Pandemic Panic: Breeding Ground for the Jew-Hatred Virus

Like every other calamity in history, the coronavirus provides an excuse and a platform for anti-Semites. But blame on it those who legitimize hate, not the disease.

Unexpected Crisis Debunks the Trump-Netanyahu Analogy.

The coronavirus panic has hurt the president, but the prime minister’s handling of it reminds Israelis of his best qualities and has changed the dynamic of the government coalition standoff

3 Elections=2 Basic Facts

The effort to break the logjam established that there is a broad consensus on national security, and that only judges, and not political rivals, can topple Netanyahu.

Where was Bernie when Americans Fought for Soviet Jewry?

Sanders is criticized for his attitude towards Cuba, but it matters that while other Jews were protesting Soviet anti-Semitism, the Socialist had other priorities.

Will Bernie Turn Jews into Trump Supporters?

Not even the victory of a Socialist backed by a coalition of Israel haters will persuade liberal Jews to abandon their party, let alone vote for a president they hate.

Bloomberg’s Money and the anti-Semitism Defense

The ADL falsely accused Ted Cruz of spreading Jew-hatred by noting that the billionaire is acting as if he “owns the media,” when that is exactly what Bloomberg is doing.

Why are Democrats Skipping AIPAC?

Despite the pro-Israel lobby’s missteps, their dilemma is that the bipartisan coalition they’ve worked to build may no longer be viable.

Kirk Douglas’s Quintessential American Jewish Life

The Hollywood icon’s journey of assimilation, Jewish pride, love for Israel, and ultimately, a return to Judaism embodied hope for the future.

Trump’s Plan: Plot, Fantasy or Exercise in Realism?

It’s not clear whether it will bail out Bibi or hurt Gantz, but imagining a future Middle East that accepts most of these terms is actually a practical idea.

Why the Bombing Auschwitz Argument Still Matters

The Allies’ refusal to devote sufficient resources to rescue and halt the Nazi murder factory is one more reason why a sovereign State of Israel is necessary.

Holocaust Politics is Bad for the Jews

Has Yad Vashem’s commemoration of the liberation of Auschwitz been hijacked by Israeli political rivalries and the long reach of Vladimir Putin?

No Trivial Pursuit to Know Bethlehem isn’t in a non-Existent Nation

The game show “Jeopardy!” courted controversy when giving a clue to which there can be no definitive answer as long as the Palestinians reject peace.

Finally, an Administration Breaks Foreign-policy ‘Rules’

What follows next is unclear, but by killing Iranian arch-terrorist Qassem Soleimani, Trump has broken the wheel of appeasement that enabled Tehran’s ongoing aggression.

Why Talking about ‘Jewish Genius’ is Controversial

In our “woke” world, discussing Jewish achievements can lead to accusations of racism. Such controversies also tell us a lot about the persistence of anti-Semitism.

The Hanukkah Challenge for Young Jews

Competition with Christmas isn’t a problem. It’s whether this generation has the will to stand up to the idols of popular culture when it comes to Israel and Jewish peoplehood.

After the Jersey City Shooting, Focus on Jewish Fear, NOT Politics

Since the tragedy doesn’t promote a partisan talking point, it may fade from the news. But the real threat to Jews, especially the Orthodox, can’t be ignored.

Don’t Let Bernie Sanders Get Away with Redefining ‘pro-Israel’

Supporting Israel’s existence while being allied to those who wish to destroy it and engage in anti-Semitic invective doesn’t work.

If NATO Fights Terrorism, it Needs Israel

The real dispute over the future of the alliance isn’t about Trump, but why Turkey remains inside the tent and the Jewish state remains on the outside looking in.

What Michael Bloomberg Can Teach us about American Politics

The billionaire’s candidacy will prove that bashing a billionaire for spending on politics isn’t always anti-Semitism … as long as the attackers aren’t conservative.

Who Can Speak for American Jews against anti-Semitism? NOT the ADL

While British Jewry has pulled together against the threat of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party, American Jews seem more focused on partisan grudges then on combating hate.

Netanyahu’s Choice: Hold onto Power, or Let his Ideas Prevail Without Him?

He may hold onto his party’s leadership after being indicted. But if he can’t form another government, what is his duty to the principles he’s spent his entire life defending?

Kristallnacht Remains Relevant 81 Years Later

How do we avoid mistaking the current wave of anti-Semitism for that of the Nazi past without slipping into complacence?

New Israel Fund’s War on Jewish Life

By creating a mechanism to fund anti-Zionist groups, it is attacking not just Israel, but also a federation system vital to maintaining Jewish institutions in America.

The Democrats’ Disconnect from Israeli Reality

The party’s turnout for the J Street conference and their presidential candidates’ threats of cutting off aid to Israel illustrate how little they understand the Middle East.

Pittsburgh Shooting not for Political Partisanship

One year later, the anti-Trump “resistance” is still trying to exploit a synagogue massacre for political purposes, rather than honoring the victims of a hate crime.

Whatever Happened to the Palestinian ‘Diplomatic Tsunami’?

Anti-Zionists may still be able to intimidate some people, like pop stars who visit Israel, but in the real world and even at the United Nations, their cause is an afterthought.

Netanyahu’s Fate and the Future of Israeli Democracy

The flimsy corruption charges he’s facing are creating a precedent that is a greater threat to the rule of law and the future of Israel than anything he’s charged with doing.

The Elections that Decided the Future of the Conflict

Israeli voters won’t determine whether peace is possible. That happened when Abbas succeeded Arafat and subsequently refused to hold another vote.

Critics Deny Jerusalem’s Past and its Future

A plan for cable cars to take worshippers to the Old City is debatable, but calling it a nefarious Israeli plan to ‘Judaize’ the capital reveals the motivations of some critics.

What ‘Our Boys’ DOESN’T Want us to Know

The problem with the HBO series about the summer of 2014 is not its subject matter, but its agenda of moral equivalence about a conflict whose story demands context.

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