The nation-state Basic Law should have surprised no one. Those who were genuinely taken aback by the realization that Jews have a special place in Israel, have never understood what Israel is.
My response to the query, "How can you be both politically conservative and a Jew?” is usually “How can a Jew NOT be politically conservative?”
With a single question, we can determine if your opposition to the "Basic Law: Israel as the Nation State of the Jewish People" stems from unexamined populism or from an anti-Zionist ideology.
Why do they hate us? It doesn’t matter. It’s not worth arguing about who started it and who’s right or wrong, except as an academic exercise. What is important is that the conflict is not amenable to the solutions being offered
The weaponization of Palestinian Arab children by their own society, even by their own families, is so incomprehensible to outsiders that it seems many deny its reality for that reason alone.
If Israel declaring itself to be Jewish is wrong, how can the Arab and Muslim nations of the world declaring that they are Muslim and Arabic be right? The double standard is ubiquitous and has only one possible answer: There’s nothing wrong with an Arab and Muslim country, but something wrong with a Jewish country.
True democracy is difficult to obtain, and difficult to keep. We are fortunate in Israel to have the degree of democracy that we have
The 2006 election of Hamas was not a mistake that Gazans have learned from, Hamas remains the most popular party in Gaza. Gazans therefore cannot be considered the helpless victims of terrorists,
For more than 100 years, the Arabs have killed while the Jews have built and cultivated. And this is precisely what we’ll continue to do.
It is now clear to both Israel's friends and adversaries, that any peace must include a recognition of Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people.
The media has been screaming that Trump was a traitor, when it was their man, Obama, who sold out to Putin, while President Trump held the line on missile defense without caring about what Moscow thought.
Israeli Arabs are noy affected negatively by the new law
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.
I want to tell you about a dream I had this past Shabbat on Tisha B'Av..
Why have the Arab nations have allowed the issue of Palestinian refugees to continue? One simple reason which I call the First Principle of Arab Leadership: it is always more important to hurt Jews than to help Arabs.
Throughout Jewish history, horrible things have happened to the Jewish people on or around the 9th day of Av. Even former Pres. Obama, the most anti-Semitic president in my lifetime has an eerie connection to this sad day.
Despite the Exodus 1947 not delivering a single Jew to the Holy Land the events of the Exodus voyage convinced the US that the British mandate of Palestine was incapable of handling the Jewish refugee problem and that a UN-brokered solution needed to be found.
The idea that the maps prove that Israel is gobbling land and making peace impossible is a pure falsehood.. The Obama map is a lie.
Statements from Jews, usually from America, prefaced by “my Jewish values” usually precede some sort of accusation against Israel that has little to do with facts – or an understanding of Jewish values. The basics are really simple, if you take the time to actually look at them:
Israel is presently weathering an intensely hostile political climate in a world where ethnic nationalism is considered evil. Rather than hide who we are, we should broadcast it. It might not make the world like us any more, but at least they will better understand what we are fighting for.
Kavanaugh is an experienced and serious legal mind who believes the constitution should be interpreted by the courts not re-written. More than any other qualification that is the reason the man should sit on the court.
Obama didn’t treat Israel as an enemy. He treated Israel worse than an enemy., worse than Iran
We have things backwards. We are the stronger power, and thus Hamas should be the ones begging for negotiations. We are not deterring them. They are deterring us
explain it to me. Explain how Israel is so villainous that the good that Israelis do can be dismissed. Explain why it is so important that its conflict overshadows all the other disputes in our contentious world. Explain why they support “solutions” that imply the replacement of Israel by a Palestinian Arab state.
Based \on her decision, one might conclude that Judge Collyer’s thinking runs along these lines: Settlers are bad and need to be punished. She’s not blaming and punishing the victim, but the victim’s parents. It’s their fault the boys are dead.