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Bethlehem, the Capital of “Palestine”

Let the Palestinians call Bethlehem their capital. After all, they invest political capital in telling the world how much they care for Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus whom they call “a Palestinian messenger.”

If You Want To Know How Well Palestinian Terrorists Are Treated in Israeli Prisons...

The point of the original Hebrew article in Maariv, Decadent Meals and Free Internet: The Good Life of Terrorists in Prison,

Trump Can Break the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse

Wars end definitively only when one side has no more hope of success (i.e. Germany and Japan after World War II). The Palestinians have not given up their fantasy of a Palestinian state "from the river to the sea"

Next Year in Jerusalem?

Time to reestablish Zionist momentum in Jerusalem. This means building many new homes, cracking down on Arab violence, and securing minimal Jewish rights on the Temple Mount.

Palestinians: Tomorrow’s Secret ‘Day of Rage’

Once again, Abbas is playing Americans and other Westerners for fools. His people remain unwilling to recognize Israel's very right to exist as a state for Jews. And so, Abbas will talk peace and coexistence while his people organize yet another "Day of Rage."

How a Changing American Liberalism Is Pulling American Jews away From Israel

American Jews, following American liberalism, have abandoned belief in the nation-state, non-voluntary communities, and religion in the public square

Sneak Peek at Trump’s Speech in Israel

The speech that President Trump SHOULD deliver in Jerusalem next week: “America is going to take steps to nurture a culture of peace and push the parties towards realistic outcomes. We’re going to cleanse international discourse from hypocritical rot and illusory expectations. No more coddling of enemies and demeaning of friends.”

Israeli Jews Say, It’s Our Jerusalem!

According to a poll by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, in March 2017, 79% of Israeli Jews said it’s important to retain a unified Jerusalem under Israeli sovereignty, while only 15% said it’s not important.

‘Disenfranchised’ Palestinians Go to the Polls

The same Palestinians whom Israel supposedly deprives of the right to vote freely cast ballots in a democratic election last week.

Sustaining A Viable Diaspora

The large elephant stomping in the American Jewish community courtyard is the systematic neglect of American Jewish communal organizations which have neither recognized nor dealt with the sociological conditions accurately reported in the Pew study.

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

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