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

British Jews: A wake up call

June 13, 2017 by  

British Jews and many other British nationals were shocked and dismayed with the outcome of last week’s general elections in the U.K….writes Isi Leibler. Read more

Israel must now be proactive…writes Isi Leibler

June 7, 2017 by  

The fervent hope shared by most Israelis — despite the frustration of some American Jews — is that U.S. President Donald Trump will overcome his domestic political problems and strengthen the U.S.-Israel alliance. Read more

After Trump visit, the onus rests on us…writes Isi Leibler

May 24, 2017 by  

Overall, U.S. President Donald Trump has delivered. He will not have satisfied the delusional aspirations of Israel’s radical right but, despite some missteps before he arrived, highlighted by hostile and misleading press reports, the Trump visit was favourable for Israel and outlined parameters of what can be achieved with the Palestinians. Read more

Lauder promoting Abbas as respectable moderate fraught with danger

May 14, 2017 by  

Last week, World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder released a series of statements confirming that he had encouraged U.S. President Donald Trump to recognise that peace between Israelis and Palestinians was now attainable. He also stressed that he considers PA President Mahmoud Abbas to be a moderate committed to peace…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

Nine challenges confronting Israel…writes Isi Leibler

May 9, 2017 by  

Not since the creation of the state has Israel found itself in such an advantageous position. Read more

The unacceptable behaviour of the German Foreign Minister

April 27, 2017 by  

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel displayed unprecedented chutzpa and insensitivity during his official visit to Israel to participate in ceremonies on Holocaust Memorial Day when he scheduled meetings with organisations who accuse us of engaging in war crimes…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

Passover: We have reason to rejoice…writes Isi Leibler

April 9, 2017 by  

Tomorrow, most Israelis, secular as well as observant, will celebrate Passover, the festival of freedom in which we recount our life of slavery and exodus from Egypt and how we became a nation. Read more

Trump seeks to resolve Israel-Palestinian conflict…writes Isi Leibler

March 29, 2017 by  

Throughout his election campaign and thereafter, even while fulsomely praising Israel and vowing to treat us as a true ally, U.S. President Donald Trump has repeatedly stated that his former deal making experience would enable him to resolve the intractable Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read more

On religious extremism…writes Isi Leibler

March 21, 2017 by  

It is ironic that with Jewish observance and spiritual values at unprecedentedly high levels in Israeli society, the established religious leadership has sunk to its lowest nadir. Read more

American liberal Jewish leaders fuel anti-Semitism

March 16, 2017 by  

We try to rationalise that the anti-Zionist behaviour of individual Jews does not justify anti-Semitic bigotry. Read more

Anti-Semitism and Aliyah

March 9, 2017 by  

Political correctness still seems to impel us to continue chanting the mantra that we are prohibited from relating to anti-Semitism as a cause for settling in Israel and insisting that the only motivation for aliyah today is to enable a committed Jew to lead a truly Jewish life in his homeland…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

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