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

Christian leaders remain silent as the church recycles its oldest hatred

February 19, 2021 by  

The World Council of Churches has gone full theological incitement against the State of Israel. Read more

The absurd malevolence of the International Criminal Court

It’s hard to exaggerate the hypocrisy, malice and sheer absurdity of the decision by the International Criminal Court last week that the Palestinians have the authority of a state to bring a case against Israelis for war crimes. Read more

Obama’s third term

February 5, 2021 by  

Some people are fretting that U.S. President Joe Biden has not yet picked up the phone to call Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. They worry that this may betoken a new coolness by the United States towards Israel. Read more

The tragedy for haredim from COVID has created a crisis for Judaism itself

The mayor of Antwerp, the Belgian city that is home to about 15,000 ultra-Orthodox haredi Jews, has warned that their failure to comply with coronavirus measures threatens to trigger a wave of anti-Semitism. Read more

Will America stay the strong horse when it comes to Iran?

Can leopards change their spots? Or to be more pertinent, can those who put Israel, the West and the world in such danger through the Obama administration’s 2015 nuclear deal with the Iranian regime now accept that what they did was catastrophically wrong? Read more

As America reels from political trauma, Jewish continuity points way to national unity

January 15, 2021 by  

As ever, Judaism has the best line. “Put not your trust in princes,” said the psalmist. Amen to that. Read more

A disaster and a tragedy for America, Jews and decent people everywhere

January 8, 2021 by  

If freedom is indivisible, so are the rule of law, constitutional order and respect for the democratic process. Read more

Lessons from Britain’s Brexit breakthrough

January 1, 2021 by  

This New Year’s day, Britain finds itself in a position that few expected even as late as last week. Read more

The driving force behind the ban on kosher slaughtering

The European Union likes to pose as the avatar of tolerance, freedom and all civilized values. Now it has ripped off its own disguise to reveal something rather more ugly. Read more

A mystery in its own right: The ‘anti-Semitism’ of John le Carré

John le Carré, the acclaimed grandmaster of the spy novel who died last weekend at the age of 89, was dogged for years by allegations of anti-Semitism. Read more

The agenda that undermines America’s bond with the Jews

December 4, 2020 by  

Among those who understood the depth of former U.S. President Barack Obama’s hostility to Israel, there’s understandable anxiety about the Obama retreads and acolytes among the foreign policy and security nominees being chosen by the prospective president-elect, Joe Biden. Read more

How Nuremberg’s universalism undermined its noble aims

This weekend marks 75 years since the start of the Nuremberg tribunals, which tried leaders of Nazi Germany for their part in the Holocaust and other war crimes. Read more

Two public figures left the world: One despicable, one inspirational

Over the past few days, two significant public figures passed away. One of them used his towering gifts to help create a better world. The other helped create a better world by leaving it. Read more

Electing a president under an erupting cultural volcano

The U.S. presidential election has illustrated more graphically than ever before that we are living beneath an erupting civilizational volcano. Read more

Why Britain’s Labour Party will struggle to erase its moral stain

The report of an 18-month inquiry into anti-Semitism in Britain’s Labour Party has now been published. Almost instantly, it produced a dramatic and unexpected result. Read more

What sanitizing Louis Farrakhan tells us about the West

October 23, 2020 by  

The writer Bari Weiss, who resigned in the summer from The New York Times in protest at its tolerance of anti-Semitism and refusal to publish opinions which challenge the left-wing consensus, continues on her painful political journey. Read more

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