When questions were raised during the presidential campaign about whether Melania Trump had violated immigration law when she first came to the United States from Slovenia, the Trumps turned to Wildes, despite their political differences.
US military aid to Israel is a win-win situation: Israel gets help in buying the arms it needs to defend itself and America gets an ally that doesn’t need or want its military protection.
The 10 Commandments have been integral to the legal, cultural, religious and political fabric of the American people highlighting the 400-year Judeo-Christian foundation of the US-Israel covenant
Orthodox Jews only make up about 10% of the 5.3 million American Jews and are the fastest growing denomination by far and overwhelmingly support the Republican Party.
Given the sad state of US diplomacy after 8 years of Obama--the last 4 with Kerry as Sec'y of State-- and with Trump now in office, now is appropriate to review the basics of international diplomacy.
You best know a man by his enemies. Trump’s enemies are Sarsour and her ilk at CAIR, Islamists, terrorists like the Muslim Brotherhood and regimes that support them like Jordan, under King Abdullah
Contrary to the State Department worldview, Arab policy-makers never considered the Palestinian issue a top priority, nor a core-cause of regional turbulence, nor the axis of the Arab-Israeli conflict
"There is a genuine feeling that Trump taking over the WH is part of a bigger, global movement. Our critics, looking at Trump's candidacy and his speech yesterday, would call it the rise of populism"
We can no longer take the media’s word on anything as gospel; Nor can we immediately side with those claiming the media are lying just because what they are reporting contradicts are own world-view
A parody letter supposedly penned by one of the most reviled envoys to Israel, asking for a job in the pro-Israel Trump administration.
The UN resolution, followed by Kerry’s speech on the peace process, made the PA realize it no longer had to worry about incitement: The good old days when the world blamed ONLY Israel, were back.
Listening to the ear-piercing stridency of those on the political-religious left and those on the political-religious right of American Jewry makes ideology seem more important than practical outcome.
There’s a reason the “two state” proposal attracted the support of so few sitting US presidents: it’s a bad idea. A Palestinian state would pose a lethal danger to Israel and destabilize the region
If the Holocaust is now primarily an instrument to be deployed in politics, rather than a central historical memory with a direct bearing upon politics & ethics, we can expect its further manipulation
The final, dismal scorecard that Obama is turning in today wouldn’t win him a local cookie-baking award from the Girl Scouts of America, never mind a global peace prize.
We cannot take the next generation’s connection to Judaism or the Jewish people for granted. We must redouble our efforts to advocate for a strong Israel and a strong American Jewish community.
United Hatzalah of Israel's heroes--those who rush out at any given moment to save others--are Jews, Arabs, Druze, Bedouins, and Christians. They hold different beliefs and speak different languages.
The basic elements of the Commanders for Israel’s Security (CIS) “new unilateralism” replicate precisely the conditions that prevailed in South Lebanon until the IDF’s ignominious retreat.
Assuming Trump will not be intimidated and indeed move the embassy to Yerushalayim, will the presence of the U.S. embassy in Yerushalayim ensure the city's future as Jewish and Israeli?
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