How desperately I would like to be more "positive" in these columns. Like my ever-faithful readers here at The Jewish Press, I would dearly welcome an opportunity - any opportunity - to discover some real evidence of genuine progress toward peace in the Middle East. But, as always, we Jews are especially obligated to look squarely at things the way they are. Recalling our history as a people, we simply should not expect that our most optimistic inclinations will somehow be wished into truth.
We have come to assume that, like the weather, all we can do in the face of European hatred of Jews is to shrug and move on with our lives.
The solution for Gaza is not, and cannot be, its reconstruction, but its deconstruction and the generously funded humanitarian relocation and rehabilitation of the non-belligerent Gazans to third party countries, outside the “circle of violence”.
Middle East expert Daniel Pipes' thoughts on the Biden-Ryan debate.
Wilf seems oblivious to “pesky details” such as the murderous terror unleashed by the Palestinians, their Judeophobic indoctrination and Judeocidal incitement, as “grand obstacles to peace”
Like all patriotic Americans, I cheered implementation of the Bush Doctrine to preemptively protect American lives from the perceived threat of WMD.
In the face of seemingly irrational threats from North Korea, at least one American conclusion should be obvious and prompt: Nuclear strategy is a "game" that sane world leaders must play, whether they like it, or not. President Obama can choose to play this complex game purposefully or inattentively. But, one way or another, he will have to play.
Trump’s critics prefer to attack him, rather than acknowledge that he was right to withdraw from a Human Rights Council that engages in anti-Semitic bias against Israel.
The urban political machine has gone national. It's here. It's there. It's everywhere.
The Palestinian Authority says it is worried because of the rise in the number of Palestinians from Jerusalem who are seeking Israeli citizenship. Hatem Abdel Kader, who is in charge of the "Jerusalem Portfolio" in the ruling Fatah faction in the West Bank, revealed that more than 10,000 Palestinians from Jerusalem have been granted Israeli citizenship.
Men such as my grandfather are the equivalent of foundation stone. The world exists because of such people. When they are gone, our job is to appreciate their legacy and to share some of their essence
On March 13 representatives of The Museum Of The History Of Polish Jews addressed the Helsinki Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe regarding the importance and aims of its institution.
Since the end of the Shoah there has been a debate of what to do with the various death camps in Poland. Today more then 60 years after the end of the Holocaust the debate continues.
Netanyahu and Ya’alon figuratively" shot" one of their own soldiers in a preemptive attempt to placate critics of Israel who look for every excuse to blast Israel for the use of “excessive” force against terrorists.
The argument that democracy had made the Muslim world dysfunctional was always chancy.
As the experience of 2003 shows, Iran will only abandon its nuclear program if confronted by what it perceives to be a tangible military threat
Even if only one percent of this story is true, the government should fall and all the commanders responsible for this horror should go to jail.
Highlighting Israel's growing popularity would undermine the pro-Palestinian narrative pushed by the Mainstream Media and the Left, who would have us all believe that the Jewish state is being shunned because of the ongoing conflict with the Palestinians.
Allowing Jordan virtual sovereignty of the Temple Mount, the heart of Jerusalem and of the Jewish nation, how can we find fault with the UNESCO vote on Jerusalem?
Over the years, regular readers of my column in The Jewish Press may have noticed a continuing regard for the concept of time.
As of Tzom Gedalia, Sept. 25, I will be on a trip to Ukraine and Poland.
Outside Israel, Palestinian groups meddle in the affairs of other Arab states and are punished in the extreme.
We need more of the teachings of torat Moshe Rabbeinu, and less of the arrogance of Moshe Dayan; More of the glory of King David and less of David Ben Gurion’s 'Ghandi-esque' restraint.
Despite the exodus thousands of years ago and our break from the ghettos hundreds of years ago, the slave mentality follows us like a long shadow.
From Arafat to Abbas, nothing fundamental has changed within the Palestinian Authority or in any of its sister terrorist organizations. In the prevailing Palestinian view, formal and informal, Israel remains the immutable focus of proposed eradication, although the language is usually more finessed and the tactics now more cleverly disguised.
There is a slowly growing trend of Jews returning to their historic homes in presently Arab-majority neighborhoods. Let the trend grow
Notice the amazing historical confluence of the ingathering with the communications revolution: just as the Jewish people were set to start off on the adventure of building a state in the Middle East, so too did the technology to communicate and broadcast globally explode - from the wire, to the radio, to the TV, to the internet, to the iPhone - there are no boundaries to the exchange of information.
“I worry the publicly available information is giving only a very small picture and that Iran is actually even much further along,” Bolton said in a radio interview on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio”
The core of Israel's active defense plan remains the phased Arrow anti-ballistic missile program. Designed to intercept medium and short-range ballistic missiles, the various operationalized forms of Arrow (Hetz in Hebrew) are expected todeal especially with Iran's surface-to-surface missile threat. Basically a high stratospheric system, Arrow is also capable of low-altitude and multi-tactical ballistic missile interceptions.