Justice Ginsburg’s Yom Kippur Moment

We should not make that lawyer choose between observing his or her faith and appearing before the Court.

Why Are They Capitalizing ‘Black’?

AP's style is now to capitalize Black in a racial, ethnic or cultural sense, conveying an essential and shared sense of history, identity and community among people who identify as Black, including those in the African diaspora and within Africa. AP style will continue to lowercase the term white in racial, ethnic and cultural senses."

We Should Believe What Arab Dictators Say

If “moderate” Arab leaders have to make extremist statements to “appease the radicals,” it means the masses of Arabs continue to hold radical anti-Israel views.

Days of Awe–and Loopholes

With fear of the virus at an all-time low, Israelis have been acting as though the only thing they have to worry about is coming up with convincing lies about why they’re not at home.

The Strategic Benefits to the US and Israel of Offering F-35s to the UAE

The official normalization of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a rare victory for the United States’ overall political and military strategy in the Middle East and has significant global implications. Should Israel elect to accept a measure of risk by supporting the sale of F-35 fighters to the UAE, both parties could see immediate as well as longer-term benefits.

Is THIS Lockdown Really Necessary?

Is there anything more Israel can do to focus efforts on the most vulnerable populations, rather than on the entire country?

A Case For Trump: Showing Appreciation Is A Torah Value

President Trump has called out anti-Semitism voiced by members of Congress such as Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, while Biden has welcomed their support and pledged at the virtual Million Muslim Vote Summit to invite “Muslim American voices as part of [his] administration."

Arab Allies Mean More than Planes

Friends of Israel fear the impact of a sale of American F-35s to the UAE. But Begin’s lost AWACS fight with Reagan teaches a lesson about seeing potential friends as enemies.

Mining For Failure In The Face Of Success

Although an obvious breakthrough for peace in the region, it was brokered by Trump. And horrors, Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu were even nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize!

A View From A Recovering Democrat

I have clear memories of walking to shul with my father and feeling confused and uncomfortable watching black people step off of the sidewalk on Wickham Avenue as we walked by, seemingly in deference to our superior position as “white folk.”

In The Matter Of Picking RBG’s Successor: Dems Are Failing The Nose Test

Various party functionaries cited as precedent Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s refusal to schedule a confirmation hearing for President Obama’s 2016 choice of Merrick Garland to replace Scalia, who had recently died, because it was a presidential election year.

We Should Be Listening To Attorney General Barr

Two very prominent examples of how his own decision-making has been challenged are Barr’s efforts to dismiss the Michael Flynn prosecution and his reducing the sentence imposed on Roger Stone initially recommended by prosecutors in the case.

Zoom CANCELS Terrorist

The Lawfare Project warned that by permitting a documented terrorist to use its platform to communicate directly to U.S. college students, Zoom could possibly violate federal law.

RBG and How to Save a Corrosive Political Culture

The friendship between the late justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia provides a model for how all Americans should interact with political foes.

Arabs: “Palestinians Repeat the Same Mistakes”

At this pace, Palestinians might wake up one morning to discover that they no longer have any friends in the Arab countries at all.

Arab Muslims are People of Color, Arab Christians are White

What the New York Times’ racial list says about the persecution of Christians.

Now Is the Time for Peace

A warm peace that permeates the public in the Arab countries with which we have just signed, an impressive and opening gift for a good and blessed year of peace and regional stability, right as we celebrate the Jewish High Holidays.

No doesn’t Mean Rejectionism Jewish Behavior Does Not ‘Enable’ Palestinian Rejectionism

If the Jewish far left is critical of the UAE/Bahrain agreement, and I am also critical of the agreement, does that somehow make us bedfellows? Isn’t all criticism of Israeli policy bad and harmful?

Fresh 2600 Year Old Dates

Grown from ancient seeds found at Masada and Qumran, the dates symbolize the remarkable resilience of nature.

The Fundamental Fracture the Abraham Accords may begin to Heal

Hitherto suppressed truths are now being told in the Arab world in a way that was previously unthinkable.

The Scary Answer to Trump’s Question About Ilhan Omar

“Where are the people that vote for such a horrible woman who hates our country?”

Justice Ginsburg’s Death Raises the Election Stakes

Trump recently released a list of potential court nominees. It is a good list. After the Gorsuch disaster, a Ginsburg replacement needs to be bulletproof

Why I am Suing CNN

So when CNN made a decision to doctor a recording so as to deceive its viewers into believing that I said exactly the opposite of what I actually said, that action was not protected by the First Amendment...So I am suing them for a lot of money, not in order to enrich myself, but to deter CNN and other media from maliciously misinforming their viewers at the expense of innocent people.

Despite Everything, Another Lockdown

In attempting to handle an elusive global pandemic that is rife with unknowns, experts must often make decisions based on the worst-case scenario. Israel’s upcoming three-week lockdown is a legitimate and necessary tool that can curtail the surging rate of infection, just as lockdowns did during the first wave in Israel and around the world. There is no escaping the impression that many critics of this measure, particularly those ascribing it to PM Netanyahu’s self-serving interests, are aiming at a general breakdown as a means of removing him from office.

Trump and Nobel Prize: Make Deals Not War

But if the Nobel judges do award Trump the Nobel Prize, he will be the fifth US president to gain the accolade. And if he does, he would be the most deserving of them all.

Why I’m Not Going To Uman

I’ve learned a great many things from him about serving Hashem, about teshuvah, about simcha, about emphasizing the good points, about always striving to ascend higher and higher.

INTO THE FRAY: Oslo as Political Kryptonite

For the Labor Party, the fall from the heights of political hegemony to the depth of political oblivion is a fitting fate for the perpetration of the Oslo Accords, which ran counter to every prevailing Zionist norm of the time

Crown the King or Corona the King?

Stop focusing on Covid and start focusing on Kavod

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