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Diaspora Zionism – What Is Its Role?

The idea of negating the Diaspora was initiated before the creation of the State of Israel when anything was possible, and every Zionist idea was being considered.

If There Was No Zionism

Jews would forever have been victims, left to the violent and antisemitic whims of their gentile and Arab neighbors.

Every One Victim Stands For A Hundred Victims

When media reports measure the effects of a terrorist attack by the number of people killed and wounded, they are giving a superficial report of the true effect of a terrorist attack.

Zionist Particularism vs. Universalism

Zionism was a revolutionary nationalist movement unparalleled in its time.

Are Jews A Religion Or A People?

Answering the question, “what is a Jew?” would seem to be straightforward. A Jew is an adherent of Judaism. While that seems like an easy answer, it’s completely incorrect.

The Israeli Flag

The flag is widely accepted among all streams of Jews, although it isn’t without controversy.

The Evolution Of Zionism

Seventy-years later Zionism has become a continuously evolving movement. It has shifted from defense to offense. Zionism no longer worries about survival and focuses more on development.

Reinvigorating Israel Advocacy With Zionism

There are many Zionist progressives. Indicting all progressives as anti-Zionist is not only unhelpful, it’s dishonest.

Where Are You Ari Fuld?

Ari’s greatest asset was his conviction in his beliefs. Unlike so many who are convinced of the righteousness of their convictions, Ari was not arrogant.

Is Israel Solely For The Jews?

A legitimate argument can be made that Israel should be a state solely for the Jewish people.

Is Zionism An Aspect Of Judaism?

Judaism isn’t a religion like other religions the world has become familiar with over the past two thousand years. Judaism isn’t just about G-d, beliefs, and action, it is about peoplehood.

The Difference Between Zionism And Israeli Policy

When the criticism contains discrimination, it loses its legitimacy and becomes classic antisemitism. If the criticism of Israeli policy is honest, there is nothing wrong with it.

Engaging With The Teenage Atheist

Writing ‘I'm an atheist’ to answer a rabbi's question is equivalent to a student telling their vegan teacher they love steak. It's not just a call for attention, it's a call to arms.

When Did Zionism Begin?

Early political Zionists weren't starting a new movement in the late 1800s. Herzl, Nordau, Jabotinsky, Weizmann, and Ben Gurion strove to fulfill 2,000 years of unfulfilled Jewish dreams.

My Definition Of Zionism

The Jewish people were a nation long before they were considered a religion.

The Antisemitism Equation – An Undeniable Metric

The factor that determines whether criticism is antisemitic is if it includes discrimination or hate.

Israel Will Grow – Regardless

Through tens of thousands of terror attacks and two intifadas, Israel continued to develop, build, and grow. It almost seems that opposition to Israel’s development furthers Israel’s growth.

Zionism And The Power To Rule Over Others

I had to decide whether to support the construction of a fence which may provide greater security, but which evokes the very ghetto walls that Zionism aspired to topple.

The Only Existential Threat Facing Israel

When healthy debate turns into hateful division, society begins to fall apart and violent scenes, like the one at the Ezrat Yisrael section of the Western Wall, begin to occur.

Don’t Listen To The Naysayers – Ben & Jerry’s Settlement Is A Victory

When the ‘children’ (Ben & Jerry’s) took immature positions, the ‘adults’ (Unilever) stepped in and corrected the mistake.

Zionists Don’t Need To Justify Their Existence

Why would I need to justify where I live or the policies of my government? I’ve never seen a similar talk given by people who live in other countries unless they were an official spokesperson of their government.

Israeli People Exemplify The Goodness Of Jewish Values

Israel doesn’t only aim to include and help Israeli Arab citizens but has helped Palestinian Arabs more than all other Arab countries combined.

Were Early Zionists Terrorists?

If a person maintains Palestinians have a right to the land of Israel, Begin’s answer won’t come close to explaining how early Zionists were justified in their attacks against the British and the Arabs.

We Don’t Pray Towards Jerusalem

The most sacred place for the Jewish people isn’t Jerusalem or the Western Wall, it’s the Temple Mount.

AIPAC Hits Middle Age And Shows Its Mettle

AIPAC’s new strategy is a seismic change for an organization that has followed the same playbook for more than fifty years.

Where Is Another Begin When We Need Him?

A government that is diverse, but whose diversity prevents improvement, is a poor government and has lost its mandate to govern.

Thank You, Gap Year Guests

One of the most influential parts of a student’s time in Israel is their time outside the classroom with Israeli families.

Dear Orlee, Oy!

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.

A Rational Argument For Rebuilding The Temple – Today

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.

No Time For Mercy: The Inappropriate Response To Murderous Intent

After each attack the Palestinian street has come out to celebrate, handing out candies, marching in angry parades, and firing off fireworks.


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