Israel’s Orwellian nightmare

For the Jewish world, these are nightmarish, hallucinatory times. Israel is fighting a hydra-headed genocidal enemy that not only slaughtered 1,200 women, children and men and took more than 240 hostages but intends to repeat such atrocities until Israel is destroyed. Read more

Israelophobia is the newest form of the oldest hatred

September 1, 2023 by  
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Antisemitism is a rotten term for the “longest hatred” that targets the Jewish people. For a start, there is no such thing as “semitism” to be “anti.” Read more

The real crisis in the West

Over the past six months, the mass protests in Israel over judicial reform have elicited loud cries in the West that Israel is “in crisis.” Read more

The urgent need for Israeli electoral reform

March 10, 2023 by  
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Democracy is currently being undermined in many parts of the free world. Read more

The real threat to Israeli democracy

March 3, 2023 by  
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The huge demonstrations that continue in Israel and turned violent this week are fueled by the claim that the government’s judicial reform package spells the end of Israeli democracy. Read more

Biden’s less than ironclad commitment to Israel

February 24, 2023 by  
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Forget the bromides about America’s “unbreakable bond” with Israel and how the United States is Israel’s “greatest friend.” Over the past week, the Biden administration has crossed two ominous red lines. Read more

Netanyahu at bay, but what about the facts?

January 27, 2023 by  
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So, how’s Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faring in his supposed program to smash democracy at the behest of the religious extremists in his government? Read more

The religious culture war comes to Israel

December 30, 2022 by  
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At the root of the convulsions over Israel’s new government lies the secular world’s hatred and terror of religion. Read more

The European Union’s subversion of Israel

December 23, 2022 by  
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Liberal Jews in both the Diaspora and Israel have been hyperventilating over the “extremist” ministers in the incoming government headed by Israeli Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu. Read more

Hysteria greets British PM Liz Truss’s embassy move proposal

October 14, 2022 by  
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In Britain, it’s diplomatic Groundhog Day all over again. Read more

Why social justice warriors can’t deal with anti-Semitism

September 30, 2022 by  
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Ruth Wisse, an emeritus professor of Yiddish literature at Harvard and an unfailingly impressive commentator on the Jewish world, has uttered a desperate cry about the moral and spiritual state of American Jews. Read more

Why liberals fail to equate Israel and Ukraine

March 25, 2022 by  
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Two women and a rabbi were among four Israelis murdered in a terrorist attack this week in the southern Israeli city of Beersheva. Read more

How America is helping Iran get a nuclear arsenal

February 11, 2022 by  
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As Iran reportedly reaches the brink of obtaining enough fissile material for a nuclear weapon, the Biden administration is now astoundingly colluding with this lethal rogue state against the interests of Israel and America’s allies in the region. Read more

How the West’s appeasement mentality brings not peace, but war

January 28, 2022 by  
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As the Ukraine crisis continues, one question, in particular, poses itself: How can it be that having defeated the Soviet Union in the Cold War, the West is now unable to get the better of the leader of the bankrupt kleptocracy that replaced communism in Russia? Read more

The unspoken truths behind the Texas synagogue attack

January 21, 2022 by  
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The attack on Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, where the rabbi and three other Jews were taken hostage until they managed to escape unharmed, was shocking enough. Read more

The most important conversation the Jewish world needs to have

January 7, 2022 by  
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Links between Israel and Diaspora Jews have been put under increased strain by the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

The real reason for Western support of the Palestinians

October 15, 2021 by  
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Michael Oren, Israel’s former ambassador to the United States who is now a candidate to head the Jewish Agency, has rightly said that the decline in support for Israel among American Jews has reached a crisis point. Read more

The false accusation of ‘Israel apartheid’

October 1, 2021 by  
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The campaign to demonize and delegitimize Israel has recently moved into a higher gear with the increased use of one particularly vicious falsehood. Read more

Envoy will first need to root out antisemitism in the Democratic Party

August 6, 2021 by  
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U.S. President Joe Biden’s choice of Emory Professor Deborah Lipstadt as America’s Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism has not been greeted with the unqualified approval that might have been expected for such an appointment. Read more

The invisible victims of jihadi violence

The death of Ruth Pearl at the age of 85 reminds us once again of the unspeakable horror that was visited upon Ruth and her family, and which served as a particularly dreadful wake-up call for the Western world. Read more

The real scoop? How Jews won’t lick the demonization of Israel

In attempting to defend itself against persistent bigotry, the Jewish Diaspora repeatedly thinks with its heart, rather than its head, and consequently misses the key point. Read more

Media malpractice in the West has caused permanent harm to Israel

This week, Israel signed a deal for the immediate transfer to South Korea of 700,000 doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, which are due to expire at the end of this month. 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 progressive world: An antechamber to evil

After days of antisemitic 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

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

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  
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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

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

A Boris bear hug against British antisemitism

December 27, 2019 by  
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Is the British government beginning to change its century-old attitude of ambiguity towards Israel and come out instead as its unequivocal friend? Don’t get too excited just yet. Read more

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