Israel Inspired: What's Driving Trump's Peace Plan in the Middle East?

Trump’s Peace Plan Irrelevant

Israel’s economic integration into the region is proceeding nicely without a resolution to an unsolvable conflict with the Palestinians.

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.

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.

Why are Cuomo and de Blasio Singling out Orthodox Jews as COVID Scofflaws?

There are good reasons to worry about a spike in infections in haredi enclaves, but the double standards used to justify new lockdowns undermine faith in government.

The Embassy WILL Move . . . and the World WON’T End

Instead of waiting, the U.S. embassy is moving to Jerusalem in May. This offers a crucial lesson about the Middle East that needs to be learned.

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.

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.

Banning Parties in Israel and Democracy’s True Test

An effort to keep Otzma from running for the Knesset, as was the case with Kahane’s Kach Party in the past, raises questions about who has the right to seek office.

The Dead-Baby Strategy

Exploiting the death of a Palestinian infant shows the depths to which anti-Israel propaganda has sunk and how effective such immoral arguments can be.in defending human rights.

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.

Why Left-Wing anti-Semitism Matters

The anti-Trump resistance is in bed with Jew-haters and anti-Zionists. Why liberals need to draw a line in the sand.

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?

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?

Why Intersectional Ideology Undermines the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

The attempt to tie the civil-rights movement to the war on the Jewish state is based on lies.

Swimming Against the Tide? The Battle for Camp Ramah

An anti-Zionist group’s effort to use Jewish camps to undermine support for Israel poses a difficult challenge for a key American Jewish institution.
Immigrants Arriving at Ellis Island.

Assimilation and the American Jewish Immigrant Experience

Tom Brokaw was pilloried for urging immigrants to do a better job of assimilating. But he was right, and the success of the Jewish community is proof of it.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Did Trump Endanger Israel?

Withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal raised tensions, but it’s Iran that’s more isolated and weaker now, not Israel.

Will Israel’s West Bank Move Torpedo Normalization with the Arab World?

An article by a Gulf state diplomat warns that Netanyahu’s plans will endanger diplomatic breakthroughs, one of his greatest achievements. Is that a good reason to change course?

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.

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.

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.

What Would the World be without the State of Israel?

After 72 years, many take its existence for granted. But with so many still wishing it dead, it’s worth thinking about how dangerous life for Jews would be without it.

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.

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.

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.

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