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EU Labeling, A Pro-Israel British MP & Pollard’s Release
Obama and Hollande Commit to Destroying ‘Radical Terrorism’ of ISIS

November 25, 2015 - 12:49 AM
12 Dead in Terror Attack on Tunisia’s Presidential Guard

November 24, 2015 - 10:40 PM
Court Bans ‘Breaking the Silence’ NGO Lecture in Be’er Sheva

November 24, 2015 - 10:02 PM
Arab Families Are Learning: Terrorists’ Glory Doesn’t Fill Their Bellies

November 24, 2015 - 9:53 PM
Wounded Hostages, Children in Northern France near Belgian Border

November 24, 2015 - 9:42 PM
Report: IAF Attacked Assad, Hezbollah Outpost

November 24, 2015 - 9:03 PM
IDF Field Commanders Complain Overzealous Investigators Quash Military Effectiveness

November 24, 2015 - 8:22 PM
Road Terror in Samaria Shooting Attack Near Beit El

November 24, 2015 - 6:58 PM
Britain Warns Turkish Airspace Incident ‘Very Serious’ as 2 Russian Pilots Killed

November 24, 2015 - 6:22 PM
Putin Accuses Turkey of ‘Stab in the Back’

November 24, 2015 - 5:07 PM
The Maccabeats’ Latest Chanukah Tune is a Real Sizzler! [video]

November 24, 2015 - 3:59 PM
Israeli Bio-Bee Providing 600 Million Predatory Mites to Colombian Farmers

November 24, 2015 - 3:09 PM
ISIS Spooks Young French Jews into Visiting Israel

November 24, 2015 - 2:07 PM
Netanyahu to U.S.: Green Light for ‘Settlers’ in Return for ‘Good Will’ [video]

November 24, 2015 - 12:59 PM
Turkey Downs Russian Jet on Syrian-Turkish Border

November 24, 2015 - 11:35 AM
Open Rebellion: Israeli State Attorneys Refuse to Obey Justice Minister Shaked

November 24, 2015 - 11:25 AM
Armed Arab Stopped Near Jerusalem Bus Station

November 24, 2015 - 10:27 AM
Ramming Attack at Tapuach Junction, 4 Injured

November 24, 2015 - 8:39 AM
They’re Canceling Chanukah in Melbourne, Australia

November 24, 2015 - 4:28 AM
Discovery: Israeli Early Man from 10,000 Years Ago Ate Hummus

November 24, 2015 - 3:30 AM
Mothers Cry Out Amidst Daily Sirens, Stabbings, Rammings South of Jerusalem

November 24, 2015 - 2:42 AM
20 Multinational Corporations to Converge on Israel’s Top Startups

November 24, 2015 - 2:00 AM
Weizmann Institute Study: Blood Sugar Levels in Response to Foods Are Highly Individual

November 24, 2015 - 1:30 AM
Education Ministry Official: We Have Plans to Integrate the Ultra-Orthodox

November 23, 2015 - 11:35 PM
Kerry Promotes ‘Three-Pronged Strategy’ to Defeat ISIS

November 23, 2015 - 9:50 PM
Austrian, German Jews Become Active in Blocking Muslim Migrants

November 23, 2015 - 8:56 PM
IDF Soldier Killed in Arab Terror Attack at Gas Station on Highway 443

November 23, 2015 - 7:50 PM
Arab Terrorist Shot When He Tried to Knife Israeli Soldier

November 23, 2015 - 6:44 PM
Netanyahu: Terrorist Families to Lose Israeli Work Permits, But That’s Not All….

November 23, 2015 - 5:50 PM
Stabbing Victim Hadar Buchris, z’l, Remains in Beloved Jerusalem

November 23, 2015 - 4:42 PM
Bennett: ‘Bibi Changed his Mind Only After I Shot a Bullet Between his Eyes’

November 23, 2015 - 4:28 PM
Critically Wounded Police Officer Resumes Duty 5 Months Later, Offers Prayer of Thanks at Western Wall

November 23, 2015 - 4:21 PM
Surrealism Reigns in Israel as Shopkeeper Stops Terrorist Girls Using a Chair [video]

November 23, 2015 - 3:31 PM
Terrorist Killed in Shomron Attack

November 23, 2015 - 3:00 PM
Scissors Stabbers Attack Security Guard, Arab Man Near Jerusalem’s Mahane Yehuda Market [video]

November 23, 2015 - 2:20 PM
25 Arab Fugitives Arrested in Joint Security Operation

November 23, 2015 - 1:58 PM
Ramming Attack in the Shomron, Victims Arrested

November 23, 2015 - 12:04 PM
Subways, Schools Closed as Terrorized Brussels Remains in Lockdown

November 23, 2015 - 9:59 AM
Iran Sentences US-Iranian Washington Post Journalist to Prison as ‘Spy’

November 23, 2015 - 9:13 AM
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Gavel and Court Lawyers Called Upon to Use Their Legal Skills to Fight for Israel

The Activist Lawyer Seminar will be held on March 7 to March 13 in Jerusalem and Northern Israel.

