For these I weep

The oft-quoted verse from Lamentations 1:16, read on eve of the 9th of Av fast, is as apt today as it was when the Prophet Jeremiah said it while mourning the destroyed first Holy Temple.Dr. Mordechai Kedar, Friday, 7:13 AM

Interview: American Jewry's challenges

Dr. Steven Bayme, Director of Contemporary Jewish Life at AJC: “The resurgence of Orthodoxy is one of the great success stories of American Jewry."Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld , Friday, 7:03 AM

The Nationality Law brouhaha - The failing of Jewish national will?

Israel will only be democratic if it is Jewish—and it will only be Jewish if it is Zionist. Therefore, it will only be democratic if it is Zionist i.e. if it is the nation state of the Jewish people. Dr. Martin Sherman, Friday, 5:50 AM

POTUS is silent on UNRWA

Trump is continuing a bad Obama policy.Att'y Stephen M. Flatow, Thursday, 12:44 PM

Everyone is smart except Trump when it comes to Putin negotiations

That brilliance explains why they are all billionaires who were elected president.Rabbi Prof. Dov Fischer, Thursday, 12:22 PM

The French multicultural football nightmare

The town of Bondy, where soccer star Mbappe was born and raised, has a sad story to tell. Giulio Meotti, Wednesday, 7:57 PM

I confess, I am simply on the wrong side.

How out of step I am, opposing same-sex marriage, abortions on call, transvestite free choice of restrooms. and wanting my tax dollars to go elsewhere. Just ask any progressive liberal. Isaac Kohn, Wednesday, 3:59 PM

Dear Israelis, America is not Israel

Israeli Zionist identity is essentially no different from any other national identity, such as those of the Irish, Italian or German immigrants who assimilated into the US melting pot.Rabbi Menachem Levine, Wednesday, 2:45 PM

Trump/Putin – no rematch of JFK/Khrushchev

Trump/Putin meeting was a summit in search of a crisis. If the Dems can't find a war, they'll make one up. Jack Engelhard, Tuesday, 7:30 PM

Rebuilding the Black-Jewish relationship

School admissions make headlines In NYC and DC. Black Leaders Kevin Jackson, Darrell Scottand Burgess Owens speak out. Cindy Grosz, Tuesday, 3:33 PM

The Arabian Nightmare of the West

Terror as a curiosity: Did you know that there is no Muslim terror in the West? Just ask those who are desperate to escape from admitting to the Arabian NIghtmare. Alexander Maistrovoy , Tuesday, 2:31 PM

1938-2018: No Jew in Germany

Germans are addicted to anti-Semitism and now Merkel has imported a new strain of anti-Semites.. They even repeat the same anti-Jewish imprecations. Giulio Meotti, Monday, 9:04 PM

Leftism and liberalism: Private property

How far so many American Jews have sunk, trading the false comforts of Egypt for a Leftist Democrat bill of goods - liberalism replaced with degradation of Leftism. Howard Sachs, Monday, 12:22 PM

Philip Roth, Birthright, and the Israel problem

Philip Roth's life and writings epitomize today's young American Jew, like those who left a Birthright trip this week to sympathize with Palestinian Arabs who will have to leave the home they are living in illegally. Fred Skolnik, Monday, 12:00 PM

Can German Jews ever be part of the "homeland"?

Germany’s desire to protect its Jewish citizens casts them apart from mainstream Germans. This is not what Heimat is meant to be. Ron Jontof-Hutter, Sunday, 7:59 PM

Who owns the sea?

The receding Dead Sea has left 50 sq. miles of new, exposed dry seabed that could be developed for tourism, but the PM has not signed the forms registering it as State Land. A seven year saga. Yoni Rotenberg, Sunday, 4:16 PM

Trump in Europe — American and unbowed

Trump invaded Europe and let them know who's boss. Jack Engelhard, Sunday, 3:32 PM

INTO THE FRAY: The pusillanimization of the Israeli right

Astonishingly, having been proved entirely justified in its condemnation of the dangerous defects of the “Left’s” political credo, the “Right” proceeded to embrace it.Dr. Martin Sherman, 7/14/2018, 9:39 PM

A stop at Bachrach: I see my father's face

"When other rivers will be purified only the Rhine will ever flow red (Natan Alterman).Prof. Itzhak D. Goldberg, MD FACR, 7/14/2018, 8:40 PM

The end of the democratic dream

An Arab online newspaper asked its readers: "Do you believe equitable democracy can exist in Arab states?" An overwhelming said no.Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 7/13/2018, 5:20 PM

