Lapid's election success is a reflection of the widespread view among Israelis that external threats do not mean that the country's house should not be put in better order.
Russia's strategic geopolitical interests provide an important incentive for Russia to gain a foothold in Cyprus.
When Ron Nachman set out to found the city of Ariel, he was not interested in just another community of tens to hundreds of families to the east of the Green Line.
Hope is a vital part of visiting the death camps in Europe.
It’s a story that began with an eagle-eyed Jewish blogger who writes under the pseudonym “Challah Hu Akbar” and progressed all the way to the White House. In the process, it has reignited the debate as to whether Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood president, Mohamed Morsi, is really the pragmatic moderate many believe him to be.
This much we know: as soon as the story broke last month that a former teacher at a well-known Jewish educational institution stood accused of abusing students there decades ago, the teacher’s life changed forever. His employers saw it (he was immediately suspended from his current job), his friends, family and associates would soon learn of it, and anyone who searches the web could now forever find it. His fate was sealed.
As a genetic counselor who advocates for pre-conception genetic testing, I take the roots-to-tree metaphor very seriously. I believe that in order to sustain a healthy community, the roots of the community have the responsibility of relaying just how important genetic testing is.
Daniel Pipes: I predicted that 'Israel's troubles will really begin' should Obama win a second term. These have begun; Jerusalem, brace for a rough four years.
The Likud has achieved much over the last four years for settlements and the nation, and aside from his silly insistence on the two-state solution, Netanyahu has been a pretty good Prime Minister.
At JewishPress.com we’ve spent countless hours discussing the pros and cons of voting for each particular party. Now we'll share some of the discussions that have made this election decision such a difficult one.
If Israel fails to show up for UPR, this may force the HRC to end the stranglehold of abusive regimes over the institution and implement long overdue reforms.
All this talk about the billions spent on settlements being the reason there's no good welfare in Ofakim and sufficient education in Ramat Hasharon is based on two enormous lies.
A Response to an Antisemitic Video of Egyptian Cleric Mahmoud Al-Masri.
For Jews, the ancient tribal territories of Judah, Benjamin, Ephraim, and west Menasheh – a.k.a. Judea and Samaria or the West Bank – form the very heartland of the homeland.
President Obama spent his first term pushing from power longstanding Arab allies in Egypt and Tunisia, seeking to engage the now blood-soaked Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, pulling his punches against Iran’s nuclear program, and putting “daylight” between his administration and Israel.
For those of us who closely follow the progress in America in the battles against racism and anti-Semitism, the observance of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday this year has particular relevance.
The Syrian civil war is drawing in the world's most dangerous elements to a land that hosts the world's largest stockpile of VX nerve agents, Sarin and mustard gas.
It is vital for religious Jews of all ages to be involved in public service in some form or another.
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.
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.
Why the closing of a small seminary serving less than 200 girls should be the concern of the entire Orthodox population.
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.
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...
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.
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."