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


July 16, 2018 by  

This week’s cartoon: Twin cities, two states, and one protest. Read more

Lessons from Tishah B’Av

July 16, 2018 by  

Why do Jews blame themselves?…ask the rabbi. Read more

The Irish Senate’s ‘boycott Israel’ debate

July 15, 2018 by  

Reading the transcript of the debate that took place in the Irish Senate on July 11 before that body voted, by 25-20, to criminalise commercial relations with Jewish communities in the West Bank, I was struck by how the arguments that were traded fell neatly into one of two categories…writes Ben Cohen/JNS. Read more

The weakening of the Israeli ‘right’

In the day-to-day political discourse, the current Netanyahu-led coalition is frequently referred to as the “most right-wing” ever in Israel’s political history…writes Martin Sherman/JNS. Read more

The other hand

July 14, 2018 by  

The long school vacation has started and summer is well and truly in full swing. Students and their parents may be in holiday mode but the pace of positive achievements shows no sign of slowing down…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Thailand – do it every day

July 13, 2018 by  

This past week the world was captivated, united and amazed by the remarkable rescue of a soccer team and their coach from complex and dangerous circumstances…writes Rabbi Michoel Gourarie. Read more

What’s the matter with a Jewish state?

July 13, 2018 by  

The primary reaction from most people to the news that the Knesset may soon pass a bill defining Israel as a “Jewish state” is likely to be incredulity…writes Jonathan S. Tobin/JNS. Read more

Britain’s Brexit betrayal may push Jewish problem into Downing Street

Until last Friday, whenever people asked me uneasily about the likelihood of the far-left U.K. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn coming to power at the next general election, I replied that—with the exception of one set of circumstances—I thought the risk was overblown…writes Melanie Phillips/JNS. Read more

Prepare for the overdue “big one”

July 13, 2018 by  

Anticipated major earthquakes both geophysical and political are long overdue…writes Michael Kuttner. 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

The Man in the Attic: a theatre review by Hila Tsor

July 11, 2018 by  

Emotive and powerful, written by Timothy Daly, directed by Moria Blumenthal and produced by Shalom and Moria Blumenthal Productions, The Man in the Attic presents a deep piece to the Sydney audience. Read more

PLO-Hamas anti-England, anti-Israel hatred politicises FIFA World Cup

July 11, 2018 by  

Hatred against Britain and Israel surfaced in Gaza as England progressed its way through the World Cup to meet Sweden in the quarter finals…writes David Singer. Read more

Syrians flee towards hospitals of the ‘enemy’

The strong winds in the Golan Heights blow pain and come from tent cities in which displaced Syrians are clustered together a few meters from the steel-and-barbed-wire fence with Israel…writes Fiamma Nirenstein. Read more

‘Pay to slay’ and why the ‘occupation’ continues

To Israel’s critics, there really is only one issue to discuss with respect to the conflict with the Palestinians: the “occupation”…writes Jonathan S. Tobin/JNS. Read more

Feintooner illustrates a news story

July 9, 2018 by  

PA TV to pregnant women: ‘Unborn fetus will be a martyr for Palestine’ Read more

Are you obliged to pay for synagogue seats?…ask the rabbi

July 9, 2018 by  

Rabbi Raymond Apple answers this question…and others. Read more

For Knesset caucus, declaring an end to Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the first step towards peace

A caucus of 26 Knesset members, spanning from left to right on the Israeli political spectrum, is promoting the idea that the only way to reach peace with the Palestinians is for both Israelis and Palestinians to recognise that Israel has clearly emerged victorious in the decades-old conflict between the two populations…writes Alex Traiman/JNS. Read more

Poland’s Muslim ban

July 8, 2018 by  

On being designated prime minister of Poland this past December, Mateusz Morawiecki made the extraordinary statement that he and his government want to “transform [the European Union], to re-Christianise it.”…writes Daniel Pipes/JNS. Read more

Denmark confronts Islamism and integration

Imam Mundhir Abdallah is a good example of the dilemmas that have confronted politicians in Denmark in their response to Islamist extremism among the country’s 300,000 Muslims, the large majority of whom are first- or second-generation immigrants…writes Ben Cohen/JNS. Read more

Rigoletto: Tragedy and melody in triumph: an opera review by Victor Grynberg

July 8, 2018 by  

This 17th of the 37 operas that Verdi wrote, arguably has the best score of all his masterpieces. Read more

Must Jews and Poles keep fighting about the Holocaust?

It’s never wise to get into an argument about the Holocaust with Yad Vashem…writes Jonathan S. Tobin/JNS. Read more

Hamas and PLO entrench apartheid in Gaza and West Bank

July 8, 2018 by  

The British Foreign Office showed appalling judgement when scheduling a visit by Prince William to a refugee camp in the West Bank which should have been closed down long ago. Read more

On the other hand

July 7, 2018 by  

In Israel, summer has kicked in with cloudless skies, soaring temperatures and schools out for at least eight weeks…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Advertising for a rabbi…a reader’s letter

July 6, 2018 by  

I note that Kehillat Kadimah, in advertising for a new Rabbi, are seeking someone with essentially the same skills and personality as the previous Rabbi of South Head Synagogue who, together with his Rebbetzen, devotedly served his community for 32 years. Read more

Miracles at Entebbe

July 6, 2018 by  

If you’ve never heard of Entebbe, you’ve probably never heard of what makes Entebbe famous—or why that matters…writes Jonathan Feldstein/JNS. Read more

Back to Burgundy – a move review by Roz Tarszisz

July 6, 2018 by  

My French is not that flash but I think the French title –  Ce qui nous lie ­– could have been given a more literary translation. Read more

Who’s right? Not the left in Europe!

If someone showed British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn or Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan footage of the waving of Israeli flags during a speech in front of a mass of people made by Matteo Salvini, Deputy Prime Minister of Italy and Interior Minister, at the his party’s (the League) annual gathering a few days ago in Pontida, Italy, both would undoubtedly interpret this in their own way…writes Fiamma Nirenstein. Read more

Palestinians assault women journalists … and the world yawns

Nothing exposes the incredible hypocrisy of Israel’s critics more than their response to the treatment of Palestinian Arab women…writes Stephen M. Flatow/JNS. Read more

Penalty shootouts…writes Michael Kuttner

July 6, 2018 by  

In the final rounds of the FIFA world cup, results must be decisive. Read more

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