An ideologically bankrupt A.B. Yehoshua wants to replace the Jewish state with an Israeli-Palestinian federation, the inevitable result of a loss of Jewish-Zionist identity and demoralization that began with the Oslo Accords. Having despaired of the “two-state solution,” he is now dumping the idea of Israel all-together
Netanyahu has appointed a known Christian missionary to a position of power and importance as deputy media advisor. Now the missionary will have unfettered access to millions of Israeli Jews with the imprimatur of the PM. Boggles the mind.
President Trump has never once discriminated among Americans. Whether Jewish or Muslim, Black or Asian, gay or feminist, this President sees them simply as Americans—and as Americans, he seeks to serve them, putting their welfare and safety ahead of non-Americans.
Pro-Palestinian organizations like Al Jazeera (Qatar) and Press TV (Iran) have produced videos related to the Gaza border protest regarding Palestinian rights, providing few actual facts, proving the claim of a Palestinian “Great March of Return” is a sham.
When European governments refuse to accept Jerusalem as Israel's capital, and when they urge "restraint" instead of affirming that Israel has the right to defend itself, they are indulging in appeasement. On one side, they condemn anti-Semitism but on other, they are just whipping it up.
I find it serendipitous that Dr. King’s jubilee yahrzeit fell on Pesach. The freedom that Pesach conjures has a universal stamp; it reflects every man’s yearning for liberty. Indeed, black Americans saw the Israelite longing for freedom as emblematic of their own just battle.
Whether or not Ms. Portman is a good actress is utterly irrelevant. More relevant is the fact that her analytical prowess is less than impressive, as is her appreciation of a complex society and democracy.
Parents may have to step up their game and focus on explaining the importance and beauty of the Sabbath. And teachers and rabbis have to start focusing the big picture. Talking about God, hashkafa, and one's love and understanding of Torah is just as important as a brilliant analysis of Tosafos.