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The Portman Factor

The actress’s snub isn’t a victory for BDS or the Israeli prime minister’s political foes, but it does show how Netanyahu’s image problem has undermined one of his strengths.

70 Years of Miracles

The focus on Israel’s problems often obscures the astonishing nature of a historic turnabout for the Jewish people.

Gaza and the Worthlessness of International Opinion

Even though the Palestinian “March of Return” was far from peaceful, Israel’s critics still absolve Hamas.

Has Trump Finally Figured it Out?

Choosing John Bolton as his national security advisor gives the president the foreign-policy team members he needs. But will he listen to them?

Why Left-Wing anti-Semitism Matters

The anti-Trump resistance is in bed with Jew-haters and anti-Zionists. Why liberals need to draw a line in the sand.

The Embassy WILL Move . . . and the World WON’T End

Instead of waiting, the U.S. embassy is moving to Jerusalem in May. This offers a crucial lesson about the Middle East that needs to be learned.

Must Israel do America’s Dirty Work?

Netanyahu’s Munich speech in which he gives Iran a warning was denounced as a provocation. But the real alert is to a Trump administration still asleep at the wheel on Syria.

Let’s Talk Truthfully About the Issues behind Mass Shootings

When Lori Alhadeff screamed at a camera from CNN and demanded that President Trump, “Please do something, do something, action, we need it now,” Americans instinctively sympathized with the grieving parent.

‘Outside-in’ is ‘Inside out’

The notion that Arab states can be relied upon to safeguard Israel’s security in a theoretical peace deal is a a pipe dream. Far from the Arabs protecting Israel, the reality is that Israel protects them.

What Did you Hear when Mike Pence Spoke to the Knesset?

That vast numbers of Americans are inspired by the Bible to support Jewish rights in their ancient homeland isn’t so much a function of the left-right conflict as it is an integral part of America’s political culture

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