One thing this storm has done is to give the President an advantage in the election this coming Tuesday. If there are no glitches, the President gets to look Presidential. This is something Romney can’t do. He is only a candidate. This will surely tip the close race in the President’s favor. But I hope it doesn’t. Although I don’t think Obama is a bad President, I don’t think he is the best President for the country right now.
Recently, after I’d given back examinations in one of my classes, one student who received a failing grade laughed, showed the exam to students on each side, and laughed again. Former Alabama football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant said, “I hate to lose worse than anyone … but if you lose with humility you can come back” a winner.
The Palestinians' mock trial and "execution" of Trump and Pence gives the Palestinians a green light to target Americans physically. Members of Abbas's ruling Fatah faction participated in the mock trial and "execution" of the US president and the Vice President.
If tears could melt stone, the Kotel wouldn’t be standing.
The two despicable terror attacks in Oslo and on the island of Utoya carried out by Anders Breivik propelled Norway onto center stage. Norway is a country that normally draws little attention - even Swedes and Danes who can read Norwegian are generally uninterested in what happens there. The only annual event that regularly generates publicity for Norway is the awarding of the Noble Peace prize.
I had a long conversation with my children recently and explained to them that nearly 1000 Jews had been murdered in the past decade because Israeli children had never been taught to read the siddur (Jewish prayer book). Should that sound to you bizarre - if not medieval and superstitious -- then let me explain to you what I mean, the same way that I explained it to my children.
The NY Times dismissed the canard that Trump or Clinton were recruiting tools for ISIS yet editorialized that Israeli settlers are at the heart of the reason people join the terror group.
A few weeks may not be enough time to completely defeat the terrorists, but it certainly is enough time to have made a start of it.
The California Supreme Court’s ruling last spring striking down that state’s ban against same-sex marriage created a tremendous uproar throughout the country. Religious groups, including Orthodox Jewry, railed against this fundamental challenge to the historically accepted definition of marriage as the union between a man and a woman.
Rajoub must be expelled from FIFA. Swift action needs to be taken to oust Rajoub, and pressure should be put on the PA to replace him with a chairman whose passion for sports and sportsmanship is greater than his thirst for blood.
A fascinating question of history is what might have happened had Neville Chamberlain not resigned in May 1940 but continued on as British prime minister, with Winston Churchill never taking command.
Does anyone actually believe that Hamas or any other of the other terrorist entities waiting in line to be rewarded for their bloodbaths against the Jews will be satisfied once the Jews leave the 'occupied territories'?
There is a growing militancy to the anti-Israel activists, especially on campuses.
The Hamas bombing in Jerusalem which killed four, is remembered by residents of San Francisco because it shattered one of the city’s most prominent Jewish families.
The Washington Post spoke for the foreign-policy establishment when it editorialized that "Bush compromised the ability of the United States to serve as mediator of a final settlement.... The result is a blow to U.S. standing in the Middle East."
Prime Minister Begin knew the meaning of true independence was not about firecrackers, dancing in the streets or lighting flames. It was about standing up for yourself and submitting to no man.
PBL (problem- or project-based learning as both are called) is a learning theory positing that as people learn, their minds actively connect new knowledge to pre-existing knowledge and build complex knowledge structures.
Having survived the Knesset elections with all of the uncertainty that all elections provide for the so-called winners and losers, perhaps it is time to take a cursory look at the democratic process of elections from a perspective of Jewish history.
It is shameful that ISM will never face serious critical scrutiny for their recklessness, despite of their well-documented record of terror-abetting extremism, which ultimately took the life of Rachel Corrie.
Obama jabbered endlessly about American leadership while simultaneously “leading from behind.” Trump actually pursues US leadership while simultaneously claiming the isolationist mantle of “America first.”
As frustrating as it may be for Israel’s critics, support for Zionism is baked into the DNA of American politics.
America can be a Democracy or a Mediacracy. It cannot and will not be both. And the only way to preserve democracy is to challenge the Mediacrats and force them out of the public space that they have usurped and back into the private sphere of their financial interests where they belong.
The law protects businessman from participating in an activity against their religious beliefs.
David Rubinger, the famed Israeli photographer, snapped the most famous photograph in Israel’s history: three soldiers standing reverently at the Wailing Wall soon after Jerusalem was reclaimed in the Six-Day War. What is the source of the image’s endurance?
Imagine a union among the countries of the Middle East, the Caucasus and North Africa.