What’s in a Name? The Israeli-Palestinian Case

The Palestinian-Arab propaganda machine incessantly fuels aggressive anti-Israel campaigns. The PA’s public diplomacy is based on manipulation: it takes advantage of the ignorance and superficial historical knowledge of the rest of the world about the Israeli-Arab conflict to implant an invented history. The Jewish State may have committed a historic misjudgment by selecting the name “Israel,” as the choice has damaged the state’s strategic interests.

Outrage Without RAGE

What stimulates positive change, and drives people to pursue justice, equality, goodness, and truth is not anger or rage, but OUTRAGE.

The Orthodox Jews of Brooklyn Are Alone in the World

merican Jews and the Jewish Establishment do not advocate for themselves but exceed in advocating for others

Slavery Rampant in Africa, Middle East; The West Wrongly Accuses Itself

Real slave traders and racists -- those who believe Western societies and values should not exist at all -- most likely look at the current Western self-flagellation and cheer their approval.

Racism Is Recognized as Intrinsic to Western Societies. Why Isn’t Antisemitism?

Many understand that racism is an intrinsic part of Western societies. So is antisemitism, yet this is acknowledged by very few. Antisemitism was on display during mass demonstrations about the coronavirus pandemic and the problem of racism, but was scarcely remarked upon. There has also been an outpouring of new mutations of anti-Jewish conspiracy theories in the wake of the pandemic. As has occurred for millennia, western cultures are interweaving their antisemitism into issues of the day.

The New York Times vs Orthodox Jews

Antisemitism on the right makes headlines -- the violence that accompanies it ensures that it makes the news; Meanwhile, antisemitism on the left is still denied outright.

Facing a Pandemic of Crises, Few Middle Eastern Leaders Step Up

{Originally posted to the BESA website} The Middle East is at a crossroads. The coronavirus pandemic and its economic fallout confront regional leaders with a...

Trump and Netanyahu Face their Rendezvous with Destiny

Netanyahu’s actions over the next few weeks will determine whether he goes down in history as one of the greatest Jewish leaders of all time, or is remembered as a disappointment of Sabbatean proportions.

Stop Legitimizing The Progressive Circus – Register Republican

You’ve been told to join the Democratic Party to moderate it. How has that worked out?

The Riots: A Will to Overthrow the United States

The mob's destruction or removal of statues appears an attempt to erase the history of the United States... What they are doing looks like just an old-fashioned power-grab. The first law of power-grabbers is that if no one stops them, they keep on going -- often with catastrophic consequences.

Israeli Sovereignty: Officially on the clock

The Netanyahu government is working hand in hand with the Trump administration to recognize Israeli sovereignty over approximately 30 percent of Judea and Samaria. July 1 was by no means a deadline.

Don’t Let Them Run Roughshod Over You

Reluctance to "stir the pot" or cause a chillul Hashem should not translate into indifference or inaction.

Why Everyone Who Wakes Up From a Respirator Needs a Mental Health Professional By...

I didn’t know it at the time, but I was suffering from something called ICU Delerium.

Cancel Culture – A Pernicious Force

What should our response be when a leader, rabbi, friend, or family member says something offensive? Rebuke AND FORGIVE.

Plague of Palestinian Terrorism Persists During Pandemic

Neither Fatah nor Hamas appear to be grateful for the life-saving assistance that they received from the Jewish state.

Black And Palestinian Issues Have Nothing In Common

The Jewish community is very fortunate to have Black leaders who are outspoken in defense of Jews and Israel and just as importantly, defending the history of help and cooperation that they share.

FIRST, Sovereignty in the Jordan Valley

Historic decisions may require careful consideration, but they also require courage and determination.

Apply Sovereignty to the Jordan Valley, NOW

The Jordan Valley is Israel’s only defensible eastern border and Israeli sovereignty there is vital for the demilitarization of a future Palestinian state.

Will the PA Erupt Over Israeli Sovereignty in the Jordan Valley?

No one really knows when mass violence will erupt. The self-immolation of a Tunisian peddler ignited a revolution in that country, but at least 40 similar acts in other Arab counties failed. The odds are against massive violence if Israel extends sovereignty over the Jordan Valley, but Israel’s security forces should nevertheless be prepared.

Israel Shines in the Gulf Where Big Powers Falter—and That Could Be Tricky

Israel is proving to the Gulf States that it is a more reliable partner in some respects than big powers like the US, China, or Russia. But the limits of cooperation with Israel could come to the forefront at a time of economic crisis in which the Gulf States are likely to have to renegotiate longstanding social contracts.

Keep your Hands to Yourself

The Counter-Intuitive Truth: Distance CAN Bring Us Closer

The Future of Israel’s Borders: International Law and Islamic Law. Part I

In a clearer understanding [of international law], Israel's planned move appears to be legal.


The Greenblatt-Sharpton campaign is a left-wing power grab disguised as a civil rights mission.

West Bank’s Status Quo More Dangerous than Sovereignty

Contrary to the alarming charge that the application of sovereignty over parts of the West Bank would transform Israel into a binational state, doing so would not affect 95% of the West Bankers who have been living under the rule of the Palestinian Authority since January 1996. They will continue to do so. The move does entail political risks, but they are smaller than the security hazards that would accompany Israel’s inability to maintain a permanent security presence in the Jordan Valley.

A Stand Must Be Taken Against the Promotion of Murder

In civilized societies action should be taken against anyone who expresses the desire to commit murder. The Iranian government, Hamas, Hezbollah, various clerics, and other influential figures within the Muslim world, as well as neo-Nazis and other extreme rightists, openly proclaim their desire to commit murder or even genocide against Jews and Israel. Many in the Western world either refuse to heed these statements or actively support them. Many others relentlessly criticize Israel and remain completely silent about Palestinian promotion of the killing of Jews.

Annexation Does NOT = Apartheid

One can argue that the two-state map created by the American Mideast peace plan is too complicated and unworkable. But Israel’s intention to act on the plan will not create a situation of apartheid. The “enclaves” of settlement it entails are the inexorable result of the laudable principle that no Palestinian or Israeli should be forced out of their home. This salute to indigenous rights should be celebrated.

Germany’s Capitulation to Palestinian terrorism

New research based on thousands of documents from the German Foreign Ministry archives demonstrates that the West German government's fear of Palestinian terrorist attacks, romantic Orientalism, and entrenched anti-Semitism led it to wave a white flag.

The Silent American Jews

Why are American Jews refusing to stand up for themselves?

Juneteenth and Zionist history

We have not only the right but the obligation to regain a very important commemoration that we have lost. That is: the annual observance of Yom Tel Chai on the 11th of Adar.

Red and Green Virtue-Signaling — An American “Intifada”?

The red and green alliance between socialist and Islamist ideologies strengthened in parallel with the rise of the idea of intersectionality. Both ideologies are heavily laden with hatred of Israel, as became obvious during the latest rioting.


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