Macron’s France, immigration, and anti-Semitism

In 2017, Centrist Emmanuel Macron won by default. One year later, the French crisis is not over. In fact, the gradual replacement of the native populace and culture by a new population and a new culture seems entirely plausible.Dr. Michel Gurfinkiel, 7/13/2018, 10:24 AM

Jabotinsky and Israeli victory

The study of Jabotinsky's life and thought has been the subject of increased attention in recent years, which seems to be indicative of a thirst for something that is lacking in the current Jewish political and cultural milieu. For his yahrzeit. Eric Ruskin, 7/12/2018, 10:59 PM

Zeev Jabotinsky's Zionist legacy

The revival of the Hebrew language, social justice, democratic values and self-respect which Jabotinsky pushed for, can now be found in our modern Israeli society. Yaakov Hagoel, 7/12/2018, 10:17 PM

Anti-Semitism is the West's self-destruction

Hating Israel is really Western hate for its own self. An insidious campaign of political correctness and moral relativism has conquered our intellectuals, our media, our academia, our politics and our society. Giulio Meotti, 7/12/2018, 10:19 AM

There is an ongoing Pashtun genocide in Pakistan

Pashtuns all over the world are raising their voices hoping the campaign gains global attention and support, and several protests recently took place in the US and across Europe. Dana Soffi, 7/11/2018, 10:59 PM

The Arabs should be saying 'thank G-d for Israel'

How do Israel's minorities fare in comparison with those in the US? Did a governor of say, Alabama, ever offer to take a few counties and give them to the African American people? David Ben Horin, 7/11/2018, 10:40 PM

Another top-notch Supreme Court nomination

The perfect choice for the season of resistance.Rabbi Prof. Dov Fischer, 7/11/2018, 8:45 PM

Are you standing with Ireland's boycott of Israel?

Are you supporting BDS by donating to organizations that call for boycotting the Jewish State? Check where your money goes. Ronn Torossian, 7/10/2018, 8:42 PM

Two fresh faces from NY – and both are dangerous

Every Democratic Socialist knows exactly what to say – Resist Trump, Blame the Jews. Jack Engelhard, 7/10/2018, 8:12 PM

INTO THE FRAY: Israel Victory Initiative - Quo vadis?

Judging by Israel’s reticent responses to the continuing violence along the Gaza border, the essence of the Victory concept appears to have made little inroads into the thinking of Israeli policy-makers—and even less into their consequent actions.Dr. Martin Sherman, 7/10/2018, 7:35 PM

Rabbis Weiss and Angel's accusations against the Chief Rabbinate

The Makor Rishon Hebrew newspaper ran an article by the two US rabbis against Israel's Chief Rabbinate. However, the Israeli public does not know enough about the Rabbinate's relations with US Orthodoxy to judge the truth of the arguments presented. Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 7/10/2018, 8:00 AM

Entrenched apartheid in the 'West Bank'

A discriminatory two-tiered segregation system is maintained throughout Areas A and B in the 'West Bank.' David Singer, 7/9/2018, 2:19 PM

France is a ticking time bomb

The "lost territories of the Republic" proclaim the failure of integration. Giulio Meotti, 7/9/2018, 1:46 PM

The hypocrisy of intersectionality and the Jewish question

Today's young adults have gone from being liberal to becoming the most illiberal, closed-minded, and intolerant people in the community. They exist, you see, on a higher moral plain than the rest of us. They know better. Barry Shaw, 7/9/2018, 10:22 AM

PA targets reporters – but that’s just half the story

Disobedient reporters were not tolerated and found themselves shipped to re-conditioning camp – under Obama. Abbas beats them. But who do writers accuse of planning to silence the press? Jack Engelhard, 7/8/2018, 7:44 AM

Hired guns

Former American and European bigwigs lobby for Iranian terror group. Why? Amil Imani, 7/8/2018, 7:42 AM

Gaza Curriculum: 'How shall we kill an Israeli?'

Gaza children have an unusual curriculum that includes realistic simulations and is being sponsored by Israel's most hostile enemy. Neda Amin, 7/8/2018, 7:18 AM

Meet California's Congressional candidate Antonio Sabato Jr.

