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The Need For Confidence And Optimism

As the smear campaigns against Israel and President Trump continue unabated, partisans of both need to remain confident in order to maximize their effectiveness.

Preparing For War: Jerusalem, 1967

After Egypt closed the Tiran Straits passageway to Eilat, the situation was so dire in Jerusalem that the Rabbis permitted Yeshiva students to violate Shabbat in order to prepare for the inevitable war

Politics Abhors A Vacuum

Numerous times we explained that not only wouldn’t Trump move the embassy, but that it would be Netanyahu who would quash the move. That is exactly what appears to have happened.

Who Cares What They Think?

If Israel wishes to clear the moral air, it must start acting like it actually owns the land. Real owners don’t whine to others or try to please violent squatters. Real owners assert their authority – unapologetically.

In Sign of Changing Region, Gulf States Float Major Upgrade in Ties with Israel

Minister Ayoob Kara, Israel’s point-man for engagement with the Arab world, was quoted as saying, “our relations with our neighbors are the best they’ve ever been.”

In Clear Attempt to Sabotage U.S. Relations, Intel-Leakers Tell Media What Trump Did NOT...

Bottom line: Trump didn’t expose sensitive information about intelligence sources and methods. (Keep that in mind. Trump has not exposed anything.)

Arab-Israeli Ties: Hostage No More?

Arab leaders–unlike Trump–understand that Israeli-Palestinian peace is nowhere on the horizon. It’s clear from the proposal itself which asks Israel to leave the status quo essentially unchanged, not concessions on any final-status issue

Clash Of Emotions

I listened to the speeches and marveled at the words of Torah coming from the non-observant master of ceremonies. Yes, the very air of Israel makes one wise.

Kurdish Dissident: “Erdogan to Pressure Trump Into Opposing Kurdish Independence”

In an exclusive interview with the Jewish Press, Syrian Kurdish dissident Sherkoh Abbas explains how Turkish President Erdogan is planning to convince President Trump to abandon the Kurds.

Palestinians Use Deception for Greater Acceptance

Anticipating that Abbas would promote such falsehoods to Trump and the American public, Israeli PM Netanyahu shared a video on his Facebook page exposing the extent of Abbas' lies. It went viral

An Embassy Move Wouldn’t Be Breaking New Ground

In any event, applying the waiver provision to the law’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital makes no sense.

Read The Tea Leaves, Mr. President

Deal-breaking demands may emerge, but it is rare that anyone goes into a negotiation with the intent of insisting on concessions that can in no way be made by the other side.

June ‘67: A Miracle In Our Time – Excerpts from the author’s diary as...

According to the news report, the children of that kibbutz had come up from the shelters for the first time in four days to breathe fresh air. There was also to be a wedding in which five couples were to be married.

The Bernice Chronicles: Israel Adventure, Summer 1949

Today’s young travelers rarely meet Israeli statesmen and functionaries. This, though, was the first group of its kind and, as such, of great interest to both American and Israeli officials.

Trump’s Supposed Leak: The Worst Thing Yet?

Unquestionably the worst news yet about Pres. Trump: News sources are reporting that last week Trump revealed highly sensitive intelligence to Russia's Foreign Minister during an Oval Office meeting.

The Foolish Embassy Expectations Game

Of late, Trump has been listening to his more mainstream advisers, moderating his views on NATO, Russia, the Syrian conflict and, likely, moving the embassy to Jerusalem

Jewish Leaders Relieved Over Trump Administration’s Disavowal of Claim That Kotel Is ‘Part of...

As we can see (pictured), Ambassador Friedman's heart and HEAD are in the right place.

Political Analyst: Israeli Government Worried About Trump ‘Shooting From the Hip’

Trump’s peacemaking ambitions have created a shared dilemma for both Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government and the Palestinian Authority

It’s Been 50 Years – End the Occupation!

“Dayenu” – Enough is Enough! End the occupation now and forever! I agree with 99% of what “Peace Now” says; no more war, no more stealing land, no more violence and no more occupation!

The Drumbeat Against Jewish Ritual in Europe Sounds Once More

It follows logically that even in a modern democracy, a ban on the core rituals making Jews Jewish—and Muslims Muslim—effectively ends the conditions for a separate existence as a Jewish community

Jihad in Denmark

The Danish Jewish Community reported the imam to the police because his sermon was an outright call to violence against Jews.

The ‘Nakba’: The Ongoing Catastrophe of Bad Palestinian Decisions

"The Arabs never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity."

Lauder Promoting Abbas as Respectable Moderate Fraught with Danger

Lauder stressed that Abbas is a moderate committed to peace. Implicit in his narrative is that the Israeli government, especially Netanyahu, had been insufficiently flexible in previous negotiations

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