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25 Nisan 5777 – April 20, 2017

Lessons for Israel-on-Campus from Scarlett Johansson

4 Adar I 5774 – February 4, 2014
American Jews – especially those working on campus – don't accept that we have a battle on our hands.

Holy Sites on the Chopping Block?

Much has been written about President Shimon Peres's promises to grant the Vatican official status in Jerusalem and control over its holy sites.

Yaalon’s Rear-Guard War

MK Akunis said “there is not one member of the coalition who opposes the fact that negotiations are taking place.”

Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

29 Shevat 5774 – January 29, 2014
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Palestinians’ New Enemy: Tzipi Livni

The Palestinians were unhappy with Kerry for being biased, now they are angry with Livni for daring to criticize Abbas.

Yawning over the Latest Headline News from the Middle East

28 Shevat 5774 – January 28, 2014
In general, the regions these days hosts unchanging, repetitious and dreary news.

Davos and the Hatred of Evil

But the most painful part of an otherwise illuminating and extraordinary Forum was Iranian President Rouhani's speech.

What Are We Negotiating About?

23 Shevat 5774 – January 23, 2014
Peace cannot be defined as the goal of a state.

Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

22 Shevat 5774 – January 22, 2014
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The Courage of Cory Booker

20 Shevat 5774 – January 21, 2014
Obama is placing all the pressure on 16 Senators from his own party rather than squarely on the Iranians.

Has Iran Gained a Foothold in the Arabian Peninsula?

18 Shevat 5774 – January 19, 2014
Oman will grant Iran a strategic location on a mountain overlooking the whole gulf region.

Why Is Germany Telling Jews Where to Live?

16 Shevat 5774 – January 17, 2014
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeieris is browbeating Israel in public.

U.S. Presidential Expectations and Mideast Peace

President Obama’s core argument on a Middle East peace process is still founded on incorrect assumptions.

‘Arik Charbi’ – Arik Is My Sword

15 Shevat 5774 – January 15, 2014
This past Shabbos, as we read the weekly Torah portion of Bishalach, my son suddenly said to me, “Dad, I have a feeling Sharon is going to pass away today, because we just read his name in Az Yashir [the Song of the Sea] where it says ‘arik charbi.’ ”

Bar Mitzva in Judea and Samaria

13 Shevat 5774 – January 14, 2014
The communities of Gush Katif were miraculous.

American Democracy as Masquerade

8 Shevat 5774 – January 9, 2014
Once upon a time in America, every adult could recite at least some Spenglerian theory of decline.

Pounding On The Israeli Right

The right-wing Mattot Arim organization annually rates rightist MKs.

Mr. Kerry, Dig for the Truth!

One of the claims made by pro-Arab interests on Jerusalem is against archaeological findings.

Kiruv In Berlin?

8 Shevat 5774 – January 8, 2014
Proud as I am of my daughter’s enthusiasm and her proclivity for outreach, I somehow can’t shake a niggling regret that it had to be in Germany. As the daughter of a Hungarian mother who escaped deportation by running with her family from the Nazis and the daughter-in-law of a Dutch Jewish man whose parents were shot by the Nazis and who was liberated from Bergen Belsen at the age of 12, I am one generation closer to the Holocaust than my daughter. And one degree closer to the idea of shunning anything and everything German.

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