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Beyond the accolades: A sobering retrospection of Shimon Peres

Shimon Peres, with his fondness for a universalism – an offshoot of his socialist, and later global, inclinations – that was the hallmark of the Left, offered us a New Middle East where both sides were wrong. Murderer and victim alike. Meir Jolovitz, 10/5/2016, 8:15 AM

The 8-State Solution

The Palestinian Authority’s grip on Judea and Samaria is weakening, with its disintegration a distinct possibility. A possible solution. Ron Jager, 10/5/2016, 4:51 AM

The power of light: New art and light video for Rosh Hashanah

Watch a new moving art and music video of Judaica symbolism. Dr. Inna Rogatchi, 10/2/2016, 1:37 PM

Kul 'am wa'antum bikhayr – A happy new year to all

It has been an eventful year in the Middle East, and there are four processes that sum it up.Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 10/2/2016, 10:28 AM

Remembering Shimon Peres

He was a man of vision and blindness, who once said, egregiously: “There are two things that cannot be made without closing your eyes — love and peace."Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld , 10/1/2016, 9:58 PM

The rewriting of Modern Zionist history

May Shimon Peres be credited with his many positive deeds and accomplishments. May he merit a place in the World to Come. This essay is not about him. Tzvi Fishman, 10/1/2016, 8:16 PM

Megyn Kelly could win or lose it for Trump

The election will be won by the party that wants it most. Get that, Trump? Jack Engelhard, 10/1/2016, 8:01 PM

Those killed by "light weapons" issued by Peres and Rabin to the PLO

As a sad Israeli song says: "And we will remember all of them...our hearts will not let us forget." David Bedein, 9/30/2016, 11:01 AM

INTO THE FRAY: Shimon Peres (1923-1985; 1986-2016)

​​​​​​​Paradoxically, it was not Peres’s successes – but his failures – that catapulted him to international stardom; not his impressive accomplishments, but the disastrous fiascoes in pursuit of his wildly unrealistic illusions.Dr. Martin Sherman, 9/30/2016, 9:20 AM

Shimon Peres funeral, 27 Elul, the day the Oslo Accords were signed

The architect of Oslo has been called to give account in the Heavens today, during the period when all Jews are judged for their past actions.Today's date is Elul 27 which fell on September 13 in 1993, the very day the Oslo Accords were signed.Rabbi Yoel Domb, 9/30/2016, 7:58 AM

"The all-time biggest Trojan Horse"

Every wonder why there are so many arab countries? Ted Belman, 9/29/2016, 11:03 PM

Haredi society in Israel is slowly changing

The slow change in values and lifestyle in that community has already begun. Rabbi Berel Wein, 9/29/2016, 10:57 PM

New Goebbels grow again in Europe

The staging of contemporary anti-Semitism Giulio Meotti, 9/29/2016, 8:06 AM

Khamenei on WWII: Iran Must Not Go the Way of Germany and Japan

Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei speaks of the outcome of World War II in revealing terms. The West must take him at his word.Col (res.) Dr. Eran Lerman, 9/29/2016, 7:22 AM

US-Israel relations: Beyond the $38 billion

In strictly financial terms, the aid is far less significant that it was in the past. While the deal was designed to insulate Israel from domestic American politics, it could have the opposite effect and it does not address a nuclear-armed Iran.Professor Jonathan Rynhold, 9/28/2016, 12:45 PM

Lessons for the next US president

Special to Israel National News: Oslo's still conspicuous failures must be noted and addressed.Prof. Louis René Beres, 9/28/2016, 6:43 AM

Imminent and ominous: The Facebook-Jihadi nexus

Tracing the growing confluence between the world’s largest and most influential public forum, the social network giant, Facebook, and the world’s most menacing purveyor of global terror – militant Jihadist Islam.   Dr. Martin Sherman, 9/27/2016, 11:02 AM

Hillary Clinton is not a friend of Israel

Hillary Clinton supports Israel when she needs the Jewish vote and campaign contributions. As Secretary of State, she was the architect of the policy of the most anti-Israel president since the rebirth of Israel in 1948. Aviel Sheyin-Stevens, 9/27/2016, 9:04 AM

The Great Debate of 2016 – Hillary the slugger, Trump the gentleman

Who gained the most from tonight's debate? Jack Engelhard, 9/27/2016, 7:52 AM

Europe's death rattle: Child euthanasia

The double war against Western civilization is being fought on the lives of children, those unborn and those dispensed with. Giulio Meotti, 9/26/2016, 12:27 PM

The letter Netanyahu did not write to the EU Commission President

A new letter in the series that should be written, but are not: The Letter Netanyahu did NOT write to Jean-Claude Juncker.Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld , 9/26/2016, 12:20 PM

