5779: A new year of hope

September 5, 2018 by  

Those of us privileged to live in Israel should give thanks to the Almighty and appreciate the extraordinary achievements of the past year and pray that this momentum is maintained in the coming year…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

Lauder loses the plot…writes Isi Leibler

August 21, 2018 by  

Ronald Lauder is a billionaire and respected art collector who became passionately committed to Jewish life when, as U.S. ambassador to Austria, he witnessed virulent anti-Semitism. I have known him for over 20 years and was involved in no small measure in his election as president of the World Jewish Congress. Read more

Deterrence against Hamas is evaporating

August 13, 2018 by  

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will see his electoral support plummet unless he finds a better solution to the barrage of Hamas rockets and incendiary kites than bombing empty buildings…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

Hysteria over nation-state law

August 8, 2018 by  

It is inevitable – and laudable – that there are debates and differences over most new legislation. However, that does not justify the global hysteria generated over the recently passed nation-state law, which the clear majority of Israelis support…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

U.S. President Trump: A balance sheet

July 25, 2018 by  

U.S. President Donald Trump’s meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin served to increase the paranoia about him to an all-time high…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

The Perils facing Anglo Jewry

July 16, 2018 by  

Over 10 years ago, I warned that the passivity of the Anglo-Jewish leadership would likely lead to disastrous political consequences and negatively impact the younger generation, which was being inadequately educated to face its challenges…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

Balancing dangers and opportunities…writes Isi Leibler

July 11, 2018 by  

The speed of change – both positive and negative – in this region over the past two months has been breathtaking. Read more

Reviewing a month of hypocrisy and moral decadence

May 29, 2018 by  

Never have we witnessed such morally decadent political behavior as what has transpired these past weeks…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

The disintegration of American Jewry

May 2, 2018 by  

American Jewry, apart from the Orthodox and a minority of committed non-Orthodox, is demographically imploding…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

Threatening regional storm clouds

April 25, 2018 by  

Notwithstanding the exuberance of Israelis at the jubilant 70th Independence Day celebrations, justified in light of Israel’s extraordinary achievements and progress on both the diplomatic and defence fronts, the Jewish state will be facing major challenges over the next few months…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

Accusing Putin of anti-Semitism

March 15, 2018 by  

A very significant portion of my life has been devoted to personally combating Russian anti-Semitism…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

AIPAC leadership losing the plot…writes Isi Leibler

March 12, 2018 by  

The American Jewish leadership’s downward spiral has accelerated. This can be traced back to its cowardly silence when then-President Barack Obama began treating Israel as a rogue state and applied moral equivalence to Israelis defending themselves and Palestinian terrorists. Read more

Dysfunctional politics and disgraceful behaviour

February 20, 2018 by  

The criminal charges recommended by the Israel Police against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the politicians’ and media’s reactions amount to perhaps the most scandalous political imbroglio in Israel’s history…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

The predictable liberal response to Pence

January 31, 2018 by  

Listening to U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s address to the Knesset was a euphoric experience…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

Seeking the perfect national leader

January 23, 2018 by  

We expect national leaders to behave in an exemplary manner and act as role models to be emulated…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

Discretion in dealing with Europe’s populist parties

December 27, 2017 by  

Populist and nationalist parties are emerging as powerful political forces. They are likely to profoundly influence domestic and foreign policies in virtually every European country…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

American Jews: Look in the mirror…writes Isi Leibler

December 5, 2017 by  

There are some unpleasant facts and bitter truths about a large component of Diaspora Jews that are being swept under the carpet. Read more

Storm clouds gathering over the region…writes isi Leibler

November 29, 2017 by  

The volatility of political activity in the Middle East region is dizzying. Read more

Recent sexual controversies and upheavals…writes Isi Leibler

November 13, 2017 by  

While sexual attitudes are inclined to change from generation to generation, controversies relating to sexual behavior are ageless and even occupy a prominent role in the biblical narrative. Read more

Commemorating the ANZAC liberation of Beersheba

October 30, 2017 by  

Today Australia is indisputably Israel’s best friend in the world – in every respect…writes  Isi Leibler. Read more

The enemy of my enemy

October 25, 2017 by  

The dramatic swing to the right in the recent Austrian elections is likely to have widespread repercussions throughout Europe. It will also oblige Israel to reconsider its current approach to far right-wing groups….writes Isi Leibler. Read more

Fatah-Hamas reconciliation: A fusion of evils…writes Isi Leibler

October 17, 2017 by  

World leaders – including some of our American friends – are apparently still unwilling to face reality and continue to delude themselves that Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority can be induced to making a peace settlement if Israel continues to appease them and excuse their crimes. Read more

The ongoing kulturkampf with the ultra-Orthodox

September 28, 2017 by  

The Chief Rabbinate, backed by its ultra-Orthodox political factions, has imposed additional extreme and even bizarre rulings that impact on the nation…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

Facing a challenging new year

September 18, 2017 by  

We enter Rosh Hashanah 5778 with conflicting emotions…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

The prisoner exchange imbroglio…writes Isi Leibler

September 7, 2017 by  

It has been reported that Israel is once again engaged in negotiations with Hamas on the issue of prisoner exchanges. Read more

Europe begins to appreciate the reality of Islamic terrorism

August 29, 2017 by  

Until recently, most European governments avoided confronting the reality and true nature of Islamic terrorism by burying their heads in the sand…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

The never-ending peace process farce…writes Isi Leibler

August 24, 2017 by  

Unless the U.S. is willing to bite the bullet and finally confront Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority, the forthcoming mission to the region by U.S. representatives Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt to “restart the peace process” on behalf of President Donald Trump may prove to be highly counterproductive. Read more

Accelerating chaos within the American Jewish community…writes Isi Leibler

August 17, 2017 by  

The chaos enveloping American Jewry since the election of President Donald Trump—which many predicted would be merely a passing phenomenon—has in fact increased exponentially over the past few months. Read more

Postmortem of a disastrous month

August 7, 2017 by  

The dramatic setbacks of the past month have been somewhat destabilising in contrast to the almost euphoric atmosphere which prevailed…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

A Memoir – Background of an Indian prime minister’s visit

July 3, 2017 by  

This week’s historic visit to Israel by India’s prime minister revived memories of my previous associations with Indian leaders and the Indian Jewish community in the 1980s. Read more

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