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A Calamity in the UK

By calling a special election and fumbling it so spectacularly, Theresa May has placed a threat to the Anglo-American world within striking distance of 10 Downing Street.

Who Loses When Synagogues Join the Resistance?

The “Trump bump” has produced a surge in attendance and membership at liberal synagogues, where a social justice agenda rules and rabbis are outspoken critics of the president.

Publication of Pro-Terrorist Ad in The Forward Raises Eyebrows in Jewish Media World

“Would The Forward, in the interests of ‘freedom of expression,’ accept ads from white supremacists? To ask the question is to answer it,” Jason Maoz, senior editor of The Jewish Press of Brooklyn, told JNS.org.

‘The Only Good Jew is a Dead Jew’ (the Suarez – Barkan threshold)

With a highly distorted personal radar, careful document selection, and an unerring ability to misinterpret intentions, Suarez produced a piece of writing far removed from both historicity and context.

Azerbaijan’s Inspiring Example

I wandered the streets of the predominantly Muslim country of Azerbaijan wearing my kippah. I wasn’t met with stares or ugly words--rather I was accepted and greeted with kindness.

Will Trump Follow Through On Palestinian Incitement?

Reviving the Trilateral Committee on Incitement is no solution unless the committee begins its work with a clear definition of what constitutes "incitement."

Jerusalem: A Consensus Issue At Last

Jerusalem is a consensus issue and I recently hung the proof on the Old City walls: The Jerusalem Declaration, an initiative to secure grassroots support for keeping Jerusalem united under permanent Israeli control

Want a Path to Peace? Pound the Table at Abbas

If Trump really believes the missing ingredient for peace has been a master real estate dealmaker, he’s wrong. But his willingness to pound the table at Abbas is nevertheless significant.

To Bigotry No Sanction

Linda Sarsour’s agenda is the abolition of the rights of others. She opposes the very existence of Israel

A New Tolerance for Anti-Semitism

People on both sides of the political and ideological spectrum must have the same zero tolerance for anti-Semitism as they do for sexism, racism and homophobia.

Israel Must Now Be Proactive

Israel has an extraordinary window of opportunity but it requires initiative and willingness to cooperate with Trump’s peace initiatives--on condition that our security is not compromised.

Gazans in Greece: We Fled Hamas, not Israel

The testimony of these Gazan refugees in Greece provides a rare opportunity to hear what Palestinians say when they’re out of reach of their own repressive governments and can speak freely

The British Election: Will Voters Opt for Intolerance and Xenophobia?

One of the biggest criticisms of the "Corbynization" has been the mainstreaming of traditional anti-Semitism. England's chief rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis, has called the problem within the Labour party "severe."

Palestinians: Israel’s Goodwill Gestures Send Wrong Messages

Israel's concessions are regarded as gestures of a terrified people and as the reward for terrorism. Far from satiating the appetite of the terrorists, such steps prompt them to step up their attacks against Israelis.

Jewish Or American: What Comes First?

I take pride in being both American and Jewish and while I believe some people just identify with both and leave it at that, I also think it’s natural to consider which identity is foremost to you.

Alberto Nisman and Sarah Halimi: The Shared Fate of 2 Very Different Jews

For all theie differences, they had 3 important things in common. They were proud Jews. They died because they were Jews. And in both of their cases, that latter fact has yet to be recognized, let alone acted upon, by the investigating authorities.

Jordan Intensifies Anti-Israel Rhetoric Despite Security Challenges

if King Abdullah views Israel as key to his regime's success, he has done so little to align public opinion with his strategic objectives permitting Israel to be vilified on the Jordan "street" and its media

The Six-Day War Never Ended

Only the 6 Day War has presented the paradox of a victorious nation annihilating its enemies so thoroughly and then almost instantly suing for peace rather than setting the terms for surrender.

The Myth Of Jerusalem’s Holiness To Muslims

Jerusalem meant so little to the Ottomans that, during World War I, they let it fall into British hands without a fight and even contemplated entirely destroying the city before pulling out.

Israeli Checkpoint Prevents Another Massacre

I, prefer inconvenienced Palestinians to dead Jews any day of the week. The would-be murderer tried to get through the checkpoint byt the metal detector detected that he was carrying two pipe bombs.

Will Britain Pass the Jeremy Corbyn Test?

The Corbyn test voters will sit on June 8: Do they want a prime minister who counts terrorists as friends and Jews as enemies?

Palestinians: Abbas Immediately Breaks Promises to Trump

The day after the Abbas-Trump meeting in Bethlehem when Abbas promised Trump to cease all forms of incitement against Israel, the Palestinian Authority resumed its vicious rhetorical attacks on Israel

Geopolitical Acupressure

Ties between Israel and Azerbaijan could become more significant as Trump attempts to bring about a possible Mid00000000 East peace deal, prevent Iranian nuclearization, and change the relationship between the US and Russia.

From Tsarist Russia To Democratic America: Reflections on a Family Machzor

This tefillah is especially astounding given that, historically, the Russian tsar was no friend to the Jewish people.

50 Years from What?

If Jerusalem was conquered by the Jordanians in 1948 and “liberated” or “reunified” in 1967 the Israeli claim becomes not only reasonable, but more more legitimate than the Palestinian claim.

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