How people are conditioned to revile Israel: 'Unclean' news

Part II: Watch out for ‘unclean’ news – infected with personal opinion driven by agenda, by a desire to condition readers or viewers. Part I can be read by clicking the link below. Steve Apfel, Today, 7:24 AM

 War, deterrence and capitulating to terror

Israeli military doctrine considers deterrence preferable to war, but the state has not attained the necessary conditions for it to work, and has capitulated to terror instead. Dr. Mordechai Kedar, Yesterday, 11:33 PM

The Israeli security concept: Wandering through a maze

Why has the Israeli government refrained (yet again) from instructing the IDF to settle the Hamas threat?Maj. Gen. (res.) Gershon Hacohen, Yesterday, 8:09 AM

Complacency and political numbness is not a response to ongoing terror

Understanding the fundamental difference between acting as a conflict manager in contrast to acting as a leader is crucial. Leadership means knowing that national resiliency at what is happening in southern Israel does not make it acceptable. Ron Jager, Wednesday, 11:59 PM

Heroism is our only option

Israel's fight is indeed a long and ugly war, both on the ground and in terms of propaganda. Prof. Phyllis Chesler, Wednesday, 10:37 PM

Oman and Brazil step up and PLO bows out

Oman's Foreign Minister: I am going to say something that I say for the first time. Israel is a state that is present in this region....but...Israel is not being treated by the other countries as it is treating the other countries. David Singer, Wednesday, 8:30 AM

A missile a minute. What would the West do?

What would the British have done and said, for example, if the French had launched the same number of missiles on the cities of the British coast from Calais? Giulio Meotti, Tuesday, 10:54 PM

Ishmael’s peace process

Our young soldiers are left to take out the garbage Ariel Sharon left behind in Gaza. Jack Engelhard, Tuesday, 10:46 PM

A media pogrom will soon descend upon Israel

The foreign press will again transmit ancient blood libels throughout the world, as Israel seeks to defend its civilians against Hamas rockets and also remove a group of Arabs who set up an illegal community. Robert Harris, Tuesday, 5:59 PM

What is that Zionism idea all about? A primer for Jewish students

While national liberation movements are usually viewed in a favorable light, that of perhaps the most oppressed people this planet has ever known- Zionism--is increasingly regarded as illegitimate. How to fight anti-Zionists and SJP with the facts. Gerald A. Honigman, Tuesday, 12:23 PM

Who are we fooling? The South will have no quiet until Iran is stopped

Iran does not want any ceasefire talks between Israel and Hamas. It doesn't want Netanyahu in Oman. Ezequiel Doiny, Tuesday, 6:54 AM

The British Left feels no shame when it comes to supporting Islam

It is easier for a non-leftist thinker to give a speech at the University of Lublin, Poland, than in Cambridge, UK. Giulio Meotti, Monday, 11:49 PM

When reporters stick together – as a mob

Count on more CNN bias on this day, when Israel mourns a fallen IDF officer killed in an operation against Hamas savages in Gaza. The nature of CNN has always been to go ugly on the United States and Israel, Jack Engelhard, Monday, 7:44 AM

How people are conditioned to revile Israel

Subtle techniques of which readers are unaware, especially when they are sins of omission or choice of words, get a message across that can turn news into an op-ed. Steve Apfel, Monday, 7:30 AM

Arutz Sheva speaks to Dr. Ruth Wisse: 'Do what's good for Israel'

In an interview at the launch of the Hebrew translation of her book "Jews and Power," Dr. Ruth Wisse tells Israel to take US Jews into account, but to put Israel's needs first. Rochel Sylvetsky, Sunday, 6:02 PM

Guardian of the Gulf

For the Gulf States and the Saudis, a common threat means that Israel is becoming part of the solution instead of playing its old role as the core of the problem. Dr. Mordechai Kedar, Sunday, 5:59 PM

Armistice Day and Jewry: The Centennial

The sacrifices and loyalty displayed by European Jewry to their respective nations was to little avail at the end of WWI. As defeated empires like Austria-Hungary fell and nations rose in their stead, anti-Semitism increased. Larry Domnitch, Saturday, 8:29 PM

The Ryan House will not be missed

Every Republican president of the last half of the twentieth century faced a Democratic House and Senate: Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and Bush Sr.    Dr. Aviel Sheyin-Stevens, Saturday, 8:13 PM

Kristallnacht and the Righteous Australian aboriginal William Cooper

A fitting and special example of the Righteous among the Nations, precisely because of where he came from, as well as his humble and simple life, despite which, he clearly understood right from wrong. Ron Jontof-Hutter, Saturday, 7:49 PM

Post-election musings: Whither America? Whither US Jews?

