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A Russian Refusenik Remembers Jerusalem

28 Iyyar 5772 – May 20, 2012
Minister of Diaspora and Public Affairs Yuli Edelstein: “For me, Jerusalem is more than just a capital to be proud of. As the former Minister of Immigrant Absorption, I can say that for Jews who immigrated to Israel--from as far as Ethiopia-- making aliya to Israel always meant returning to Jerusalem, to Zion."

Why Help Build America When We Can Help Build the Land of the Jews?

20 Iyyar 5772 – May 11, 2012
It is no secret that American Jewry is being decimated by assimilation. The longer the Jewish community remains in America the more the assimilation will grow. So I ask – what’s the point in working to strengthen something that is destined to dwindle out and end? The exile is a curse which is not supposed to continue forever.

Norwegian ‘Father of Peace Studies’ Blames Jews for Oslo Massacre, Recommends ‘The Protocols’

9 Iyyar 5772 – May 1, 2012
A Norwegian sociologist who pioneered the discipline of peace studies and conflict resolution made anti-Semitic and anti-Israel statements during a public lecture and in...

Ulpana Hill Residents Apprehensive But Hopeful As Deadline Approaches

4 Iyyar 5772 – April 25, 2012
BEIT EL, ISRAEL – “Gush Katif number two.” “Another Amona.” “It will topple the government, split the nation, and drive an irrevocable wedge between the people and the leadership.”

Zion Oil & Gas to Sponsor This Year’s CUFI Summit

27 Nisan 5772 – April 19, 2012
Zion Oil & Gas announced Wednesday that it will sponsor both the "Night to Honor Israel" banquet and the "Ambassadors" reception at the 7th Annual Washington-Israel Summit of Christians United for Israel (CUFI).

Egyptian Grand Mufti in Jerusalem

Grand Mufti Ali Gomaa, a top Egyptian Islamic cleric, came to Jerusalem to show support for Palestinian claims to eastern Jerusalem on Wednesday, breaking a long-standing taboo imposed by Muslim clerics, professional and private organizations against visiting Israel.

Jihad in France Just Beginning

11 Nisan 5772 – April 2, 2012
Once it emerged that the killer of seven people was a Muslim, French commentators ceased to speak of anti-Semitism. Anti-racist associations became silent. All attention focused on the killer, Mohamed Merah. He was presented as a "nice young man" by his neighbors, then as a "petty criminal" who inexplicably drifted, and finally as a "lone wolf" without any significant connection to terrorist organizations.

The Lack Of Vision From Zion

6 Nisan 5772 – March 28, 2012
Nothing is new. The recent murder of the Jews in France should surprise no one. It exposes a dismal reality that is taking shape in Europe and throughout the world.

MK Jacob Katz (Ketzale) to French Jews After Murders: Come Home

26 Adar 5772 – March 19, 2012
Following the murder of Jews in Toulouse, France, Chairman of the National Union MK Yaakov Katz (Ketzale) expressed his condolences to the families of the dead and called on all French Jews to "immigrate to Israel and strengthen the nation the dwells in Zion."

Education The Only Antidote To Israel’s Racial Tensions

23 Shevat 5772 – February 15, 2012
Over the past several weeks, protests have spread throughout Israel calling for a response to racism targeting the country's Ethiopian community. Sparked by a Channel 2 story on discrimination in Kiryat Malachi, citizens have taken to the streets to show their outrage at the status quo.

ACLU Needs To Clarify Stance On Censoring Israeli Speakers

26 Adar I 5771 – March 2, 2011
The international campaign to prevent speakers from delivering pro-Israel talks at universities has been assisted by leaders of the American Civil Liberties Union - an organization that is supposed to protect freedom of speech for all. The method used to silence these speakers and preclude their audiences from hearing their message is exemplified by a now infamous event at the University of California at Irvine.

Why J Street Attacked Sarah Palin

22 Shevat 5771 – January 26, 2011
Shortly after Sarah Palin provoked a barrage of criticism for her use of the term "blood libel," a Democratic congressman named Steve Cohen compared Republican statements about the Obama health care reform to "the big lie" told by Joseph Goebbels, saying it's "like [a] blood libel. The same kind of thing."

Israel’s Rebirth ‘A Boring Story’ To U.S. Jews: An Interview with American Zionist Hero...

14 Nisan 5770 – March 29, 2010
In 1947-1948 I lived in Boro Park where, against parental and rabbinic advice, I joined a Zionist group. By 1950 I was packing machine-gun parts for Israel in a home not far from the Young Israel. But what I did as a child does not compare to what my friend and colleague David Gutmann did for love of Zion at that very time on the dangerous open seas.

The 2009 Schwarzschild Award

29 Kislev 5770 – December 16, 2009
It’s time for the Monitor’s sixth annual Henry Schwarzschild Award, bestowed on a Jewish person in the public spotlight who, by his or her statements, displays contempt for the Jewish people, disregard for historical truth, a desire to sup at the table of Israel's enemies, or who otherwise plays into the hands of the enemies of Jews and Israel.

Sid Zion’s Truth

30 Av 5769 – August 19, 2009
Sidney Zion, who died earlier this month at age 75, didn’t start out to be a writer, and he might never have become one if not for the 1962-63 newspaper strike – the longest in the city’s history and one that affected all the local dailies.

2008 Schwarzschild Award

28 Kislev 5769 – December 24, 2008
Actor and left-wing activist Ed Asner is the winner of the Monitor’s fifth annual Henry Schwarzschild Award, bestowed on a person in the public spotlight who, by his or her statements, displays contempt for the Jewish people, disregard for historical truth, a desire to sup at the table of Israel’s enemies, or who otherwise plays into the hands of the enemies of Jews and Israel.

The Jewish Economy Triangle: Capitalism, Faith And Loving-Kindness

16 Tishri 5769 – October 15, 2008
Like every other aspect of running a country, economics is a complex business.

Palestine, Jordan, And The Hijacking Of History

3 Iyyar 5768 – May 7, 2008
Thirty years ago, the journalist Sidney Zion wrote an article for New York magazine titled “The Palestine Problem: It’s All in A Name,” which he would update in 2003 for The Jewish Press. Zion essentially supported the right-wing Zionist argument against the historicity of the Kingdom of Jordan, while upending the right-wing Zionist argument against the historicity of a Palestinian people.

The Schwarzschild Award

2 Shevat 5768 – January 9, 2008
The winner of the Monitor’s fourth annual Henry Schwarzschild Award for most offensive comments by a Jew in the public spotlight is David Landau, editor of Haaretz, Israel’s leading left-wing daily. The prize is awarded to the person who, by his or her statements, displays contempt for the Jewish people, disregard for historical truth, a desire to sup at the table of Israel’s enemies, or who otherwise plays into the hands of the enemies of Jews and Israel.

The Schwarzschild Award

6 Shevat 5767 – January 24, 2007
The winner of the Monitor’s third annual Henry Schwarzschild Award for most offensive comments by a Jew in the public spotlight goes to Michael Lerner, publisher of the far-left Tikkun magazine.

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