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Return To Zion Reflections On My Aliyah

The first component began taking shape more than sixty-eight years ago when, as was my custom, I joined my father at Shabbat morning services in his synagogue on New York’s Lower East Side.

On The Way Out, Obama Brags About His ‘Remarkable Progress’

There's good news and bad news. First the bad news: Pres. Obama has 2 weeks left in office. Now the good news: Pres. Obama has ONLY 2 weeks left in office. Let's hope he goes on an early vacation.

Who Wants to be a Palestinian?

If Haaretz had its way, it’s progressive and politically correct to ignore the wishes of Israeli Arabs who don’t want to be described as Palestinian and call them, Palestinian regardless.

Top 20 UN Watch Moments in 2016

Fortunately, UN Watch has been a vigilant force fighting UN bias. Here is a sampling of 20 UN Watch efforts to make the UN better. Imagine how "UN-fair" it would be without the work of UN Watch?

It’s Not the Settlements, Stupid

It is ludicrous to argue that the settlements are an “obstacle to peace,” because they were not an obstacle to Israel offering the Palestinians a state on three separate occasions.

Seven Fascinating Discoveries Israeli Archaeologists Made in 2016

It just so happens, this year saw significant archaeological finds establishing the historical Jewish connection between Israel and Jerusalem, contradicting campaigns to delegitimize Jewish history.

What About Jewish-Owned Land Beyond the Green Line?

It is little known that hundreds of thousands of Arab squatters in ''Arab East Jerusalem'' live on land still owned by the Jewish National Fund.

2016 FirstOneThrough Summary

FirstOneThrough, despite fewer posts in 2016, saw its number of visitors jump by 35% Facebook, The Jewish Press and Twitter were key reasons

The Art Of Kedusha

His art is unique and vibrant, his subjects Torah, Kedushah and Eretz Yisrael.

Should Israel Intervene In Syria?

At the start of the Syrian conflict, the most logical and appropriate action would have been Israel, the strong, local superpower, intervening to prevent the calamity-Israel didn't adopt this strategy

Mr. Trump Visits ‘Occupied Territory’

FACT: The only state without 1 town named for a biblical site is Obama’s home state, Hawaii, adding a touch of irony to the lame-duck POTUS' refraining from vetoing the UN resolution condemning Israel

The UN’s Attempted Land Grab in Israel

The most abhorrent aspect of the UNSC resolution is the fact that it tries to give control of all Jewish holy sites in the “occupied” areas to the Palestinians.

Friedman is the Real (pro-Israel) Deal

For those who support a Jewish, Democratic Israel, committed to civil rights for all its citizens- including the right to not be murdered-David Friedman is the right choice for US Ambassador to Israel

Myths and Madness in the Middle East

Real moderation, tolerance and co-existence on the Arab side, with an accurate Western understanding of the historical, legal & social factors perpetuating the situation, would make all the difference

How Trump’s Win Threatens Democracy

Trump’s win threatens the template of “democracy” long promoted in mainstream media by exposing the abysmal failure of American journalism, specifically its inability or refusal to report objectively.

INTO THE FRAY: UN & Obama-The Blame Bibi bears (revisited)

By imprudently accepting the idea of Palestinian statehood, Netanyahu gravely limited the freedom of action needed for official diplomatic effort to rebuff adversarial diplomatic moves against Israel

Ten Most Hateful Points about UNSC Resolution 2334

The Judean Rose cites her 10 Condemnations of the most recent and offensive UN/US travesty

A Very Special Chanukah Party

It seems the Chanukah party co-hosted in Washington by the country of Azerbaijan and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish organizations was THE Chanukah party to attend in the Capital

John Kerry, US Secretary of State: Living in a Self-Imposed Bubble

The highest policy official overseeing PA and UNRWA matters looked me straight in the eye and said PA school books used by UNRWA advance peace and reconciliation. Clearly, he never read the books.

Seven Absurd Assumptions in Kerry’s Speech

Most of my fellow Israelis' (especially my neighbors here in YESHA) objections to Secretary Kerry’s speech stems from assumptions he makes. We find these assumptions absurd. Here's the SHORT list:

Chanukah’s Impact Through The Generations

For the last night: Chanukah is a multifaceted festival and we aspire to reveal its many faces so that they may shed their radiance on the nation returning to its land and to its independence.

The Great Candle

A nation that acknowledges the importance of spiritual values alongside national security and material prosperity becomes a national candle on the world arena, a veritable 'light unto the nations'

Obama: Father and Son

Obama's considerable self-regard, coupled with his very thin skin, has propelled him to scapegoat and punish a blameless target for his frustration and rage. The target? Jewish Israel.

Kerry’s Biased Anti-Israel Speech Ignored Facts, Promoted Falsehoods

Kerry’s speech was a few tossed bones to Israel while again stabbing Israel in the back with a proposal that endangers the Jewish state.

Kerry’s False Moral Equivalence

Kerry and the Obama team won't acknowledge that Israel is the victim and the Palestinians are the aggressors nor recognize the difference between democratic Israel and the terror-promoting PA regime.

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