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An Orthodox Rabbi at the White House

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.

Guide for the Diplomatically Perplexed: Trump 1.0

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.

Arab Regimes Behind the Women March? The Linda Sarsour Connection

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

President Trump vs. the Department of State

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

Trump Fires Up Europe’s Anti-Establishment Movement

"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"

Do the Media Lie?

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

Advice for President-elect Trump from a Veteran Mideast Envoy (satire)

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 Obama/Kerry Parting Tailwind to Terror

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.

Pursuing Essential Achdut In Charged Times

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.

Tim Kaine Needs A History Lesson

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

Confronting the Politicization of the Holocaust

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

But at Least He Won the Nobel Peace Prize

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.

Effective Jewish Advocacy Begins With Jewish Education

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.

The Most Appropriate And Effective Response To Terrorism

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.

Generals, Gimmicks and Gobbledygook

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.

Moving the Embassy: Just A Start

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?

Flying Nowhere

What may topple Israel's extremely talented Prime Minister is not his cigars, but the feeling of aimlessness – the lack of direction, message, and purpose – that engulfs the Israeli public.

The True Cause Of Resolution 2334?

After suffering a long and brutal history we have finally come home and regained our Kotel. But now Hashem and sees us not respecting one another and like a parent He shakes His head in disbelief

The Dawn of Hope

We are entering an era of hope, of reinvigorated liberalism, of responsibility, and of freedom, committed to restoring America to GREATNESS again. Donald Trump has given us reason to hope once again.

The Trump-Lewis Imbroglio In Context

All the president-elect said was that Congressman Lewis and by inference his longtime colleagues as well were responsible for the decline in their districts.

German Court Outrage

According to the court, the three were merely attempting to draw attention to the Gaza conflict between Israel and Hamas.

INTO THE FRAY:“Palestine” – The Perils in Pictures

A "spy's-eye" view of Israel. It WILL open your eyes to just how devastating the "Two-State Solution" would be to Israel. Look and Learn.

The Bernice Chronicles: Four Generations Under One Roof

Now in her mid-90s, Bernice’s recollections of that time give us a glimpse into a world somewhat familiar to our readers from the Freida Sima series, but told here from the perspective of the immigrant generation's American-born children.

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