The real question is not why Lot returned to Sodom, but why Avraham endangered his entire historic mission to save him. The answer: Avraham did not only go to war to save Lot; he also went to SAVE his mission which Lot’s capture placed in jeopardy.
Despite the Balfour Declaration and the San Remo Conference much of the world refuses to recognize Jewish history in the land or believes Jews should have the rights to worship at their holiest sites
The objective of the Greater Jerusalem Law was to bolster the weakening demographic status of Israel's capital city and to "restore Jerusalem as the symbol and heart of the Jewish nation."
Unless integrated into a wider conceptually coherent strategic policy, home demolitions, like any other operational tactics, such as targeted killing, are unlikely to be effective in any meaningful way.
Although their values represent a minority, the politically-correct gatekeepers rule Israeli consciousness through all the un-elected power hubs in the country: academia, media, the justice system, welfare systems, government bureaucracy, and the defense system.
Politicians and media sources recently argued that only right-wing racist calls to violence should be illegal. Free speech has NOTHING to do with political views and everything to do with safety.
Their essence remained a problem. They would sing no song, carry no flag, and represent no people. In 2017. In the United Arab Emirates Judo competition; On the Jewish Temple Mount in the Jerusalem.
Iran's message to Hamas: If you want us to continue providing you with financial and military aid, you must continue to hold on to your weapons and reject demands to disarm.
Recently, I came upon research about today’s teenagers – the first generation to have grown up with smartphones – that is really quite alarming.
Ideologies that forgo the struggle for good from the outset are ideologies that assume that if we forgo our search for the light switch, the light will somehow turn on by itself. Darkness loves those types of vapid ideologies.
As the experience of 2003 shows, Iran will only abandon its nuclear program if confronted by what it perceives to be a tangible military threat
The contrast with the increasing manifestations of international anti-Semitism is stark, and raises the question: What is the source of this incredible and effusive love for Israel from so many different stripes of people?
It is not easy to be a Ben Noach. The Seven Laws (even more according to many rabbinic decisors) represent categories that encompass subcategories, and the penalties for abrogation of this covenant are stricter than they would be for a Jew who abrogates them
Of all the “Right-wing” alternatives for the two-state formula, the “Jordan-is-Palestine” concept is the only one not inconsistent with the underlying principles of the “Humanitarian Paradigm”
World wars made national identity, and later made identity, in general, a dirty word. Seventy years later, humanity once again is seeking identity. The holiday of sukkot exemplifies the concept of identity for the Jewish nation, and all the nations of the world.
The deal does not require Hamas to dismantle its security forces or armed wing. Nor does the agreement require Hamas to lay down its weapons or stop amassing weapons and preparing for war. Hamas could not have hoped for a better deal.
Nickolay Mladenov, the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process praises Abbas’ condemnation of Palestinian terrorist attack which killed Israelis, but makes no mention of Netanyahu and other Israeli leaders that repeatedly called for calm after the murders.
If Rabin had a crystal ball that allowed him to foresee the terrible trauma and tragedy the Oslo Agreements would cause, there is little doubt that he would have never agreed to its signature.
May we be forgiven for these and all our mistakes and sins...
Hashem has, after all, judged exactly the cases of our lives on 5,778 previous occasions. He has seen individual Jews and even the entire Jewish people turn their lives around many times before. The ultimate Judge is biased in our favor