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With Eyes To See: The Six-Day War, Fifty Years On

Parshat Shelach begins and ends with seeing. It opens with the meraglim and closes with the commandment to look at tzizis. The lesson of the two? That it is not enough to simply look. We must also SEE.

Mark Zuckerberg’s Prayer

Zuckerberg’s closing words at Harvard's commencement: I am reminded of a prayer, Mi Shebeirach, that I say whenever I face a challenge, that I sing to my daughter thinking about her future...

Israel was NEVER a British Colony; Judea and Samaria are NOT Israeli Colonies

Jews have lived throughout the holy land for millennia, including all over Judea and Samaria. International laws facilitated the ability of Jews to move back to, and throughout, their homeland.

British Jews: A Wake-up Call

The recent waves of anti-Semitism emanating from a combination of Left wing, liberal, Moslem and traditional anti-Semites, and the indifference of a substantial proportion of the electorate who voted for an overtly anti-Semitic leader, must surely switch on a clear red light for British Jews.

Don’t “Dismantle” UNRWA–It CAN’T Be Done; Reform UNRWA ​Policies, Which CAN Be Done

​Now that the Israeli government has finally come to the conclusion that UNRWA is an impediment to peace, it should act within reality to curb UNRWA policy, not fantasize about closing it

A Soldier’s Mother: Solving a Problem with Violence

How could some lunatic walk up to someone and say - are you a democrat or a republican and then shoot them....what the hell have you done to yourself, America. Is this really what you want?

Israel’s Diplomacy Gets Serious and Gets Results

This confidence to play hardball with the West undoubtedly stems in part from Israel’s growing diplomatic strength outside the West, as highlighted most recently by Netanyahu’s address to the recent summit of the ECOWAS

Sen. Feinstein’s Call For Lynch Probe

On its face, the request by Ms. Lynch raises the question of whether she was trying to give Mrs. Clinton political cover during the campaign.

Political Correctness, Leftist Style

Both the tribute to Mr. Lopez-Rivera and the portrayal and murder of a Trump-like Julius Caesar have been justified by supporters in the name of political and artistic freedom. Yet the sophistry in play with regard to both is unmistakable.

The Bernice Chronicles: The Courtship Of Bernice Cohen

At age 26 and having completed her graduate studies, Bernice returned to the Bronx Y, this time in a paid professional capacity.

The Unkindest Cut

It is no surprise for Israel to be vilified by the followers of Islam, because Islam, like Nazism, is the antithesis of Judaism. But when the Council of churches joins the accusers, it is the unkindest cut of all

‘Israel’s Technological Breakthroughs Are The Future’: An Interview With Haim Bibas, Israel’s ‘Mayor of...

After Netanyahu lost his bid for reelection in 1999, I met with him and discussed ideas of how he could again become Israel’s leader. We’ve worked together ever since then.

Someone Someone Should Tell Hamas — And The UN — That There Is No...

To all in doubt: There is no unalienable right of the remaining Palestinian Arab refugees to return, neither is there a right under international law to allow Palestinian Arab to violently attack Israelis.

Radiohead: My New Favorite Band

Radiohead is my new favorite band. Not because I love their music but because they’ve taken a public stand against the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. They ROCK!

50 Years of Palestinian Rejection

. If the world behaved differently, the Palestinians might eventually conclude that a deal was in their interests.

Why Won’t Abbas Accept “Two States for Two Peoples”?

The general idea of a two-state solution does not specify one state would be for the Jewish people, the other one for the .Palestinians--who continue to want no state for the Jewish people more than they want a state for Palestinian Arabs.

A False Theatrical Peace

This past Sunday night, the play "Oslo" won the Tony Award for Best Play. Does a Broadway that gets this history so terribly wrong matter?

Backgrounder: New Hamas Platform

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Info on the purported changes in the Hamas Charter.

The UN’s #Alternative Facts about the 1967 Six Day War

United Nations "doublespeak" translated and rendered intelligible and accurate by FirstOne Through (FOT)

Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Iran’s ‘Preferred Proxy,’ Arming in Gaza

Ultimately, the dispute between PIJ and Hamas is one over tactics, not strategy. In light of its acute isolation, Hamas is seeking to rebrand itself somewhat, without any intention of giving up its long-term goal of destroying Israel.

Europe: Choosing Suicide?

After the Manchester terrorist attack, it was revealed there are not "just" 3,000 jihadists on the loose in the UK, as the public had previously been informed, but rather a dismaying 23,000 jihadists.

Telling The Truth in Lithuania

We are opening doors for the students. Telling them to look at the world they didn't know about and asking them to think about it.

INTO THE FRAY: The Humanitarian Paradigm – Answering FAQs (Part 2)

Sequel to the dispelling of doubts regarding the feasibility - and morality - of largescale, financially incentivized emigration as the only non-kinetic approach for resolution of the Israel-Palestinian impasse.

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