What does Bibi Netanyahu mean when he says that "Jerusalem is the capital of Israel"? Trump was very clear what he meant, but I cannot figure out what Bibi means
The establishment of the State of Israel was not contingent – neither legally nor practically – on the UN Partition Plan. What were the actual factors? Two things: the blood of IDF soldiers and the Hashem's miracles.
The IDF began to see itself as a police army whose job was to freeze the situation and safeguard “the peace.” In the process of losing its identity, the IDF has also lost the concept of victory. Because if you do not know who you are, you cannot know who your enemy is.
The Right in Israel retains its rule (because the majority of Israelis are on the Right); the Left retains its hegemony (media, courts) and true power; and the terrorist retains his knife.
Let’s stop living as guests in someone else’s home. Yes, the hos-America-has been very kind to us, but we have overstayed our welcome. The time has come to thank the host and move out to our own place, with our own culture and traditions.
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.
Although their values represent a minority, the politically-correct gatekeepers rule Israeli consciousness through all the un-elected power hubs in the country: academia, media, the justice system, welfare systems, government bureaucracy, and the defense system.
Ideologies that forgo the struggle for good from the outset are ideologies that assume that if we forgo our search for the light switch, the light will somehow turn on by itself. Darkness loves those types of vapid ideologies.
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.
The entire world is watching and waiting for Israeli cannabis developments. An entire agricultural hi-tech industry could have been established, providing cures for the ill throughout the world and thousands of jobs in Israel
Israeli politics no longer represents ideas – just people and political camps. We are a personal-level democracy, but an ideological dictatorship. We are invited to vote for many people. But we can choose only one idea. In contrast, we offer ZEHUT
Ultimately, the foundation of our national identity must be bonded with the Temple and the Temple Mount. We do not have anything else to bond with
We have just missed an extraordinary opportunity. Israel’s weakness on the Temple Mount will bring a very serious conflict because, with our capitulation, we have lost our sense of justice.
If Israel surrenders now and removes the metal detectors and prove with finality that the Temple Mount truly is theirs – and only theirs – we are admitting that they were right to murder the Jews.
Why should the Rabbinate be involved in conversion? Because of the Law of Return, the foundation upon which the State was established. It is impossible to circumvent the interface between the determination of religion by an official religious body and Israeli citizenship
“Your problem,” I said to to the Arab MK, “is that the Israeli Left has convinced you that this is not a Jewish state, but rather a state of all its citizens. And then in your naiveté, you were convinced that this is a state with no identity..."
The slippery slope of government micromanaging lives inevitably leads to tragedy and oppression
If the protection money paid to Gaza--to the tune of 1billion NIS annually--does not prevent Jewish fatalities – which have increased 5x since the Oslo peace accords broke out and Israel retreated from Gaza – why does Israel continue to pay these huge sums of money to our sworn enemies?
the Six-Day War became the war that military experts cannot logically explain. I call it “The War of Miracles.”
Isn’t Memorial Day supposed to be a day of remembrance, mourning, and reflection? A day to pay tribute to the hundreds of thousands of brave men and women who lost their lives fighting for America?
By not allowing Trump to move the embassy, Netanyahu let the Oslo genie back out of the bottle and he will not be able to control it….
Numerous times we explained that not only wouldn’t Trump move the embassy, but that it would be Netanyahu who would quash the move. That is exactly what appears to have happened.
Allowing Jordan virtual sovereignty of the Temple Mount, the heart of Jerusalem and of the Jewish nation, how can we find fault with the UNESCO vote on Jerusalem?
The way to 'end' the Six-Day War is to annex all the territory won. It is possible. There really is no demographic problem and there is no problem with international relations. The entire problem is in our heads.
No sports coach thinks of including women in Israel’s national soccer team because coaches want to win. But when the IDF integrates women into combat units that require rough, demanding physical activity – much more than required for soccer – it doesn't seem the IDF is thinking about is winning.