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    The Israeli Flag

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

    Does Religious Zionism Make Sense Without Messianism?

    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.

    Palestinian Antisemitism Isn’t Just A Hamas Problem

    If there are symptoms of antisemitism, it's impossible that it's isolated; the community must also possess the hate to some extent.

    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.

    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.

    We Must Welcome All Of Our Friends

    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.

    Israel’s Torah Observant Prime Minister

    The Israeli Prime Minister walked into the most important office in America proudly displaying his Judaism and his Torah observance.

    Has The State Of Israel Lived Up To Jewish Values?

    The accusations against Israel can be divided into two categories. First, the Jews stole Palestinian land. ... The second category of accusations against Israel is that Israel mistreats Palestinians.

    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.

    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.

    Loss Of Support For The Two-State Solution Is Inevitable

    Arafat had engaged in bad faith negotiations with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and rejected all Israeli offers without a counter-offer. Later revelations made clear Arafat had ordered the intifada while still at Camp David.

    Jewish Anti-Semitism: Nothing New Under the Sun

    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.

    Is Israel Solely For The Jews?

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

    The Hardest Column I’ve Ever Written

    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?

    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.

    Reclaiming Zionism For The Jewish People

    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.

    The Seventy Faces Of Zionism

    The lack of a definition allowed Zionists to stretch the meaning of Zionism to almost absurd dimensions.

    Aliyah: No Pain, No Gain, But Oh, The Gain!

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Stop Whining About Hamas Rockets

    Many of the media advocacy campaigns waged on Israel’s behalf during the latest Hamas rocket attacks didn’t recognize the pitfalls of playing victim.

    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.

    Why Can’t Israel Do Better For The Palestinians?

    It is naïve to think Palestinians or their advocates will be placated by an easing of Palestinian restrictions. Only when Israel cedes control of all the land and ends the Jewish state will Palestinians be satisfied.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    The Tale Of Two Attacked Synagogues

    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.

    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.

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