In this case, there is a tension between the requirements of ensuring the health and safety of the population and that of respecting religious practices.
So the question isn't how modern Orthodox Judaism could have produced Kushner, It is how modern Orthodoxy could have produced such a hateful, self righteous prig as Peter Beinart.
To state the obvious, if any one of Kushner's diplomatic victories had occurred under a Democratic administration, he would be on the cover of magazines every week like Kissinger was during his heyday.
International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People Celebrates the 73rd Anniversary of Palestinian...
That last day of November, 1947, is a microcosm of the entire 73 years since. The Jews remain enthusiastic that they have a state, want Arabs in Israel to be treated equally and still want to be on friendly terms with the Arab world. The people who claim to represent the Palestinian Arabs continue to make decisions that hurt the actual people they pretend to be defending.
It soon became apparent that the US orchestrated this resolution and cajoled all the other Security Council members to support it, where a US abstention would allow the resolution to pass.
Biden is not Obama. He is more an old-school pro-Israel Democrat. But things have changed.
Honor/shame relies to a large degree on the ability to lie - both to others and to oneself.
All the lies fit to print
The “occupation” is an excuse, not a reason, for rabid anti-Israel hate. And the easiest proof is to look at the anti-Zionists of the 1950s – before “occupation.”
"Lies, damned lies, and statistics"
How do you know when Beinart is lying? When he is talking.
The only time I feel completely comfortable is when visiting Israel. I am far less worried about being a terror attack victim there than a victim of an antisemitic hate crime in the US.
Extending sovereignty is not a land grab. It is the beginning of a disengagement.
I think it is the first stage of a disengagement plan.
Why are there so many articles about 2 million Gazans who don't have adequate water and so few about the other 72 million people in the region who have the exact same (or worse) problem?
Mondoweiss, being Mondoweiss, tries to find a way to tie everything to hating Israel:
77-year old female Jewish Professor in Pittsburgh Sues after FALSE Accusations of Sexual Harassment...
Newman is being attacked by BDSers because she has been outspoken and articulate about how these new "social justice warriors" are enabling antisemitism as well as racism and sexism.
Love of Israel is in no way contradictory to love of America. American Jews are very appreciative to live in a country that is not only welcoming of Jews but also a staunch ally of Israel. The pride of being American is part and parcel of the pride of being a Jew and a Zionist in America.
Literally every Jewish shrine in the Holy Land is claimed by the Palestinians to be their own, which is a hell of a coincidence.
So the Left can tell us what antisemitism is and the Forward cannot? Because according to them, there is simply no such thing as any antisemitism that is not from the far Right, and mentioning any other type outrages them. Arab antisemitism is "protesting for Palestinian freedom" no matter how many times the word "Jew" is used. Attacks on Jews in Brooklyn are twisted to somehow be Trump's fault
Let's be clear: the only people who are upset over a President, or anyone, saying that people should love Israel more are people who hate Israel.
Imagine how ANTI-ISRAEL she would want the UN to be?
As far as who can do Bibi's job - at the moment, no one, but Bibi would be gone one way or another eventually, and I have faith in Israel's democracy
Ashrawi: Not only should Britain apologize for the declaration and to immediately recognize a Palestinian state on the so-called 1967 borders, but Britain should compensate the Palestinians for their suffering.
Netanyahu is a politician, and for the past decade, he's been a very good one. His political instincts are what helps him accomplish his vision for Israel. His vision for Israel is a state where the Arabs are treated as equals and given all the same opportunities as Jews in a Jewish state.
Ironically, they cannot even pronounce the letter "P"
This J Street panel was a disgrace for a supposedly Jewish, supposedly pro-Israel organization that pretends to care about antisemitism.
What sort of government do I want? How far to the right does my ideology go? But just how far right they go, is always a question for me.
They dominate the Forward's entire site; they dominate the NYT's editorial and news sections, JTA gives them plenty of coverage yet they claim they are not allowed to speak.