A government that is diverse, but whose diversity prevents improvement, is a poor government and has lost its mandate to govern.
One of the most influential parts of a student’s time in Israel is their time outside the classroom with Israeli families.
It is heartbreaking that a Jewish woman, smart enough to gain admission and rise to a leadership position at Harvard wouldn’t recognize that BDS will never lead to Palestinian advancement or peace between Israel and the Palestinians.
Our ancestor would be perplexed by a third commonwealth of the Jewish people in control of Jerusalem but who refuse, on their own accord, to rebuild the Temple.
After each attack the Palestinian street has come out to celebrate, handing out candies, marching in angry parades, and firing off fireworks.
Jews who don’t believe that the state of Israel is the beginning of the redemption have their Zionism and belief in G-d called into question by other religious Zionists.
It infuriates me that the world ignores the three to six Palestinian terror attacks attempted in Israel every day.
Close to ten progressive members were elected to Congress, and they were led by just a few members who called themselves “the Squad.” By their own admission, these members had little to no expertise in foreign affairs issues.
Zionism doesn’t maintain Jews have a right to the land of Israel so that Jews will have a place of refuge, the Jewish right to their ancestral homeland stands irrespective of Jewish safety and security.
I was familiar with Congressman Deutch’s work on Israel in Congress and before that the State house but was in shock that he would volunteer to speak without even being asked!
As much as the Arab and charedi sectors must begin participating in Israeli national life, the rest of Israeli society must incorporate Arabs and charedim into Israeli society.
It’s time more of our columns, op-eds, posts and tweets focused on how well we’re doing and less on what others think about us.
Was it really fair, I asked myself, to seek my own closure and need to fulfill my mitzvah of tochechah at the expense of her self-confidence?
Repeated attacks on Jewish synagogues, tombs and people can partially explain why a synagogue being burned to the ground by Palestinians garnered little or no attention.
Zionism is a romantic prophetic vision of the Jewish people put into action daily in the Jewish people’s historic homeland.
We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
I believer that Israel’s future is in the hands of Hashem, but I also recognize that Hashem created a world where we must secure our people’s future. The Jewish people must enlist Christian friends … to ensure America’s support of Israel.
As Jews missed an opportunity to tell their story, their enemies told it for them. Zionism was declared racism and Jewish autonomy became known as oppression.
More insidious an accusation is the denial of the historical connection of the Jewish people to their own land. Anti-Zionists frequently peddle the false claim that Jews are colonialist foreigners who came from Europe to occupy a native people’s land.
The lack of a definition allowed Zionists to stretch the meaning of Zionism to almost absurd dimensions.
We can choose to focus on those who have veered from our ways or focus on those looking to build the dream of Jewish peoplehood.
Shop at most major malls in the United States and you’ll find Israelis who have overstayed their visas, selling Dead Sea salt products. The draw of America, the land of dreams, is too good for many Israelis to forgo.
When I described the fear our children experience due to Palestinian terror, I didn’t feel a sympathetic heart in the room.
At first I was horrified by these stories. How could we, the righteous settlers, stoop to the level of Palestinian rock throwers and terrorists?
Israel advocacy shouldn't be defensive, and its arguments should be strong enough to allow for nuance and an understanding of our opponents, and even our enemies.
Whether they’ve walked thousands of miles over the burning hot sands of the African desert or walked on to a charter flight from New York, every Jew who has followed Avraham’s path has a story.
Often, opposing foreign aid is a cover for xenophobia and jingoism.
Palestinians have rejected tens of Israeli peace offers over the past eight decades and have never once countered with their own. It is clear Palestinians do not value peace as Israelis prioritize peace.
The Israeli Prime Minister walked into the most important office in America proudly displaying his Judaism and his Torah observance.
Israel can request America not open its consulate to the Palestinians in Jerusalem, put a deadline on U.S.-Palestinian growing diplomacy if ‘pay to slay’ isn’t ended, and stop American funding of UNRWA until it stops hosting Hamas tunnels and rockets in Gaza and teaching anti-Semitism in its schools.