As a non-observant Jew I was always skeptical towards the claim of my more devout kin-folk that the Temple Mount was the key to the maintenance of Jewish sovereignty over Israel. I was wrong!
Lakewood, like all such communities, should always bear in mind that we are in exile and have a constant duty of Kiddush Hashem (reflecting honor to God) and being loyal and outstanding citizens.
The new UN Secretary General Antonio Gutteres, following in the execrable footsteps of his predecessor, has become part of the evil machinery that cannot see the Israeli-Arab conflict from a position of clarity and fairness
With no one there to stop them, or to intimidate the Israeli police into stopping them, visiting Jews were able – within reason – to offer up prayers this week on the Temple Mount for the first time in many centuries.
In response to the Halamish slaughter, we hear the same cliched responses. What we don’t hear is any common sense. Basic truths that need to be screamed louder than any call to prayer from a brazen Arab muezzin.
The Abbas Holocaust denial does not focus on the number of Jews killed. He argues that the Zionist Jews were schemers. The Holocaust was a story of Zionist Jews against European Jews.
If Israel surrenders now and removes the metal detectors and prove with finality that the Temple Mount truly is theirs – and only theirs – we are admitting that they were right to murder the Jews.
After seven decades living under Israeli sovereignty, and over half a century after military rule over the Arab population was abolished, anti-Israel enmity is alive and kicking among Israeli Arabs
This latest dictatorial move by the PA should tell the world the current readiness of the Palestinian leadership for statehood, and what such statehood would look like. It would resemble its brutal Arab neighbors.
Why should the Rabbinate be involved in conversion? Because of the Law of Return, the foundation upon which the State was established. It is impossible to circumvent the interface between the determination of religion by an official religious body and Israeli citizenship
Hamas are not burrowing tunnels because Gaza has no port. They are burrowing them despite the fact it does not have one.
“Your problem,” I said to to the Arab MK, “is that the Israeli Left has convinced you that this is not a Jewish state, but rather a state of all its citizens. And then in your naiveté, you were convinced that this is a state with no identity..."
Non-Orthodox denominations seem to have declared war on the status quo at a suspiciously convenient moment, their uproar coming at a time of declining identification with Judaism and Israel throughout their ranks.
I say, go back to America and your Reform platform. The Western Wall is not your personal laboratory for liberal social experimentation
As Minister Bennett explained, "The bill is a way to prevent a future situation in which a temporary majority such as existed under Olmert or Barak would bring about the division of Jerusalem, the heart of the Jewish Nation." Is this threat not reason enough to support the bill?
Clearly reflecting the impact of the change in Indian policy towards Israel was the chagrin expressed by the Palestinian envoy to New Delhi: “We were shocked…”
The slippery slope of government micromanaging lives inevitably leads to tragedy and oppression
In Abbas's worldview, Jews had no love or attachment to the Holy Land. They were content with where they lived; they had no connection to Palestine.
It is time for the Israeli Left to come to terms with the existence of “The Other” and the idea that people who think differently to them are just as legitimate as those who look different to them
Claims of sinister Jewish control of governments used to come from the extreme Right and the extreme Left. Now they seem to be coming from the mainstream Left as well, viciously attacking Trump and Kushner