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Quick Takes

25 Elul 5776 – September 28, 2016
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There Are No Palestinian Lands

Some on the left have become confused, absorbing the false Arab narrative about "Palestinian lands," though never in history has there existed either a Palestinian people or an Arab Palestinian state

The Palestinians’ Unsporting and Illegal ‘Football War’ Against Israel

FIFA’s recognition of teams has never been understood as taking any position on the status of the territory where the team plays

Trump Blows His Best Chance

Not every moment was bad for Trump. But while Trump has prided himself on being a strong counter-puncher in debates this time the familiar routine fell flat.

CAIR’s Awad: Anti-Terror JASTA Bill Part of “War on Islam”

25 Elul 5776 – September 27, 2016
It might be one of the few things on which Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton agree: President Obama was wrong Friday when he vetoed the "Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act."

Obama’s “Palestinian Land”

The notion that Jews living in houses they have every legal and moral right to live in proves Obama’s belief of a “permanent occupation of Palestinian land” is false and arguably anti-Semitic

How the Next President Can Defeat ISIS

The Obama administration has taken a policy of accommodation towards the Baghdad government that has reaped negative consequences, thereby fostering ISIS

Why I Am A Political Conservative

Conservative principals-- limited government, individual responsibility, and traditional morals--are all deeply rooted in Jewish tradition and served as inspiration for the US 'Founding Fathers'

Does The Carnegie Endowment for Peace Support BDS?

23 Elul 5776 – September 26, 2016
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace must take a stance, and clearly and utterly distancing itself from their VP’s statements against Israel, made in support of BDS.

Remembering Joan Davenny While a University Honors Her Killers

23 Elul 5776 – September 25, 2016
The Hamas bombing in Jerusalem which killed four, is remembered by residents of San Francisco because it shattered one of the city’s most prominent Jewish families.

INTO THE FRAY: Obama at the UN – Why...

Obama’s UN address was an eloquent concoction of soaring rhetoric & banal platitudes, of statements of the obvious & of the obviously false, delivered with impeccable polish and panache.

Mrs. Tzipi, MK Livni and the Demonization of Israel

At the same time that MK Livni condemns those who seek to convict her and other Israeli officials while abroad — she does the exact opposite in Israel.

Shalva Challenge: Josh Strahl Raises The Tzedakah Bar To The Extreme

Mt. Hermon isn't the toughest mountain to climb, and Mt. Kilimanjaro is no walk in the park.

Retracing A Family’s Legacy

Perhaps, today, it is no t unusual to see somebody who looks like Rav Simcha on the streets of New York City, but in 1920, it was quite unusual.

Ethnic Cleansing? What Will Israel’s Prime Minister Think Up Next?

Ethnic Cleansing in Jerusalem by Arabs? How on Earth could Bibi make such a pernicious accusation? Perhaps, because it’s already happened back in 1948 when the Jordanians "purged" the Old City of JEWS

Opioids, Suicide, And Accidental Overdose

20 Elul 5776 – September 23, 2016
People resort to drugs, including alcohol, for a variety of reasons, among them a simplistic or reflexive approach to coping with pain, an attempt to hide anxieties, or for random recreational reasons

High Holiday Blend

Certainly, even someone in a spiritual coma on Rosh Hashanah can be awakened by the sound of the shofar.

Expanding The Holy City’s Reach

20 Elul 5776 – September 22, 2016
Philanthropist and Israel lover Kevin Bermeister: "We are in a generation that can turn Jerusalem into a city of the world, our goal is to preserve Jerusalem as Jewish, united, and large."

We The Jewish People

We Jews are a people of many voices but we are one family, wanting only to live in peace and to be friend and ally to those who accept us and to help make the world a better place.

How Some Muslim Nations are Forging a Real Peace with Israel

Even some of Israel's most stalwart opponents are starting to change course, with some discouraging the BDS, movement, others even engaging in joint military exercises with the Jewish state

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