President Truman, George Marshal and Israel

September 6, 2019 by  
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American Jewry is split over whether Donald Trump is the most pro-Israel or pro-Jewish president in the history of the USA. It illustrates how divided and antagonistic the different parts of the so-called United States and the Jewish community are. Read more

Knesset is projected to have smallest number of parties ever to be elected – is the electoral threshold improving governance?

August 4, 2019 by  
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The upcoming Knesset is projected to have the smallest number of parties ever to be elected to the Israeli parliament, the latest polls show. Read more

On July 20, Netanyahu to become Israel’s longest-serving prime minister

July 19, 2019 by  
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When the clock strikes midnight on Saturday, July 20, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will make history as the State of Israel’s longest-serving premier, surpassing the previous record-holder, David Ben-Gurion. Read more

What to do about the ‘fangs’ of anti-Semitism in Britain’s Labour?

In recent days, plotting within the British Labour Party to get rid of its far-left leader Jeremy Corbyn has moved up a gear as deep concern over the party’s precipitous plunge in the opinion polls has burst into the open. Read more

For everything there is a season

July 12, 2019 by  
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There are certain times in our lives when momentous events are destined to occur. Read more

Two new Israeli contenders enter political fray before fall elections

June 25, 2019 by  
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Israel’s repeat election on Sept. 17 might not be a literal do-over of April 9, as two new parties may be entering the fray. Read more

Repeats, reruns and recycled

May 31, 2019 by  
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History repeats itself in almost every generation. The same endless assertions and accusations are rerun and recycled by politicians and media alike. Read more

What’s in it for us?

May 24, 2019 by  
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Anyone who has shopped at or toured around the famous Mahane Yehuda market in Jerusalem, commonly known as the “shuk”, will recall the cacophony of noise which accompanies the frenetic effort of shopkeepers as they try to attract customers to their stall. Read more

The Prime Minister is treating us as morons

November 29, 2018 by  
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu displayed his political savvy by avoiding an election as he outmanoeuvred Naftali Bennett and his Bayit Yehudi party, forcing them to blink after Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman resigned. Read more


August 7, 2018 by  
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This week’s cartoon – As the Riel reels Read more

What’s all the fuss about?

July 27, 2018 by  
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This past week has witnessed a volcanic eruption of hypocrisy, falsehoods and double standards on a massive scale…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Tzipi Livni named opposition leader

July 24, 2018 by  
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Former Foreign Minister and current Chairwoman of the Zionist Union MK Tzipi Livni has been named chairwoman of the opposition following the departure of Isaac Herzog, who was named as the new Chairman of the Jewish Agency last month. 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

A special man, a special chumash

September 21, 2015 by  
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Wearing a yarmulke and holding a Chumash given to him by the late Sir Zelman Cowen, Josh Frydenberg was sworn in this morning as Australia’s Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia. Read more

Should rabbis keep out of politics?…ask the Rabbi

June 23, 2015 by  
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Rabbi Raymond Apple served for 32 years as the chief minister of the Great Synagogue, Sydney, Australia’s oldest and most prestigious congregation. He was Australia’s highest profile rabbi and held many public roles. He is now retired and lives in Jerusalem. Read more