Meet a 1996 naturalized citizen, who wants to show his gratitude to the US, the country "that gave him his freedom and opportunities," by serving the public as a Congressman. Cindy Grosz, 7/7/2018, 9:21 PM

Shoah in Dutch collective memory

There are four distince periods in how the Dutch looked at the war, starting with denial of their complicity and progressing on towards the truth - although a prettified one.Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld , 7/7/2018, 8:27 PM

The Iraqi Farhud stymies invented Arab history

The Arab claim that they have no responsibility for the Holocaust is overturned by the Farhud, as is their claim to a unique refugee status. Edwin Black, 7/6/2018, 8:40 AM

Instability in Jordan: The impact on Trump’s “Ultimate Deal”

INTO THE FRAY: Who controls Jordan  is a matter of critical importance—especially in light of the grim experience of the “Arab Spring”.Dr. Martin Sherman, 7/6/2018, 8:01 AM

Israeli Arabs: Aspirations vs. reality

The situation prevailing among the Arab citizens of Israel is as complex and complicated as their affiliations are.Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 7/5/2018, 8:32 PM

Israel must put an end to the Hamas regime in Gaza

Terror rockets, terror tunnels, terror kites, terror balloons - this is a war, not a list of terror attacks. Why are we treating them like pesky terrorists instead of an enemy regime? Mordechai Smith, 7/5/2018, 8:12 PM

More from the gun-totin' Ima

Her haredi rabbi is backs her up, so she carries a gun and knows how to use it, but she is always aware of it. You can liberate women, but you can't and shouldn't try to free them from their non-macho personalities. Bracha Weisman, 7/5/2018, 5:47 PM

The Chosen People and anti-Semitism

Most Jews are unable to adequately explain the concept of Jewish election to outsiders. Most Gentiles think Jews feel they are better than others because G-d chose them. Rafael Castro, 7/5/2018, 3:42 PM

Guess who else wants to stop the “migrant invasion?”

it turns out that Trump was right all along. Strong borders he kept saying and they kept laughing, but they are not laughing now. Jack Engelhard, 7/4/2018, 8:34 PM

Spain 1498- 2018: "Jews - get out!"

Eighty Spanish towns and councils have already joined the Israeli boycott campaign. History repeats itself. Giulio Meotti, 7/4/2018, 10:00 AM

The world is much better off than you think

A review of the book FACTFULNESS: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World—And Why Things are Better Than You Think. Dr. Harold Goldmeier, 7/4/2018, 9:16 AM

The Polish Amendment is a change in tactics, not policy

Dr. Inna Rogatchi: To the PiS legislators and new-born fierce Polish uber-nationalists of all denominations, many of whom virtually yesterday were active pro-Soviet activists, we have a simple message to convey: We-do-know-who--killed-Jews-in-Poland.Dr. Inna Rogatchi, 7/4/2018, 4:39 AM

TG4I: Hats off to the Haredim

Eight reasons we should appreciate the haredi sector in israel - and defend them against those who villify them and cause dissension instead of harmony. David Ben Horin, 7/3/2018, 9:15 PM

The Arab world owns up to Palestinian violence and rejectionism

While Assad’s planes bombed Palestinian homes, killing hundreds of civilians, Hamas called the Syrian dictator a guardian of Palestinian rights! Barry Shaw, 7/3/2018, 4:45 PM

Legal status of apartments sub-leased from KKL in Jerusalem

In a strange story of sub lessees and the KKL, citizens who purchased homes on KKL land in Jerusalem still do not have vital information about the lease of the land on which their apartments stand.Dr. Colin L. Leci, 7/3/2018, 7:53 AM

Skewed focus in study of German anti-Semitism

The partially wrong focus of the recent Allensbach poll helps those who claim that Islamophobia is a bigger problem in Germany than anti-Semitism. It is not.Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld , 7/3/2018, 7:40 AM

False narrative haunts PLO and UN

Trump's peace plan will be stymied by PLO false narrative and falsified history. David Singer, 7/2/2018, 10:55 PM

Western man is becoming obsolete

The demographic group that drives suicide rates is made up of whites without a university education Giulio Meotti, 7/2/2018, 10:37 PM

Elie Wiesel: A yahrzeit cloud and portrait of love

When this kind of person leaves our world, we all feel orphaned. This year, on the second yahrzeit, I can see more rays of sunlight behind the cloud of his memory. But still, a cloud is a cloud.Dr. Inna Rogatchi, 7/2/2018, 7:58 AM

A numbers game to save Gaza

If thirty countries took a minimum of five thousand people every year that would equal 1.5 million people exiting Gaza over ten years, for a chance for a good life elsewhere. Leonie Ben-Simon, 7/1/2018, 7:27 PM