Approximately a year ago, Rabbi Dov Lior, venerated chief rabbi of Kiryat Arba, gave his approbation on a book about the Jewish laws of war, The King's Torah, written by Rabbi Yitzhak Shapira. Among other issues, the book deals with the legal ramifications of the Israeli army taking action to kill terrorists even when enemy civilians may also be killed in the process.
We are used to assuming that Rosh Hashanah is a holiday of repentance and atonement, a holiday of judgment, and the holiday when our fate for the coming year is determined. The Selichot prayers before and after Rosh Hashanah add to the sense of personal days of judgment, an obvious truth.
Next time someone asks, “But where will the Palestinians go??” give them this article and tell them about a straight swap on population transfer.
This is how it works: A minister or MK who steps out of line – opposing the destruction of the Ulpana neighborhood, for example – is immediately accused of “Feiglinism.” It makes no difference if the accuser is Tzipi Livni or Ehud Barak. “This is simply terrible,” Kadima MK Nachman Shai explained on the afternoon news. “Feiglin determines the fate of the Likud MKs.”
After the Pillar of Defense cease-fire, many now understand what we understood after the Zo Artzeinu demonstrations: The Israeli crisis is not on the continuum between Right and Left. It is on the continuum between Israelis and their Jewish identity.
When Gazan Arabs prepare fire-balloons, our hairsplitting legal advisors prohibit the IDF from shooting at them so that no legal rule is undermined, Heaven forbid. But when it comes to the hilltop youth, then “the roof will fall on our heads” (Bennett) if we do not throw all their basic human rights and every possible law to the wind.
The simple conclusion from the Right’s recent failure to pass the Regulation Law, intended to protect Jewish homes from being uprooted in Judea and Samaria, is that the fateful, strategic decisions are determined by one man: the prime minister.
A vote for the Zehut liberty coalition is a vote for a just, ethical, prosperous, better society – a state in which economic bullying is not an option, and the fruits of economic growth will reach all the citizens and not just a handful of insiders
Most of the IDF soldiers killed over the last few years were killed because the IDF prefers to protect the lives of a hostile population rather than the lives of its own soldiers. This is absolutely terrible.
This is Stalin at his best, now implemented by Israel’s Ministry of Internal Security.
The real question is not why Lot returned to Sodom, but why Avraham endangered his entire historic mission to save him. The answer: Avraham did not only go to war to save Lot; he also went to SAVE his mission which Lot’s capture placed in jeopardy.
The main obligation of a state toward its citizen is to provide them with security.
Terrorism seems to run in families. Should Israel expel terrorists’ families? They're ticking bombs
To light the world with its message of liberty, Israel must transform itself into a new, free nation
Tackling the big issues: Who’s responsible For Netiv Ha’avot’s destruction ultimately?
Zionism’s current view-“no connection to religion”-is more appropriate to the Left than to the Right
World wars made national identity, and later made identity, in general, a dirty word. Seventy years later, humanity once again is seeking identity. The holiday of sukkot exemplifies the concept of identity for the Jewish nation, and all the nations of the world.
Did you hear what Obama is offering? What? F-35 Stealth Bombers. And why do we need them?
The Three Weeks of mourning for the Holy Temple in Jerusalem that stretch from the 17th of Tammuz to the 9th of Av now hold additional tragic memorial days.
There we, Manhigut Yehudit’s strategy team, sat for our first strategy meeting ahead of the upcoming primaries. “According to Likud law, primaries for the party chairmanship will be held in about a year,” I said, “and we have to prepare now.”
Do we really need to be biometrically marked like animals just to counter the plague of forged identity cards?
Honorable representatives of the nations, I chose to come here today to tell you the truth. Since the miraculous war in which the God of Israel led us to redeem Jerusalem, the Temple Mount and Israeli territory until the Jordan River, a strange costume ball has been taking place in this building.
Israel’s lawmakers built a biometric database that no other free country dares propose to its citizens. It is a solution to a problem that doesn't exist and will become a severe security problem when hacked
There is a direct connection between the abandonment of the Temple Mount and the deterioration of the legitimacy of the very existence of a Jewish State anywhere in the Land of Israel.
If the nationalist Knesset members don’t provide the answer, the Arab MKs will do so in their place.
MK Akunis said “there is not one member of the coalition who opposes the fact that negotiations are taking place.”
If the recent pictures of destroyed outposts had been of Bedouin villages or illegal houses in the Galilee, the whole country would have been up in arms.
I think that Netanyahu should go home, but for the right reasons. Netanyahu should go home because he is a strategic danger to the state of Israel. He should not go home because of a political putsch by the Left.
The main item on State Radio Channel 2's agenda recently was Channel 10's apology to Sheldon Adelson. Some background: A few months ago, Channel 2 News broadcasted a lengthy report accusing the billionaire founder of the pro-Netanyahu newspaper Yisrael Hayom, Sheldon Adelson, of illegally gaining rights to build a casino. The report turned out to be false and the station was forced to broadcast an apology. The media claimed that the Channel 10 stockholders, who feared financial repercussions by Adelson, coerced the staff to apologize. Karen Noibach also devoted precious airtime to performer Yehudah Pollicker. Israel Army Radio featured the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Afterwards, the two stations switched stories.
Feiglin: Only true liberty will allow us to genuinely connect to our Jewish identity.