Right and Left Must Fight Palestinian Threat TOGETHER
Israel’s friends and partners must be made to understand that Israel cannot indefinitely allow its future to depend on the whims of a Palestinian public that is no closer to accepting Israel today than it was 75 years ago when Israel declared its independence.
Enabling Arab Antisemitism Hasn’t Changed in Two Centuries
The same today as it was in 1840
Guilty Until Proven Innocent–and then STILL Guilty
Convict, and only then hold the trial and look at the evidence
Nakba Day: Annual Reminder that Palestinians Learned Nothing from History
The Jews accepted the Partition Plan whereas the Arabs rejected it. In other words, the Jews chose compromise, and the Arabs gambled on war-and lost.
Where Respectful Prayer is a Crime and Fanatical Violence is a Virtue
In other words, mere Jewish presence on the holiest Jewish site constitutes “defiling” in the eyes of even Israel’s Arab peace partners, and violent opposition to that presence is seen as virtue.
As an Arab, I am Disgusted by Jews–Who Oppose Google’s Israel Contract
As an Arab, I wish that the Google Jewish employees would learn the history of the people that they claim to belong to.
Palestinians are Prisoners of their Own Narrative
The world is going from wanting to help the Palestinians, but not knowing how, to giving up on the Palestinians.
Palestinian–and others–Should Learn from Jews about Anger Management
This Jewish trait is perhaps the explanation behind the Jewish people’s longevity despite having faced discrimination, rejection, resentment, and violence throughout their long history
What the Heck Happened to American Jews?
A substantial percentage of Jews refuse to stand up with their fellow Jews against antisemitism at a time when antisemitism is particularly virulent
The Hypocrisy of Expecting PERFECTION from Israel
Despite its faults, Israel is still far more democratic, far more just, and far more respectful of life and human rights than its enemies (which include my native country Lebanon).
We SHOULD Talk about Systemic Antisemitism
Without systemic antisemitism, it would be impossible to explain why the United Nations condemned Israel 17 times in 2020 while the UN’s combined condemnations of ALL OTHER COUNTRIES ON THE PLANET, including China which is engaged in a genocide of Uighur Muslims, amounted to only 6.
Hamas Played the WORLD
Just like those who did not stand with Israel in previous Israel-Gaza wars, those who did not stand with Israel this time will have blood on their hands.
Let the Statues Fall!
An alternative perspective on the toppling of legends.
What is Israel?
Israel: Something for everyone
Why the World Cares about 1982 Sabra and Shatila Massacre
I am ashamed that the loss of Arab lives seems to matter to the world only if Israel can be blamed, even indirectly. Mostly, I am ashamed of what this event, like so many others in the history of the Israel-Arab conflict, says about the world’s bias against the only Jewish state.
Pragmatism, Maximalism, and Religionism in the Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Arab states who had a central role in starting the conflict, may end up being the catalyst that finally infuses the pragmatism that is needed for a solution.
The Palestinian Refugee Problem Can be Solved
It does not make sense to assume that all Palestinian refugees would move to a new Palestinian state. There are several possibilities for these refugees:
Time for Israel to End the Occupation
West Bank annexation means losing the country's Jewish majority or imposing apartheid; inaction is simply too costly
Israel’s Ambiguity in Judea and Samaria Comes at a High Cost
Israel is still losing the battle for public opinion because Israel’s own government is not doing its part. To regain the upper hand in the battle, Israel needs a clear policy in Judea and Samaria,
Jews Should Live Wherever they Wish
Jews should be able to live wherever they choose to live, period, including France, including Judea and Samaria, and even including the Arab world. Anyone who says otherwise is excusing and reinforcing anti-Semitism,
The Fictional Abbas is an Excuse to Look the Other Way
Everybody knows that Abbas is lying, but almost everybody pretends to believe it because it allows them to maintain some cherished myths
Fight anti-Semitism at Home, not at your Neighbor’s
There is no sign that anti-Semitism will decline anytime soon, so there is every reason to increase our efforts in fighting it. And for each of us, that means attacking it at home, not at the neighbor’s home.
Airbnb’s VERY Idiotic Decision
Airbnb titles its decision “Listings in Disputed Regions”, but it mentions one and only one “region”, which it calls “Israeli settlements in the West Bank”. Apparently, the Airbnb “experts” are not aware of other disputed regions that Airbnb still services
‘Made in Israel’ means ‘I Love You’
A picture may be worth a 1000 words but the real thing is much tastier and more fun!
Facebook’s Barely Concealed anti-Semitism
Does Facebook forbids all hateful language? Far from it, unfortunately. While insulting someone that many consider an anti-Semite is unacceptable, Facebook chooses to allow widespread anti-Semitic speech.
Three Thousand years of Mourning, but the People of Israel Thrive
The enemies of Israel have failed to stop the rebirth of the nation of Israel on its own land, and they will continue to fail. They think that attacks weaken the Jewish people, but every attack – be it a war of annihilation or a terrorist attack – makes the Jewish people stronger and more united.
Gideon Levy is Drunk on Power
Levy has the power to state the truth, but if he did, he would be just an average journalist that few people would pay attention to. So, he chooses to play to the large anti-Semitic crowd – look at me, he implies, I am an Israeli and a Jew, and therefore your best ally against the state that dares to be Jewish.
Strike Left-wing anti-Semitism Where it Hurts
It is time to have left-wing parties that can eloquently, loudly, and proudly speak about the history of the Jewish people and about the many challenges that Israel has faced and continues to face.
Supporters of Israel, Unite!
Supporters of Israel are badly divided on several fronts. These divisions weaken a group that is already fighting an uphill battle against opponents of Israel who are far more numerous, better funded, and better organized. It is time for supporters of Israel to stop the infighting and to direct all their efforts in the direction where it is needed, in support of Israel.
A Letter to my Sisters and Brothers, the Arabs of Israel
The nation-state Basic Law should have surprised no one. Those who were genuinely taken aback by the realization that Jews have a special place in Israel, have never understood what Israel is.