Israel goes back to the future

January 18, 2021 by  

In an interview with The New York Times last month, President-elect Joe Biden restated his intention to return to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. Israel opposes this plan because the 2015 deal ensures Iran will become a nuclear-armed state. Read more

Are summertime pool parties an intrusion into privacy?

January 18, 2021 by  

Ask the rabbi. Read more

Feintooner

January 18, 2021 by  

This week’s cartoon…2+2=5, Obviously! Read more

High Ground: a movie review

January 18, 2021 by  

High Ground shows the audience the natural beauty of Arnhem Land, the ugliness of the treatment of Aborigines by some settlers and the kindness and understanding shown by others in the Top End in the early part of the 20th century. Read more

‘Your suffering is our pleasure’: The anti-Zionist glee at Sheldon Adelson’s death

January 17, 2021 by  

When the former Conservative British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher died in 2013, there were some on the left who regarded her passing as a moment for celebration. Read more

Trump’s indecision is sinking his own two-state solution

January 17, 2021 by  

President Trump’s failure to release a detailed plan showing the specific borders of a Palestinian Arab State incorporating Gaza and about 70% of Judea and Samaria (West Bank) – before he leaves office at midday on 20 January – will sink the only two-state solution that has any possibility of being implemented in direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). Read more

On the other hand

January 17, 2021 by  

It is ironic that as Israel’s innovations, medical research and discoveries gather pace and benefit humanity the denigrators and boycotters become more agitated. 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

The cuckoo coup

January 15, 2021 by  

What a year America has had. To add to the scourge of Covid19, we have seen the self-destruction of a President and we are witnessing a serious degradation in the values of American society. There is no humility, no grace, no dignity, and no sense of humanity. Read more

Inoculate, insinuate, intimidate and inaugurate

January 15, 2021 by  

The week leading up to 20 January 2021 is proving to be chock full of action on many fronts. Read more

Panel discusses role of Anglos at diverse levels of Israeli decision-making

January 14, 2021 by  

Should Jews living in the Diaspora have a say in decisions made in Israel’s Knesset? Do Israel’s members of Knesset understand the importance of including the voice of Anglos living in Israel? Read more

With great sorrow: Sheldon Adelson, 1933-2021

January 13, 2021 by  

It is with unbearable pain that I announce the death of my husband, Sheldon, of complications from a long illness…writes Miriam Adelson. Read more

What can Israel expect at the UN during a Biden administration?

January 13, 2021 by  

Despite efforts by its detractors, Israel has seen a steady improvement in its diplomatic standing around the world with breakthroughs in relations with Arab states, Africa, Asia and Latin America. Read more

Trump’s lasting legacy will be the Abraham Accords

January 13, 2021 by  

Mainstream media and pundits from across the political spectrum have been quick to assert that the violent riot on the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6 has permanently tarnished the Trump presidency. Read more

Netanyahu: the politician, the man

January 11, 2021 by  

Prime Minister Netanyahu has suddenly shifted the goalposts and his political future may depend on how his imaginative and daring initiative shapes up. Read more

Is there a Jewish view of Jesus?

January 11, 2021 by  

Ask the rabbi…. Read more

Trump rings in the era of ‘total political correctness’

January 11, 2021 by  

It was hard to watch the scenes of U.S. President Donald Trump supporters storming the Capitol last Wednesday as the joint session of Congress was convened to debate and ratify President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory. Read more

Feintooner

January 10, 2021 by  

This week’s cartoon…Vial Vaccine Libels. Read more

Donald Trump: The un-American president

January 10, 2021 by  

Move over, James Buchanan. The 15th president of the United States of America is regularly ranked by historians as the worst-ever holder of that hallowed office—a one-term commander-in-chief whose unctuous appeasement of pro-slavery forces did nothing to prevent Southern states from declaring war on the Union one year after he left office. Read more

There’s no such thing as an acceptable violent riot

A day after Americans were shocked by the horrifying images of a mob assaulting the nation’s Capitol, questions about the event abounded. Read more

On the other hand

January 10, 2021 by  

Some 20,000 Olim (new immigrants) arrived in Israel during 2020. 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

Modesty

January 8, 2021 by  

Democracy is the best form of government we have because it tries to resolve issues through respectful debate and dialogue, not through violence or coercion. Which of course applies equally to the Left and to the Right. Read more

Deliberately misplaced priorities

January 8, 2021 by  

What never ceases to amaze is the amount of times the international community can shut its eyes and close its ears to never ending confidence tricks. Read more

Palestinian succession battle heats up as Biden prepares to take office

January 8, 2021 by  

In the run-up to the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, Mohammed Dahlan, the former leader of the PLO’s Fatah faction in Gaza, has launched a major media campaign against Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas. Read more

When the rule of law breaks down, no one is safe

What happened at the Capitol on the day both Houses of Congress assembled in a joint session to certify the votes of the Electoral College in the 2020 presidential election was a disgrace. Read more

The COVID vaccine blood libel against Israel

The headline in The Guardian showed why so many people think Israel is the sum of all evil and deserving of international opprobrium. Read more

The Merry Widow: an operetta review by Victor Grynberg

January 6, 2021 by  

So there we were in the Joan Sutherland Theatre of the Sydney Opera House, about to see our first Opera Australia production since their magnificent production of the early Verdi masterpiece “Attila” had its season dramatically curtailed by the arrival of COVID fears 10 months ago. Read more

Esther Horgen’s killer can count on Abbas

January 6, 2021 by  

To circumvent Israeli anti-terrorism legislation that went into effect on Dec. 31, the Palestinian Authority rushed to transfer a lump sum to its “prisoners’ fund.” Read more

As terror groups increase drone usage, Israeli firm counters with pioneering jamming technology

When Ido Bar Oz, the chief marking officer of the MCTECH RF Technologies Israeli anti-drone company, recently visited a prison in a European country, he saw a remarkable sight, but not one that surprised him. Read more

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