"Muslim believers know very well what is happening. Only a minority is violent. But as a whole, they do not ignore that their birthrate is such that one day, everything here will be theirs". — Luc Ravel, Archbishop of Strasbourg.
Diaspora Jewry assumes that they and Israel can happily cohabitate on the same planet. There is no reason on earth to believe this. The Diaspora is a result of the dispersal and existed because Israel didn't - and now Israel does.
Few know that the June 1967 War finalized the demise of Jews historic communities throughout the Arab world. It is time the international community ensures these refugees are fully compensated for their suffering and stolen property.
There is a belief that a better organized Palestinian movement can dramatically change American policy in next year's elections. Polling indicates younger liberals are increasingly more supportive of the Palestinian cause than of Israel,
With a rising Jewish Home and UTJ on the religious right and a revamped Labor under Avi Gabbai who is religiously traditional as well as a centrist when it comes to security and “settlements,” Likud is finally beginning to worry that Bibi has lost his touch and thus his grip.
By refusing to engage in direct talks and by turning instead to third parties in the hope of cornering Israel into submission, the PLO manifests inordinate duplicity vis-à-vis Israel. It disqualifies itself entirely from the trust of the Jewish state.
Take note: These warning shots from the PA may be translated into yet another intifada against Israel under the fabricated pretext that the US and Israelis, with the help of some Arab countries, seek to strip the Palestinians of their rights.
What Tzipi Hotovely said is absolutely true. It is not her but what she stands for that irritates those engaged in smearing her, like Rick Jacobs , head of the Reform movement. She is a constant reminder of what they too could have if only they would return to the honest study of Torah and the true observance of mitzvot
Now ten members of the "progressive caucus" of the Democratic Party are trying to give these terrorist leaders another reason for using even younger terrorists to kill even more innocent Israeli civilians.
Why did we make aliya? We didn’t run away from the bad… we ran towards the good! My wife and I believed that when the Jewish Nation calls, the Jewish individual responds! After 27 years I can honestly say that our only regret is that we didn’t move earlier.
The greatest impediment to peace is often the will to make peace. Like it or not, we have to share our world with others who see the world differently, who have their own desires and dreams, who believe themselves justified in demands that contradict our own.
Only by resisting territorial concessions on the Golan Israel prevented deployment of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRG) on the fringes of the Galilee; only by resisting territorial concessions in the “West Bank” can Israel prevent the IRG from deploying on the fringes of Greater Tel Aviv.
The laws of war were never meant to be a suicide pact; they do not require countries to let their own civilians be slaughtered in order to avoid harming enemy civilians. But in the ICRC’s version, they do.
Unable to achieve their objectives through dialogue, negotiations, and good will – without an appreciation of Israel’s distinctiveness and differences – leaders of liberal/progressive Jewish organizations are turning their communities against Israel.