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Palestine Purim Potpourri

The following are some unusual items and associated stories involving the celebration of Purim in pre-state Eretz Yisrael.

The Militant Islamists of Hamas

It seems that the use of the “international community” to provide context on the Middle East is restricted to issues in which Israeli arguments are dismissed.

Alan Dershowitz: Keith Ellison Defeated by His Own Actions, Not Any Smear

Would anyone call it a smear if a candidate’s history of sexism, racism or homophobia had been exposed? Why, then, is it a smear to have raised questions based on Ellison’s past?

The Roots of Islamic Anti-Semitism

According to the Qu'ran, Muslims have every reason to abduct, beat and mutilate Jews, as they recently did in France It depicts Jews as inveterately evil intent on destroying the wellbeing of Muslims.

Keep Calm and…Keep Calm

The mainstream media and the Left keep telling you everything is in chaos and everyone hates Trump.None of it's true. It’s amazing how much of the supposedly factual reporting turns out to be false.

Zionism is Not Racism

41 years later, Columbia University students are still equating Zionism with racism.

Emunah, Omanah And Omanut: Faith, Fostering And Art

I had no idea what Down syndrome is and I was happy that I'd have a little sister.

On the Bookshelf

I was blessed with a mother who was an avid reader, and she set a magnificent example of love of reading and love of learning.

Media Suppress Mention Of PA Terror Glorification

Why did major media blatantly ignore important comments made by Trump and Netanyahu? It would require acknowledging that the PA honors and pays terrorists, and raises Palestinian kids to be terrorists

Are the Israeli Settlements Legal Under International Law?

Rachel Avraham explains why Israeli communities exist in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, why the world is opposed to it and why Israel is passionately standing behind their position.

Here’s What’s ‘Totally Unacceptable,’ Rabbi Mirvis

In the case of Jews refused entry to the UK before WWII, the justification given was baseless and false. In the case of Syrians refused entry to the US the justification has a basis and is not false

I See Great Danger Ahead

Several times Israel has been burnt by Likud,leaders starting with Begin and the Sinai, continuing with Sharon and the Disengagement.Netanyahu himself has already agreed in the past to land retreats

INTO THE FRAY: “Palestine”: Who Has Moral High Ground?

The “Humanitarian Paradigm”, advocating funded emigration for the resolution of the “Palestinian problem”, will be the most humane of all options if it succeeds,...

Alan Dershowitz: Why I Will Leave the Democratic Party If Ellison Is Elected its...

If Ellison is elected DNC chairman, Dershowitz will quit the Democratic party after 60 years because "My loyalty to my country and my principles and my heritage exceeds any loyalty to my party.

Note to the Left: Four Years Ago, Conservatives Were Just as Depressed

When Obama was re-elected president, conservatives were just as depressed as you are now that Clinton lost and Trump won. I describe this as news because this undoubtedly surprises many of you.

A Repudiation Of Reconciliation

Choosing Yahya Sinwar as the new leader of Hamas, the terrorist organization sent a blatant message to the international community that it has absolutely no interest in pursuing peace with Israel.

Palestinian Assault on Freedoms

By refusing to hold the PA accountable for its crackdown on public freedoms, American and European taxpayers actively contribute to the emergence of another Arab dictatorship in the Middle East.

There Are No ‘Alternative Facts’

In Parshat Mishpatim we encounter the famous phrase, "na’aseh v’nishma." Na’aseh talks to the fulfillment of mitzvot. Doing. Nishma refers to “hearing” or learning.

‘The U.S. Is Determined To Stand Up To The UN’s Anti-Israel Bias’

I am here to underscore the ironclad support of the United States for Israel. I’m here to emphasize the United States is determined to stand up to the UN’s anti-Israel bias.

The Azariya Sentence

No civilized person should shed a tear for the terrorist al-Sharif.

Thinking Outside The Box On The Middle East

Then there’s Gaza, ruled by the profoundly undemocratic Hamas terrorist enterprise that seeks to overtake the PA in the West Bank.

Nikki Haley, A Breath Of Fresh Air

In a briefing immediately following her first monthly Security Council meeting on Middle East issues, she described the experience as a bit strange and proceeded to explain why.

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