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Belgium and Norway–but not US– Act Against Palestinian Incitement

Norway and Belgium, in at least one important respect, have gone much further than the US in confronting the problem of Palestinian incitement against Israel--and they are not known for their love of Israel

Stephen Paddock Gives Mental Illness A Bad Name

Let's label Paddock for what he was: A diabolically evil person not a person suffering from mental illness.

President Trump Did the Right Thing by Walking Away from UNESCO — for Now

By withdrawing from UNESCO – again – President Trump is sending a powerful message to the international community: that we will no longer tolerate international organizations that serve as forums for Jew-bashing.

Religious Liberty For Me But Not For Thee

Rather than aiding bigotry, Trump is standing up for a principle that Jews ought to be defending: Religious liberty

Move Over, Sandy Koufax

While NFL players are running away from their country and refusing to stand during the national anthem, Israel’s professional athletes are doing the complete opposite! They are connecting to their nation and showing just how proud they are to be Jewish.

The Sons of Noach: Genuine Righteous Gentiles Revisited

It is not easy to be a Ben Noach. The Seven Laws (even more according to many rabbinic decisors) represent categories that encompass subcategories, and the penalties for abrogation of this covenant are stricter than they would be for a Jew who abrogates them

Fatah-Hamas Reconciliation: A Fusion Of Evils

Trump should proclaim that unless Israel’s adversaries are ready to cease their incitement and condemn terrorism, the U.S. will no longer tolerate those who pay lip service to peace while encouraging and financing mass murder.

The Hypocritical Reaction To The President’s Stance On Iran

It will be recalled that JCPOA was adopted as an act of Congress – rather than, as would have been expected, a treaty.

PA/Hamas Reconciliation

In essence the Israeli position is, and has long been, that Hamas cannot be accepted at the table unless it has renounced violence, recognized the state of Israel, accepted previous agreements between Israel and the Palestinians, and is now committed to peaceful negotiations to resolve the conflict.

Hillel at the Crossroads: Accusations of Intimidation in Boston

“Hillel International is selling out the students. I watch International Hillel sell out the [chapter] buildings." “Once the university owns the building, there is no way the local Hillel can keep out anti-Israel students because the building is now university property.”

Reaffirming Israel’s Centrality To Modern Orthodoxy

The flight represented the remarkable diversity of the Jewish people, united by a common thread: each passenger was fulfilling a dream to live in Eretz Yisrael and contribute to its culture and its burgeoning economy.

The Syrian Kurds: Israel’s Forgotten Ally

If Jerusalem hopes, together with its ally in Washington, to prevent Tehran from establishing its long-sought land corridor, it is in Israel’s interest to act quickly to support the nascent Kurdish political region in Syria.

Why There Is No Peace in the Middle East

Peace is not possible in the Middle East because values and goals other than peace are more important to Middle Easterners. Most important are loyalty to kin, clan, and cult, and the honor that is won by such loyalty.

Trump Should Demand an End to the Arab Boycott of Israel

Trump can make history with a simple yet firm demand from America's ostensible Arab allies: if you are serious about peace with Israel, then drop the boycott once and for all.

Balfour Declaration Centenary–and Calls for its Boycott by the Guardian

Though the Balfour Declaration is ambiguous--it does not define exactly where “in Palestine…a national home for the Jewish people” would be--the original League of Nations British Mandate for Palestine included what is now Israel, Jordan, the West Bank and Gaza for Jewish settlement

Palestinian Unification Must Honor Palestinian Commitments

Before naively and blindly welcoming any such inter-Palestinian unification, serious international leaders should insist and ascertain that the basic components for positive unification are included in any unification agreement.

Palestinian Terrorists: 64; Koby Mandell Act: 0

The result of the Koby Mandell Act was the creation of the Office of Justice for Victims of Overseas Terrorism (OVT). The record of the OVT is horrendous with ZERO prosecutions brought against Palestinians who have murdered Americans

INTO THE FRAY: The “Jordan-is-Palestine” Conference-Why I agreed to participate

Of all the “Right-wing” alternatives for the two-state formula, the “Jordan-is-Palestine” concept is the only one not inconsistent with the underlying principles of the “Humanitarian Paradigm”

Netanyahu, Tell the World the Truth!

No matter what the Israeli government decides to do, it has no Religious Legitimacy in Judaism. No Israeli leader or government has the moral, historical, or spiritual right to take away parts of the Promised Land from the Jewish People and give it to others.

The Coming Confrontation Between Israel and Iran

Whatever the debate over the JCPOA, there may well be a broader consensus in the administration that Iran’s growing military role in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and elsewhere in the region must be countered.

Here A Fascist, There A Fascist, Everywhere A Fascist

The hysteria, and evident delusion, over the perceived sudden resurgence of fascism and the subsequent demonization of anyone who expresses conservative thought, supports Trump, or refuses to cave to the thrall of identity politics and political correctness on campuses, has given campus activists a new and potent tool in their campaign against any ideas they do not like –meaning, of course, any ideas that challenge their preconceived and leftist notions.

Gun Safety Is Our Issue Too

Since Columbine, mass shootings have become much more deadly. NO ONE should have access to a gun without proper screening and training--and, outside of the military, NO ONE should have assault weapons

An Anti-Semitic Smear Gets Another Hearing

Those who want to besmirch Israel’s supporters as undermining U.S. interests without being rightly labeled as anti-Semites are fooling no one.

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