There is a belief that a better organized Palestinian movement can dramatically change American policy in next year's elections. Polling indicates younger liberals are increasingly more supportive of the Palestinian cause than of Israel,
With a rising Jewish Home and UTJ on the religious right and a revamped Labor under Avi Gabbai who is religiously traditional as well as a centrist when it comes to security and “settlements,” Likud is finally beginning to worry that Bibi has lost his touch and thus his grip.
By refusing to engage in direct talks and by turning instead to third parties in the hope of cornering Israel into submission, the PLO manifests inordinate duplicity vis-à-vis Israel. It disqualifies itself entirely from the trust of the Jewish state.
Take note: These warning shots from the PA may be translated into yet another intifada against Israel under the fabricated pretext that the US and Israelis, with the help of some Arab countries, seek to strip the Palestinians of their rights.
What Tzipi Hotovely said is absolutely true. It is not her but what she stands for that irritates those engaged in smearing her, like Rick Jacobs , head of the Reform movement. She is a constant reminder of what they too could have if only they would return to the honest study of Torah and the true observance of mitzvot
Now ten members of the "progressive caucus" of the Democratic Party are trying to give these terrorist leaders another reason for using even younger terrorists to kill even more innocent Israeli civilians.
Why did we make aliya? We didn’t run away from the bad… we ran towards the good! My wife and I believed that when the Jewish Nation calls, the Jewish individual responds! After 27 years I can honestly say that our only regret is that we didn’t move earlier.
The greatest impediment to peace is often the will to make peace. Like it or not, we have to share our world with others who see the world differently, who have their own desires and dreams, who believe themselves justified in demands that contradict our own.
Only by resisting territorial concessions on the Golan Israel prevented deployment of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRG) on the fringes of the Galilee; only by resisting territorial concessions in the “West Bank” can Israel prevent the IRG from deploying on the fringes of Greater Tel Aviv.
The laws of war were never meant to be a suicide pact; they do not require countries to let their own civilians be slaughtered in order to avoid harming enemy civilians. But in the ICRC’s version, they do.
Unable to achieve their objectives through dialogue, negotiations, and good will – without an appreciation of Israel’s distinctiveness and differences – leaders of liberal/progressive Jewish organizations are turning their communities against Israel.
The shock waves triggered by Weinstein may well spur reform, creating a healthier society. A shakeup is needed. The sexual depravity that surrounds us is sickening and utterly condemned by Judaism and reflect a decadent and corrupt society reminiscent of the Sodom and Gomorrah