A Rosh Hashana Call for Unity to Israeli Leaders

September 16, 2020 by  

With Rosh Hashana approaching, it is surely time for our leaders to take stock of themselves and recognize the terrible damage incurred on the nation by their indefensible, self-promoting, corrupt and anti-democratic behaviour. Read more

Dershowitz, the Me Too Movement and the Rule of Law

August 23, 2020 by  

On Friday, August 14, The Jerusalem Post Frontlines section featured a massive two-page article by David Brinn about allegations leveled against American lawyer and legal scholar Alan Dershowitz. Read more

Don’t forego a historic opportunity

August 5, 2020 by  

Virtually overnight, the coronavirus pandemic descended upon us, inflicting sickness and death. Read more

A World in Chaos

July 24, 2020 by  

When my last op-ed was published at the end of March, the coronavirus appeared to be under control in Israel and a national unity government was in the process of being formed. Read more

Stop the madness! National Unity Government Now!

March 24, 2020 by  

We are experiencing a global nightmare that could result in millions of deaths. Read more

Unrestrained hatred endangering our democracy

March 10, 2020 by  

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confounded his adversaries and proved that he may be the world’s most consummate politician. Read more

Rampant madness prevails

February 27, 2020 by  

When waking in the morning, we need to pinch ourselves to be certain that our current position is not a dream: Read more

Our age of miracles but possible lost opportunities

February 14, 2020 by  

Three months ago, who could have dreamed that we would be in such an extraordinarily good position? The Trump government had already established itself as the most pro-Israel American administration in history and publicly assumed the role of a genuine ally. Read more

Netanyahu: In the national interest please step down now

November 27, 2019 by  

After the electoral impasse, I was one of the first of Prime Netanyahu’s long-term admirers and supporters to suggest that unless he made a deal with Benny Gantz, he would be well advised to retire now, or he would damage his illustrious career. Read more

Political leaders: Stand up and be counted

November 7, 2019 by  

There is an ever-increasing likelihood that we may be forced into a third election. This would be an abominable reflection on Israel’s political leaders and could have disastrous consequences. Read more

World Jewish Congress shames us

October 24, 2019 by  

The World Jewish Congress purports to represent Jewish communities throughout the world. Although its president (and prime funder), Ronald Lauder, at times feels free to ignore governance on issues related to Israel, the WJC has successfully issued streams of positive statements on Jewish issues which the media frequently quotes. Read more

Netanyahu: End of an era

September 25, 2019 by  

As we move into the New Year 5780, our dysfunctional political system seems to have sunk to an all-time low. There is now a complete deadlock that could have been avoided had there been a more intelligent electoral system. Read more

An election outcome reflecting the will of the people

September 10, 2019 by  

The decision to hold this election was disgraceful and should have been avoided. Indeed, one of the big questions that could be critical for the outcome are the voters who are fed up with our dysfunctional politics and will simply not bother casting their ballots. Read more

The implosion of American Jewry

August 22, 2019 by  

Over the past decade, the Jewish establishment leadership in America – with the exception of the Orthodox, the Zionist Organization of America, and other small groups – has failed to speak up in defence of Israel and imposed a curtain of silence. Read more

Is this Netanyahu’s last hurrah?

August 1, 2019 by  

Although Benjamin Netanyahu has now become Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, projections suggest that MK and former defence minister Avigdor Lieberman will achieve his objective and bring about Netanyahu’s political demise. Read more

Netanyahu’s brilliant victory and the challenges ahead

April 18, 2019 by  

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

Considering the national interest in the forthcoming elections

March 27, 2019 by  

Despite the high-pitched abuse being exchanged between the principal contenders, Likud and Blue and White, paradoxically this election highlights the unity of the nation. Read more

Broadlessons to be learned from the Polish imbroglio

February 26, 2019 by  

Emotions and realpolitik do not mix. Read more

For whom should you vote?

February 13, 2019 by  

Most of Israel’s previous elections have presented voters with meaningful choices, many with long-term implications on the security of the nation…writes Is Leibler. Read more

American Jewish leaders: Where are you?

January 31, 2019 by  

Israel is once again facing major new international military and political challenges. Yet despite our dysfunctional political system and the chaos associated with the impending elections, we have never been as militarily secure as we are today. Read more

Political dysfunctionality and electoral chaos

January 10, 2019 by  

Setting aside the Gaza confrontations, 2018 was one of Israel’s best years since the establishment of the state…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

The Prime Minister is treating us as morons

November 29, 2018 by  

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

Trump, Nazis and American Jewry

November 18, 2018 by  

As the global antisemitic tsunami intensifies, most Diaspora Jews seem to have lost the plot. Read more

Restore deterrence in Gaza now

October 30, 2018 by  

All of us abhor military confrontation or war, which inevitably leads to casualties…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

A call to GA participants

October 23, 2018 by  

First, permit me to open this column by expressing my distress that for the first time, the Jewish Federations of North American are holding their General Assembly in Tel Aviv rather than Jerusalem…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

The Kavanaugh imbroglio…writes Isi Leibler

October 18, 2018 by  

Although I am not American, I must confess that I was glued to the screen watching the Kavanaugh hearings in the U.S. Senate. Read more

The devastating impact of American non-Jewish Jews

October 11, 2018 by  

There is no disputing that, except for the vast majority of Orthodox Jews, American Jews and their leaders have distanced themselves from their Jewish identity…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

5779: A new year of hope

September 5, 2018 by  

Those of us privileged to live in Israel should give thanks to the Almighty and appreciate the extraordinary achievements of the past year and pray that this momentum is maintained in the coming year…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

Lauder loses the plot…writes Isi Leibler

August 21, 2018 by  

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 antisemitism. 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

Deterrence against Hamas is evaporating

August 13, 2018 by  

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will see his electoral support plummet unless he finds a better solution to the barrage of Hamas rockets and incendiary kites than bombing empty buildings…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

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