Road Map 2018: A View From The Future

The president has declared over and over that Israel has nothing to fear but fear itself.

World Mayors Meet in Israel to Fight BDS Against Jewish State

“This coalition is a powerful statement against hate and hateful movements such as BDS, and will be an important tool for mayors around the world to share ideas and resources in fighting hate of all forms, antisemitism included,”

Why Israel Threatened Military Action to Save an Enemy

The Druze consider themselves to be and act as loyal Israelis in every respect, so Jewish Israelis consider themselves bound to show equal loyalty to the Druze.

A Student Remembers Justice Menachem Elon

Israel – the land and the nation – lost a giant earlier this month with the passing of Justice Menachem Elon, a monumental talmid chacham who served on the Israeli Supreme Court from 1977-1993, and as its deputy president from 1988-93, bringing a deep Torah viewpoint to the highest tiers of the Israeli judiciary.

Legal Scholars Debate whether Netanyahu can Run for PM

"It would be far-reaching judicial activism to establish that the president cannot give the mandate to form a government to someone who the citizens of the country vote for, assuming that they vote in high numbers of Netanyahu,” said Prof. Yedidia Stern, vice president of the Israel Democracy Institute.

Lonely Sits The City

Fasting on Tisha B'Av helps to remember the past & recognize the miraculous nature of our history

Kaddish: Bridging Two Worlds

Our loved ones seem present though we can no longer see them or be with them, just as it is with God

The Militant Islamists of Hamas

It seems that the use of the “international community” to provide context on the Middle East is restricted to issues in which Israeli arguments are dismissed.

Who’s The Stranger?

The admonition not to mistreat gerim in this week's parsha is not limited to converts. Anyone in any social situation can feel like a ger, it’s just the inevitability of social dynamics

US Sanctions on Mullahs are Working

Iran's national currency, the rial, has dropped to historic lows — one US dollar, which equaled approximately 35,000 rials in November of 2017, now buys you nearly 130,000 rials.

Who’s To Blame For A Government Shutdown? Democrats. Here’s Why-

There is literally nothing that Republicans could currently offer, beyond a full-scale cave to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) demands, that would earn his support.

Outrage Manifesto: An Open Letter to Ban Ki Moon

Genocide is a strong word; Let's properly define it, rather than bandying it about irresponsibly.

US-Israel Ties: The Mutually Beneficial, Two-Way Street

In recent years, the US-Israel relation has been transformed into a mutually-beneficial 2 way-street

Is Gaza Under Siege?

Throughout history, do besiegers allow food, water, medicine and other supplies to enter the besieged city? Are you kidding - of course not! Is Gaza under siege?

Price Tag Hypocrisy

The price tag perpetrators have become the symbol for leftist hatred of the "settler" movement.

So Now American Zionists Want to Boycott Israel

Boycotting a troubled nation which has become a pariah among the hard-left is not the appropriate response to the Israeli government's recent decisions regarding religion. The answer is not disengagement, but rather greater engagement

How J Street is Attempting to Desecrate Tisha B’Av

The organization is making outlandish comparisons to a day of ancient Jewish mourning and trying to distract from the facts on the ground.

It’s Official: Democratic Hawks An Extinct Species

On the eve of the brief caucus and primary season that will probably determine the two major-party presidential nominations by mid-February at the latest, most members of Congress are playing their cards close to their vests. The reason is there’s a lot to be lost in backing the wrong horse.

My Party Raises The Flag Of Surrender

Sadly, the war in Iraq appears to be lost. The Democrats – like terriers shaking a rat (Iraq), using a plan of funding war for three months (salami tactics), causing the Army command to recognize that Congress, not the president, is effectively in charge – have achieved their goal: implementing withdrawal.

The Great Iranian Nuclear Heist

Israel's revelation will no doubt create fissures in the Iranian regime. These can be exploited by Israel and the US when the inevitable conflict arises.

A Warning To The Jews – From ‘The Waltons’

Hamner's 2 shows -The Walton's and Falcon Crest-serve as indications of a certain negative transition in American culture.

“Ordinary” Terror

While Israel is busy tracking Hamas & Hezbollah fighters, “ordinary” terrorists are hardly deterred.

Are the US and Iran Headed Toward War?

On January 3, 2020, an American drone killed Iran’s roving fixer in the Middle East, Quds commander Qassem Soleimani, sparking intense, but largely partisan, reactions in the US. While Republicans lauded President Trump, many Democrats worried that the action might spark a war with Iran. But while it is easy to criticize Trump for stirring up conflict in the Middle East, Iran has helped to create the conditions of this current conflict.

Lawlessness in the Land

The US wants a state more than the Palestinian’s do.

Taco Me Out to the ball Game

Certainly, there are many more substantial stories in the headlines than baseball and tacos. But the refinement we bring to our little conversations helps fashion the quality of our discussions about weightier matters.

Recognizing Our Friends

In 1981, when Israel bombed the Iraqi nuclear reactor and was condemned for it by nearly the entire world, Pastor John Hagee decided he had to stand up for Israel. And he did. “A Night to Honor Israel” was born with the purpose of giving the Christian community an opportunity to demonstrate its love and support of Israel and the Jewish people.

Four Things President Obama Should Tell Mahmoud Abbas

Rabbi Abraham Cooper of the SWC hopes President Obama will ask PA leader Mahmoud Abbas 4 important questions.

Returning to Synagogue: How do we Speak to our Children about Pittsburgh?

It can be more difficult for some than others, based upon how the brain processes stress, as well as previous exposures to traumatic incidents. Here are some suggestions on how to help.

Do You Feel the Churban Yet?

After several days of Arab rioting and violence, Trump sent his Jewish emissaries to pressure Netanyahu to remove the metal detectors and other security enhancements, which he and his cabinet agreed to do. Talk about giving into evil…

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