Join Meir Panim’s campaign to “light up” Chanukah for families in need.
In the sharpest of all possible contrasts, Israel, already under existential nuclear threat from Iran, is in the aftershocks of the biggest upheaval to have hit the region in more than 30 years. The events in Egypt and Jordan have potentially added another two hostile fronts to those existing with Syria, Lebanon and Gaza. What kind of time is this to be playing games with the head of the Israel Defense Forces? And for personal reasons?
Those aftershocks are not just military but also political. The WikiLeaks and Al-Jazeera disclosures have seriously damaged the credibility (if it ever existed) of Mahmoud Abbas and his Fatah leadership. Having learned nothing from his poker game with Arafat, Ehud Barak continues to use his position as de-facto foreign minister to bet the Jewish house on Abbas – a man whom Ariel Sharon famously described as “a chicken without feathers.”
If a man as powerful and entrenched as Mubarak can be ousted in less than a month, what possible value can there be in a peace agreement with Abbas – let alone an agreement under which Israel surrenders the hills overlooking Ben Gurion Airport?
All the self-hating Jewish loudmouths in the Diaspora amount to nothing in terms of endangering Israel when compared to Israel’s own government ministers who irresponsibly and cavalierly indulge their power trips in such dangerous times.
This is the Jewish people’s only state. Stop playing with it.
Zalmi Unsdorfer is chairman of Likud-Herut in the UK. He blogs at www.zalmi.net.
About the Author: Zalmi Unsdorfer is chairman of Likud-Herut in the UK
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The decision to not publicly light the Menorah in Sydney, epitomizes the eternal dilemma of Judaism and Jews in the Diaspora.
Am Yisrael is one family, filled with excruciating pain&sorrow for losing the 4 kedoshim of Har Nof
What is its message of the dreidel?” The complexity and hidden nature of history and miracles.
Police play down Arab terrorism as mere “violence” until the truth can no longer be hidden.
The 7 branches of the menorah represent the 7 pillars of secular wisdom, knowledge, and science.
Obama obtained NO verifiable commitments from Cuba it would desist from acts prejudicial to the US
No one would deny that the program subjected detainees to less than pleasant treatment, but the salient point is, for what purpose?
For the past six years President Obama has consistently deplored all Palestinian efforts to end-run negotiations in search of a UN-imposed agreement on Israel.
It’s not an admiration. It is simply a kind of journalist fascination. It stands out, it’s different from more traditional Orthodoxy.
For Am Yisrael, the sun’s movements are subservient to the purpose of our existence.
Israelis now know Arab terrorism isn’t caused by Israeli occupation but by ending Israeli occupation
Anti-Semitism is a social toxin that destroys the things that people most cherish and enjoy.
Amb. Cooper highlighted the impact of the Chanukah/Maccabee spirit on America’s Founding Fathers
Next month I am due to participate in a London debate on the question: Is it OK for Jews to criticize Israel? One of my opponents is a leader of the Peace Now movement who, in a previous debate about the UK’s academic boycott, steered the discussion to his own army service (as an IDF spokesman, no less) and promptly branded Israeli border guards as “paramilitary thugs.”
For American taxpayers, the devil is in the details of the new health care law. But for the Jewish people and the State of Israel the devil is in the comparison between Barack Obama’s steamrollering of health care legislation and his developing Middle East policy.
A true leader whose very appearance and eloquence brought nobility to Jewish orthodoxy.
It is hard to imagine a scene as joyous and religiously charged as Machpela on the Friday night of Parshat Chayei Sarah. Every year, many thousands of Jews from all over Israel, and hundreds more from Europe and America, flock to the tomb of our patriarchs, which Abraham purchased for Sarah’s burial nearly 4,000 years ago.
The British government’s ban on Moshe Feiglin from entering the UK is symptomatic of a deep and institutional prejudice against Israel. Feiglin, a Jewish Press columnist, is best known for running second to Benjamin Netanyahu in the last Likud leadership primary.
The throngs of tourists passing Big Ben are unaware of the tunnel beneath their feet, which connects the parliamentary committee rooms in Portcullis House to the British House of Commons. When the division bells ring, members of parliament sprint along the passage to cast their votes in the chamber. It was in one of those committee rooms last Thursday evening that a group of MPs met with foreign lawmakers to discuss boycott, divestment and the indictment of a sovereign nation with the arrest of its officials for breach of international law.
Did you hear the one about Nelson Mandela, the pope, Mother Teresa and the Jew? Turns out they are the only non-Americans ever to have received both the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congres-sional Medal of Honor. The Jew? None other than our own icon of freedom, Natan Sharansky, the former refusenik and prisoner of conscience who earlier this month received his Medal of Freedom at the White House.
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