General Eli Ben Meir was the intelligence officer who, in 2006, overcame resistance from both Israeli and Bush administration intelligence officials, to advocate for the bombing of a Syrian nuclear facility developed by North Korean scientists.
Like others on the extreme, frightened left, “loving” and “caring for” Israel means vilifying and demonizing those who risk their own lives, and leaders who work and worry day and night, protecting the Israeli people.
The State of Israel was declared in 1948. I was seven years old. I didn’t know or understand what a State was, or what it meant for Jews. ... Most American Jews were grateful for President Truman’s recognition of the new State, yet were concerned.
The number 70 represents the end of one era and an entry to another: the first exile of the Jewish people lasted 70 years ; King David lived 70 years;. 70 is the number of the world's root nations; and the sages taught that there are 70 faces of Torah.
If mobs of firebomb-throwing foreigners were trying to storm across one of America’s borders, I doubt she would lecture our border guards to “exercise restraint.” There’s no justification for giving such advice to America’s ally.
America’s elites are dangerously divorced from reality. When someone, like President Trump, points out that our Emperors have no clothes, it responds the only way it can: with deep denial, slander, and tu quoque attacks.
Visiting the places where the horrors were perpetrated certainly benefits our short-term memory of the Holocaust, but we disconnect from the fact that the people of the country we are visiting slaughtered our parents.
Many of our yeshivos have excellent secular studies departments. Some may have some way to go. But our yeshivos are not public schools, and I – among others – will fight for them to continue not to be.
The proposed transfer of significant parts of Area C to the control of the Palestinian Authority (PA) will be detrimental to Israel’s national interest, if only because these territories are almost completely devoid of any Palestinian population. As such, they afford not only a strong security grip but the possibility of extensive Jewish settlement without threatening Israel’s Jewish and democratic character.