" by using their very Jewish identity as a vehicle to question Israel and its legitimacy. More perverse are the uses of Jewishness to passionately make pleas for the Palestinian cause and the assertion that Jewishness is somehow based on pro-Palestinian beliefs as a "progressive" value. For American Jews on the far-left, as for Arab Palestinians, the events of 1948 are the evergreen ancestral sin.

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Facts find no room in the world of BDS

September 21, 2020  •  Jewish News Service (JNS)

The American university now more than ever has become a toxic environment for both students and faculty who express open minds about Israel and the West. Faculty who risk their jobs, tenure and grant funding to speak openly about these matters are in need of help.

First Amendment scholar Harry Kalven Jr. in a 1967 report to the University of Chicago wrote:

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What the U.S. Can Do to Advance Israeli-Palestinian Peace

September 19, 2020  •  The National Interest

Against the backdrop of normalization between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and more recently Bahrain, are continued condemnations by Palestinian leaders. Palestinian president Abbas called the moves a "stab in the back," "despicable," and a "betrayal." Even so, rumors regarding Saudi normalization continue to circulate.

Momentum is palpable. How then to move forward with an "outside in" strategy for Palestinian-Israeli peace? Keeping pressure on Palestinian leaders while finding new means to address Palestinian needs is key.

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Asaf Romirowsky's Book

Cover of Religion, Politics, and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief

Religion, Politics, and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief

by Asaf Romirowsky and Alexander H. Joffe
Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. 268 pp. $70
December 18, 2013

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