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Bethlehem, the Capital of “Palestine”

Let the Palestinians call Bethlehem their capital. After all, they invest political capital in telling the world how much they care for Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus whom they call “a Palestinian messenger.”

If You Want To Know How Well Palestinian Terrorists Are Treated in Israeli Prisons...

The point of the original Hebrew article in Maariv, Decadent Meals and Free Internet: The Good Life of Terrorists in Prison,

Trump Can Break the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse

Wars end definitively only when one side has no more hope of success (i.e. Germany and Japan after World War II). The Palestinians have not given up their fantasy of a Palestinian state "from the river to the sea"

Recalling the Menace of May 1967

The Jewish state owes no one an apology for facing down its foes and taking the territory which those very same enemies used as a platform from which to seek our destruction.

Next Year in Jerusalem?

Time to reestablish Zionist momentum in Jerusalem. This means building many new homes, cracking down on Arab violence, and securing minimal Jewish rights on the Temple Mount.

Most Israeli Lawmakers Support Moving US Embassy to Jerusalem, Poll Says

Fewer than half (nine) of the 21 MKs polled said they believe Trump will keep his election campaign promises to move the embassy.

Palestinians: Tomorrow’s Secret ‘Day of Rage’

Once again, Abbas is playing Americans and other Westerners for fools. His people remain unwilling to recognize Israel's very right to exist as a state for Jews. And so, Abbas will talk peace and coexistence while his people organize yet another "Day of Rage."

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

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