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The Bukay Affair And Israel’s Prosecutorial Double Standard

An outrageous assault by Israeli authorities against academic freedom of speech took place in recent days in what is becoming known as the Bukay Affair. The affair combines leftist undermining of democracy, the attempt at thought control by governmental officials and the police, harassment of a university lecturer by an over-zealous prosecutor, and an attempt to create in Israel a political Inquisition against incorrect thinking.

4th of July in Riga, Latvia: Memory, Distorted Behind Recognition

Latvia, July 4, 1941 they forced many Jews in the shul putting it on fire; everyone was burned alive

Reflections On The Second Lebanon War

It is 10 years since the Second Lebanon War, an entirely inglorious and partially botched and inconclusive affair, rapidly forgotten.

Yom Kippur Guide for the Perplexed, 2014‏

Yom Kippur is observed on the tenth day of Tishrei - an Acadian word for forgiveness and Genesis.

I know My Son in Nepal is OK because VISA Israel Told Me So

A ‘good news’ story from the Nepal avalanche disaster to warm your heart. Take out your Kleenex.

Should the U.S. Build an “ISIS Wall”?

Securing the U.S.-Mexico border — with an electronic fence, which has worked so effectively in Israel — is more urgent than we think.

Leveraging the Jewish Doctor

‘Jewish doctor’ is among world's strongest brands, so why isn't Israel a leader in medical tourism?

The Real ‘At Risk’ Kids

“Mind your own business.” It’s one of the rules of public conduct that keep civilized society from imploding. Yes, even frum society. Although we as Torah Jews are more given to concern about each other, that doesn’t mean we enjoy attempts by others to pry into our personal lives, critique our choices, or offer unsolicited advice. Especially when it comes to parenting skills. What parent does not resent a meddler’s reproach about the terrible mistakes she is making with her child?

Ostroleka Jewish Cemetery Exposed During Roadwork

The Jewish community in Ostroleka Poland was first established in the 17th century and like all other communities in Poland saw good times and bad. At the beginning of the 20th century the community numbered 6,219. During WWI the Russian Army destroyed the town while retreating and many Jews left for other cities, especially Warsaw. But after the war, Jews returned to Ostrolekaand by 1921 they numbered 3,352, more then a third of the total population.

Recognizing Israeli Sovereignty on the Golan Heights

Testimony offered by Amb. Dore Gold President, JCPA, to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Governance Reform Subcommittee on National Security arguing for recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights

Overseas Investors Are Attracted to Israel

The "Blue and White" is looking in the "black" for 2016

The Bernice Chronicles: The Education Of Bernice Cohen

It didn't bother me having new classmates every year. I loved school, was curious, and enjoyed learning everything I could.

Traces Of Jewish Culture Photo Contest

There is a continuing effort by educational organizations at every level in Poland to bring a better understanding of Jewish culture to the people and especially the youth of Poland. Through education we can bring understanding and through understanding, respect, if not friendship.

Big Tech Snuffing Free Speech; Google’s Poisonous ‘Dragonfly’

A Media Research Center report found that Google, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube stifle conservative speech and that in some instances staffers have admitted that doing so was intentional.

Maimonides: Islam Good, Christianity Bad, Muslims Bad, Christians Good

Rabbi Moses Maimonides is our fundamental source for relating to Islam and Christianity, and his views are clear and occasionally unexpected.

Dismantling Global Iranian Revolutionary Guard: Key to U.S. Victory in Nuclear Negotiations, 2015

Iran and Hezbollah are alive and well in Americas with a developed presence at US southern border

My Niece Implements The Sharon Policy

"But isn't he breaking his promise to the Israelis?"

The Capital Importance of E-1

Building 50,000 homes on Jerusalem’s eastern edge is critical for the future of the city and for Israel’s security. E-1 must be developed to revitalize Jerusalem and secure Israel.

Russia And Turkey: The Exquisite Irony

Whatever the facts, Turkey could make the crisis go away by apologizing to the Russians.

Letters To The Editor

'Provocation'    So Bishop Mixa from Germany expressed his concern over Palestinians facing "ghettoization with almost racist characteristics" (front-page news story, March 9). When asked...

The Need For Confidence And Optimism

As the smear campaigns against Israel and President Trump continue unabated, partisans of both need to remain confident in order to maximize their effectiveness.

The Brat With No Hat (With apologies to Dr. Seuss, wherever he may be)

The sun did not shine.It was too wet to play.So they sat in GenevaWith murderers all day.

From Prison To Palace: Bush’s Joseph

Did you hear the one about Nelson Mandela, the pope, Mother Teresa and the Jew? Turns out they are the only non-Americans ever to have received both the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congres-sional Medal of Honor. The Jew? None other than our own icon of freedom, Natan Sharansky, the former refusenik and prisoner of conscience who earlier this month received his Medal of Freedom at the White House.

Netanyahu Plays the Romney Card

Every few months, when the Israelis sense that US resolve in the sanctions department is weakening, or the Iranians enrich uranium to new levels, they ratchet up the rhetoric without any proper coordination, and cause political problems for the US President. This trick works because it forces Obama to prove that he is strong by pushing harder for stronger sanctions or else face the ire of potential voters and donors.

Sic Transit Britannia

Nearly every day I walk past the large new building in the heart of Jewish Golders Green being constructed for Jewish Care, a mainstream Anglo-Jewish charity. It always reminds me of the large Jewish Community Center the Conservative movement erected in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia in the early 1960s – that neighborhood then being one of the larger Jewish communities in the city. Within a few years the building was on the market because the area had rapidly changed from being nearly all Jewish to nearly all black. I always wonder if this new building is an omen of changes to come in England.

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