If Democrats aren’t as comfortable supporting the pro-Israel lobby, it’s not because it has shifted to the right. It’s because some on the left have either have forgotten its purpose or are no longer interested.
The State of Israel’s identification with Jewish nationhood is under attack from large parts of the international community, and from Israeli Arabs, Palestinians, post-Zionist Jews, and anti-Jewish Jews. The “Jewish” side of the formulation “a Jewish and democratic state” is under internal assault as well.
By treating one of Lebanon's claima as legitimate, the State Department is not only encouraging aggression but proving, once again, that international guarantees to Israel are worthless.
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s state visit to India was predictably full of pomp and circumstance. More importantly, it underscored yet again the closeness that now characterizes the bilateral relationship.
At this AIPAC Conference, neither VP Pence, nor Ambassador to the UN Haley, made any call for Palestinian statehood. The ONLY speaker to call for a Palestinian state was made by the head of AIPAC, Howard Kohr
There was never a sovereign country called "Palestine" matching the maps that Abbas and Fatah like to parade around.
"Go West young man." More Palestinians should consider Chile as a place to call home
The first reason that so many deal-makers have failed is that peace is never negotiated and is always imposed by the side that wins a war. There is not any instance in history, which is primarily a narrative of countless wars, in which an outsider has imposed peace on unwilling belligerents.
The question is clear — why? Why would Jews vote for a party that has a long history of anti-Israel sentiments, which continue to grow? Why would they vote for an ideology that embraces anti-Semitic radicals?
Either AIPAC didn’t get the memo on the Trump administration’s shift in policy for Israel and the non-existant Palestine or it simply doesn’t care.
Throughout history, do besiegers allow food, water, medicine and other supplies to enter the besieged city? Are you kidding - of course not! Is Gaza under siege?
In recent days, given the controversy surrounding the taxation of Jerusalem church properties and the public statements issued by Jerusalem’s churches which followed alongside...
Hollywood simply does not make “message” films from the Right. They mock such films. In fact, films that carry any non-leftist message are trashed by the critics, derided as fascistic and simplistic.
It beggars belief that the shrewd Elizabeth, for whatever reason, has willingly complied with a stance of pretending that Israel doesn’t exist.
Wishing the National Council of Young Israel great success on their upcoming Gala Dinner so they can continue their essential role in Jewish life in America and Israel.
The reported plan amounts to Israel giving up tangible land and sovereignty in return for empty promises, and entails the establishment of a terror regime in Israel’s heartland. Worse, as previously demonstrated, there is no way such a state could be demilitarized. No sovereign state has previously either agreed to, or been successfully compelled to, demilitarize; nor could this be enforced.
When we give to the poor, pray for the sick, donate to a medical center, we do so asking for results. When we support talmidei chachamim, shouldn’t we expect them to strive for practical results as well?
The Israelis and Americans should stop worrying about who will lead the Palestinians, and instead spend time thinking about how Israel and America can address the civilizational war engulfing the entire region.
Some will ask: why bother? Of what use are these conferences? Personally, I say thank God that at least the Europeans are having these conversations. The issue is being addressed.
Many modern Jews mistake Purim for a “Jewish Halloween” or an excuse for wild parties. This view has us put on masks, like carousers at a masquerade, to “hide” who we really are. Or, perhaps, as often proves to be the case at a masquerade, we don masks to reveal who we really are.
The Palestinian Authority leadership promised, in the Oslo accords, to disband all terrorist groups, seize their weapons, and outlaw them – in short, to put them out of business. How can it be that, 23 years after the PA took over sole control of Bethlehem, Islamic Jihad still has active terrorist cells in and around the city?
Go ahead. Be b’simcha. Have plenty of good, kosher fun, and if that includes alcoholic beverages, but enjoy them in moderation. Please be responsible, both on Purim and on the other 364 days of the year.
When it comes to the issue of Polish anti-Semitism, Europe is suddenly at a loss for words. This suggests that it is not merely ineptitude at work.
Purim replayed over and over---don't they ever learn.
Muslim sources strongly indicate the Holy Land as belonging to the Children of Israel. It goes without saying in Christian thought that the Holy Land is in fact historically Jewish.