100 years ago with the Balfour Declaration, the international community, including the world’s foremost Muslim power, the head of the pan-Arab movement, and most Palestinian Arabs, accepted the legitimacy of Jewish statehood.
Balfour believed that the Christian world owed the Jewish nation a morale debt and he felt that what he had been able to do for the Jews had been the most important action of his life.
"Before the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) when the Ottoman rule ended (1517-1917), Palestine's political borders as we know them today did not exist, and there was nothing called a Palestinian people
The administrative management of this place of worship, holy for Judaism and Islam, should provide hospitality, dignity, and security to all law-abiding visitors and sincere worshippers respectful of the place, without religious, racial, or political discrimination.
A tribute to the great Rav and longtime columnist for the Jewish Press. May his memory be a blessing and may we learn from his prescient teachings.
The primary reason Hamas agreed to the reconciliation deal with the PA was its desire to shed responsibility for Gaza’s civilian needs so it could resume focusing on its military wing.
The UN and the PA recently signed an accord promising that the U.N. will advise the PA how to hold Israel accountable for alleged violations of international law. The document will come into effect Jan. 1, 2018. Happy New Year!
Despite the Balfour Declaration and the San Remo Conference much of the world refuses to recognize Jewish history in the land or believes Jews should have the rights to worship at their holiest sites
The Balfour Declaration affirmed the Jewish right to the Land of Israel. Yet lead conference speakers, Miller and Ross, have devoted much of their professional lives to undermining and restricting Israel’s rights to Jerusalem and Judea-Samaria.
The author shares a needed dose of reality. "We’ve neglected to pass along a critical component of living as a Jew: Life doesn’t come with guarantees."
Unless integrated into a wider conceptually coherent strategic policy, home demolitions, like any other operational tactics, such as targeted killing, are unlikely to be effective in any meaningful way.
Isn’t radical Islam just as horrifying as white supremacism? And isn’t white supremacism just as statistically non-representative of Confederate flag-owners throughout the South as radical Islam is of observant Muslims across the country?
While senior Palestinians officials around the world promote the unity deal to Western audiences as an effort to achieve peace, other Palestinian leaders from across the political spectrum explicitly call for Israel's demise.
Why do many Palestinians prefer peace with Hamas? Because they identify with Hamas's dream of destroying Israel and killing Jews. It may be an unpleasant a truth, but that is the bottom line.