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The Crook vs. the Demagogue

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

Zapata was a Zionist

Assimilation protects the individual against Jew-hatred (sometimes). But it works together with Jew-hatred against the survival of the Jewish people.
The WOW's Anat Hoffman holding a torah scroll in confrontation with police on July 12, 2010.

Non-solution to a Non-crisis

The Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC), created and primarily funded by the American Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) has proudly announced the establishment of a “Racism Crisis Center” in Israel.

Taking the First Step to Ending our Unhealthy Dependence

Obama is easily “infuriated” by Israel but the problem in the US-Israel relationship is America has trouble treating Israel as a sovereign nation.

What Do You Say to Someone Who Just Tried to Murder You?

I felt sorry and sad when I saw the 16-year old Arab girl lying in the road after she was shot. She was someone’s...

Trumping Jerusalem!

I think it’s worth emphasizing the surreal nature of this issue. Israel controls Jerusalem. No other nation has made Jerusalem its capital city since the Jebusites lost it to King David’s army around 1000 BCE.

The Shape of Things to Come

Israel is doing better than ever but the relative stability of the post-WWII period – or even of the longer Western ascendance over the Ottoman empire – may be coming to an end

Russia in the Driver’s seat

It will be crucial for Israel to find some form of leverage – something we can offer to Putin or threaten him with – that can be used to drive a wedge between Russia and Iran.

Trump Can End the Palestinian Refugee Problem

In order for there to ever be peace between Israel and her neighbors, the Arabs must face reality: that Israel is a legitimate country belonging to a legitimate people, and that the Palestinians are not going to “return” to it, not ever. The charade of the “Palestinian refugee” must end.

Kotel Conflict

Even the most secular Israelis don’t agree that American Reform Jews should decide what Israel does in the holy places that were regained with the blood of its soldiers. They may passionately hate the Rabbinate, but it is OUR Rabbinate that they hate.

Resolution 2334 and the Women of the Wall

Many Women of the Wall members applauded the passage of UNSC resolution 2334 demanding Israel return to pre-67 borders. WoW has no problem with the Kotel in Arab hands, just no separate prayers!

Illuminating Gaza

In effect, the money given to Gaza was converted into weapons. And that provides a way to solve the problem: we can convert it back.

Foreign Leaders Eulogize Peres – for the Wrong Reason

The funeral should have been held on the day Peres died, as is customary in Judaism. Then it would have been impossible for most of these political celebrities to be here.

Paying for Peace

Why should Israel be paying-with land and concessions-for things it should be getting as a matter of course?

Aftershocks of 9/11

If America goes down, so does that thing called Western civilization. Unfortunately, the American political system has failed: there is no great leader anywhere near the horizon.

Urgent Advice to My Fellow Jews

To European Jews – and I include the UK – I have a simple message: get out. The natives don’t like you (they never did) and Islamification is exploding. It can’t get better, only worse

Shimon Peres

Peres has always been a Zionist and does not believe that there is an irreconcilable conflict between the Jewishness of the state and democracy, nor that one should be sacrificed for the other

The Reform Jewish al-Aqsa

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.

Mrs. Keret’s delusion

The European-supported Left in Israel works to encourage Israelis to feel guilty toward Palestinians, and to make Palestinians more angry at the Jews.

The Trump Declaration

Trump can’t make Jerusalem our capital – only the people of Israel can do that. But his statement represents a crack in the truly anti-Semitic double standard that has been applied to Israel with respect to Jerusalem since 1948.

Ha’aretz: Newspaper that Hates its Country

Ha’aretz speaks for the small, even tiny, minority of Jewish Israelis that make up the extreme Left. But it has far greater influence than its circulation figures indicate because its stories work their way into talking points in world capitals.

As Mr. Trump Well Knows, Sometimes There Just isn’t a Deal

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 Iranian Counterrevolution: A Good Start

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

Ending Israel’s Abusive Relationships

Israel needs to express that it's tired of abuse. Getting a divorce from UNESCO was a good start, now it should tell the hosts of the Judo competition in Abu Dhabi that their singling out Israel is unacceptable.

Evil Council

Minister Miri Regev is the most recent Israeli official (Levi Eshkol, numerous literary figures and government officials since 1948) calling for the return to Israel of the UN site in Jerusalem

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