Despite COVID-19, and partly because of it, Jewish-Arab business partnerships progress

October 21, 2020 by  

The worldwide coronavirus pandemic has devastated economies and businesses around the world, but a bright spot exists towards the opening of new avenues of investment for Israeli and Palestinian entrepreneurs. Read more

Why Israel chose to aid an ailing enemy

It’s the kind of story that drives a lot of friends of Israel nuts. One of its chief opponents, Palestinian Liberation Organization senior leader Saeb Erekat recently fell ill with COVID-19. Read more

US envoy Carr: 1.7 million anti-Semitic posts on Facebook, Twitter so far in 2020

October 20, 2020 by  

Elan Carr has served as U.S. Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating Anti-Semitism since February 2019. 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

Is a ‘New Right’ ascending in Israel?

October 20, 2020 by  

A constant stream of political polls gives clues to the stability of Israel’s current unity government anchored by Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party and challenger Benny Gantz’s Blue and White Party. Read more

A chat with Hylton Chilchick

October 20, 2020 by  

Sydney-based Musician Hylton Chilchik, originally from South Africa, has been involved in the entertainment industry for nearly 40 years. Read more

Dumbing down the ‘Jewish Nobel Prize’

Did the Jewish people really need their own Nobel Prize? To the three wealthy Russian Jewish business “oligarchs” who endowed the Genesis Prize with $50 million in contributions, the answer was “yes.” Read more

Why isn’t life fair?

October 19, 2020 by  

Ask the rabbi… Read more

Can France’s courts learn from Facebook in the fight against anti-Semitism?

October 18, 2020 by  

Who is more effective in the fight against resurgent anti-Semitism: Facebook or the French judiciary? Read more

Could Lebanon’s first negotiations with Israel in decades lead to normalization?

October 18, 2020 by  

For the first time in three decades, Israel and Lebanon held the first of what is expected to be a series of negotiations over the next few months regarding the two countries’ shared maritime border. Read more

Two different Jewish tribes choose different candidates

October 18, 2020 by  

Among the least surprising poll numbers to be published recently were the results of the Pew Research Center survey that reports a sizable 70% of American Jews say they are voting for former Vice President Joe Biden, while 27% are planning to cast their ballots to re-elect President Donald Trump. Read more


October 18, 2020 by  

This week’s cartoon…American elections and duelling loyalties. Read more

Henry Greener meets Eddie Jaku

October 18, 2020 by  

Celebrity Centenarian Eddie Jaku has recently written a book entitled “The Happiest Man on Earth” which describes his early life in Germany, his experience on Kristallnacht in 1938 and his time in Buchenwald and Auschwitz. Read more

On the other hand

October 18, 2020 by  

We have just prayed for rain (in Israel) and already one can discern a change in the weather. Read more

Adam and Eve

October 16, 2020 by  

It is Adam and Eve time again in the annual Torah reading cycle. Read more

Ban Holocaust denial? Yes. Political censorship? No.

The applause was nearly universal. After a determined campaign on the part of the Anti-Defamation League and a broad coalition of Jewish groups and other organizations, Facebook has agreed to ban posts that contain Holocaust denial on its ubiquitous site. Read more

The BBC isn’t just too ‘woke’—over Israel, it incites baseless hatred

October 16, 2020 by  

In recent weeks, there have been indications that the British government intends to try to bring the BBC to heel. Read more

March of Folly

October 16, 2020 by  

Now that the Chagim (Festivals) are over most people are looking forward to a new year devoid of past follies and one which will somehow fulfil their craving for a more balanced and normal life. Read more

Israeli EMT with Corona brings medical relief and joy to other patients in Corona hotel

October 15, 2020 by  

Elkana Breuer, a resident of Beitar Illit, works as a singer and keyboardist and teaches in an elementary school.

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The naked emperor

October 15, 2020 by  

I have a tremendous amount of respect for United Nations Watch – an organisation that isn’t afraid to call out a naked emperor, metaphorically speaking. Read more

How our Succas taught an amazing COVID lesson

October 15, 2020 by  

On Rosh HaShanah, we re-affirmed our belief in an omnipotent G-D.  On Yom Kippur we cried out to Him to renew our relationship.   Read more

Israeli drone company plans for worldwide aerial-supply networks

October 14, 2020 by  

Israel’s Gadfin UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) and drone producer was the first company in the world to receive the Israeli Civil Aviation Authority permit for urban airspace deliveries this year. Read more

Saudi Arabia and Jordan tighten screws on PLO and Hamas

October 14, 2020 by  

Saudi Arabia and Jordan have engaged in a twin-pronged attack on the PLO and Hamas seemingly intended to get them to bury the hatchet and begin negotiations with Israel on allocating sovereignty in Gaza and Judea and Samaria (West Bank) under President Trump’s 2020 Peace Plan. Read more

The woke world goes to war against ‘Wonder Woman’

October 13, 2020 by  

I’m not sure the world needed another movie about Cleopatra. And the career arc of Israeli actress Gal Gadot, who became an international superstar with her “Wonder Woman” films, isn’t something that matters all that much in the general scheme of things. Read more

The great myth of Israeli annexation, Part II: De facto sovereignty

October 13, 2020 by  

For the better part of the past year, one of the major diplomatic agenda items in the Middle East was whether or not Israel would apply its formal sovereignty over lands it controls in parts of Judea and Samaria, surrounding Jewish settlements, and along the strategic Jordan Valley. Read more

On the other hand

October 12, 2020 by  

By the time you read this the Festivals of Sukkot and Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah will be ending or have already finished. Read more

A magic carpet ride over the anti-Netanyahu protests

October 12, 2020 by  

The Israeli left likes to claim its no-holds-barred fight against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his supporters is an ideological struggle that pits the forces of democracy and old-time Zionism against the forces of tyranny and tribalism. Read more

Some Jewish attitudes

October 12, 2020 by  

This article presents brief statements of the Jewish view on some current issues. Read more

An Israeli ‘dissident’ demolished

October 11, 2020 by  

The most scathing book review I have read in a very long time appears in the Sept.18 edition of the London-based journal, the Times Literary Supplement. Read more

The error of piety

October 9, 2020 by  

One of the most disturbing features of the pandemic has been the behaviour of huge swathes of the Charedi community across the globe. Read more

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