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The European Union and Its Court: Stacked Against Israel

4 Shevat 5773 – January 14, 2013
Since June 2005, the EU has given more than $48 million to over 90 NGOs based in Israel, who are regarded as critical of Israel.

Hagel’s “Global Zero” Plan

A nuclear weapons reduction plan advocated by Hagel evinces a less than serious understanding of both the nature of US deterrence needs, and the geopolitical balance between the United States and Russia.

The Closing of Afikei Torah

29 Tevet 5773 – January 10, 2013
Why the closing of a small seminary serving less than 200 girls should be the concern of the entire Orthodox population.

Why A Licensed Professional

The recent conviction of an unlicensed therapist in one of our communities has led to serious soul searching on the part of some and confusion for many others. The most strident argument of his supporters is that he was convicted without proof; that the accuser made up the story to get back at her community and directed her anger at this amateur counselor.
The author, MK Arieh Eldad, of the Power to Israel party.

Leave Room for Power to Israel

Moshko, the Holocaust-survivor-turned-legendary-builder-of-Gush-Etzion, once asked why Rabbi Moshe Levinger was shoving his way into Hevron and Kiryat Arba. “Here we work in consensus with...
Hugo Chavez

Chavez and the Jews: A Sorry Tale

28 Tevet 5773 – January 9, 2013
Like one of those telenovelas that are so popular on Latin American television stations, the slow yet inexorable deterioration of Venezuela’s president, Hugo Chavez, has been soaked in drama and cloying sentimentality.

Israeli ‘Occupation’ and the ROLV Fallacy

There is a widespread misconception that the Middle East conflict is complicated. In fact, it is really rather simple. Indeed, one can basically summarize and explain the entire conflict in the context of the words "occupation" or "occupied territories" and people’s beliefs about the effects of such "occupation."

A Perfect Match: Al Gore And Al Jazeera

The Al Jazeera television network has become a dominant force in Middle East communications as well as an expanding influence elsewhere, but up until now it has had trouble breaking through in the United States with a little watched English channel that is not widely available.

Cold War Tactics to Stop Iran

The time is well overdue to respond to IRGC atrocities with the language of force that Iranian leaders only understand.

President’s Nomination of Hagel May Encourage Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions

The burden is now on Senator Hagel to persuade the Senate, the American people, and the leaders of Iran that he is fully supportive of the President's commitment to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.

The Redacted Iraqi Jews

25 Tevet 5773 – January 7, 2013
Iraqi Jews had been genuine citizens for thousands of years -- even before Muslims and Christians.
#4 on the Likud-Beiteinu list Yair Shamir.

Likud-Beiteinu Leader: I Oppose a Palestinian State

24 Tevet 5773 – January 6, 2013
A Palestinian state would not only fail to bring peace and stability to the region, but would increase the tension and instability to the region.
Turkish political and religious commentator Sinem Tezyapar.

Listen to Me: Islam Does Not Command War Against Jews

Let me clarify these misconceptions about Islam so that there is no excuse for warmongers and those who wish to shed oceans of blood.

New-Town

23 Tevet 5773 – January 4, 2013
I am writing these reflections on the Newtown, Connecticut massacre for The Jewish Press on December 20. Most likely, by the time these words have been published, we will have more information and greater insight and understanding as to what went wrong on that tragic day. Nevertheless, for the sake of my own catharsis, and hopefully for the benefit of the readers of this publication, I share my own humble perspective.
Naftali Bennett (c) at his primaries victory party, November 7, 2012.

The See-through Yarmulkes and the Right of Return

The big question, of course, is where does the Jewish Home get its new votes?
Likud activists putting up a large election poster, December 27, 2012.

Why Israel Has Shifted to the Right and Isn’t Coming Back

22 Tevet 5773 – January 3, 2013
Israelis know that neither Fatah in the West Bank nor Hamas in Gaza will ever recognize Israel’s legitimacy no matter where its borders are drawn

From Hurricane Sandy To Sandy Hook: The Jewish Response To Darkness

Over the past few months the Jewish community in the New York metropolitan area has suffered great trauma and intense tragedy.

Israel’s State Of The Union: Resounding Successes, Looming Threat

Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics has released its population data for 2012, the year that just ended. As usual, the trends are favorable. The total Israeli population rose to just under eight million, while the Jewish population for the first time rose to just over six million.

‘What Makes You Better Than Them?’

“In that case, what makes you better than the terrorists?” I often hear this question. It usually comes up after someone suggests that Israel ruthlessly defeat its enemies instead of maintaining its current wishy-washy approach of hiding behind security walls, wearing the enemy down, and offering land in an effort to advance peace.

The EU’s ‘IgNobel’ Policy on Israel

The EU has yet to appreciate the reality that the conflict continues because of the refusal of the Palestinians to accept the right of the State of Israel to exist.

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