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Secretary Tillerson’s Political-Correctness

Will Trump and Tillerson embrace Middle East reality and reject political correctness thus sparing the US further erosion of its posture of deterrence in the Middle East and beyond? We shall soon see...

How a Changing American Liberalism Is Pulling American Jews away From Israel

American Jews, following American liberalism, have abandoned belief in the nation-state, non-voluntary communities, and religion in the public square

Sneak Peek at Trump’s Speech in Israel

The speech that President Trump SHOULD deliver in Jerusalem next week: “America is going to take steps to nurture a culture of peace and push the parties towards realistic outcomes. We’re going to cleanse international discourse from hypocritical rot and illusory expectations. No more coddling of enemies and demeaning of friends.”

Israeli Jews Say, It’s Our Jerusalem!

According to a poll by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, in March 2017, 79% of Israeli Jews said it’s important to retain a unified Jerusalem under Israeli sovereignty, while only 15% said it’s not important.

INTO THE FRAY: Why Palestinian Statehood obviates Israeli Victory

For fruits of Israeli victory to endure, any post-victory reality must preclude a self-governing Palestinian entity, which would always be subjected to external incitement to fight the Jewish “intruders”

Denmark to Allocate Another $8 million to Radical Anti-Peace NGOs

A large portion of the gift is distributed as core funding to radical Palestinian non-governmental organizations that incite violence and terrorism and are active in global BDS campaigns against Israel

‘Disenfranchised’ Palestinians Go to the Polls

The same Palestinians whom Israel supposedly deprives of the right to vote freely cast ballots in a democratic election last week.

Sustaining A Viable Diaspora

The large elephant stomping in the American Jewish community courtyard is the systematic neglect of American Jewish communal organizations which have neither recognized nor dealt with the sociological conditions accurately reported in the Pew study.

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.

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