At first glance, President Obama’s meeting Tuesday with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and Fatah leader Abbas seems like a hopeful sign that perhaps the American president is softening his stand toward Israel.
In my last column, I published a tragic letter from a young woman who, after a painful bout with terminal illness, departed from this world. She attributed her plight to her abandonment of the Torah way of life, specifically to the laws of tznius. Her letter evoked much response. One of the writers wrote that she had a similar experience, but Baruch Hashem, with a positive ending. She too, had been rebellious, she too, had turned a deaf ear to the pleas of her family, but she never had to struggle with illness. Her sister however (an embodiment of everything that a yeshiva girl should be), was in a very serious car accident and had to undergo several surgical procedures and rehab, which plagued her with feelings of guilt and made her feel somehow responsible.
President Obama can make a “headache” for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu if the Israeli leader does not conduct negotiations leading to the formation of a Palestinian state within two years, a top Palestinian Authority official told this column. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the Obama administration has largely adopted the PA’s […]
So far, the UN fact-finding mission into last January’s war in Gaza has spawned a 574-page report faulting Israel for war crimes, op-eds calling on foreign governments to hold Israel accountable – including one by the report’s author – and strident denunciations of the findings by Israeli officials.
Richard Goldstone – the primary author of a one-sided United Nations attack on Israeli actions during the Gaza war – has now become a full-fledged member of the international bash-Israel chorus. His name will forever be linked in infamy with such distorters of history and truth as Noam Chomsky, Norman Finkelstein and Jimmy Carter.
Amid the media firestorm over Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s annual propaganda turn on the world stage addressing the UN General Assembly, let’s not lose sight of the need to get tougher on Iran.