My anti-racist colleagues seem to oppose every racism save one: that of Jew-hatred, aka anti-Semitism, but I bear the DNA of all my relatives whose descendants I never got to meet because they were murdered in pogroms and in the Holocaust. Prof. Phyllis Chesler, Friday, 3:15 PM

The Lara Alqasem Case:  A defeat for Democracy

A sovereign country's government reserves the right to decide who to allow in. And countries involved in ongoing conflicts must be more careful than others. Lara Alqasem's rejection should have been left to the authorities, not the courts.Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld , Friday, 9:20 AM

FDR gets credit for his response to Kristallnacht. He shouldn't

Even after 80 years have passed since Kristallnacht, as of this week, the truth about FDR's betrayal of the Jewish people is still not widely known.Dr. Rafael Medoff, 11/8/2018, 8:18 PM

One year, one kilometer apart - same murders of Copts

Right now, 80 million Egyptian Muslims remain silent demonstrating indifference. None protest the killings nor stand beside Christians against Muslim religious crimes. Ashraf Ramelah, 11/8/2018, 7:59 PM

Haredi integration in higher education - the key to national stability

More and more haredi Israelis are enrolling in institutions of higher education and finding that it does not jeopardize their religious level.Rabbi Pinchas Cohen, 11/8/2018, 1:14 PM

Challenge to Democrat-controlled House: End the PA dictatorship

What a Democrat-controlled US House of Representatives can do to prevent the continuity of a Palestinian Arab dictatorial regime. David Bedein, 11/8/2018, 1:03 PM

How about a Jordan enclave in the 'West Bank'?

Is a Jordan enclave part of Trump's one-state solution? It is a twist on the usual definition which reunites Arab populations over two banks of the river and leaves Israel with its own communities intact. David Singer, 11/7/2018, 12:29 PM

A split decision for a split country

So Streisand won't leave us for Canada, after all. Jack Engelhard, 11/7/2018, 8:05 AM

When media lie to sow social discord, they are the enemy of the people

The Pittsburgh terrorist attack, Trump's response, and the way the Left Media then hit him viciously anyway may be the “Rosetta Stone” historians will use to decipher that Trump was right to call the Fake News Left Media the “enemy of the people.”Rabbi Prof. Dov Fischer, 11/7/2018, 7:27 AM

Stray dogs get more of the West's attention than persecuted Christians

If they were endangered whales, stranded stray dogs, caravans trying to storm the USA, they would get front page headlines. But they are only Copts and a woman in death row for 'blasphemy.' Giulio Meotti, 11/7/2018, 7:00 AM

Rabin and Trump: A comparison

The Left’s annual “Guilt-In” in Rabin's memory, is meant to silence those who disagree with their delusional “peace” policies. Ariel Natan Pasko, 11/6/2018, 3:00 PM

A message of urgency to every American Citizen

In the midterm elections, there are "many candidates who have been endorsed by a group known as J Street." A bi-partisan group of US Christians writes why, in their view, J Street is far from a pro-Israel organization.Pastor Ryan Speakman, 11/6/2018, 2:25 PM

The only apology Trump deserves is our vote

We are reliving our history of self destruction all over again. Through the eyes of non-Jews, we look like ungrateful people. Cindy Grosz, 11/5/2018, 10:13 PM

How the NYTimes explains anti-Semites away

Double standards and biased coverage, pity for the perpetrators, and disregard for the victims - the NYTimes is right in tune with the anti-Semites among us. Prof. Phyllis Chesler, 11/5/2018, 12:00 PM

Why most US Jews could vote Republican in the 2026 midterm elections

The lavish expansion of welfare schemes hurting upwardly-mobile professionals will bring the bulk of Jewish middle-aged professionals to vote conservative. Rafael Castro, 11/5/2018, 6:19 AM

The critical November 2018 mid-term US election

After the elections, will Trump be a coattail – or an anchor chained – President?Amb. (ret.) Yoram Ettinger , 11/4/2018, 10:09 PM

An anti-Semitic hatefest greeted Trump in Pittsburgh

It is revolting to see how anti-Israel activists exploited the murder of 11 Jews to attack the president and police officers. Daniel Greenfield, 11/4/2018, 8:27 PM

PIttsburgh - we need to talk

When reporters come knocking, just don’t answer. When that mike is thrust in your face, remember that this is how your grandchildren - and the rest of the world - will remember you. Jack Engelhard, 11/4/2018, 11:57 AM

Kristallnacht and the Righteous Australian aboriginal William Cooper.

