The Start-Up Nation in Hibernation

The past 100 years of progress led us to believe that humanity had dominated nature, and that science could tackle most challenges. But coronavirus has challenged this attitude.

Establish a Coronavirus Citizens’ Volunteer Force

An accelerating sense of crisis now engulfs our society. As the impact of Coronavirus deepens and the death toll mounts, the scale of the emergency is unprecedented in peacetime

Commitment, Combat and Corona

Sending-off your son this week to serve in the IDF is a raw test of Zionist commitment, especially during a contagion.

Hope Is Nice, but After Coronavirus, Demonization of Israel Is Unlikely to Change

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin’s optimism regarding Israeli-Palestinian coexistence born out of the cooperation between Israel and the Palestinian Authority to combat the coronavirus is a pipe dream.

Corona Passover 2020: Time for Rabbinic Leadership

Yet, I wonder why aren’t more Rabbis speaking out about how difficult this Passover will be? Should people get rid of non-kosher for Passover food when they don’t know if they will be able to get it back after Passover?

Birthright, MIT and IDF Unit 8200 Alumni Collaborate to Combat Coronavirus

Putting like minds together to create solutions to tackle necessary services during a pandemic.

West Needs to Wake Up to China’s Duplicity

"The West is so tolerant, passive, accommodating and naive towards Beijing. Westerners... are seduced like an old man in front of a young girl.... Europe shows all its weakness. It does not realize that the Chinese offensive threatens its freedom and values".

Israel and the Demise of the Global Village

Israel’s ability to protect itself and adapt its economy to the new post-global-village reality will in large part determine how it survives and prospers in the post-global-village world now taking shape.

Did Benny Gantz Betray Israel … or Save it?

His erstwhile supporters are damning Netanyahu’s new partner. However, his decision to sacrifice his political interests during a crisis makes him a hero, not a coward.

If the PA Lacks Funds to Combat the Coronavirus, It Should Stop Paying Salaries...

{Originally posted to the JCPA website} According to official Palestinian reports, the actual expenditure by the Palestinian Authority on salaries to incarcerated terrorists during 2019...

Coronavirus, God, and Science

When PM Benjamin Netanyahu said, in a March 21 TV interview, that “with God’s help we’ll get through” the coronavirus crisis, the interviewer interrupted him with these words: “With the help of the Weizmann Institute…The modern Temple of Zionism is at the Weizmann Institute.” This exchange reveals the gap between the modern state’s promise of efficient management even in the face of great adversity and the elements of randomness and surprise that can render the most powerful and advanced states helpless.

Netanyahu Finally Wins! Set to Form Large Center-Right Gvernment

Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, who has shown no signs of slowing down during an extended campaign season and has battled coronavirus while under immense political pressure, remains in office over the next 18 months. Israel is much better off for it.

Fatah: Honoring Terrorists is More Important than Stopping Coronavirus

Thousands of Palestinians celebrated a terrorist’s release from prison, ignoring PA instructions to self-quarantine.

The Good and Bad News about Arab Vote in Election Round 3

While the renascence of the Netanyahu-led Likud grabbed most of the media attention about the recent election, there was much to note and ponder...


In every generation there arises...

Israel, the Palestinians, Corona and Peace

Collaboration, openness, good faith and the genuine need to protect and heal the populations of the area in the face of the Corona pandemic should lead to the realization that good neighborly relations have the potential to enhance mutual trust and confidence between Palestinians and Israelis, as a basis for good faith and peace between them.

Israel’s Legislature and Judiciary Tension Raises Unprecedented Questions

Is Israel’s judiciary overstepping its authority? Or is the legislature undermining the judiciary?

European Union: The End?

What is the point of an organization that pledges solidarity as a founding principle, but abandons that principle the moment it is most called for?

An Opportunity To Turn Your Life Around

We can now have the life we choose. We are encouraged by events to rethink where we put our energies, what are we living for, what are we getting up in the morning for. The world is going to be a much better place as soon as this thing is over.

The Coronavirus Pandemic: Israel Is America’s Friend In Deed

When President Donald Trump and other medical professionals touted the decades-old antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine as a possible means of fighting the coronavirus pandemic, the Israeli generic drug giant Teva (the most popular big pharma stock on Wall Street) immediately announced that it will provide 10 million doses of its hydroxychloroquine drug to US hospitals free of charge. Rep. Rashida Tlaib and her fellow American detractors of Israel who claim that Israel does nothing but take from the US owe Israel an apology.

Coronavirus Delivers the Latest Devastating Blow to Iranian Regime

The Iranian regime has, in recent months, absorbed one upper cut after another. The setbacks include a deteriorating economic crisis fueled by U.S. sanctions, the U.S. drone strike that killed Iranian Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani, the Ukrainian aircraft downing fiasco that followed soon after, and the growing anti-regime demonstrations driven by an Iranian public demanding a better quality of life.

Challenging but Not Crazy

Be full of joy – yes, real “simcha” – especially now during these challenging days.

Stop the Madness! National Unity Government Now!

One would assume that in face of such an unprecedented global health crisis, it would be obvious that a national unity government would be formed. But not so in this country where the hatred of Bibi has apparently driven some people insane and caused them to lose any sense of national responsibility.

The Significance of the Coronavirus Epidemic for Israel’s National Security

One clear way for Israel to deal with the new and complex challenges arising in the aftermath of the coronavirus epidemic is to invest in the advancement of responses to the virus and to thereby expedite its contribution as a center of scientific research to the security of the West and the U.S.


I still cannot get over the fact that any Democrat who comes into the White House will favor "pay-to-slay."

‘Constitutional’ Sabotage of the Democratic Process

The Israeli left’s anti-Bibi bills show that they now believe there are no implicit constitutional limitations on majority rule—at least while they have the majority.

Benny Gantz and the Pyromaniacs

Amid a global pandemic, the threat of war with Iran and economic collapse, Israel’s Blue and White Party is dead set on bringing Netanyahu down—even if it means taking Israel down with him.

Ayatollah’s American Allies Seize on Pandemic in Fresh Push for Sanctions Relief

Administration officials said that Iran and Russia are disseminating similar arguments in an effort to ratchet up pressure on the United States to lift the punishing sanctions that have been a centerpiece of the Trump administration's effort to squeeze Iran.

Uncertain, Scary World

The capriciousness and vulnerabilities of life teach us humility, moral responsibility and reliance on G-d. Lessons from the corona crisis.

Is Israel’s Coronavirus Crackdown Going Too Far?

Due to Israel's political stasis, there appear to be few proper checks on the government's extreme methods.


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