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  • January 22, 2018|Asaf Romirowsky and Alexander H. JoffeForward

    How Aid to Palestinians Hurts - Not Helps - the Peace Process

  • November 10, 2017|Asaf Romirowsky and Alexander H. JoffeTablet

    How the Quakers Became Champions of BDS

  • June 12, 2017|Asaf Romirowsky and Alexander H. JoffeNew York Daily News

    Axing UNRWA: The End of the Beginning?

  • November 06, 2016|Asaf Romirowsky and Alexander H. JoffeThe National Interest

    Why UNESCO Shouldn't Treat Jerusalem as a Weapon

    UNESCO's vote to deny Jewish and Christian connections to Jerusalem and the Temple Mount is dismaying but not surprising. Cutting those connections – understood by anyone with a passing knowledge of Judaism and Christianity - has been a goal of

  • August 03, 2016|Asaf Romirowsky and Alexander H. JoffeThe National Post

    'Anti-Normalization' Is an Assault on Israelis and Palestinians Alike

    Originally published under the title "The Anti-Israel Movement's 'Anti-Normalization' Campaign." The basis of any negotiated settlement is compromise. But what if one of the parties to the conflict simply refuses to talk? Some Palestinian factions...

  • April 14, 2016|Asaf Romirowsky and Alexander H. JoffeThe Times of Israel

    What Is Zochrot Really Remembering?

    On March 21-22, the Israeli NGO Zochrot held its "Third International Conference on the Return of Palestinian Refugees" in Tel Aviv. The two-day event featured an all-star team of anti-Israeli Israeli speakers from NGOs and academia, all to...

  • January 01, 2015|Asaf Romirowsky and Alexander H. JoffeMiddle East Quarterly

    Religion, Politics, and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief

    Romirowsky and Joffe trace the involvement of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)—a Quaker organization founded long before 1948 to assist civilians caught up in the maelstrom of war—in its pivotal role as relief provider to Arab...

  • December 19, 2014|Asaf Romirowsky and Alexander H. JoffeThe National Interest

    How the State Department Annually Perpetuates Palestinian Misery

    Originally published under the title "America's Palestine Refugee Policy Is Insane." One definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. By any measurement, Western policy towards United Nations Relief...

  • December 01, 2013|Asaf Romirowsky and Alexander H. JoffeThe Tower

    When Did the Quakers Stop Being Friends?

    In the summer of 2013 an unusual gathering of students took place in an undisclosed location in upstate New York. Sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) along with Jewish Voice for Peace, the "We Divest Campaign Student Leadership

  • November 09, 2012|Asaf Romirowsky and Alexander H. JoffeThe National Interest

    UNRWA Keeps Quiet on Syria

    When two employees of UNRWA, the United Nations organization for Palestinians, were killed in Syria, one by a sniper and the other in a crossfire, the organization responded by deploring "the tragic loss of life." It was even more subdued when Syrian