The baleful consequences of failing to deal with Islamist extremism

October 22, 2021 by  

On both sides of the English Channel, the failure to grasp the nettle of Islamist extremism and the frightening consequences of that failure are sounding an urgent alarm for the whole of Western society. Read more

The real reason for Western support of the Palestinians

October 15, 2021 by  

Michael Oren, Israel’s former ambassador to the United States who is now a candidate to head the Jewish Agency, has rightly said that the decline in support for Israel among American Jews has reached a crisis point. Read more

In the face of European hypocrisy, time for Israel’s supporters to remake the cultural weather

The European Commission released on Tuesday its first official strategy on fighting anti-Semitism and promoting Jewish life. Read more

The false accusation of ‘Israel apartheid’

October 1, 2021 by  

The campaign to demonize and delegitimize Israel has recently moved into a higher gear with the increased use of one particularly vicious falsehood. Read more

The baleful significance of the Democrats’ Iron Dome fiasco

September 24, 2021 by  

According to House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, when the Democrats withdrew from their embattled spending bill $1 billion in emergency funding for Israel’s Iron Dome defence system, this was merely a “technicality” that would be reversed. Read more

The hate-fest that is Durban rears its ugly head again

September 16, 2021 by  

Next week, the United Nations is set to reinforce infamy. In the wings of the U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York, it is to hold a 20th anniversary summit of its so-called World Conference against Racism that took place in Durban, South Africa, four days before the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Read more

Two decades on, the West’s cultural fault line exposed by 9/11 remains

September 10, 2021 by  

Few of us, if any, will ever forget those terrible images of the 9/11 attacks on America. Twenty years on, it’s painfully clear that many Westerners still don’t grasp the full nature and scope of what they witnessed when the twin towers of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan fell. Read more

When the Jew-bashers are Jews

August 13, 2021 by  

The latest move by President Joe Biden to appal many American Jews as an act of wanton hostility is his appointment of the progressive rabbi, Sharon Kleinbaum, to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. Read more

Envoy will first need to root out anti-Semitism in the Democratic Party

August 6, 2021 by  

U.S. President Joe Biden’s choice of Emory Professor Deborah Lipstadt as America’s Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism has not been greeted with the unqualified approval that might have been expected for such an appointment. Read more

The invisible victims of jihadi violence

The death of Ruth Pearl at the age of 85 reminds us once again of the unspeakable horror that was visited upon Ruth and her family, and which served as a particularly dreadful wake-up call for the Western world. Read more

The real scoop? How Jews won’t lick the demonization of Israel

In attempting to defend itself against persistent bigotry, the Jewish Diaspora repeatedly thinks with its heart, rather than its head, and consequently misses the key point. Read more

The real challenge of reconciling Christians and Jews

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has announced that the Church of England plans to offer its “repentance” over anti-Semitic church laws that were passed in the 13th century. Read more

Media malpractice in the West has caused permanent harm to Israel

This week, Israel signed a deal for the immediate transfer to South Korea of 700,000 doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, which are due to expire at the end of this month. Read more

Donald Rumsfeld’s legacy: a warning against American retreat

With ironic timing, the death of Donald Rumsfeld this week has occurred when American foreign policy is lurching in precisely the opposite direction to everything he stood for. Read more

The irrational faith in reason of the liberal intellectual

Anyone who imagines that the increasingly aggressive behaviour of the Iranian regime will force U.S. President Joe Biden to abandon his attempted revival of the lethal 2015 nuclear deal is almost certainly in for a rude awakening. Read more

Palestinianism is opening up a posthumous Nazi front against Jews

The Palestinian war against Israel is no longer something that the West can regard as a quarrel in a far-away country between people of whom they know nothing. Read more

Meddling with Israel’s security, Biden is also dangerously interfering with UK governance

Israel isn’t the only country that’s having to cope with a U.S. administration threatening to undermine its security. Read more

Faced with a tsunami of antisemitism, Diaspora Jews still cling to their bubble

The tsunami of antisemitism over the past few weeks is the work of an axis of anti-Jewish evil that spans continents and has the whole Jewish world in its cross-hairs in both Israel and the Diaspora. Read more

Actions, not bromides, are how the West must confront rabid antisemitism

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and his counterpart, Britain’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, visited Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week to offer help in building on the ceasefire with Hamas. Read more

The last, overlooked but still active front of World War II

Our current convulsions, with the Jewish people under murderous and venomous attack both in Israel and the Diaspora, are far more momentous than many may realize. Read more

Might Biden be turning America into Israel’s foe?

U.S. President Joe Biden has dispatched the American official Hady Amr to the Middle East to “de-escalate the fighting” between Israel and Hamas. Read more

A complex relationship made in heaven

For those wishing to improve relations between Jews and Christians, the extraordinary unmasking of Michael Elkohen as an undercover Christian missionary in Jerusalem has been something of a setback. Read more

How Biden is smashing America’s moral compass and dragging the West behind it

April 30, 2021 by  

For eight years, the administration of former President Barack Obama behaved as if the security needs of the State of Israel were such an irritating impediment to American foreign-policy aims that it had no compunction in brutally swatting them aside. Read more

Antisemitism is a form of delirium, especially in France

The latest shocking development in the scandal over a horrific anti-Semitic murder in France not only trains a harsh light on that country’s attitude to Jew-hatred. It also illuminates a deeply problematic and wider inability to deal with antisemitism in the West. Read more

The moral courage of Isi Leibler

April 16, 2021 by  

The death in Jerusalem of Isi Leibler at the age of 86 has robbed the Jewish world of one of its towering figures at a time when it is particularly ill-equipped for such a loss. Read more

Israel: The necessary superpower

On Tuesday, Israeli commandos attached limpet mines to an Iranian cargo ship in the Red Sea, the MV Saviz, which was reportedly a covert forward base for the regime’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps. Read more

Jared Kushner’s curious change of heart

Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of President Donald Trump, was a senior foreign-policy adviser in the Trump administration. Now an op-ed by Kushner published in The Wall Street Journal has caused jaws to drop. Read more

Meghan Markle and the Jewish question

March 12, 2021 by  

Over the next few days, Tikvah and the Jewish Leadership Conference are holding their third annual symposium on Jews and conservatism, this time on Zoom. Read more

The brouhaha over defining Jews as an ethnic minority

A row over anti-Semitism that has erupted in Britain illuminates the problem that bedevils so many in the West over their understanding of what Judaism actually is. Read more

We recognize Haman. But where are Mordechai and Esther?

February 26, 2021 by  

This week’s festival of Purim provided Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with an irresistible analogy. Read more

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