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Why Won’t Abbas Accept “Two States for Two Peoples”?

The general idea of a two-state solution does not specify one state would be for the Jewish people, the other one for the .Palestinians--who continue to want no state for the Jewish people more than they want a state for Palestinian Arabs.

A False Theatrical Peace

This past Sunday night, the play "Oslo" won the Tony Award for Best Play. Does a Broadway that gets this history so terribly wrong matter?

Europe: Choosing Suicide?

After the Manchester terrorist attack, it was revealed there are not "just" 3,000 jihadists on the loose in the UK, as the public had previously been informed, but rather a dismaying 23,000 jihadists.

Encouraging Integration in United Jerusalem

Presenting the optimistic side of life in Jerusalem, focusing on trends among eastern Jerusalem Arabs towards integration with Israeli society, and on policies implemented to increase an Arab sense of belonging to united Jerusalem.

France: Islamic Antisemitism, French Silence

Records show conclusively that all of the anti-Semitic attacks committed in France for more than two decades came from Muslims and Islamists.The French authorities know this, but choose to hide it and look in another direction.

The Dance of Judaism and Science: Einstein and Beyond­­­­ ­­­­­­­

How can we reconcile scientific understanding with the wide gap found in the biblical accounts all familiar to us?

Bernie Sanders: Knave or Fool?

If Corbyn were against blacks, women, Muslims or gays, Sanders would not have campaigned for him. Yet he is comfortable campaigning for Corbyn who has made a career out of condemning Zionists by which he means Jews.

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.

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