While the meal featured heads of state, Nobel laureates and people of world renown, it had a homely feeling where no one in particular was made to feel more important than the next person.
It makes a difference that we have people in government who can show why and what happened in Benghazi, in Cairo and across the region.
Amid an intense Israeli election campaign in which "keeping Jerusalem united" figured prominent as a key issue, the question continues to crop up: Is Jerusalem already being divided?
When terrorists represent populations that enthusiastically support their attacks, responsibility for ensuing counter-terrorist harm must lie with the criminals.
Israel’s forced Evacuation/Compensation law for Jews was considered to be legitimate, but when I propose that the same principle be applied for Arabs, it is derided as unrealistic.
I’m writing this on the day before Israelis vote for our Knesset, but one thing I can presume is that unless a cow is seen jumping over our ten-day-old new moon, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be asked by Israel’s president, Shimon Peres, to form the next government.
Conservative movements and parties cannibalize themselves.
What is better, a popular Israel riddled with dead Jews or an unpopular Israel filled with living ones?
One can only hope that the same Facebook employee who "accidentally" removed the article will make the same mistake and close down accounts belonging to terrorist organizations and their leaders.
Earlier this month, a man in uniform you probably never heard of signed a military order which conferred formal recognition upon Rehalim as the 32nd Jewish community in Samaria.
Perhaps our President should focus less on construction of apartments and homes and do something instead about the bombs and rockets that are killings tens of thousands of innocent Arabs.
Now that the dust has settled in Gaza following Israel’s Pillar of Defense operation, it is easy yet again to feel sorry for the Palestinians. After all, as anyone already knows who clings desperately to The New York Times, the still-lingering images are so evidently palpable and painful. And the Arab suffering – the grievous suffering. Wasn't it disturbingly "one-sided" and “disproportionate”?
When people thought that Avigdor Lieberman would someday be prime minister, I explained that Yisrael Beiteinu would disappear from the political map. The reason is that, like Kadima, the former foreign minister’s party is about a person, not a party.
The media would rather spend its time lamenting Israel's fall to the far right by covering the rise of a party that says the twenty year old peace process has failed.
The US and EU, who have been funding and training the Palestinian security forces in Judea and Samaria, need to bang on the table -- now -- and demand that Abbas rein in the Fatah militiamen.
How can anyone calling himself a Rabbi have the chutzpah to ever justify the death of innocents?
While the American Democratic Party may not have an official anthem, the British Labour Party does.
Why inadequate husbands can still be great dads
It now remains to be seen whether the Salafi Jihadists will resort to violence to prevent or foil the parliamentary election.
Sometimes, pragmatism handily trumps belief. Back in the earliest days of Arab terrorism against Israel – going back to May 1948 and even earlier – many disparate groups were able to cooperate in a presumptively common war against the Jewish state.
Why would the Senator insist on the Biblical teachings regarding homosexuality but not those of protecting Israel?
My most recent column elicited a fascinating response from an American woman. Before I share that letter and my reply, I will briefly reiterate the substance of that Dec. 28 column, which was titled “My Reasons to Be Jolly.”
The 2013 Israeli elections were supposed to have been boring. The pundits promised that the final result is already clear and there is nothing new under the sun. However, with less than two weeks to go until the polls open, we are in the throes of one of the most fascinating election campaigns that Israel has known. It is a campaign that faithfully reflects the deep currents of change in Israeli society. Nobody can yet predict its final outcome.