The Start-Up Nation in Hibernation

The past 100 years of progress led us to believe that humanity had dominated nature, and that science could tackle most challenges. But coronavirus has challenged this attitude.

Establish a Coronavirus Citizens’ Volunteer Force

An accelerating sense of crisis now engulfs our society. As the impact of Coronavirus deepens and the death toll mounts, the scale of the emergency is unprecedented in peacetime

Commitment, Combat and Corona

Sending-off your son this week to serve in the IDF is a raw test of Zionist commitment, especially during a contagion.

Hope Is Nice, but After Coronavirus, Demonization of Israel Is Unlikely to Change

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin’s optimism regarding Israeli-Palestinian coexistence born out of the cooperation between Israel and the Palestinian Authority to combat the coronavirus is a pipe dream.

Corona Passover 2020: Time for Rabbinic Leadership

Yet, I wonder why aren’t more Rabbis speaking out about how difficult this Passover will be? Should people get rid of non-kosher for Passover food when they don’t know if they will be able to get it back after Passover?

Birthright, MIT and IDF Unit 8200 Alumni Collaborate to Combat Coronavirus

Putting like minds together to create solutions to tackle necessary services during a pandemic.

INTO THE FRAY: Back from the Brink!

The false façade of Blue & White was even more friable and fragile than anyone imagined; under the assault of recalcitrant reality, even the fast-drying Bibiphobic glue proved unable to hold things together.

West Needs to Wake Up to China’s Duplicity

"The West is so tolerant, passive, accommodating and naive towards Beijing. Westerners... are seduced like an old man in front of a young girl.... Europe shows all its weakness. It does not realize that the Chinese offensive threatens its freedom and values".

Israel and the Demise of the Global Village

Israel’s ability to protect itself and adapt its economy to the new post-global-village reality will in large part determine how it survives and prospers in the post-global-village world now taking shape.

Did Benny Gantz Betray Israel … or Save it?

His erstwhile supporters are damning Netanyahu’s new partner. However, his decision to sacrifice his political interests during a crisis makes him a hero, not a coward.

If the PA Lacks Funds to Combat the Coronavirus, It Should Stop Paying Salaries...

{Originally posted to the JCPA website} According to official Palestinian reports, the actual expenditure by the Palestinian Authority on salaries to incarcerated terrorists during 2019...

Coronavirus, God, and Science

When PM Benjamin Netanyahu said, in a March 21 TV interview, that “with God’s help we’ll get through” the coronavirus crisis, the interviewer interrupted him with these words: “With the help of the Weizmann Institute…The modern Temple of Zionism is at the Weizmann Institute.” This exchange reveals the gap between the modern state’s promise of efficient management even in the face of great adversity and the elements of randomness and surprise that can render the most powerful and advanced states helpless.

Netanyahu Finally Wins! Set to Form Large Center-Right Gvernment

Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, who has shown no signs of slowing down during an extended campaign season and has battled coronavirus while under immense political pressure, remains in office over the next 18 months. Israel is much better off for it.

Fatah: Honoring Terrorists is More Important than Stopping Coronavirus

Thousands of Palestinians celebrated a terrorist’s release from prison, ignoring PA instructions to self-quarantine.

The Good and Bad News about Arab Vote in Election Round 3

While the renascence of the Netanyahu-led Likud grabbed most of the media attention about the recent election, there was much to note and ponder...


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Israel, the Palestinians, Corona and Peace

Collaboration, openness, good faith and the genuine need to protect and heal the populations of the area in the face of the Corona pandemic should lead to the realization that good neighborly relations have the potential to enhance mutual trust and confidence between Palestinians and Israelis, as a basis for good faith and peace between them.

Israel’s Legislature and Judiciary Tension Raises Unprecedented Questions

Is Israel’s judiciary overstepping its authority? Or is the legislature undermining the judiciary?

Jerusalem Steps Up To The Plate

We must ensure that Yerushalayim remains united under Israeli sovereignty with a large Jewish majority. History, ethics, security, and simple logic all indicate that we must stand firm in the face of international Muslim pressure and propaganda.

European Union: The End?

What is the point of an organization that pledges solidarity as a founding principle, but abandons that principle the moment it is most called for?

Suggestions For This Difficult Time

watching depressing, panic-inducing news about Covid-19 24/7 will only make you jittery, anxious, and depressed. It's good for the news networks' ratings, but it's bad for your mental health. Instead, you can read, talk to friends, watch movies, learn a language, listen to music, start a journal, walk outside, garden, or engage in hobbies. Do that project you've never had time to get to. In short, don't preoccupy yourself with the virus.

An Opportunity To Turn Your Life Around

We can now have the life we choose. We are encouraged by events to rethink where we put our energies, what are we living for, what are we getting up in the morning for. The world is going to be a much better place as soon as this thing is over.

The Coronavirus Pandemic: Israel Is America’s Friend In Deed

When President Donald Trump and other medical professionals touted the decades-old antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine as a possible means of fighting the coronavirus pandemic, the Israeli generic drug giant Teva (the most popular big pharma stock on Wall Street) immediately announced that it will provide 10 million doses of its hydroxychloroquine drug to US hospitals free of charge. Rep. Rashida Tlaib and her fellow American detractors of Israel who claim that Israel does nothing but take from the US owe Israel an apology.

Stimulus Politics And The Democratic Wish List

Fearing criticism from their left flank, Democrats bailed out and said they would come up with a plan of their own.

Ending The Lockdown?

Yet the costs of this national shutdown are growing by the hour….

The Welcome World Zionist Congress Elections Results

The Orthodox lists are committed to pushing for increased funding for religious schools and support for the settlement movement.

How Does A Chevra Kadisha Do Taharah On A Coronavirus Victim?

Interview with Rabbi Yitzhak Gelbstein, head of the General Chevra Kadisha Society in Jerusalem.

Department Of Justice Power Grab?

Of particular concern, was that they were asking for the power to ask judges for the authority to detain people indefinitely without trial during emergencies.


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