The Palestinians' mock trial and "execution" of Trump and Pence gives the Palestinians a green light to target Americans physically. Members of Abbas's ruling Fatah faction participated in the mock trial and "execution" of the US president and the Vice President.
We have today two national leaders who have human weaknesses and faults. But despite this, both Trump and Netanyahu have, to date, moved in the right direction and any suggestion of unseating them now in the light of their accomplishments would be utterly foolish.
While the case for President Trump colluding with Russia has come to be seen by most Americans as a witch hunt with very little legs, another issue of collusion seems to be creeping up-Kerry colluding with the Palestinians.
Uganda could never truly become a Jewish state. It was not the national Jewish homeland. Uganda was not the indigenous home of the Jews. There were no historical, religious, and culture ties binding the Jews to any place other than the one the Western World referred to as Palestine.
It is only appropriate that each and every one of us express our profound thanks to Donald Trump and Mike Pence. They have set our bilateral relations back on an exceptional course, drawing Israel and America closer than they have ever been.
Two momentous speeches in the Knesset plenum – by Canadian prime minister Harper four years ago and US vice president Pence this week – may have transformed the course of history. They offer moral and spiritual leadership for the world.
Eleanor Roosevelt through her life is a glorious example of meliorism--tikkun olam-- in action. Her decisions seem to be guided by a meloristic attitude illustrated in her efforts to rescue Jewish children from the Nazis, she leveled resourcefully attuned to reality in achieving results.
It sounds incongruous to say that Rav Shteinman who reached the advanced age of 104 was taken too soon but in fact it’s true; he was taken far too soon. That the rav was a great Torah scholar is a given. His true greatness, however, was in the humility, kindness, and understanding that animated his wisdom, guidance, and teaching.
Rav Shevach’s senseless murder will not change anything for Palestinian Arabs, who praised it, other than lead to more death; the terrorist who murdered him has already been found and, in the IDF’s lexicon, “neutralized.” The residents of the Balata refugee camp will continue to be “refugees” under the thumb of the PA with the help of the United Nations.
Wouldn’t it be nice if there could be norms and conventions that protected women from unwanted advances by men – and men from unfair accusations by women? Oh wait, there are-- being Shomer Negiah and Shomer Yichud!
The entire issue of “Palestinian national identity” is a giant hoax, intended to be no more than a temporary ruse, until the Jewish hold on sovereignty in the Holy Land—any part of the Holy Land—is pried loose.
Recent years have seen a notable increase in kippa-wearers among IDF combat soldiers and commanders. This is not what drives the struggle against religionization. It is, rather, the fear of losing the military’s character as a national public space that is secular or at least neutral with regard to religion.