Daniel Pipes said nothing would be better for the Palestinians in the long run than losing hope, because the fundamental cause of the conflict is Palestinian rejectionism
A great, quick overview of the Jewish legal claim to Israel.
Trump's chance came from a combination of circumstances: The economic slaughter of America's working class and Obama's contempt for this group. PC mania, and a grossly dishonest/disliked Dem candidate
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 opposition to the Nation-State Law is couched in the most inflammatory language possible, including epithets like “racist” and “apartheid.” This is nonsense and is part of a larger campaign to paint the Likud government as made up of right-wing extremists.
he law is intended to set a bottom line, to build a fence around the fundamental Zionist principles of the state and keep them from eroding. It also makes an explicit statement about what kind of state we are and aspire to be.
Kavanaugh has suffered greatly through this process and it seems to me that even if he is confirmed, his credibility and reputation have suffered a serious blow.
In recent years, the memes of Jew-hatred mutated into anti-Zionism. Instead of hating individual Jews, which is taboo, it’s possible to hate their collective expression of identity in the form of the Jewish state
The Rabbinut’s power is based on laws which have been passed because religious parties always are an essential part of coalition governments. This has been true for coalitions of the Left and Right since the founding of the state
The Left, having been emasculated at the ballot box, now uses the Court to achieve its aims and it is attempting to do so again with the appointment of Rabbi Karim to the post of IDF Chief Rabbi
Israelis couldn’t possibly care less about mixed gender prayer. But for liberal American Jews, it plays the same role as “al-Aqsa is in danger” does for Arabs, inciting fury against Israel and its leadership.
It is not acceptable that there is a culture in which killing Jews is permissible and encouraged. It is our responsibility to our people to put an end to it. To destroy the culture of hate and death.
Do the Palestinians expect that the US will say that all of Jerusalem belongs to them? Clearly not. So why the rage, the riots, the rockets and the terrorism?
The insurmountable obstacle to a deal is that the essence of the Palestinian movement is the denial of a state belonging to the Jewish people in any part of the land between the river and the sea
The New Israel Fund is in effect the military wing of the Reform Movement, using $ instead of rockets as weapons, annually giving millions to groups working to remake the state of Israel in accordance with its vision, and even to some groups whose goal is to destroy it.
The treatment of the suspects in the arson murder of three members of the Dawabshe family in the Arab town of Duma is deeply disturbing. To put a not-too-fine point on it, the suspects probably did not commit the crime, were arrested for political reasons, and were tortured to obtain confessions. This in the State of Israel in the 21st century.
The issue that is presently driving the controversy is a series of Court decisions that have made it impossible for the government to deport any of the 38,000 African migrants that entered the country illegally since the early 2000s
Israelis, according to the 2017 World Happiness Report, are happier than most of the world, coming in 11th out of 155 countries (the US only made 14th place) There is something special here. In my opinion, it is a sense of national purpose
Why are liberal Americans often so wrong about anything connected to Jews or Israel, despite the fact that they are seemingly obsessed with these subjects? Just ask the New York Times
Jacobs clearly sees himself as the Jewish Martin Luther King Jr., and would like nothing more than to get arrested on behalf of his struggle. But there is almost nothing in common between the civil rights movement of the 1960s and Jacob’s attempts to provoke confrontations at one of Judaism’s holiest sites
The Jewish state is truly under siege. Not from the Hamasniks of Gazavic but from a coalition of the Israeli Left, Arab citizens and other non-Jewish minorities, European and American-funded NGOs, and liberal American Jewish organizations. Did I leave anyone out?
Everyone thinks war is unavoidable, and most people understand, at least on an intellectual level, that this war is going to be one of the toughest in Israel’s history.
Today many of Israel's elite are “post-Zionists,” citizens of the world. They are embarrassed by Zionist patriotism. How else to explain why they oppose the Nation-State Law which does nothing more than express the idea that the Jewish people have a collective right of self-determination?
The people of Israel have a right to expect that the political/military establishment that it is paying so generously do its job and eliminate the threat of terror. That is, after all, in the social contract.
The consequences in the region if the Iranian regime were replaced by one prioritizing economic development over foreign adventures would be immense. Israel would be overjoyed if the $ sent to Hezbollah stayed in Iran