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Why Israel-Turkey Relations will not Change

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was educated within an anti-Jewish political framework.

US: Israel’s Prosperity a Problem

Does Kerry think it would be better for Israel to approach negotiations from a position of precarious poverty?

Shabbat Shalom, Jerusalem

Let’s bring back the country’s Jewish soul and return the sanctity of Shabbat to the public sphere.

Jewish Rabbis Fail at Stopping Child Abuse

Good people cannot accept the evil and sick deeds that are done by some in our community.

Turkey and Israel Should Launch Non-Violent Intervention in Syria

An alliance between Turkey and Israel will make the current Syrian regime tremble in their boots.

Daniel Pipes and Islamic ‘Essentialism’

Islam expert Andrew Bostom charges that Daniel Pipes' claims about the differences between Islam and Islamism contradict Pipes' past writings on the political nature of Islam.

Molestation Cases Must Be Handled by G’dolim, Not by ‘Experts’

If you’re lucky enough to avoid losing your children, you’re still not home free.

Arrest the Reporters Behind the al-Dura Hoax

France 2 and Enderlin must have their press accreditation revoked and be thrown out of Israel.

Why Do They Slaughter their Victims?

Slaughter is a routine, widespread practice among many Moslem families.

J Street: Demand Israel’s Peace Process Goal be Palestinian State

parently an affront to J Street's worldview, the focus of which appears to be the creation of a Palestinian State, whether or not that will bring peace.

Prayer – The Right To Argue With God

The Talmud (Berachot 26b) says, "tefillot avot tiknum" – “prayer was established by the avot.” The Talmud then uses the following verse (Bereshit 19:27) to prove how Avraham established prayer: "Vayaskem Avraham baboker el hamakom asher amad sham et pnei Hashem" – "And Avraham got up early in the morning to the place where he had stood before God."

Why The al-Dura Blood Libel Still Matters

Nearly 13 years ago, then-Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak journeyed to Camp David to end the conflict with the Palestinians. With the approval of President Clinton, he offered Yasir Arafat an independent Palestinian state in almost all of the West Bank, Gaza and in part of Jerusalem. Arafat said no.

When FDR Used The IRS Against Jewish Activists

The news that the Internal Revenue Service unfairly targeted conservative groups has brought renewed spotlight on a 2010 lawsuit filed by the pro-Israel group Z Street, which alleges it was also singled out by the IRS when applying for tax-exempt status.

Russia is Playing a Losing Hand like a Winner

Neither Secretary of State Kerry nor the president he serves seem to understand Russia's goals in the Middle East.

Iranian Presidential Election Turning into a Circus

Ahmadinejad may plan to reveal proof that the 2009 elections were rigged if his candidate's registration for presidential candidacy is not accepted.

Russia-US Brinkmanship Clashes with Israel’s Security

The Russian Yakhont missiles already delivered to Syria threaten Israel Navy ships carrying out vital missions in the Mediterranean.

Islam and its Infidels

Islamism represents the transformation of Islamic faith into a political ideology.

The Land without Muslims

The Japanese do not feel the need to apologize to Muslims for the negative way in which they relate to Islam.

It’s Not the Economy, Stupid

The contractors received the land at a bargain basement price, moved the prices up to 1.8 million NIS and pocketed one million NIS per apartment.

We Should Have Heeded the Warning Signs of Islamist Antisemitism

We must confront Islamist groups with what Prime Minister David Cameron referred to as “muscular liberalism.”

When Real Life Intrudes On Baseball

Readers of my monthly Baseball Insider column may have noticed its absence last week (the column appears in the second issue of every month). The reason for that is I have something more serious and personal to share with you, something that didn’t seem appropriate for a baseball column.

Remembering Herb Romerstein

Herbert Romerstein died last week after a long illness. With Herb’s passing, we lose not only a good guy but a vast reservoir of knowledge that is not replaceable.

Freedom House’s Inexcusable Smear Of Israel

Freedom House recently released its annual report on press freedom throughout the world at an event sponsored by the Newseum in Washington. But along with the usual and appropriate condemnations of dictatorships and totalitarian states, the group decided to slam the one democracy in the Middle East as well as one of the few states in the region where press freedom actually exists: Israel.

Opportunities and Risks Ahead for Turkey

Now is the time for Ankara to take some corrective domestic and foreign policy measures consistent with what the country has and continues to aspire for but fails to realize.

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