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PALESTINE FALLING: The Qatar Ultimatum and Fatah’s Rift with Hamas

Sisi’s meeting with Hamas leadership was not intended to be about saving the movement, but rather preventing an armed conflict between Hamas and Israel.
Israel Uncensored: Regulating Bedouin Settlement in the Negev

The Regavim Plan for Restoring Order in the Negev

Regavim seeks to safeguard Israel's national lands, restore law and order to the Negev, and give the Bedouin community hope for a brighter tomorrow.
80,000 pairs of shoes in one display, a fraction of the items recycled by the Nazi's at Auschwitz.

The Absolute Wrong Reaction to Israel’s Recent Controversial Decisions

As American Jews are struggling with unprecedented levels of assimilation and intermarriage, threatening our very future in this country, is anyone in America really in a position to withdraw support of Israel?
Entebbe hostages greeting IDF soldiers, 1976.

A Soldier’s Mother: On July 4th – A Memory that Lives Forever

Happy birthday, America - and thank you for sharing this day with us. Entebbe was set to be a mass-massacre and instead it was turned into a great victory that will always be remembered.

A Memoir – Background to Indian prime minister’s visit

Israel can be proud of an excellent relationship with India – a country with a population of 1.3 billion and with one of the world’s fastest expanding economies and which will inevitably become a superpower

Why Netanyahu Did It: The Brutal Truth on Israel and the Diaspora

Netanyahu did it. It’s not because he doesn’t care about the diaspora. Rather, it’s a result of a cynical political struggle in which one side has power and the other does not

PM Modi’s Historic Visit Celebrates 2500 Years of Hindu-Jewish Ties

Hindus and Jews have shared a history which goes back 2500 years. The first group of Jewish sailors, came to India as traders in around 562 BCE and settled in India.

Israel’s Wrongheaded Retreat on BDS

If Israel is to fight the BDS movement effectively, anti-Israel activists must be called out as publicly as possible instead of being allowed to pose as objective researchers and should be denied entry to Israel

The Western Wall Controversy: *yawn*

American Jews feel insulted and abandoned by Bibi's "ruling coalition?" because they haven't a clue Bibi had no choice. He can't have his government fall for some American whim which essentially has no impact on egalitarian prayer

What ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ And ‘Hatikvah’ Have In Common

A collection of fun and fascinating facts about the national anthems of the US and of Israel-The Star Spangled Banner and Hatikvah

The Flip Side of the Western Wall Crisis

American Jews are no longer a bastion of support for Israel. And if they still believe they have a familial relationship with Israelis, it increasingly feels like an abusive one

I Am A Muslim, And I Support Trump’s Travel Restrictions

The words, 'Making America Great Again' is more than a slogan to Pres. Trump. The flight ban is the start.

Towards a Haredi Bourgeoisie?

A haredi middle class is rising, one which has dispensable income and is developing wider lifestyle horizons. Perhaps it offers new pathways of navigating modernity for haredi and secular Israeli society.

So Hard To Say Goodbye

I was in New York during the last months of my father’s life. During that time, my father, z”l, stayed with my brother and...

A Visitor From Amerika: A Tragic Parable For July 4

But above all, boasted the new Americans, here was a nation that was governed by law. This law protected all, even a poor Jew who could speak only Yiddish

A Different Take on the Western Wall Controversy

I would have a lot more respect for diaspora Jewish leaders if, in addition to launching a “campaign” over prayer regulations at the Western Wall, they would also launch campaigns against the other issues confronting Israel as well

Terror Payments Go To The Heart Of The Conflict

The Oslo accords failed and there is no peace between Israelis and Palestinians today because the Palestinian leadership never accepted Israel nor rejected terrorism. The Oslo accords were a sham

TRUMP WINS: Supreme Court Tosses Most Injunctions Against Travel Ban

Trump’s travel ban has been vindicated in the main, since the vast majority of those seeking to enter the country have no specific relationship with an American citizen who has standing to sue

Iran Puts the “Miss” in “Missile”

The Iranian missile display really wasn't all that crushing. In fact most of the Iranian ballistic missiles failed to reach their intended targets

Avoiding Obama’s Mistakes in Syria

Under Trump, as opposed to during Obama's tenure, the US will act aggressively to maintain a global prohibition on the use of weapons of mass destruction.

Anti-Semitism, On the Rise: How Can We Stop it?

Conference speaker Charles Small stated the majority of religiously motivated hate crimes in the US target the Jewish community and there has been a rise in anti-Semitic incidents in the New York area

Palestinians: Why Abbas Cannot Stop Funding Terrorists

Considering lavish payments from the PA to Palestinian terrorists in Israeli prison, why should any Palestinian go to university and search for a job when he can make a "decent living" murdering Jews?

Boycotting Gal Gadot. Antisemitic, Discriminatory. BDS in Action

BDS once again shows that it is little more than a Jew hating lynch mob, that everyone with a conscience should refuse to engage with.

The Pernicious Effects of Defining Deviancy Up

Worst of all, however, if jailing and killing activists provoke no more outrage than imposing financial reporting requirements on NGOs, brutal dictatorships have no reason not to go straight to the torturing and killing.

Smartphone…Dumb Me?

I recently switched from a smartphone to a flip phone. I was spending too much time looking at the phone blurring the boundaries between work and personal time, tuning out my family. I became enslaved to my phone. The smarter the phone, the dumber I got.

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