The fundamental fracture the Abraham Accords may begin to heal

September 18, 2020 by  

It’s hard not to get emotional about the deals signed in Washington this week between Israel and its new Gulf partners, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. Read more

When rabbis should not keep quiet

September 11, 2020 by  

The former chief rabbi of the United Kingdom, Jonathan Sacks, has come in for some stick over remarks he recently made about religion and politics. Read more

The West turns a blind eye to Palestinian incitement in word and deed

Why do so many well-meaning people committed to ending abuses of power ignore the evidence of who is actually committing these abuses and blame their victims instead? Read more

The free world’s craven and hypocritical fifth column

When Britain’s foreign Secretary Dominic Raab visited Jerusalem this week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly chewed his ear off. Read more

The progressive world: An antechamber to evil

After days of anti-Semitic rants on social media, the “Grime” rapper Wiley has finally been barred from Twitter and Facebook following outrage by Jews and others that he was allowed to use these platforms for his vicious incitement. Read more

Betraying Jewish history by watering down the Holocaust

The British baroness Ruth Deech, whose family were Jewish refugees from Nazism, recently delivered an impassioned address to the Oxford Jewish community about the way the Holocaust is being evacuated of meaning by memorials and museums in its name. Read more

The Jewish surrender to the West’s eclipse of reason

Rarely has a journalist’s resignation from their newspaper created such an impact as the coruscating letter with which Bari Weiss resigned from The New York Times. Read more

Both hero and zero: Israel’s strategic incoherence

While Israelis are increasingly alarmed by the government’s loss of control over the coronavirus crisis, different events suggest that the country may have pulled off a spectacular advance in the battle against another intractable foe. Read more

Why is Israel going to pot?

A bill going through Israel’s Knesset, sponsored by two MKs, would decriminalize the personal use of cannabis. Read more

Junking the Jews is behind our current Hobbesian nightmare

International pressure on Israel not to extend its sovereignty over parts of the disputed territories of Judea and Samaria is increasing. Read more

Don’t identify Jews with ‘white imperialism’

The experience of being an immigrant group and living as a minority in an often hostile culture is, of course, one that Diaspora Jews know only too well. Read more

The unmistakable echoes in the culture war against the West

In Britain, statues of historical figures associated with colonialism or slavery are being pulled down or slated for removal. Read more

Victim culture tears up Jewish moral norms

The appalling rioting that followed the shocking death of George Floyd under the knee of a police officer has left a trail of devastation across America. Once again, however, Jews have found themselves singled out for particular attack. Read more

Is the EU having second thoughts over its hostility towards the Jewish state?

Has the European Union reached a tipping point over Israel? Or to be more precise, is the Europeans’ bluff finally to be called over Israel’s proposal to extend its sovereignty over parts of Judea and Samaria? Read more

Israel-bashers fail to see the Arab train leaving the station

It’s a busy time for Israel-haters. So what’s new? Well, a lot. Read more

A muffled consensus serves not Israel but her enemies

Should Jewish communal organizations aim to achieve consensus above all or bear witness to the truth? Read more

Israel still suffers virus of hate even as it saves Arab lives

While countries around the world struggle to get on top of the COVID-19 crisis, Israel’s achievement so far has been remarkable. Read more

British Jews are too eager to embrace Starmer’s still dubious Labour Party

In both Britain and America, the Jewish community is increasingly badly served by leaders who seem less and less able to distinguish between the friends and the enemies of the Jewish people. Read more

From San Remo to its 72nd birthday, Israel survives the virus of political and moral collapse

April 24, 2020 by  

One hundred years ago this Sunday, the four principal allied powers involved in World War I signed a resolution at San Remo. Next week, Israel celebrates Yom Ha’atzmaut, the 72nd anniversary of the state’s declaration of independence. Read more

The story that Jews repeat on Passover is the secret of their survival

As Jews around the world celebrate the festival of Passover this week, the ironies are painful. Read more

For Israel, recognizing another enemy is second nature

Among the world’s democracies fighting the coronavirus, Israel has so far been by far the most successful. Read more

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

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