Will a microbe seal the fate of Iran’s virulent regime?

The point about events that catch us unawares is that we are never prepared for the unexpected to happen. Who would have thought that the entire world would suddenly be destabilized by one microbe? Read more

The real centre ground: The only political show in town

Democracy, the process through which the people get to choose who governs them, involves a choice of leaders telling competing stories about how the world should be organized. Read more

From Aalst to America: The post-modern, anti-Jewish reconfiguration of the West

The annual parade in Aalst, Belgium, last Sunday turned into a carnival of monstrous Jew-hatred. Participants portrayed Jews as insects topped with fur shtreimel hats and peyot (sidelocks). Read more

Sanitizing Soros through guilt by association

The law professor Alan Dershowitz has thrown a legal hand-grenade into America’s political civil war by claiming to have evidence that former President Barack Obama “personally asked” the FBI to investigate someone “on behalf” of Obama’s “close ally,” billionaire financier George Soros. Read more

Arabs are in an uproar (over the prospect of living in Palestine)

Leave aside, for the moment, the deepening rows about U.S. President Donald Trump’s “vision” for ending the Middle East conflict. Read more

The Palestinians’ bluff has been called

U.S. President Donald Trump’s Middle East “deal of the century” offers the Palestinians a state. They have rejected it and threatened instead to ramp up violence against Israel. Read more

A Polish-Russian row over commemoration of the Holocaust

January 26, 2020 by  

A profound and bitter battle between Israel and Poland has been brought to crisis point by the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, which is being commemorated by world leaders this week at Jerusalem’s Yad Vashem and next week at Auschwitz itself. Read more

The West mourns the Jewish dead. But what about the living?

January 17, 2020 by  

At Yad Vashem in Jerusalem on Jan. 23, some 46 political leaders and royals, including Britain’s Prince Charles, will be attending the fifth World Holocaust Forum to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Read more

The perverse Western mourning for Qassem Soleimani

January 12, 2020 by  

The liberal world is aghast. President Donald Trump has done something that repudiates the very rules of nature by which Western progressives live. Read more

A Boris bear hug against British anti-Semitism

Is the British government beginning to change its century-old attitude of ambiguity towards Israel and come out instead as its unequivocal friend? Don’t get too excited just yet. Read more

Political auto-immune disease among Diaspora Jews

December 20, 2019 by  

Why are so many Diaspora Jews doing the dirty work of their mortal enemies for them? Read more

The British working class saves Britain … and its Jews

December 15, 2019 by  

The relief was overwhelming. When the exit polls on Thursday evening correctly predicted a large majority for Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party, British Jews allowed themselves to breathe again. Overcome by the sense of deliverance from a great evil, some even wept. Read more

The issue of settlements is more than a land dispute up for negotiation

The statement by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that Israel’s settlements “are not inconsistent with international law” has been predictably greeted with adulation by Israel’s defenders and denunciation by its enemies. Read more

‘Labelling’ Israel as an unequal player on the world stage

As Israel came under attack this week with hundreds of rockets raining down from Gaza, and as it steeled itself for even worse, the Israel-bashers were up to their old tricks. Read more

The contemporary clash between faith and politics in the West

November 9, 2019 by  

In the never-ending uproar over U.S. President Donald Trump, his administration’s recent move to lift a ban on traditional Christian adoption agencies went relatively unremarked. Read more

Britain, Brexit and the ripple effect on identity politics and anti-Semitism

November 1, 2019 by  

 

In Britain, the crisis so long dreaded by many British Jews is finally upon them. The general election that has been called for December raises the possibility that hard-left Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn might come to power. Read more

Warren, Palestinian Jew-hatred and the destruction of the West’s moral compass

October 25, 2019 by  

The U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, has suggested that she would consider cutting military aid to Israel to force it to halt construction of settlements in the disputed territories. Read more

From Congress to classrooms: Reframing the Israel narrative

Concern about resurgent anti-Semitism has been at fever-pitch among Diaspora Jews for years. Read more

Labour’s anti-Israel fervor on full display as Brexit chaos intensifies

September 27, 2019 by  

As Britain’s Brexit agony erupted this week into a full-blown constitutional crisis with a ruling against the prime minister by the Supreme Court, the Labour Party was also tearing itself apart over Brexit at its annual conference. This was small comfort to British Jews. Read more

In a deadlocked election, the real winners are Israeli Arabs

September 20, 2019 by  

If nothing else, one clear result of Israel’s frustrating general election gives the lie to the claim that Israeli Arabs were being intimidated from casting their vote. Read more

Boltonism must not be allowed to disappear

September 15, 2019 by  

John Bolton’s departure from the Trump administration should have had the left cheering from the rafters. Read more

Puncturing the big lie of Palestinian identity

Mahmoud Abbas, the head of the Palestinian Authority, recently claimed that the Palestinians were the descendants of the Canaanites. Read more

Getting to the bottom of a tragic ‘disloyalty’

There appears to be no limit to the sheer stupidity and reflexive malice with which people misrepresent what U.S. President Donald Trump has just said. Read more

The incendiary balloon of international law

For months now, Israel has been attacked by aerial incendiary weapons launched by Hamas during riots at the Gaza border fence. Read more

Is Boris Johnson good for the Jews?

Britain now has its first celebrity prime minister. Read more

In Trump vs. ‘the Squad,’ American Jews have picked the wrong target

In the showdown between U.S. President Donald Trump and “the Squad” of four far-left minority congresswomen, Jewish organizations in America have overwhelmingly condemned Trump’s remarks. 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

The dark shadow Iran is casting on the world

In Israel, as the drumbeats of war grow ever louder, people are preparing with a mixture of dread, stoicism and determination for the long-feared, ultimate showdown with Iran. Read more

The dangerous drive to correlate Islamophobia with anti-Semitism

The Somali-born U.S. congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), who has made a number of anti-Semitic remarks, is currently embroiled in controversy over her marriage history. Read more

Nuclear secrets and terror links uncovered, Tehran ramps up aggression

A few days ago, Britain’s Daily Telegraph revealed that in 2015 the British authorities had uncovered a Hezbollah terrorist plot. The key point was that this had been kept secret until now. Read more

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