FINALLY! Israel’s Enemies: ‘Rocks Kill’

Rock-throwing has always been depicted as a harmless act of symbolism used by the powerless, but after an alleged settler attack, it’s time to agree that it’s an act of terror.

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.

Bullying Bari Weiss

That the NY Times is a hostile environment for proud Jews like Weiss is hardly a surprise, given the paper’s long and troublesome history on Jewish issues.

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.

Palestinians Need to Rethink the ‘Nakba,’ not Refight it .

Rashida Tlaib’s Holocaust comments after decades of a failed peace process demonstrate that Palestinians must understand the role their choices played in the tragedy

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.

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.

Understanding the Collapse of Liberal Zionism

Peter Beinart claimed to speak for Jewish critics of Israel. Now he wants to replace it with a binational state, leaving Jews defenseless. Is anyone really surprised?

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.

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.

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.

What would Menachem Begin Think about Israel’s Elections?

It’s nice that this hero’s greatness is finally being recognized by all segments of Israeli society, but the notion that he has somehow become an avatar of today’s left-wingers is bunk.

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 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 Stakes in Redefining America as Evil

Ideologues who believe that America is still a racist nation are shaping the post-George Floyd narrative. The Jewish community should not support this false vision.

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.

What Did you Hear when Mike Pence Spoke to the Knesset?

That vast numbers of Americans are inspired by the Bible to support Jewish rights in their ancient homeland isn’t so much a function of the left-right conflict as it is an integral part of America’s political culture

A Tale of Two Revolutions and Why America MUST be Celebrated

The radical narrative that the United States is incorrigibly racist is rooted in a revisionist spirit that threatens the rule of law, civilization and the Jews.

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.

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.

Let’s Talk Truthfully About the Issues behind Mass Shootings

When Lori Alhadeff screamed at a camera from CNN and demanded that President Trump, “Please do something, do something, action, we need it now,” Americans instinctively sympathized with the grieving parent.

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.

On Tisha B’Av, Time for Americans to Step Back from Apocalyptic Rhetoric

The historic legacy of the day of mourning about senseless hatred is a reminder that democracy doesn’t work when political parties deem each other illegitimate.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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