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BDS Bill Debate is About anti-Semitism, NOT Speech

Rashida Tlaib’s dual-loyalty smear demonstrates why American Jews, who are the real target of the BDS movement, need to speak up.

The ‘Pittsburgh Platform’ and the Push for a New Jewish Schism

“New York Times” editor seeks not merely to distort the debate about anti-Semitism, but to resurrect a failed attempt to abandon Jewish peoplehood.

Agenda for 2019: Defend Jewish Interests, not Partisanship

After a year of division, it’s time for Jews on both sides of the blue-red divide to be willing to take on their allies.

Security Cooperation or Justice?

What’s more important? Holding murderers accountable or preventing murder? An effort to weaken U.S. anti-terror legislation for the sake of funding the Palestinian Authority raises difficult questions about competing interests.

The Virus that Just won’t DIE: Ever Adapting anti-Semitism

Why are French “yellow vests” protestors attacking the Jews?

Is Ocasio-Cortez REALLY Jewish? Does it Matter?

The elected congresswoman’s Jewish possible ancestors shouldn’t be a problem for anyone. But the idea that her leftist stands are somehow authentically Jewish is troubling.

Anti-Semites and their Jewish Apologists

Jewish foes of Israel want to redefine Jew-hatred in order to give anti-Zionists a pass. Decent people on the left and the right shouldn’t let them get away with it.

Israel’s Cognitive Dissonance About Death Penalty

Why a country that never enforces the death penalty is considering a law to make it easier to execute terrorists.

Praising Netanyahu’s Caution

The prime minister’s refusal to seek a final reckoning with Hamas generated criticism. But his decision to avoid war was sound policy.

Who Speaks for Democrats on Israel?

Radical freshmen in the House will make noise while veterans preserve the alliance.

Ice Cream Causes Brain Freeze

Ben & Jerry’s decision to fund a group whose leaders endorse Louis Farrakhan throws zero tolerance for hate out the window.

Anti-Semites don’t Discriminate

How an out-of-context comment from Israel’s chief rabbi about a Pittsburgh synagogue doesn’t need to widen the Israel-Diaspora divide.

Futilely Searching for Meaning in anti-Semitic Crimes

Scholar Ruth Wisse wrote, that anti-Semitism is the most successful ideology of the 20th century—a virus that morphed from fascism to Nazism to communism and then Islamism. The continuation of this trend in the 21st century has nothing to do with Trump, and everything to do with the fact that Jews remain a convenient scapegoat for extremists of all political and religious stripes.

Looking for anti-Semitism in All the Wrong Places

Criticizing George Soros doesn’t necessarily make you a Jew-hater.

What a Political General Teaches us about the Israel-Diaspora Disconnect

American Jews don’t know much about Benny Gantz, but they should acknowledge the collapse of the Israeli left.

Nikki Haley: Proof that Americans can Succeed at the UN

The resignation of U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley took the political world by surprise, but it’s likely that no one is more disappointed than supporters of Israel.

Where Will America’s Rabbis Lead us this Year?

A trend towards High Holiday sermons about Trump or Netanyahu could set the tone for more political strife, even as a sense of Jewish peoplehood declines.

Why we Still Need Heroes like John McCain

Even in this era of cynicism, honoring heroism and national service remains essential. Without it, the ideas that bolster America and Israel suffer.

A Belated Obituary for World’s Conscience

The late Kofi Annan was personally respected, but his failures as U.N. Secretary-General explain why the institution remains a sad farce.

Myths and Facts about an ‘illiberal’ Israel

If support for the Jewish state is declining, it may have more to do with American Jews than the Israelis they claim to deplore.

Gravity in Action: When a Rock Falls in a Plaza . . .

The Kotel rock was a case of a stone meeting gravity. But it was also used as an excuse for Jewish score-settling while allowing the Palestinians to explain again why peace is not in sight.

Gaza: A problem Without a Solution

If the Trump administration is waving the white flag on its hopes for a fix to Gaza and an Israel-Palestinian peace plan, it’s a sign of realism, not amateurism.

What Do We Expect from a Jewish State?

Anger about the new nation-state law is misplaced. Concern over the rabbinate flexing its muscles and contempt for the Diaspora is not.

Why we Needed Charles Krauthammer

The passing of an erudite commentator is particularly painful not just because of his brilliance, but because his rational approach to politics and thought has gone out of fashion.

Ending the UN’s Human-Rights Farce

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.

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