Will Biden tolerate ‘pay for slay?’

December 1, 2020 by  

Supporters of the Palestinian cause are openly clamouring for the Biden administration to let the Palestinian Authority wriggle out of the ban on U.S. aid over the “pay for slay” policy. Friends of Israel should vigorously oppose these efforts. Read more

Palestinians choose guns over butter

Sure, it’s ironic that a Palestinian leader who accused Israel of spreading the coronavirus has checked himself into an Israeli hospital now that he is afflicted with it. But the implications of this episode are much more significant than another chuckle over Palestinian hypocrisy. Read more

Nobody is ignoring the Palestinians

September 30, 2020 by  

The common refrain heard from media pundits and left-wing critics of the Gulf kingdoms’ recognition of Israel is that it ignores the Palestinian Arabs. Read more

Symbols (and symbolism) reveal a bitter Mideast truth

Partners for Progressive Israel, a left-of-centre group that is part of the American Zionist Movement, is in the midst of a 12-session “digital excursion to Israel and Palestine.” Session No. 3, which was held this past week, consisted of virtual meetings with officials of the Palestinian Authority. Read more

Advice to Jewish celebs: Grow up!

August 4, 2020 by  

I have a Jerry Seinfeld question. Why do Jewish celebrities keep whining about their parents? Read more

EU hypocrites take territory while blasting Israeli annexation

The member states of the European Union—both individually and collectively via the Quartet—are in a tizzy and hypocritically warning Israel against annexation, even as those same countries continue to occupy numerous territories that they have annexed. Read more

The silence of the Jews

A young Israeli soldier, Amit Ben-Yigal, was stoned to death last week by Palestinian Arab terrorists. Read more

Palestinians celebrate International ‘Anti’-Women’s Day

The Palestinian Authority celebrated International Women’s Day last month by praising and honouring terrorists who murdered women. Read more

What those 107 Democrats got wrong

November 28, 2019 by  

The letter from 107 Democratic members of Congress declaring that Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, and much of Jerusalem, are illegal is wrong on so many levels that I wonder if even most of the signatories themselves understand the implications of what they signed. Read more

When the ruling party threatens violence

A few days before the Bahrain conference opened, U.S. envoy Jason Greenblatt took to Twitter to issue this cry of alarm: “Fatah is calling for violence against Israelis as an act of protest. Despicable. Fatah seeks violence over the idea of exploring peace & prosperity for the Palestinian people.” Read more

Poverty isn’t the cause of terrorism, so let’s stop blaming it

April 30, 2019 by  

It turns out that the Islamist terrorists who slaughtered more than 350 people in Sri Lanka came from one of that country’s wealthiest families. Read more

Looking for Jews to kill

Amir Daraj and Yusuf Anqawi went looking for Jews to kill the other day. Read more

The ‘games’ Palestinian children play

We’re always being told that there is a significant difference between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas…writes Stephen M. Flatow/JNS. Read more

Palestinians assault women journalists … and the world yawns

Nothing exposes the incredible hypocrisy of Israel’s critics more than their response to the treatment of Palestinian Arab women…writes Stephen M. Flatow/JNS. Read more

UK’s royal ‘settlers’ understanding of Jerusalem

The staff of Great Britain’s Prince William has set off a controversy by listing Jerusalem under “Occupied Palestinian Territories” in the itinerary for his upcoming visit to the region…writes Stephen M. Flatow/JNS. Read more

Invasion of the ‘body counters’

April 11, 2018 by  

Almost every headline about the latest Gaza violence focuses on the number of Arabs who were killed the previous day…writes Stephen M. Flatow/JNS. Read more

The Trump administration just doesn’t get Gaza

The Trump administration’s conference on the situation in the Gaza Strip this week “focused on the need for the Palestinian Authority to take control over Gaza,” a White House official told the Israeli newspaper Haaretz…writes Stephen M. Flatow/JNS. Read more

Slap-happy comedian Sarah Silverman: Whose side are you on?

February 23, 2018 by  

Stop the presses! A vulgar American Jewish comedian has praised a Palestinian teenage girl who assaulted an Israeli soldier. Put it on the front page!…writes Stephen M. Flatow/JNS. Read more

Is President Trump preparing to put pressure on Israel?

In recent weeks, President Donald Trump has repeatedly indicated that he intends to pressure Israel to make yet more concessions to the Palestinian Authority. I wonder why pro-Israel voices have not been expressing concern about this development…writes Stephen M. Flatow. Read more

Why polls on a Palestinian state are a mirage

January 31, 2018 by  

Ever wonder why polls consistently show that a large portion of the Israeli public supports creating a Palestinian state?…writes Stephen M. Flatow/JNS.org. Read more

Speaker at Centre for Jewish History violently denounces Israel

Just when you thought things couldn’t get any messier over at the Centre for Jewish History, a New York Times columnist who was invited to speak at an event there has unleashed a barrage of verbal attacks on Israel…writes Stephen M. Flatow/JNS.0rg Read more

Cheering for illegal settlers as long as they’re not Jews

September 13, 2017 by  

The Jewish left, the United Nations, and the international news media have been telling us for years that illegal settlers in the “occupied territories” are the main obstacles to Middle East peace. So they all should have been rejoicing at this week’s news that a group of settlers were evicted from their home…writes Stephen M. Flatow/JNS.org Read more

Jared Kushner is right: there’s no solution

August 3, 2017 by  

When presidential adviser Jared Kushner said in a recent private discussion that “there may be no solution” to the conflict between the Palestinian Arabs and Israel, he was just stating the obvious…writes Stephen M. Flatow/JNS.org. Read more

Palestinian pollution: a dirty little secret

The Israeli authorities last week confiscated two tractors, a hydraulic excavator and other equipment used by Palestinians to carry out illegal quarrying that has been damaging a rare nature reserve in the Judean Desert…writes Stephen M. Flatow/JNS.org. Read more

Israel critics accidentally admit there is no ‘occupation’

Noted literary couple Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman have discovered a new cause: the evils of “the Israeli occupation of the Palestinians”…writes Stephen M. Flatow/JNS.org. Read more

Richard Gere’s stunning pro-Palestinian hypocrisy

March 21, 2017 by  

Diplomats never pretend to be experts on acting, yet for some reason actors constantly present themselves as experts on international affairs. Hollywood award ceremonies are now dominated by awardees delivering pretentious political diatribes. Read more

Thomas Friedman lied about the Saudis

March 14, 2017 by  

For the past 15 years, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman has been promoting the so-called “Saudi Initiative,” a plan which he says proves that Saudi Arabia sincerely wants peace with Israel. But this week, a senior Palestinian leader revealed that at the very moment the Saudis were launching that plan, they were financing a major wave of terrorism against Israel…Stephen M. Flatow/JNS.org. Read more

Palestinian statehood: an idea whose time has passed

John Kerry and J Street are worried. They see their cherished dream of a Palestinian state slipping away…writes Stephen M. Flatow/JNS.org. Read more

Palestinian ethnic cleansing mob attacks two Jewish women

September 18, 2016 by  

Talk about bad timing for the Palestinian PR machine…writes Stephen M. Flatow/JNS.org. Read more

So this is what peace looks like…writes Stephen M. Flatow/JNS.org

August 19, 2016 by  

It’s not the end of the world just because an Egyptian athlete refused to shake hands with his Israeli counterpart at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro last week. After all, the Egyptian is the one who violated judo etiquette. He’s the one whom the fans booed. Read more

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