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The European Revolt Against the EU

Europeans are rebelling against the unelected E.U. and its grandiose, self-regarding project of abolishing the national sovereignty.

Without Allies in the Fourth Great War

The fourth Great War is less 'Islam against the West' than it is Sunni expansionists vs. Shiite expansionists.

High Stakes in Iran for Ahmadinejad

Ahmadinejad keeps standing up to America and America keeps doing nothing to stop him.

From the Interrogation of the Murderer of Eviatar Borovsky

Terror victims have families that expect justice to be done, just as they were promised.

A Father’s Unending Love

No words can satisfactorily describe the joy and love which resonates in the heart of a father, as he looks upon his son.

School Choice, the Government, and You

As Jews, we assume a myriad of financial obligations in order to ensure that we live in accordance with the tenets of our faith. We give generously to our shuls and make charitable donations to various organizations that service the Jewish community. But one of the biggest investments we make is in our children’s future, as we enroll them in one of the many quality yeshivas our community boasts.

The Religious Significance of the Israeli Flag

A flag with the Star of David hung prominently in the synagogues of Prague since the mid-14th century, with the approval of their great rabbis.

‘That’s Just How It Is In The Knesset’

Last week, a few minutes after my stormy exchange with haredi members of Knesset, I went to what we in the Knesset call the "back cafeteria." It is not exactly a cafeteria but rather a lounge area behind the plenum where members of Knesset alone can enter.

Siyum: A Pivot Point In Time

The ticking of the clock is uniformly, maddeningly constant. Tick, tick, tick. In equal, perfectly differentiated, precise segments. One second after another. Tick, tick, tick. A minute. An hour. One day. Another. Then a week. A month. A year. A lifetime.

Love Song For A City

Jerusalem was never real to me. It was a name I came across in books of Bible stories as a child. If I’d ever tried to imagine it, it would have been like places in my books of fairy stories. I knew it was a city with crenellated walls, with domes and towers and minarets. In my mind, I saw it peopled with old men with long beards and flowing robes, and women with clay jugs precariously balanced on their heads.

Obama and the Red Line

With the Syrian government refusing to allow UN inspectors into the country it is difficult to see how indisputable proof of use of chemical weapons can be found

Orthodox Women May Stand to Lose Under Sharansky’s Proposal

If it is the sole solution to women's rights at the Kotel, an egalitarian section at the Kotel will ultimately make things harder for Orthodox feminists who are trying to assert their rights within a Halachic framework.

The Rise of China’s Militant Nationalism

The policy of engagement of China was enlightened, far-sighted, and generous.It was also a mistake.

I can’t Be Silent When a Fighter for Peace Is Attacked

You know, you don't have to fight every injustice under the sun, but you do have to fight for a fighter who stands up...

Call it What it is: Islamic Terrorism

Blaming America and appealing to a presumed guilt will not solve the problem of Muslim radicals wishing to infiltrate, dominate, Islamize and kill Western citizens.

Deal with Muslims in Strength and Respect, Not Peace and Equality

Islam's approach to God extends to all interpersonal relationships, which are based on honor.

Education by Murder in Boston

Unfortunately, we who live in democracies learn best about Islamism when blood flows in the streets.

Restoring the Image of George W. Bush

All Americans should take an interest in the accurate recognition of President Bush's good work.

From Joy to Sorrow and Back Again

I close my eyes and am transported back to Israel, where I spent the past six weeks.

Political Expediency…or Adjusting to Reality?

Do Israelis believe it’s OK for political aspirants to say whatever they feel is necessary to gain power?

How To Be More Than Just A Tourist On Your Next Visit To Israel

It’s always a blessing to visit Israel – even a greater one when your kids come along. Of course, once the family has been to Israel a number of times and all the best sites have been seen and the most important holy places and kevarim visited, what do you do with your family?

Can the Left Stand Up Against Anti-Semites?

We don’t normally pay much attention to what is published in Tikkun magazine, let alone what its editor Michael Lerner disseminates through his e-mail list. But occasionally Lerner’s tirades shine a light on the positions of the far left that illustrate exactly where some of Israel’s critics stand in a way that makes clear how they have made common cause with those who seek the Jewish state’s destruction.

Moral Incoherence In Irish Teacher’s Union Boycott

The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI), which represents some 14,500 members, voted in early April “to cease all cultural and academic collaboration with Israel, including the exchange of scientists, students and academic personalities, as well as cooperation in research programmes [sic].”

Tamerlan Tsarnaev: What’s in a Name?

Killed Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, an ethnic Chechen Muslim, has been identified by the FBI as a “strong believer” in Islam, and...

Hamas’ Drug Lords

Hamas has brought misery, pain and destruction to Gaza, so Hamas’s alleged involvement in narcotics trafficking should not come as a shock to anyone.

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