Netanyahu’s brilliant victory and the challenges ahead

April 18, 2019 by  
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Israeli voters have chosen Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in what was essentially a referendum over whether he should be re-elected to a fifth term of office. Read more

UK Jews: Unity at any price…writes Isi Leibler

September 18, 2018 by  
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The list of 50 Most Influential Jews published by The Jerusalem Post included Marie van der Zyl, the recently elected president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews. Read more

Lauder loses the plot…writes Isi Leibler

August 21, 2018 by  
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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

U.S. President Trump: A balance sheet

July 25, 2018 by  
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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  
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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

Reviewing a month of hypocrisy and moral decadence

May 29, 2018 by  
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Never have we witnessed such morally decadent political behavior as what has transpired these past weeks…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

The predictable liberal response to Pence

January 31, 2018 by  
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Listening to U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s address to the Knesset was a euphoric experience…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

Storm clouds gathering over the region…writes isi Leibler

November 29, 2017 by  
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The volatility of political activity in the Middle East region is dizzying. Read more

The enemy of my enemy

October 25, 2017 by  
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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  
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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

Passover: We have reason to rejoice…writes Isi Leibler

April 9, 2017 by  
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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  
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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

Anti-Semitism and Aliyah

March 9, 2017 by  
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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

The Trump revolution, Israel and American Jews

November 21, 2016 by  
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The victory of Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential elections will have long-term global repercussions at many levels…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

Rutland and Lipski’s book wins the Prime Minister’s Literary Award

November 9, 2016 by  
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Let My People Go: The untold story of Australia and the Soviet Jews 1959–89 has been awarded a joint winner of the Prime Minister’s Literary Award  for History. Read more

Sharing a deeply personal experience…writes Isi Leibler

November 9, 2016 by  
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I am an octogenarian and one of the few who has both witnessed the tragedies and become engaged directly in the triumphs of the Jewish people in our time. Read more

Will betraying Israel be Obama’s farewell gesture?…asks Isi Leibler

November 2, 2016 by  
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Throughout his entire presidential term of nearly eight years, U.S. President Barak Obama has insisted that he “has Israel’s back.” Read more

Rosh Hashana 5777: Gratitude and Optimism…writes Isi Leibler

September 30, 2016 by  
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We are confronted by a multitude of security threats and diplomatic challenges but the prophets of doom and gloom are selective and masochistic. Read more

The tragedy of Ehud Olmert in retrospect

February 18, 2016 by  
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The image of former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, now 70, entering Maasiyahu Prison to serve a 19-month sentence for bribery and obstruction of justice is a shocking stain on the entire nation…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

Chief Rabbis besmirch Christian Embassy

September 22, 2015 by  
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It is regrettable that on Yom Kippur eve, our chief rabbis have again uttered offensive remarks, this time besmirching one of Israel’s most dedicated allies and ardent supporters…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

Explosive new Claims Conference scandals revealed

July 1, 2015 by  
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It is now almost a decade since I began urging for drastic reform and change of leadership in the wake of successive scandals relating to the mismanagement of the Claims Conference, the organization entrusted to pursue justice on behalf of the Jewish people for Holocaust victims and survivors…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

Identifying and combating the new anti-Semitism

June 30, 2015 by  
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How does one effectively fight anti-Semitism and its newest mutation, anti-Israelism?…asks Isi Leibler. Read more

The blowback from the Oren revelations

June 24, 2015 by  
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The fierce reactions to Kulanu MK and former Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren’s evaluation of the Obama administration in his new book, and in particular to three articles he penned titled “How Obama abandoned Israel,” “Why Obama is wrong about Iran being ‘rational’ on nukes” and “How Obama opened his heart to the ‘Muslim world,’” were predictable. Read more

American Jewish leaders fail to respond to Obama’s threats

June 11, 2015 by  
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It is time to stop making excuses for American Jewish leaders and their failure to respond to U.S. President Barack Obama’s latest despicable efforts to turn the Jewish community against Israel…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

Politicians: Get your act together…writes Isi Leibler

May 27, 2015 by  
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Every time we feel that our dysfunctional political system and its political leaders have descended to an all-time low, we wake up the next morning to learn of additional shenanigans and irresponsible behavior by those we elected to represent us. Read more

Global anti-Semitism continues escalating…writes Isi Leibler

May 12, 2015 by  
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This week, the Israeli Foreign Ministry and the Diaspora Affairs Ministry are jointly sponsoring the 5th Global Forum for Combating Anti-Semitism. Read more

To survive, Netanyahu must broaden his new government…writes Isi Leibler

May 8, 2015 by  
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Following weeks of unedifying horse trading, threats and extortions, compounded by personal malice, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has finally cobbled together an untenable coalition with only a single-seat majority — which any single Knesset member in the coalition could bring down. To survive, it must be broadened. Read more

Commemorate the heroic contribution of Soviet Jewish activists

May 5, 2015 by  
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Last week, I was deeply saddened to learn that Volodya Slepak passed away. A week earlier another giant among the heroes of Soviet Jewry, Volodya Prestin, also died, preceded a few months ago by Yuli Kosharovsky…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

Independence Day: We have reason to rejoice…writes isi Leibler

April 22, 2015 by  
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The Bible quotes Balaam describing the Jews as “a people that dwells alone and is not counted among the nations.” Read more

The Iranian crisis: American Jews must stand and be counted

April 15, 2015 by  
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The announcement of the Lausanne joint statement concerning the framework of the U.S. deal with Iran highlighted the extent of President Barack Obama’s subterfuge and deception…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

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