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The Oslo Disaster – 25 Years Later

The 25th anniversary of the disastrous Oslo Accords falls between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur – a most fitting time to reflect on its legacy.

Q&A: Special Envoy Jason Greenblatt Details the Thinking Behind the Mideast Peace Plan

Ahead of Rosh Hashanah, he speaks about current bonds with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel, the rocky relationship with Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas, other regional powers at play, and the complex and uncertain prospects for peace.

Lauder’s NY Times Op-Ed Misrepresents World Jewry

Ronald Lauder’s position is stale, irrelevant, and not reflective of today’s reality.

Can Israel Be Both Jewish and Democratic?

The Palestinian Arab/Israeli conflict has “tempered” Israeli democracy, providing equal rights even to Arabs and Jews who refute her right to exist.

No Womb to Maneuver

The LGBTQ community’s claim that they are being “prevented” from becoming parents is simply untrue.

Animal Rights Group (PETA) REFUSES to Condemn Hamas for Burning Animals

While People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has no problem comparing meat-eaters to Nazis in their “Holocaust in your plate” campaign, it refuses to condemn Hamas for burning animals and using them as weapons of war.

Yes, Judaism Is Pro-Life

Rational discussion of the halakha of abortions> Judaism IS pro-life, despite what some may claim.

The Real Story Behind the Jahalin Bedouin in Khan al Ahmar

The community’s traditional culture and clan-based lifestyle will be fully protected and insulated from outside influences in a location only four miles away that provides electricity, running water, a government-built school and many other basic modern “conveniences.”

The Wise Men of Chelm Would Feel at Home with Israel’s Response to Gazan...

Baruch Marzel mocks Israel's responses to Gazan terror, and provides two "complicated" solutions of his own.

Demography as an Instrument of Opposition

Why is the Coordinator of Government Activities in Judea and Samaria publishing the Palestinian CBO’s distorted and tendentious data, which adds more than a million and a quarter people to Palestinian demographics?

Are Jews Overreacting To Poland’s Holocaust Law? – An Exclusive Interview With Rabbi Michael...

There is a growing number on the right that doesn’t like to talk about the bad things Poles did in the past.

Why Does Ronald Lauder Want Israel to be Only Nine Miles Wide?

Nine miles wide. It would take an Arab-tank column a matter of minutes to cut Israel in two.

Two Pinocchio’s for Bibi

WaPo made an unequivocally intellectually honest attempt to examine the issue of Palestinian terror funding and Netanyahu was inaccurate.

Washington Post Defends PA Martyrs Fund

The Washington Post attempts to portray the PA's Pay for Slay law as a social welfare program.

Israel Moves to Annexation as the Ultimate Solution

Without fanfare or public announcements, the Israeli government has been quietly using laws available to them to create a de facto change on the ground within communities beyond the “green line.”

Let Abbas Know: The Eternal Capital of “Palestine” Isn’t Jerusalem, It’s Damascus

There was never a sovereign country called "Palestine" matching the maps that Abbas and Fatah like to parade around.

ZOA: If Reports About Trump Administration’s “Peace Deal” are True, It’s a Disaster

The reported plan amounts to Israel giving up tangible land and sovereignty in return for empty promises, and entails the establishment of a terror regime in Israel’s heartland. Worse, as previously demonstrated, there is no way such a state could be demilitarized. No sovereign state has previously either agreed to, or been successfully compelled to, demilitarize; nor could this be enforced.

The Trump Plan – a Regional Disaster

Netanyahu will need to stand firm against Trump's peace plan, just like he did against Obama's.

The OU, Open Orthodoxy, And Communal Decision-Making

No organization (i.e.the OU) can excommunicate anyone. It does not, however, mean that our communities lack organizing principles. Those principles operate based on individual choice. People effectively expel synagogues not compliant with mainstream halacha.

Trump Admin Thwarts Irish Effort to Boycott Israel, Criminalize Trade

The Irish boycott bill was supported and pushed along by activists associated with the BDS movement, which has been dubbed a virulently anti-Semitic global campaign to economically isolate the Jewish state.

How Many Poles Does It Take to Leave an Anti-Semitic Comment?

We've spent the past few days deleting a lot of horribly anti-Semitic comments written by Polish commenters.

Can the OU Expel Synagogues From Orthodoxy?

Let's say the OU were to expel a synagogue, or 4, what practical difference would it make?

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.

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