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?

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.

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.

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.

Dumbing down the ‘Jewish Nobel Prize’

The Genesis Prize’s embrace of celebrity culture with its foolish popularity contest illustrates why so many young people are turned off by the Jewish world.

The Issue is Biden NOT Wanting to Help Bibi, not a Phone Call

Though the call finally came, what was the message? American presidents have tried and failed to influence elections in attempts to derail Netanyahu. If that’s what the president is considering, he should think again.

In Praise of Diplomatic Quid Pro Quos

Trump’s critics blasted the Morocco-Israel normalization agreement as merely a transaction, rather than peace. They forget that deals based on mutual interests are the only kind that last.

No Justice for Malki Roth

The need to keep radicals and Islamists out of power in Jordan continues to foil efforts to force the extradition of an unrepentant Palestinian murderer.

Note to Jewish Groups: Work for Justice, NOT Toxic Race Theories

Americans were relieved by the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial. Still, the JCPA and ADL shouldn’t join with partisans and radicals to exploit it to push a racialist agenda that hurts Jews.

Jewish Critics of Israel Have a Problem with Israelis, Not Netanyahu

The willingness of major groups and denominations to try to undermine the choice of Israel’s voters calls into question their belief in and respect for democracy.

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.

This is Not a Passover for Despair

The restrictions we are forced to endure is not a reason to give up hope. Instead, we should look to history and count our many blessings.
IFCJ founder Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein

What Yechiel Eckstein Understood that Most Jews Don’t

The founder of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews understood the importance of making alliances with people American liberals despised.

NY Courts Prove Woke Politics Endangers Jews

A “bail reform” law led to the release of violent criminals who struck again and now to that of a man who vandalized synagogues. And still, the ADL and Jewish left are silent.

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.

Gaza and the Worthlessness of International Opinion

Even though the Palestinian “March of Return” was far from peaceful, Israel’s critics still absolve Hamas.

Is There a Right to ‘In-Person’ Religious Services During a Pandemic?

While many disparage efforts to reopen houses of worship before authorities assure that it’s safe, questions about the discriminatory treatment of faith must be answered.

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.

A Jewish Leader

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks wasn’t just a scholar, philosopher and teacher. His attempts to bridge the contradictions in Jewish life provided a model that should be emulated.

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.

Looking for anti-Semitism in All the Wrong Places

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

What’s Behind de Blasio’s anti-Semitic Outburst?

The mayor’s targeting of Jews as pandemic scofflaws was outrageous, yet it shows the way the virus brings out the dictator in some politicians.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Arab Allies Mean More than Planes

Friends of Israel fear the impact of a sale of American F-35s to the UAE. But Begin’s lost AWACS fight with Reagan teaches a lesson about seeing potential friends as enemies.

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.

Why do Jewish Groups no Longer Care about ‘Kids in Cages’?

Liberals advocate for immigration policies that are creating a humanitarian disaster, yet show their partisanship by not protesting measures they denounced when Trump was in office.

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