The most unusual Kristallnacht story of William Cooper, a labourer who became literate only as an adult, but was a great man who rose to demand justice for his Aboriginal people and the Jewish people in Germany. Ron Jontof-Hutter, 11/3/2018, 7:30 PM

A rude awakening for the Palestinian dream

The invented national ethos of the Palestinian Authority is about to collapse, now that the PA has cancelled the two agreements that allow its tottering government to survive.Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 11/3/2018, 7:17 PM

Message from the President of the Orthodox Union

Mr. Moishe Bane, president of the OU: Is PIttsburgh the beginnng of something different for US Jews? Was this a mini-pogrom, to be followed by others? Orthodox Union , 11/2/2018, 3:57 PM

"Trump and the Jews" - the facts

Be well informed, no matter where you are coming from. Read this book about Trump's relationship with the Jewish People. Rochel Sylvetsky, 11/2/2018, 3:33 PM

INTO THE FRAY:Trump, Pittsburgh and US Jewry - A view from Israel

Trump is the creation of Obama. The divisions in American society he is accused of exacerbating are ones largely precipitated by his predecessor’s policies and prejudices Dr. Martin Sherman, 11/2/2018, 12:44 AM

If the Synagogue Shooter were Muslim, the media would be defending him

The media unequivocally condemns Nazis, but equivocates when the attackers are Muslims. Some responded to Bowers’ attack by going after Jews.  Daniel Greenfield, 11/1/2018, 10:30 PM

Have French law-enforcement agencies been infiltrated by Islamists?

Some French policemen have refused to protect synagogues. Is there a pattern emerging here? Giulio Meotti, 11/1/2018, 3:13 PM

What Chief Rabbi David Lau really said about the Pittsburgh shooting

We didn't read the original interview in Hebrew and relied on a translation by Haaretz quoted in the Washington Post. The truth is exactly the opposite of what they claimed. Andrew Silow-Carroll, 11/1/2018, 12:01 PM

An open letter to some oblivious Jewish leaders

The wave of demonization of the Jews in recent years has been supported by oblivious Jewish organizations, who thereby helped radical organizations grow. Dr. Shmuel Katz, 10/31/2018, 6:14 PM

American Jews have been sleepwalking

In trying so hard not to be "tribal," US Jews did not realize that they are not dealing with logic or anti-Zionism but with the usual anti-Semitic hate and envy - even in the USA.Prof. Phyllis Chesler, 10/31/2018, 1:30 PM

Another lost generation

If only they would hold up a mirror to themselves, but they won't. They have sold their hearts, minds and souls to the Left. Jack Engelhard, 10/31/2018, 8:49 AM

George Soros's victimhood

Soros has a long history of demeaning Jews and of giving millions to anti-Israel, pro-Palestinian organizations. Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld, 10/31/2018, 7:30 AM

Pittsburgh is where I lived. Synagogue is where I'm home.

It is impossible to walk a couple blocks in Squirrel Hill without seeing a shul. Express your Judaism by attending one Lee Chottiner, 10/30/2018, 1:30 PM

American Jewry’s worst case scenario

The anti-Semitic thread tying together the likes of Farrakhan, Sarsour, and Bowers has to do with their effort to dehumanize Jews whether in Israel or in the United States. Ron Jager, 10/30/2018, 5:06 AM

Western suicide via anti-Semitism

Pittsburgh victims are another example of a chilling Judenhass. Innocent Jews were murdered, but will the West survive it? Giulio Meotti, 10/29/2018, 8:19 PM

Democrats' 'blue wave' could be a ripple

Trump won the election on the idea that globalization made more voters poorer than richer, manufacturing things in the US still mattered, and the “deplorables” had no advantages accruing from “white privilege” and were tired of being told they did. Dr. Aviel Sheyin-Stevens, 10/29/2018, 11:43 AM

Only fellow Jews can protect their brothers in shul

If G-d forbid there is more to come - that hired guard standing in front of shul will be the first victim of an anti-Semitic gunman, guaranteeing another synagogue massacre Robert Harris, 10/28/2018, 10:47 PM

It happened in America

There is no such thing as "it can't happen here." It always has, sooner or later. Tzvi Fishman, 10/28/2018, 11:56 AM

A conspiracy of silence on Palestinian Arab torture

If there ever is a Palestinian Arab state, here is a taste of what hapless Palestinian Arabs can expect. Giulio Meotti, 10/28/2018, 11:43 AM

A scandal bigger than Megyn Kelly

People of color have a right to be offended and to declare, enough is enough when it comes to bigotry, but where is the identical reaction to anti-Semitism? Jack Engelhard, 10/27/2018, 11:18 PM