Plesner Committee and a Look at Shoddy Reporting

Jewish Press Columnist Yishai Fleisher is joined by alternative peace activist Baruch Widen. Together they discuss the findings of the Plesner Committee and discuss a recent piece from NPR.

Dear American Jews

I wish to apologize in the name of the State of Israel. We have heard that our ad campaign encouraging ex-pat Israelis to come home has offended many of you. That was certainly not the intent, and if it did offend, we are sorry.

Why Young Europeans Can’t Understand Israeli Settlers

Europe today is post-God, post-nationalism, post-family and post-Holocaust—and is therefore understandably at odds with the very concept of Israel.

AIPAC 2017 – 4th Pilgrimage Holiday

Yishai shares his impressions from the AIPAC conference...

Will Romney or Obama Save Israel from Iran?

While many American presidents give off a warm gooey "Shalom Chaver" feelings, this leads Israel to accept their practical actions which hurt the Jewish state. At least Obama's anti-Israel agenda is transparent. If he should win a second term that could be a good thing in the long run.

The ‘Prayer Intifada’

It’s time for Israel to reverse the misguided Dayan doctrine and send a clear message that “Palestinian liberation” of the Temple Mount and the Tomb of the Patriarchs will utterly fail.

Open Letter: Dear Pastor Hagee and Christian Zionists

Pastor Hagee, I once heard you say at a fundraiser in Jerusalem: “Don’t tell me you love me, show me you love me.” Now I say that very phrase back to you - Don’t tell me you love me, show me you love me by harnessing the power of CUFI and Christian Zionists to defend Jerusalem from bad US policy.

Amona Destruction – A Perversion of Justice [video]

Why does Israel's Supreme Court accept the assumptions of European-funded anti-Israel organizations and the whims of the Jihad which seeks to undermine Jewish presence in any part of the land of Israel?

Kosher Hot Dogs and the Dichotomy of Tisha B’Av

We are not in the era of securing Kosher dogs, we are in the era of reestablishing a Jewish commonwealth and building a country. This project needs us to focus our collective energies so that we can overcome the multiple challenges that stand in our way. Instead of watching overpaid athletes run bases after hitting a ball, we need all those Kosher-eating “accomplished professionals” to “feel very strongly” about their place in the fight for Israel!

Light Unto the Nations from the Comfort of Home

Notice the amazing historical confluence of the ingathering with the communications revolution: just as the Jewish people were set to start off on the adventure of building a state in the Middle East, so too did the technology to communicate and broadcast globally explode - from the wire, to the radio, to the TV, to the internet, to the iPhone - there are no boundaries to the exchange of information.

Rejoicing Proud Jews: Reflections on Lag B’Omer

The victory of the Jewish idea is celebrated on Lag B'Omer. It fits neatly between Israeli Independence Day and Yom Yerushalayim. These three days are all driven by the same spirit: the liberation of Jewish peoplehood, the return to the land, and the reemergence of authentic Jewish culture.

The Trumportunity for Israel

The new Trump administration — with its strong ties to Israel, and even to Judea and Samaria, and its repudiation of the Obama worldview — offers three big Trumportunities.

‘Losing Zuckerberg’ and Reform Judaism’s Opportunity

Had Mark Zuckerberg been told that the Jewish people have a mission to rebuild a Jewish state, and that his creative talents are needed, he may have harnessed his mind in that direction. Had he been offered an opportunity to take part in the most exciting project of the Jewish people in two-thousand years, he probably would have taken it.

Land Reclamation Activists Score Jerusalem Victory

"The eviction is going smoothly. The land belongs to a Jewish owner, he purchased it in the 80's and it is registed in the land registry. We did a court process to evict, the judge gave a judgement, after that they appealed to the disrict court, and even the disrict court denied the appeal. We went to the Office of Execution [Hotza'a Lepoal], and now we are doing this eviction"

Crowning Miss Holocaust Survivor

Yishai and Malkah talk about a recent beauty pageant for Holocuast survivors along with contrasts between new German and Israeli Laws. They also discuss a gift that was recently delivered from a fan.

Video: Under the Prayer Shawl – Secrets of the Priestly Blessing

"Under the Prayer Shawl - Secrets of the Priestly Blessing", was shot on location at the 2011 annual massive blessing by the Jewish Priests...

Photo Essay: Jerusalem Pilgrimage and Priestly Blessings 5772

This year's Priestly Blessing in Jerusalem drew thousands of Jews (and a few gentiles as well) to the Western Wall. Take a look at these pictures and maybe you too can partake of the Biblical blessings.

Opinion: Jonathan Pollard is Dead

I do not want the stain of Pollard's ugly death in prison to be on my conscience. I do not want his death to be on my nation's conscience. I do not want it on the conscience of PM Netanyahu or President Peres. I do not want it on the conscience of Israel's gentile friends, or even the US administration. I do not want the ugly stain to be a permanent scar on the historical record and the collective memory of this generation. But it's all about to happen. Unless something changes, Jonathan Pollard will die in Butler prison in the next few weeks, days, or hours.

Seven Reasons for the ‘Post-Jihadist’ Milieu

Numerous factors have come together to help the Arab world transition out of the era of jihadism and into a mode of progress.

Fear and Loathing on the Mount of Olives

Returning Jewish life to Jerusalem is normal. Jews and Arabs living together is normal. Grave desecration is not normal and throwing rocks at tour groups is not normal. But that desecration and those rocks are futile because they will neither scare nor deter the Jewish people from reclaiming our rights and continuing the process of normalization in eastern Jerusalem and throughout the land.

The Terror Truck on the Tenth of Tevet

The horrific truck attack on the 10th of Tevet is a nudge from Jewish history reminding us that mourning on the 10th of Tevet is NOT a thing of the past.

The End Of The 100-Year Arab-Israeli War

While the Palestinian-Israeli conflict was the context of the Bahrain gathering, the subtext was the normalization of Israel among the elites of the Arab states.

The Miracle of Trump

The era of U.S. President Donald Trump is an opportunity for Israel to take big, bold steps. If the sea has split, let us not stop until we’re all the way across.

Photo Essay: Passover Preparations in Israel

As Israel and the Jewish world prepare for the 5772/2012 Pesach holiday and pilgrimage, JewishPress.com is proud to present a photo essay illustrating the colorful season of Passover in Israel.

Yishai’s Speech Diet – Caleb’s Forty Days For Israel

How do we rectify the sin of the spies? By doing the exact opposite of what they did. We need to love Israel with all our hearts, and to take every measure that is antithetical to rejecting it. Because the original sin was committed through slanderous speech and scare tactics, we can repair the damage by focusing on positive, empowering speech for Israel.

Remembering An Anonymous Soldier

Yishai Fleisher is joined by Alternative Peace Activist Yehuda HaKohen to discuss the roots and life of former Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir.

The Narrative War: Occupation vs. the ‘Abraham Accords’

What is the counter-word to “occupation”? What word can bridge the Arab-Jewish divide? The answer, which the UAE has found, is “Abraham.”

A Love Affair in Hebron

Yishai talks about the love affair in Hebron.

Origins of Internationalization

Yishai Fleisher presents a talk that he gave to the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem about why the concept of internationalizing the city is not a good idea.

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