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.

Tisha B’Av has a Message for a Divided, Troubled America

The curse of senseless hatred afflicts our society. But are we too entrenched in our partisan silos to listen to each other?

The ONLY Answer to Hatred of Jews is Jewish Pride

The threat of anti-Semitic violence is real. But American Jews are not in the kind of danger that should force them to hide their identities or stay away from synagogues.

What will History Say About Netanyahu?

The prime minister’s legacy isn’t so much his record tenure as his deft stewardship of Israel’s path to its place as a regional power, along with his staunch refusal to endanger his country.

Omar’s Boycott Resolution Tests a Party’s Moral Compass

If Democrats want the high ground against Trump, they must condemn radical supporters of the anti-Semitic BDS movement, as opposed to defending them.

How Anti-Zionists Legitimize Anti-Semitism

The fight against anti-Semitism on college campuses must start by properly labeling Israel’s foes as purveyors of hate speech.

The Difference Between Intermarriage and the Holocaust

Assimilation is a daunting challenge for American Jews, but it doesn’t help when an Israeli rabbi/politician inappropriately compares the intermarried to the Six Million.

Do you Distrust Christian Friends?

Call it Evangelicalphobia Left-wing Jews continue to complain about CUFI, but at a time of rising anti-Semitism, these friends deserve thanks—not contempt rooted in prejudice.

Partisanship Wrecked a Consensus on Stopping Iran

Is it too late to resurrect it? The Europeans and Democrats want to return to the 2015 nuclear deal. But the real danger would be if Iran were let off the hook, not the threat of war.

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