William Safire

Posted on: September 23rd, 2014


“It’s a lousy column and a dishonest one,” Halberstam wrote. “So close it. Or you will end up just as shabby as Safire.”


Posted on: May 14th, 2014


The Clintonan “engagement” liberals remember with such fondness did nothing but embolden Arafat and Hamas and Hizbullah as they witnessed Israel’s only real ally elevate process ahead of policy.

Bob Grant

Posted on: January 29th, 2014


What really makes one wonder about the affinity felt by certain Jews for Grant was the welcome mat he put out for some of the country’s most pernicious anti-Semites.


Posted on: November 24th, 2013


With 2013 marking half a century since Kennedy’s fateful limousine ride in Dallas, the current revels are exceeding the revisionist frenzies of years past, with a seemingly endless parade of books, articles and television specials designed to assure us that, despite everything that has come to light about him since his death, JFK was a great president, or at least a very good president who would have been great had his life not been so cruelly cut short.


Posted on: October 30th, 2013


George W. Bush has been getting some positive media coverage lately, with recent polls showing him at least as popular as his successor, Barack Obama, and a big new book about the Bush presidency by New York Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker (Days of Fire, Doubleday) portraying Bush as a much more hands-on chief executive than his detractors ever imagined.

President Richard Nixon

Posted on: October 2nd, 2013


Readers who’ve stuck with the Monitor over the years will forgive this rerun of sorts, but as we approach the fortieth anniversary of the Yom Kippur War – and with the stench of presidential indecisiveness hanging so heavily over Washington these days – it seemed only appropriate to revisit Richard Nixon’s role in enabling Israel to recover from the staggering setbacks it suffered in the first week of fighting.

Nahum Goldmann

Posted on: August 21st, 2013


Shakespeare had it right. The evil that men do indeed lives after them. Case in point: Nahum Goldmann, who served in a variety of Jewish and Zionist organizational leadership posts from the 1920s through the 1970s.

Ossie Schectman

Posted on: August 7th, 2013


Oscar “Ossie” Schectman, who scored the first basket in the history of the league that evolved into the National Basketball Association, died last week at age 94.


Posted on: July 24th, 2013


It’s certainly been a while, hasn’t it? And yet it seems like the conversation was never really interrupted, as I’ve enjoyed, in the three and a half months since this column last appeared, many an interesting exchange, via e-mail and phone, with some very intelligent readers.

The Gospel according to the Palestinian Authority

Posted on: May 20th, 2013

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How far the PA will go to present the lie as the truth and the truth as a lie? Its claim that Jesus was a Palestinian is old hat. But now the “resurrection” also refers to “the Palestinian state.”

Michael Kelly

Posted on: March 25th, 2013


The late Michael Kelly was a brilliant writer and editor (The New York Times, Washington Post, The New Republic, The Atlantic) who coincidentally happened to be an American patriot and a strong supporter of Israel – a combination not commonly found in the circles in which he traveled.

Rudy Giuliani.

Posted on: March 13th, 2013


Even as he left office in January 2002 on a note of unprecedented triumph and popularity, the tone of the New York Times’s editorials and most of its news coverage was startlingly jaundiced.


Posted on: February 20th, 2013


Koch became a chronic – some would say compulsive – critic of Giuliani.

Al Gore

Posted on: January 16th, 2013


Al Gore has been in the news again, and even some of his biggest admirers are upset with Gore’s decision to sell his Current TV cable network to Al Jazeera, which is owned by the oil-rich Islamic monarchy of Qatar, for $500 million.

Yitzchak Rabin

Posted on: December 12th, 2012


Ehud Barak may or may not be out of Israeli politics for good, but his recent resignation announcement reminded the Monitor of just how much the man had been willing to give up to Yasir Arafat at the tail end of Bill Clinton’s presidency.

Candidate Romney speaks to the Republican Jewish Coalition of Florida in Boca Raton, Fla.

Posted on: November 21st, 2012


Roughly 30 percent of those Jews who had voted for Reagan in 1980 went for Mondale in 1984.


Posted on: October 17th, 2012


With all the media attention paid to the recent 40th anniversary of the Munich Olympic massacre, another anniversary – this one related to something far more consequential in terms of Israel’s history – slipped by relatively unnoticed.


Posted on: September 5th, 2012


The charade is played out every evening on election day. Television news anchors and beat reporters, on local stations and the networks, come on the air full of breathless anticipation, seeking to build an atmosphere of nail-biting uncertainty.


Posted on: August 8th, 2012


Several years ago the Monitor ranked the U.S. presidents (from Truman through Clinton) in terms of their relationship with Israel. Since then, readers occasionally have asked whether time and added perspective have had any effect on the list and where Barack Obama would place on it.

Walter Cronkite

Posted on: July 11th, 2012


A new biography of the late Walter Cronkite has forced even admirers of the iconic CBS anchorman to reassess the man long held up as a paragon of journalistic ethics and objectivity.

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