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The Political Renaissance of the Right

The time when the Israeli Right lagged behind the Israeli Left and sufficed with defensive responses and with stating what not to do, is over.

Retroactive Legalization of Israeli Settlements is Tikkun Olam

The bill is intended to deal with a very human problem — ordinary citizens who, unintentionally and due to no fault of their own, may be infringing on the property rights of another and are facing the prospect that in order to make things right, will, either voluntarily or by force, be evicted from their house, the house demolished, and years of sweat and toil will be erased in a blink of an eye.

Israel’s ‘Not Routine’ Strike on Syrian Special Weapons Facility Confirmed by Imagery

Israel is in this as a fight for her existence, and will not be deterred or limited by the military arrangements of others. Put more bluntly, Russia’s interests in Syria, and effective control of Syrian airspace, will not hold a veto over Israel’s strategic latitude.

Palestinian Settler-Colonialism

The concept of “settler colonialism” has been applied with almost unique vehemence against Israel. The application of the concept to Jews and Zionism by Palestinians is both ironic and unhelpful.

The ZOA Has Criticized President Trump Plenty

ZOA's Morton Klein responds to allegations against the ZOA which appeared in The Forward.

The Original Nakba: The Division of “TransJordan”

Palestinian Arabs coined the term “Nakba” (catastrophe) for the founding of the Jewish State on a fraction of the Palestine Mandate on May 15, 1948. However, the original Nakba happened 26 years earlier, when the British gutted the essence of international law set out in the Palestine Mandate

Judaism And The Rise Of Burka Women

If you start publishing pictures of Rebbetzin Kanievsky and Sarah Schenirer, who knows where you might end up!

President Trump’s Charlottesville Comments

So it was preordained, so to speak, that whatever he said about as electrifying an issue as Charlottesville would be seized upon by resistance members and turned into grist for their mill.

Is The Torah Against Women’s Pictures?

Print media may publish modest pictures of men and women; they may not publish immodest pictures or pictures of modestly dressed people posed in a provocative manner. The underlying question remains, "Who defines standards of modesty? Who determines what is considered provocative?"

Dershowitz Calls Forward Article the “Most Despicable Ever in Jewish Media”

Eminent Harvard Law professor and prominent liberal Alan Dershowitz wrote “[the] Forward published the most despicable article ever in Jewish media. Lists Mort Klein, President of ZOA, along w/ David Duke and Farrakhan…”

Ari Harow – The Man Behind the Netanyahu Investigations Headlines

A profile of the man Police hope will unwillingly take down Prime Minister Netanyahu.

Temple Of The Heart

The Temple is an affair of the heart--it's what is missing from our lives. Subconsciously we have begun more and more to feel this great void in our lives.

Three Doors Down From The Friday Night Massacre in Halamish

We sat down, ate, drank, sang, ate dessert, started singing some more – and in the middle of our Shabbat song the commander's military phone started ringing...

Baruch Marzel’s Letter to the Mufti of Jerusalem

Marzel congratulated the Mufti on his principled stance on the metal detectors, and asks that he expand his religious ruling.

We Live in Beit Shemesh Too…

There's a LOT to know about the problem with the wild dogs and these crazy animal rights activists don't know the first thing about it!

My Peace Plan: Part Two

People should no longer be held hostage to a political plan to destroy Israel or return to homes that haven't existed in decades--if ever.

Reform’s Naked Agenda

I say, go back to America and your Reform platform. The Western Wall is not your personal laboratory for liberal social experimentation

The Regavim Plan for Restoring Order in the Negev

Regavim seeks to safeguard Israel's national lands, restore law and order to the Negev, and give the Bedouin community hope for a brighter tomorrow.

A Different Take on the Western Wall Controversy

I would have a lot more respect for diaspora Jewish leaders if, in addition to launching a “campaign” over prayer regulations at the Western Wall, they would also launch campaigns against the other issues confronting Israel as well

Israel’s Protection Money

If the protection money paid to Gaza--to the tune of 1billion NIS annually--does not prevent Jewish fatalities – which have increased 5x since the Oslo peace accords broke out and Israel retreated from Gaza – why does Israel continue to pay these huge sums of money to our sworn enemies?

With Shutdown of Power Plant, Hamas Again Prioritizes Tunnels and Rockets Over Gazan Lives

{Originally posted to the Tower Magazine website} Gaza’s sole power plant shut down on Sunday for lack of funds, leaving the nearly 2 million residents...

Don’t “Dismantle” UNRWA–It CAN’T Be Done; Reform UNRWA ​Policies, Which CAN Be Done

​Now that the Israeli government has finally come to the conclusion that UNRWA is an impediment to peace, it should act within reality to curb UNRWA policy, not fantasize about closing it

Who Loses When Synagogues Join the Resistance?

The “Trump bump” has produced a surge in attendance and membership at liberal synagogues, where a social justice agenda rules and rabbis are outspoken critics of the president.

Gazans in Greece: We Fled Hamas, not Israel

The testimony of these Gazan refugees in Greece provides a rare opportunity to hear what Palestinians say when they’re out of reach of their own repressive governments and can speak freely

The Saga Of Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi

Responsibility, taking acharayus for our actions, is something we could all start doing a bit more.

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