Articles

  • July 18, 2018|Alexander H. Joffe and Asaf RomirowskyTablet

    Time to Rethink Our Attitudes to Middle East Refugees

    The international response to the Palestinian refugee issue holds many lessons, mostly negative, for the international community, particularly for Europe.

  • March 14, 2018|Alexander H. Joffe and Asaf RomirowskyThe Algemeiner

    Reframing the Middle Eastern and Palestinian Refugee Crises

    There are two Middle Eastern refugee crises currently vying for resources and attention. 

  • March 13, 2018|Alexander H. Joffe and Asaf RomirowskyBESA Center

    Reframing the Middle Eastern and Palestinian Refugee Crises

    In the 21st century Middle East there are two refugee crises vying for attention and resources.

  • January 11, 2018|Alexander H. Joffe and Asaf RomirowskyThe Wall Street Journal

    The U.N. Agency That Keeps Palestinians from Prospering

  • November 23, 2016|Alexander H. Joffe and Asaf RomirowskyThe National Post

    The United Nations' Palestinian Refugee Industry

    Of all the problems that dominate the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, only one ensures that the conflict will never end: the growth in the number of Arab-Palestinian refugees. Western governments have enabled this industry. UNRWA is the UN's

  • November 05, 2015|Alexander H. Joffe and Asaf RomirowskyThe Wall Street Journal

    The Quaker War on Israel

    Originally published under the title "The Quakers, No Friends of Israel." American religious history is filled with examples of faiths whose public perceptions defy deeper realities. The Quakers, for instance, are known as peaceful and supremely...

  • May 17, 2015|Alexander H. Joffe and Asaf RomirowskyThe American Interest

    Abbas to Syria's Palestinian Refugees: Go to Israel or 'Die in Syria'

    Originally published under the title, "Return or Die?" Faced with the suffering of their own people, the Palestinians' leadership recently decided not to help. Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas rejected a deal with Israel brokered...

  • January 07, 2015|Alexander H. Joffe and Asaf RomirowskyThe American Interest

    How Much Zionism is Acceptable to the BDS-Lite Movement?

    Originally published under the title, "What Type of Zionism is Acceptable?" Among the most pernicious consequences of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction (BDS) movement has been the wedge driven between Israel and liberal Americans, including...

  • August 29, 2014|Alexander H. Joffe and Asaf RomirowskyThe New Republic

    Give the Palestinian Authority—Not the U.N.—the Money, Responsibility, and Glory

    [N.B.: original NR title: "Give Palestine—Not the U.N.—the Money, Responsibility, and Glory"] In responding with pique to our piece on the the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, Matthew Reynolds deflects attention from our

  • August 18, 2014|Alexander H. Joffe and Asaf RomirowskyThe New Republic

    Stop Giving Money to the U.N.'s Relief Agency for Palestinians

    When Hamas fires its last rocket and Israel drops its last bomb, the extent of Gaza's devastation will become clear. An early estimate is that some $5 billion will be necessary to rebuild residences and infrastructure destroyed in the recent...

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