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Wednesday 09/12/2018
Israeli military officer: I stand with the Druze
Posted: September 12, 2018

Israel’s new “nation-state” law, which is widely viewed here as clumsy, unnecessary and unwise, must be amended. That’s why I was proud to join tens of thousands of Israelis recently in a peaceful, unifying protest led by the Druze community.

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Exploiting children for propaganda: Beyond the Ahed Tamimi campaign
Posted: September 12, 2018

In the Middle East propaganda wars, 2018 is the “year of the child,” at least for the Palestinians.

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Wednesday 09/05/2018
The inconvenient truth about Mahmoud Abbas and Palestinian terrorism
Posted: September 05, 2018

Mahmoud Abbas, the head of the Palestinian Authority, the entity that rules the West Bank, (otherwise known as Judea and Samaria) has been appointed to lead a terrorist organization. Although the press has frequently called Abbas, who also leads the Fatah movement and the Palestine Liberation Organization, a “moderate” and the P.A. a “peace partner,” not a single major U.S. news outlet has reported the P.A. chief’s new job.

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A Jabotinsky Zionist reply to Ronald Lauder
Posted: September 05, 2018

Ronald Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress, following up his March 18 New York Times tirade against Israeli settlers and several other targets (“Israel’s Self-Inflicted Wounds”) doubled down with a second op-ed in the Times on Aug. 13 with an attack on Orthodox Jewish influence on Israeli politics (“Israel, This Is Not Who We Are”).

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Thursday 08/30/2018
Why we still need heroes like John McCain
Posted: August 30, 2018

Anybody who pays attention to contemporary popular culture knows that stories about heroism are passé. But why then do we still long for them? One example comes from an incident that took place almost a century ago.

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Interest in Israel and Judaism is alive and well on campus
Posted: August 30, 2018

The online nonprofit site “The Conversation” ran an article by Northeastern University Professor Dov Waxman titled, “As Israel turns 70, many young American Jews turn away.” He argues that young Jews are less connected to Israel than ever before, and that they are no longer interested or comfortable with the idea of a Jewish state.

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Wednesday 08/22/2018
Time to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights
Posted: August 22, 2018

Because of creeping Iranian entrenchment on Israel’s northern border with Syria on the Golan Heights, two weeks ago the Israel Defense Forces were forced to shut down the “Mazor Ladach” Field Hospital. The clinic had treated approximately 6,800 casualties of the brutal seven-year Syria civil war as part of Israel’s Operation Good Neighbor.

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From Vilnius to the Vatican
Posted: August 22, 2018

On the streets of the former Jewish ghettos of Vilnius, rain pounded on umbrellas as an unlikely group walked the cobblestones. Some wore hamsas or kippot, others wore Catholic clerical shirts.

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