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Becca Wertman


Becca WertmanBorn in Vancouver, Canada, Becca earned her BA in International Relations graduating summa cum laude from the University of Southern California. She also has an MA in Political Science from Columbia University. Her articles have appeared in The Hill TimesThe ProvinceThe Georgia StraightJerusalem PostCanadian Jewish NewsYNet NewsAlgemeinerTimes of Israel, and The Tower. She is co-author, with Prof. Gerald Steinberg, of “Value Clash: Civil Society, Foreign Funding, and National Sovereignty,” published in the January-March 2018 issue of Global Governance.


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[Opinion] There are serious flaws in foreign aid

Given the presence of self-interested actors, such as terror groups posing as human rights NGOs or groups promoting particularistic and not universal values, it is crucial that governments remain vigilant and ensure that aid is used to improve the lives of those for whom it’s intended, writes Becca Wertman.

[Opinion] The Members of Israel’s BDS Blacklist

The Israeli government has prepared a list of 20 organizations that lead BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions) campaigns, such that officials of these groups will not be allowed to enter Israel. Reasonable people can disagree on whether or not banning activists who seek to harm the country they desire to enter is the best policy approach or not.

[Opinion] Human rights defenders, or offenders

December 10 marks International Human Rights Day—a date that honors the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948—and as such, recognizes the universal value of human rights. Unfortunately, those prestigiously honored as human rights defenders by the international community have made a mockery of these universal values of human rights.

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