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.
David Halbfinger of the New York Times wrote a veritable infomercial for J-Street in his story about their trip to Israel
Only when Palestinians understand that the world has changed and that they can no longer rely on automatic, reflexive support from their fellow Arabs can they even start to consider going back to the table with Israel.
Malki will never be a statistic but an inspiration. And in remembering her, we also realize that she and the savage who engineered her death are not—as several dull journalists said to me at various points in the weeks after the massacre—two sides of the same coin
I cannot even find an anecdote of Jews who somehow managed to sneak into Egypt, Syria or Lebanon, which is not proof it didn't happen...but if it did, it doesn't sound like it was anything close to these Arab countries sheltering European Jews.
Tlaib's words go beyond mere whitewashing these historic facts. She is not only claiming that Palestinians deserve credit for helping Jews after the Holocaust. She is also saying that Palestinians were Holocaust victims themselves, by giving up "their lives, their livelihood, their human dignity, their existence" for Jews to have a place to go.
Could it be that the softening of the Gulf Arab states towards Israel, and Trump's embrace of Israel's side in the Golan and elsewhere, is injecting some realpolitik into Lebanese thinking?
Too many groups forget that Jews have rights, too.
Tthe Dome of the Rock is ubiquitous in Palestinian political life today because the British thought they would get goodwill from the Arabs of Palestine if they helped repair the long-ignored site. Instead, it was used to fuel antisemitism and create Palestinian nationalism - which were, and remain, joined at the hip.
this statement includes an assertion that every member of the three major monotheistic faiths should have full access to their holy spaces in order to worship there. Which means that Jews have the full right not just to visit but even to pray at the Temple Mount, the holiest spot in Judaism.
Reporting on the fighting as if it is a traditional war plays into the hands of Hamas, since controlling the news cycle is not peripheral but essential in cognitive war. While the West may just be waking up to the importance of cognitive warfare, Israel has been fighting it for a long time
J-Street is stunningly hypocritical: It brags that it is the largest "pro-Israel lobby" in the US and that its money influences Congress!
At least 85% of those killed were terrorists. The mainstream media did not share this "trifling" fact
The Women's March is paying an antisemitic, anti-gay, anti-white, misogynist hate group - while at the same time pretending to adhere to Unity Principles that are against everything Nation of Islam stands for.
We should not minimize right-wing antisemitism. But too much of the news coverage in the wake of Pittsburgh has minimized all other forms of antisemitism. Muslims attacking Jews and blacks attacking Hasidim are "accepted" as, barely worth reporting.
The difference between the ADL report and the FBI Hate Crimes statistics is that the FBI only includes actual crimes, while the ADL counts "incidents" which is a much broader category.
the number of assaults against Jews - the most serious category the ADL tracks - went up dramatically when Obama was in office and has gone down significantly since Trump has been president.
Stop using this massacre as an excuse to pin this on ideological and political enemies. Every group has Jew-hatred associated with them in one way or another.
There has been mounting pressure in Jordan to not renew this lease, and multiple parties have banded together to pressure the government to end the agreement.
We at The Jewish Press Online wish Elder of Ziyon a hearty mazal tov on this well-deserved nomination for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize
The idea that the maps prove that Israel is gobbling land and making peace impossible is a pure falsehood.. The Obama map is a lie.
Did it never occur to these "experts" that Abbas was using his people as an excuse not to make peace, and that in fact the people want to end this useless situation already if only he would accept a couple more of Israel's security demands? I
The Palestinian problem with Christian Zionism is far deeper than a disagreement over "justice." It is doctrinal. Israel's very existence is a challenge to their entire belief system, which values hate for Israel and Jewish nationalism above the words of the Bible.
What is incredible is that some Arab governments are willing to go with an Israeli-ruled Jerusalem as part of a permanent peace agreement, and to tell the Palestinians to stop using it as a roadblock to peace.
For all we know, the disabled Abu Thuraya might have chosen to be "martyred" by his fellow Hamas members in order to elicit exactly this sort of reaction from the UN and world media.
Turkey intends to open an embassy in East Jerusalem. Even though all the arguments against the Trump declaration apply even more so to the Erdogan declaration--silence. The Europeans who stumbled over themselves to condemn Trump are silent on Erdogan. The UN and NGOs aren't saying anything.
Palestinians think there's a slippery slope between losing a cent of UNRWA benefits and the benefits disappearing altogether. in other words, Pals would have the same definition of refugee applied to them as the 50 million real refugees in the world today.
If Abbas is indeed correct, let the Palestinians cross the Jordan going east--and stay there.