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Quick Takes

21 Tevet 5777 – January 18, 2017
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‘Truth Is Not A Political Position’: An Interview with ZOA National President Morton Klein

I didn’t want to run, but I campaigned as if I did because I don’t know any other way to do things except with my whole heart and soul.

Goodbye President Obama from the Settlers

Yishai says good-bye to President Obama on behalf of the Jewish residents of Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem.

Mr. Trump, Please Don’t Speak with Mahmoud Abbas

19 Tevet 5777 – January 17, 2017
If Mr. Trump can teach Mahmoud Abbas and his colleagues that the first rule of being a state is taking responsibility, then maybe there is hope

Trump’s Jews and Obama’s Jews

Trump is surrounded by a different Jew. Instead of tenured academics, progressives and irreligious clergy who reject Jewish and American values a very different kind of 'Trump Jew' is now on the rise

Leah Kaufman Tells The World

19 Tevet 5777 – January 16, 2017
She witnessed the death of her entire family one by one. And so much more.

Jews Gonna Build

Israelis are polled on their reaction to UNSC Resolution 2334 and the U.S. abstention. Surprisingly, even a significant number of leftists think our response should be to build settlements.

The Middle East Peace Conference: Why Does Europe Hate Israel?

Why Does Europe Hate Israel? The reasons are numerous, ranging from currying financial or political favor in the UN with the Arab nations or a resentment of Israel stubbornly clinging to life.

Israel’s Globalized Economy Sets New Records

Israel, a well-established military and intelligence powerhouse is increasingly integrated into the global economy, emerging as an economic and technological powerhouse

Obama’s Mid-East Legacy Is Tragic Failure

Obama repeatedly stabbed Israel in the back, beginning with his one-sided Cairo speech, the Iran deal and culminating in refusing to veto the recent UN Security Council resolution. A legacy of failure

Does the Anti-Nepotism Statute Preclude Trump From Appointing Kushner?

17 Tevet 5777 – January 15, 2017
So, let the president appoint his son-in-law, without pay, to this important position as senior adviser, and let’s all hope, for the benefit of the country, that it is a wise decision.

How the EU’s Settlement Policy Legitimizes Mass Dispossession

The Jewish owners of 13 villas (several now being used as foreign embassies) and public buildings around Cairo's Tahrir square were summarily expelled in the 1950s and never received compensation

Jerusalem’s Holiness To Muslims Is A Myth

It is only under unified Israeli rule since 1967 that Jerusalem has been revitalized , offering full freedom of religion for its mosaic faiths – precisely what would be threatened by its re-division

Netanyahu Is Making More Speeches

15 Tevet 5777 – January 13, 2017
Once again, mistakenly, Netanyahu is attempting to maintain his famous “wait it out” policy and has transferred responsibility to the new Trump administration.

Delayed Gratification Makes Us Happier

Without instilling in our children the ability to wait and to earn, we are robbing them of the experience of real gratification and the chance to develop the tools they need for a successful future.

Assemble Yourselves! Our Blessings, Our Children, Our Community

The vituperation visited between Jews is beyond disheartening; it saps our holiness and divine inspiration, leaving us vulnerable to the greatest dangers imaginable – from both within and without

We Survived an Arab Terror Attack on the Day of UN Resolution 2334

15 Tevet 5777 – January 12, 2017
Rafi Lisker of Efrat, who fought off an Arab terrorist bare-handed, has published an open letter to President-elect Trump.

The Terror Truck on the Tenth of Tevet

The horrific truck attack on the 10th of Tevet is a nudge from Jewish history reminding us that mourning on the 10th of Tevet is NOT a thing of the past.

Lopsided Israeli and Palestinian Casualties

The casual news reader will get one impression reading 200 Palestinians and 40 Israelis have been killed and quite another learning that the 200 Palestinian were terrorists/“attackers”

A Breeding Ground for Terror

In the capital of Israel, Israeli law is scoffed at, schools teach--without fear of an Israeli reprisal--that every Muslim is obligated to kill Jews to liberate the land they claim belongs to Islam

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