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Defining ‘Occupied’ and the Semantic Battle for Peace

Using the term “occupied territories” or “West Bank" (favored by US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman) is part of a high-stakes battle to determine the outcome of the debate about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The Iran Protests — and The New York Times

The Iranian people rose up against their oppressive government in June 2009. Now we are again seeing that this regime rules by brute force, is widely despised.

BBC Two’s ‘Alternativity’ – Heavy-Handed Anti-Israel Agitprop

‘Alternativity’ is an appalling piece of anti-Israel propaganda, all the more so because it was packaged as a Nativity Play at Christmas performed by children. (Part 1)

BBC Two’s ‘Alternativity’ – Heavy-Handed Anti-Israel Agitprop – (Part 2)

‘Alternativity’ is an appalling piece of anti-Israel propaganda, all the more so because it was packaged as a Nativity Play at Christmas performed by children. (Part 2)

Reform Jediism, Not, It Is

Liel Leibovitz misunderstands The Last Jedi. It is not about a community that abandons its religion for an ephemeral universalist creed, but one that seeks out its ancient religion and returns to it.

An Anti-Semitic Caricature of Me Generates No Criticism from Berkeley Hard Left

For these radicals, it is not about what Israel does; it is about what Israel is: the nation state of the Jewish people. To many on the hard left, Israel is an imperialistic, apartheid, genocidal, and colonialist enterprise that must be destroyed.

Liberal Jews and that Inconvenient Israeli Consensus

While liberal consensus deems Netanyahu a problem, do they ask WHY he was elected prime minister 4 times. The answer is simple: There exists a broad consensus within Israeli society contradicting the assumptions held by most American Jews

The Ebbing of Warfare in Syria Will Spell Catastrophe for Europe

Europe, reeling from successive waves of refugees and migrants, desperately needs the end of the Syrian civil war, which for the first time seems in the offing. But the emerging peace will only increase the emigration.

The Disappearing Jews

There are 5.5 million Jews in America today and experts believe that in 20 years, that number will be 2.5 million – a loss of 3,000,000 Jews! The first thing we need to do is figure out a way to cure this epidemic

Smells Like European Colonialism in Israel

Britain, Belgium and Germany devote resources, energy and attention to Israeli affairs that do not concern them. The German government has even funded a study that deals with the level of Jewish studies in Jewish schools in Israel!

The Political Renaissance of the Right

The time when the Israeli Right lagged behind the Israeli Left and sufficed with defensive responses and with stating what not to do, is over.

Retroactive Legalization of Israeli Settlements is Tikkun Olam

The bill is intended to deal with a very human problem — ordinary citizens who, unintentionally and due to no fault of their own, may be infringing on the property rights of another and are facing the prospect that in order to make things right, will, either voluntarily or by force, be evicted from their house, the house demolished, and years of sweat and toil will be erased in a blink of an eye.

Israel’s ‘Not Routine’ Strike on Syrian Special Weapons Facility Confirmed by Imagery

Israel is in this as a fight for her existence, and will not be deterred or limited by the military arrangements of others. Put more bluntly, Russia’s interests in Syria, and effective control of Syrian airspace, will not hold a veto over Israel’s strategic latitude.

Palestinian Settler-Colonialism

The concept of “settler colonialism” has been applied with almost unique vehemence against Israel. The application of the concept to Jews and Zionism by Palestinians is both ironic and unhelpful.

The ZOA Has Criticized President Trump Plenty

ZOA's Morton Klein responds to allegations against the ZOA which appeared in The Forward.

The Original Nakba: The Division of “TransJordan”

Palestinian Arabs coined the term “Nakba” (catastrophe) for the founding of the Jewish State on a fraction of the Palestine Mandate on May 15, 1948. However, the original Nakba happened 26 years earlier, when the British gutted the essence of international law set out in the Palestine Mandate

Judaism And The Rise Of Burka Women

If you start publishing pictures of Rebbetzin Kanievsky and Sarah Schenirer, who knows where you might end up!

President Trump’s Charlottesville Comments

So it was preordained, so to speak, that whatever he said about as electrifying an issue as Charlottesville would be seized upon by resistance members and turned into grist for their mill.

Is The Torah Against Women’s Pictures?

Print media may publish modest pictures of men and women; they may not publish immodest pictures or pictures of modestly dressed people posed in a provocative manner. The underlying question remains, "Who defines standards of modesty? Who determines what is considered provocative?"

Dershowitz Calls Forward Article the “Most Despicable Ever in Jewish Media”

Eminent Harvard Law professor and prominent liberal Alan Dershowitz wrote “[the] Forward published the most despicable article ever in Jewish media. Lists Mort Klein, President of ZOA, along w/ David Duke and Farrakhan…”

Ari Harow – The Man Behind the Netanyahu Investigations Headlines

A profile of the man Police hope will unwillingly take down Prime Minister Netanyahu.

Temple Of The Heart

The Temple is an affair of the heart--it's what is missing from our lives. Subconsciously we have begun more and more to feel this great void in our lives.

Three Doors Down From The Friday Night Massacre in Halamish

We sat down, ate, drank, sang, ate dessert, started singing some more – and in the middle of our Shabbat song the commander's military phone started ringing...

Baruch Marzel’s Letter to the Mufti of Jerusalem

Marzel congratulated the Mufti on his principled stance on the metal detectors, and asks that he expand his religious ruling.

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