“Peaceful” demonstrations…

May 23, 2018 by  

If I hear the phrase “peaceful demonstration” just one more time, I will have no hair left on my head to tear out. Read more

Peace plan? Netanyahu has nothing to worry about!

It’s the sort of thing that could potentially topple his coalition government, but there’s no sign of panic from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu…writes Jonathan S. Tobin. Read more


May 23, 2018 by  

This week’s cartoon: Miscarriage of Justice. Read more

Unlocking the Past: Stories from my Mother’s Diary – book review by Jeffrey Cohen

This book, for it is a little larger than a monograph, tells the story of Shira’s mum and her journey in Jerusalem (and getting there and back) as she pursues her PhD at the Hebrew University. Read more

What is the background and meaning of Kaddish?…ask the rabbi

Rabbi Raymond Apple answers this question and others… Read more

Crying for the ‘enemy’

May 21, 2018 by  

You awaken in the morning with the sense that this will be your last. You dress. You look at yourself in the mirror and try not to look scared. You admit to yourself that you are frightened, but you are also resolved. You say goodbye to your family, knowing that this may be the last time. They know where you are going, and they don’t want you to go, but they know that they will not dissuade you. You make a quick departure so that it will not be any more painful than it has to be…writes Marc Erlbaum/JNS. Read more

Israel condemns PLO lies as Trump contemplates PLO demise

May 21, 2018 by  

The historic opening of the American Embassy in Jerusalem has provided opportunities for Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to totally discredit the Palestine Liberation David  (PLO) and President Trump to review the PLO as a suitable Arab interlocutor to negotiate  with Israel on ending the Jewish-Arab conflict…writes David Singer. Read more

Bye Bye Germany (Es war einmal in Deutschland): a movie review by Ron Jontof-Hutter

May 21, 2018 by  

Sam Garlanski’s film, “Bye Bye Germany“  based on Michel Bergmann’s autobiographical novel is an entertaining addition to Holocaust stories, though this one is set in 1946 Frankfurt. Read more

Perry Trotter on Gaza

May 21, 2018 by  

New Zealander Perry Trotter speaks about the verbal onslaught by the media and UN against Israel. A video report. Read more

At the Israel border, pointing fingers at the wrong abuser

When confronted with absolute evil or the depths of human depravity, some of us experience a very particular kind of depression. It’s as if we just can’t cope with such a repudiation of humanity…writes Melanie Phillips/JNS. Read more

On the other hand

May 18, 2018 by  

With the international media in full flow presenting distorted news about developments in Israel here is an opportunity to learn about some positive developments not likely to hit the headlines in your local news media. Read more

Abbas and Hamas stage non-peaceful rage

May 18, 2018 by  

As per the pre-determined script designed for media and gullible politicians alike, Jerusalem Day and shifting the US Embassy to the Capital produced the desired results…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Enjoy the embassy but don’t get giddy

May 17, 2018 by  

The opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem marks a peak emotional moment for anyone wanting a secure and prosperous Israel; in that spirit, Donald Trump has been hailed as “the best thing that has happened to Israel in a long time.”…writes Daniel Pipes/JNS. Read more

Netta beats ‘nakba’

The results of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest and the reactions to it were as disturbing to foreign Israel-haters as they were to some of the nation’s most fervent domestic critics…writes Jonathan S. Tobin/JNS. Read more

Book review: Unlocking The Past: Stories From My Mother’s Diary

May 17, 2018 by  

Shira Sebban was very close to her mother, Dr Naomi Moldofsky…writes Sharon Berger. Read more

Why does the Media keep encouraging Hamas Violence?

May 17, 2018 by  

If this were the first time that Hamas deliberately provoked Israel into self-defence actions that resulted in the unintended deaths of Gaza civilians, the media could be excused for playing into the hands of Hamas…writes Alan Dershowitz. Read more

Shavuot across the denominations

May 16, 2018 by  

I’ve often heard (and many rabbis lament) that Shavuot is the only major Jewish holiday many Diaspora Jews have never heard of or ever celebrated…writes Deborah Fineblum/JNS. Read more

All these years later, Netanyahu is finally vindicated

Jerusalem buzzes with joy in these hours, and so, too, does Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. An amazing spectacle of fireworks above the City of David is being prepared, the streets are decorated with flowers, and the U.S. consulate has finally become an embassy…writes Fiamma Nirenstein/JNS. Read more

The significance of the embassy move

For decades, it was a consensus issue. Israel’s supporters of all political stripes agreed that the refusal of the United States to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was an anachronistic outrage…writes Jonathan S. Tobin. Read more

Happy Birthday Israel…from New Zealand supporters

Seventy years ago Hitler’s war against the Jews was no longer raging…writes Pastor Nigel Woodley. Read more

Macron, Merkel and May should adopt Trump policy on Jerusalem

May 14, 2018 by  

The opening of the American Embassy on 14 May in Israel’s capital – Jerusalem – should be replicated by fellow-democracies France, Germany and The United Kingdom (“the Democratic Trio”) without delay…writes David Singer. Read more


May 14, 2018 by  

This week’s cartoon….Coin Talk Read more

America set to inaugurate embassy in Jerusalem

U.S. President Donald Trump made a campaign promise few thought he would keep. “We will move the American embassy to the eternal capital of the Jewish people, Jerusalem,” he announced in 2016. Now that promise is about to be fulfilled…writes Israel Kasnett/JNS. Read more

Did Trump endanger Israel?

While the government of Israel and most of its people cheered when U.S. President Donald Trump announced U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, others worried that the Jewish state would be the first suffer from the decision…writes Jonathan S. Tobin/JNS. Read more

‘Trump’s war’ isn’t coming

A few hours after U.S. President Donald Trump announced on May 8 that the United States had exited the Iran nuclear deal, the doyenne of progressive political-action committees, MoveOn.org, sent out a fundraising email to supporters warning that “Trump’s war is coming”….writes Ben Cohen/JNS. Read more

An evening of Mozart: a music review by Ron Jontof-Hutter

May 13, 2018 by  


The Royal Melbourne Philharmonic and the Melbourne University Choral Society presented an all-Mozart program at St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne. Read more

On the other hand

May 13, 2018 by  

The headlines may be full of Iranian duplicity and excitement about transfer of the American Embassy to Jerusalem but undetected by the media is news about more discoveries, innovations and positive developments issuing forth from Zion. Read more

Symphony of Seduction: A book review by Fraser Beath McEwing

May 13, 2018 by  

Celebrity love affairs have always attracted public interest, especially when the participants are in the creative arts. It is in this light that we look for pre and post bed (or elsewhere) techniques that might be interpreted as extensions of the artistic pursuit. Read more

Does Russia care about stopping Israel-Iran escalation?

The situation in Syria saw a massive escalation on Thursday with Israel carrying out its largest airstrikes against Iranian and Syrian military targets in the country since the civil war began in 2011…writes Sean Savage/JNS. Read more

Israel unleashes stunning strike capabilities after Iran hits first

May 11, 2018 by  

In striking more than 50 Iranian military targets within 90 minutes early on Thursday morning, the Israel Defence Force displayed just a sample of its advanced, intelligence-fueled precision firepower, dealing a crushing blow to Iran’s assets in Syria…writes Yaakov Lappin/JNS. Read more

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