It is striking that Durham, NC fast-tracks anti-Israel legislation, but slow-tracks our ability to figure out how and why they did it.
We often hear about moderate Arab leaders. Do they exist? Let’s examine the record. PA president and Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas is one of those touted as a moderate. Yet Abbas co-founded the terrorist Fatah with Yasir Arafat, served as Arafat’s deputy for 40 years and wrote a Ph.D. thesis and book denying the Holocaust. He has refused to implement Palestinian commitments under signed agreements with Israel and also the 2003 road-map peace plan to fight and arrest terrorists, confiscate their weaponry and end the incitement to hatred and murder in the PA-controlled media, mosques, schools and youth camps that feeds it.
The deep “psychological asymmetry” employed by Hamas and Fatah as a strategic weapon against Israel is working. How to handle this? Here are five strategies, including this: Don’t be embarrassed by Israel’s strength. Admit to it. Flaunt it. Better shock-and-awe than shrink-and-whimper.
"Since the UN took them over, the Palestinians started burying their dead at night, without declaring them.... As a result, for nearly 20 years, the official death rate in the camps was close to zero. In addition, there was a lot of movement between the camps. But these displacements were rarely recorded, so that a Palestinian could appear in several camps at the same time..."
A real truce between Israel and the Gaza Strip will be achieved only after the jihadi terrorists are removed from power, and not rewarded for violence and threats.
Europe, which claims to care deeply about human rights and routinely condemns Israel while falsely accusing it of breaching human rights, has chosen to support the Islamo-fascist mullahs against the Iranian people.
When Sarah Palin burst upon the national scene and the liberal media attempted to destroy her, I observed on my blog, Seraphic Secret, that she was being transformed into a hated Jew. Each rhetorical bombardment against her was and is reminiscent of the Arab strategy to demonize Jews and Israel.
Abraham was a man who loved and feared G-d and had the character trait of self-sacrifice.
As awareness about child safety grows, there are practical questions that arise on how to deal with convicted sex offender within the community.
Why 9? Not because we are religious fanatics but because we know that, after all is said and done, our lives are defined not by what we take from society but what we give to it.
The Feldman Affair, by which I mean both the New York Times Magazine article and its aftermath, is a significant event in the development of American Orthodoxy, encompassing important issues about Modern Orthodoxy that have not been sufficiently explored, intra-Orthodox divisions, and our approach to intermarriage.
The fires that consumed the First Temple on the Ninth of Av continued to burn until the middle of the following day. The Talmudic sage Rabbi Yochanan stated, "Had I been alive in that generation, I would have fixed [the day of mourning] for the Tenth [of Av] because the greater part of the Temple was burnt on that day."
In November 2014, Islamic Relief Worldwide was classified as a terrorist organization by the United Arab Emirates.
Jews are either “all” – united in fulfilling our divine mission and considerate of one another, or we are “none” – left to the capricious behaviors of those who seek to destroy us.
Seventy-five years ago this summer, Peter Bergson (real name: Hillel Kook) and a handful of colleagues launched what became the most dramatic political action campaign in US Jewish history.
During his presidential campaign, Trump made a point of talking about moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. And now he is the President. Again, it is not so simple.
For years now, the New York Times op-ed pages have been one-sidedly anti-Israel. Its reporting has often been provably false, and all the errors tend to favor Israel's enemies.
We have history on our side. Am Yisrael Chai!!
We must learn how to portray reality correctly and in a positive way.
One of the most bizarre controversies concerning freedom of the press and freedom of speech has been afflicting Israel in recent days. The basic question is whether there exists some sort of natural right to advocate the mass murder of Jews.
A British court recently issued a subpoena for the arrest and indictment of Israel's former foreign minister in response to a petition by Hamas and its supporters in Britain. The court claimed historic precedent for its attempt to indict Tzipi Livni.
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.
The country that will be most damaged will be Ireland itself. See how many Irish politicians are willing to sacrifice the jobs and livelihoods of Irish citizens for the gesture politics of boycotting Israel.
The bombs detonated in cities throughout the world in recent years, killing and wounding large numbers of innocent civilians, should make it obvious that the perpetrators of such indiscriminate brutality cannot be thought of as “freedom fighters” or, to cite another popular term, “insurgents.” They are terrorists and must be treated accordingly. They definitely do not deserve the tolerance, compassion or legal rights generally accorded freedom fighters.
The thug knew exactly what you are and he went after you anyway, Mr. Anteby.
Our loved ones seem present though we can no longer see them or be with them, just as it is with God
It is hard to imagine such a strong person, someone to whose ankles we do not reach, a man who is living with such pain and suffering and says "only with emunah."
I prayed throughout. My plan is to make Aliya and I pray my family can join me in Israel quickly
The multiculturalism that animates the hate-Israel crowd is sprinkled with code words of oppression
Orwell claimed some ideas are so stupid they could only have been thought of by intellectuals-TRUE!