Arabs devote their energies to stifling human potential in their own ranks; Jews, on the other hand, devote their energies to building a nation and making it greater every day.
The Diaspora is a dead end for Jews, both physically and culturally. You can make a case for the continuance of Jewish communities in the Diaspora, and you can find many areas in which Israel needs to improve. But the necessity and centrality of the Jewish state to the continued existence of the Jewish people is indisputable.
We’ll prevail. It will be terrible for us, but more terrible for our enemies. Jewish sovereignty in the Land of Israel was not reconstituted after thousands of years to be lost after only 70.
Change your advisers or change your tune
Every year I am concerned that I will not be able to make the transition between the memories and pain of Memorial Day to the celebration of Israel’s Independence.
Truman didn’t make his decision to support the nascent State of Israel because of politic--there was loud opposition from the State Department--but like so many of his policies, he supported Israel because he thought it was the right thing to do
A love letter to the nation by Jordana Brown
A musical tribute to his beloved home, by Jerusalem's foremost troubadour, David Herman.
Iran’s fingerprints have been found on terrorist attacks all over the world, including Latin America and Europe. With Iran out of the equation, many problems though not solved, would be at least simplified.
When the siren screams, I close my eyes and I can clearly see Yehoshua's body, lifeless! 25 years might have gone by but the wound is fresh and it is a nightmare that never ends.
Traveling on public transportation here in Israel is a great barometer of the state of our society. I see some fantastic good most of the time
The policy laid out by POTUS is a refreshing change: we will help but your destiny is in your hands, no more nation building but at the same time, action in response to evil.
The sharp transition caused by the observance of Yom HaZikaron (Israel’s Memorial Day) followed in immediate succession by Yom HaAtzmaut is very difficult emotionally, and also deeply profound.
I grew up like most Jews, totally ignorant of the concept of "Aliyah." I also didn't know about Shabbat, kashrut and most of the Jewish Holidays.
This attack had nothing to do with Assad’s chemical attack and everything to do with Iran.
“Chemical weapons? No, that couldn’t be right. Obama and Kerry promised Russia would take care of removing Assad’s stockpile.”
Hamas benefits greatly from civilian casualties, which support its narrative of victimization and provide its supporters with fodder for “lawfare” against the IDF and diplomatic sanctions against Israel.
The attack in Douma appears to have finally pushed the proverbial trigger of war that has been building up for the past few years.
The position of the government is that only a small number deserve refugee status, and the rest are illegal immigrants who should leave the country one way or another. The majority of Israelis (66% of Jews and 50% of Arabs) agree.
When the agenda is to delegitimize and, ultimately destroy Israel, nothing matters. Not truth, not facts. It does not matter that these demonstrations were nothing close to peaceful. It does not matter that the only Gazans killed were males, over 18 years old, active in terrorist organizations. It’s still a 'massacre.'
The #PAsbara ploy is to confuse Social Media Justice Warriors (you know, the ones saying Kaddish).
The lack of real inspections in Iran is just one of the items America was misled about by former Pres. Obama, former Sec'y of State Kerry and their cronies when trying to sell the JCPOA to America
Palestinian deaths and injuries are the responsibility of Hamas that is cynically leading its own people to their deaths in an attempt to gain media sympathy, but they are also the responsibility of every world leader who has appeased the Arab leaders and refused to state the facts as they are.
The last thing Rabbi Rontzki did was to request of the Nation one thing: That when we meet someone during the day, pass someone in the hall, ride in the same elevator etc, we smile and say “HELLO”
Admittedly, the optics are bad. Viewing this event out of context does make Israel seem trigger happy. But it is imperative to look at the historical context of this situation and see who is really to blame for the very real suffering of Palestinians living in Gaza.