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Preparing For War: Jerusalem, 1967

After Egypt closed the Tiran Straits passageway to Eilat, the situation was so dire in Jerusalem that the Rabbis permitted Yeshiva students to violate Shabbat in order to prepare for the inevitable war

Who Cares What They Think?

If Israel wishes to clear the moral air, it must start acting like it actually owns the land. Real owners don’t whine to others or try to please violent squatters. Real owners assert their authority – unapologetically.

In Sign of Changing Region, Gulf States Float Major Upgrade in Ties with Israel

Minister Ayoob Kara, Israel’s point-man for engagement with the Arab world, was quoted as saying, “our relations with our neighbors are the best they’ve ever been.”

Arab-Israeli Ties: Hostage No More?

Arab leaders–unlike Trump–understand that Israeli-Palestinian peace is nowhere on the horizon. It’s clear from the proposal itself which asks Israel to leave the status quo essentially unchanged, not concessions on any final-status issue

Clash Of Emotions

I listened to the speeches and marveled at the words of Torah coming from the non-observant master of ceremonies. Yes, the very air of Israel makes one wise.

Palestinians Use Deception for Greater Acceptance

Anticipating that Abbas would promote such falsehoods to Trump and the American public, Israeli PM Netanyahu shared a video on his Facebook page exposing the extent of Abbas' lies. It went viral

Trump’s Supposed Leak: The Worst Thing Yet?

Unquestionably the worst news yet about Pres. Trump: News sources are reporting that last week Trump revealed highly sensitive intelligence to Russia's Foreign Minister during an Oval Office meeting.

The Foolish Embassy Expectations Game

Of late, Trump has been listening to his more mainstream advisers, moderating his views on NATO, Russia, the Syrian conflict and, likely, moving the embassy to Jerusalem

Jewish Leaders Relieved Over Trump Administration’s Disavowal of Claim That Kotel Is ‘Part of...

As we can see (pictured), Ambassador Friedman's heart and HEAD are in the right place.

Political Analyst: Israeli Government Worried About Trump ‘Shooting From the Hip’

Trump’s peacemaking ambitions have created a shared dilemma for both Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government and the Palestinian Authority

It’s Been 50 Years – End the Occupation!

“Dayenu” – Enough is Enough! End the occupation now and forever! I agree with 99% of what “Peace Now” says; no more war, no more stealing land, no more violence and no more occupation!

The Drumbeat Against Jewish Ritual in Europe Sounds Once More

It follows logically that even in a modern democracy, a ban on the core rituals making Jews Jewish—and Muslims Muslim—effectively ends the conditions for a separate existence as a Jewish community

Jihad in Denmark

The Danish Jewish Community reported the imam to the police because his sermon was an outright call to violence against Jews.

The ‘Nakba’: The Ongoing Catastrophe of Bad Palestinian Decisions

"The Arabs never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity."

Lauder Promoting Abbas as Respectable Moderate Fraught with Danger

Lauder stressed that Abbas is a moderate committed to peace. Implicit in his narrative is that the Israeli government, especially Netanyahu, had been insufficiently flexible in previous negotiations

The UN’s Obsession against Israel

Israel is thus the only country on the planet to benefit from the doubtful privilege of being scrutinized on the least of its actions, through an agenda decided by its enemies.

Abbas Meets Trump While His PFLP Allies Still Shoot At Israelis

Advocates of the Palestinian cause like to pretend that all Palestinian terrorism these days is the work of “extremists” from Hamas, not “moderates” affiliated with Abbas. Like their leader Abbas, they lie

Netanyahu Is Right, Jordan Is Playing Both Sides of the Game

The problem with Jordan is the fact that radicalization in Jordan is manufactured, incited, aided, and promoted by the regime itself.

Sebastian Gorka and The Rising Madness of the Jewish Left

Despite the media obsession with Gorka himself, he is only the latest chapter in the real story: the increasing hysteria of the Jewish left.

Mahmoud Abbas, You are Not Educating for Peace

On the White House lawn, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told US President Donald Trump: “Mr. President, I affirm to you that we are...

The Urgent Need For A National Heritage Center At Beit El

The abundance of archeological evidence in the Beit El area proves that the place of Jacob’s vision became, from early on, a national monument and deserves the Biblical Heritage Center at Beit El

An Unbreakable Alliance

The perception of close ties between Israel and the US--Netanyahu and Trump--have helped Netanyahu improve his relations with Europe and Asia, and in time more regions of the world

Political Correctness Or Torah Truth?

In response to a conversation about the perils of the 'politically correct' environment we live in, I considered the gemara devoted to the need for absolute accuracy of scales and all their components

The National Security Council’s New Pro-Hamas Israel Advisor

Kris Bauman not only equates Islamic terrorism and Israeli self-defense against terrorism, but at one point he actually equates Jews living in territory claimed by the terrorists with Islamic terrorism

CUNY Embraces/Honors Israel-Hating, Terror-Supporting Sarsour

CUNY would never tolerate a commencement speaker with a history of bigotry toward African Americans, Hispanics or the LGBTQ community yet it is welcoming Sarsour, an anti-Semite

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