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Humanitarian Crises Can Be Good News for Gaza

Ironically, all three Hamas-Israel wars of the past decade might have been averted had the international community not tried so hard to “protect” Gaza’s civilian population.

Ongoing Kulturkampf with the ultra-Orthodox

If current trends are sustained, haredi growth as a percentage of Israel’s total population is expected to be 14% in 2024 and 27% in 2050, when haredim will account for 35% of the total Jewish population.

Age Of Identity

World wars made national identity, and later made identity, in general, a dirty word. Seventy years later, humanity once again is seeking identity. The holiday of sukkot exemplifies the concept of identity for the Jewish nation, and all the nations of the world.

Palestinian Human Rights — and Wrongs

The Palestinian Authority has treated detainees in ways that even the most infamous of Mafia gangsters would find appalling.

The Incredible Genesis Of Israel’s Air Force: An Interview with Author Robert Gandt

Israel’s fighter pilots shot down 24 hostile airplanes in air-to-air combat during the war without losing one.

The Iran Nuclear Deal: To Certify Or Not To Certify

So even if there is no certification, the U.S. doesn’t automatically opt out of JCPOA, as The New York Times erroneously editorialized last week.

The Administration, Transgender Rights, And Contraception

It could hardly be argued that the lawmakers of the time had “transgenderism” even remotely in mind when they acted to outlaw sex discrimination.

Developing The Special Bond

We have neither of the mitzvos at this point. The tefillin were sold and the esrog is invalid. Let us at least have shalom bayis [marital accord and harmony].

Concessions to Palestinians: Choking or Inflaming Terrorism?

The “land-for-peace” attempts have made light of the collaboration of the Palestinian establishment with Nazi Germany, the Soviet Bloc, the Ayatollahs, Venezuela, Cuba and North Korea.

How Palestine “Occupies” Itself

On the one hand, the Palestinians claim the Israeli “occupation” makes serious negotiations with Israel impossible. On the other, they claim the “occupation” makes the development of local institutions and civil society impossible.

Center for Jewish History Hosting Jewish Voices for Peace Events

Jewish Voices for Peace, Mr. Fishback, David N. Myers, and the American Jewish Historical Society have the right to their opinions. They, however, should not be 'leaders' in the normative Jewish community.

Israel Courts Shield Hamas Officials from Consequences

In reality, the implications of this case are broad, because if even swearing allegiance to a foreign government on behalf of a terrorist organization committed to Israel’s destruction isn’t enough to make a Palestinian lose his Israeli residency and its attendant benefits, what on earth would be?

Stepping Forward, or Backward, in Jerusalem?

Cutting Arab neighborhoods in the east and north out of Jerusalem’s municipal jurisdiction is a bad idea; a slippery slope towards a full-scale political division of the city. Either Israel rules effectively, generously and fully in greater Jerusalem, for all residents, or it doesn’t.

Trump Moves to Decertify Iran; Iran SUDDENLY Open to Negotiating Missile Program

By conducting numerous tests of nuclear-capable missiles, Iran has been daring the UN and JCPOA parties to stop them. Now that Trump looks prepared to call Iran’s bluff, the mullahs are suddenly ready to negotiate the missile program.

Palestinian “Reconciliation”: Hamas Free to Fight but Now Abbas Accountable

Abbas's new partnership with Hamas means that from this moment on, the Palestinian Authority (PA) president should be held responsible for everything that takes place inside the Gaza Strip.

The Female Jihadi

Linda Sarsour: Poster-girl for damage done to the female psyche by a strict Islamic upbringing

Long Before Hamas, FDR Was Calling For Jihad Using Stones And Knives

Whether adopting The Muslim terminology, like the US or adapting and remaking Islam as the Nazis attempted, a lot of effort was put into winning over the Muslims as part of the WWII effort.

Where Is The Jewish Response To Monuments Of Anti-Semites?

We live in a time where 'heroes' are being reconsidered in a 'PC' prism leading to statues being felled. But where is the public remonstrance against the celebrated anti-Semites of history?

Israel’s Sandy Koufax

As a representative of Israel, Dudi Sela made up his mind that he would not play on the holiest day on the Jewish calendar. His decision is all the more impressive because he is not particularly religious.

Palestinians: A State Within a State?

The deal does not require Hamas to dismantle its security forces or armed wing. Nor does the agreement require Hamas to lay down its weapons or stop amassing weapons and preparing for war. Hamas could not have hoped for a better deal.

Poland 2017: Tears And Tribute

We Jews are alive and thriving, Baruch Hashem. At each memorial in Poland we were uplifted by the sight of the blue and white flags of the state of Israel, placed there as reminders: “Never again.”

Children’s Shots And The Maccabees’ Shields

Year after year, I strategized: How far in advance should I tell them the kids the dreaded shots were coming? Regardless of when, I always had lollipops in my pocket

Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles): Guide for the Perplexed, 2017

The temporary structure of the Sukkah highlights the historical significance of the permanent Jewish State in the Land of Israel Chag Sameach!

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