A candid speech from President Abbas

Lies, not-so-veiled threats and the truth about what the Palestinian Arabs want. Elliott Abrams, 9/26/2016, 8:01 AM

Keith Lamont Scott was scum: The complex reality of the US police

Not just in Israel where Palestinian Arab rock-throwing thugs are called "frustrated youth" by the left, but in the US where nothing says "family man" like assaulting women and children: Protest thugs and the real evil in Charlotte. Daniel Greenfield, 9/26/2016, 7:38 AM

Holidays, Motivation and Shaheeds

These holidays are the culmination of a period in which religion, faith in Allah, stringent observance of the commandments and the avoidance of sin, in addition to the vilification of infidels, are paramount.Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 9/25/2016, 8:06 AM

When the enemy (Iran) comes

When the enemy (Iran) comes to town, we should give them what they deserve Pete Hegseth, 9/25/2016, 6:41 AM

Islamic State crows as Russia and America trade blows

The present disastrous state of affairs could have been avoided. David Singer, 9/24/2016, 9:57 PM

Abbas' UN speech was a game changer

Listening carefully, one could hear what Abbas means by "occupation." Israel, beware. David Bedein, 9/24/2016, 9:45 PM

Washington Post’s Richard Cohen goes blood libel on Trump

Trivializing the Holocaust is a form of Holocaust denial. Jack Engelhard, 9/23/2016, 4:04 PM

INTO THE FRAY: Obama at the UN - Why he was right…almost

Obama’s UN address was an eloquent concoction of soaring rhetoric & banal platitudes, of statements of the obvious & of the obviously false, delivered with impeccable polish and panache. Dr. Martin Sherman, 9/23/2016, 9:19 AM

Mr. Obama, Mr. Ban ki Moon: What is a nation?

The UN's battle to remove the Divine Presence from Jerusalem and the Jews from Judea and Samaria is not only immoral by definition, it is also the result of their different definition for a "nation."Rabbi Baruch Efrati, 9/22/2016, 11:54 PM

The ongoing NYT propaganda campaign

The writer thinks that reading the NYT is shortening her life (G-d forbid). Here's why.Prof. Phyllis Chesler, 9/22/2016, 11:47 PM

A world in denial

As far as Israel is concerned there is a grand deception going on. Barry Shaw, 9/22/2016, 11:42 PM

No rumble in the jungle between Netanyahu and Obama

The meeting in New York was dullsville. Does that mean Obama finally gets it? Jack Engelhard, 9/22/2016, 6:55 AM

Ban Ki Moon’s lies justify terrorism. Obama could have prevented this

Ban’s lies are irresponsible for a man in his position considering that the Arabs use comments like his to justify terror. Ezequiel Doiny, 9/22/2016, 5:07 AM

Coptic Pope muzzles US Copts in favor of Al-Sisi

Should Copts in US come out to welcome Al-Sisi? Ashraf Ramelah, 9/21/2016, 11:14 PM

Do YOU stand for the National Anthem?

Shmuel Sackett, 9/21/2016, 3:47 PM

Israel's teachers took a hit again

Three weeks into the new school year, it is obvious that there are wonderful plans to improve education, but the money is not forthcoming.Dr. Harold Goldmeier, 9/21/2016, 3:08 PM

Who will make it to the White House, Hillary or Donald?

Hillary or Donald? They are totally different and the result will make a world of difference for the future of America. One man's opinion. Joe David, 9/21/2016, 6:08 AM

The day will come when Islam imposes burkinis on Western women

The left's support for wearing the burqini is naively misplaced. It has nothing to do with freedom of choice. Giulio Meotti, 9/20/2016, 10:25 PM

Cops nab NY bomber as more suspects keep coming to US

This one came from Afghanistan. He is a naturalized American citizen, naturally. Jack Engelhard, 9/20/2016, 9:01 AM

A definition of anti-Israeli anti-Semitism

We are in a new world and a special definition for anti-Israeli anti-Semitism is required, as contrasted with anti-Jew anti-Semitism.Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld , 9/20/2016, 8:47 AM

Seeing the future

The entire concept of reward and punishment is based on a concept that it is the future that counts most in life.Rabbi Berel Wein, 9/20/2016, 7:53 AM

Just another day of Palestinian ethnic cleansing

The goal? To kill a lot of Jews.Att'y Stephen M. Flatow, 9/19/2016, 10:08 PM

Netanyahu's rebuke to the UN is well-earned

The UN is an organization whose hypocrisy when it comes to Jews is straight out of Kafka. David Singer, 9/19/2016, 6:33 AM

Lord of the Lies reigns over BDS

Even Israel-hater Noam Chomsky admitted that "The current BDS run by one man NGOs who falsely claim to represent the [Arab] Palestinian people." Steve Apfel, 9/18/2016, 7:19 AM

Hillary’s “deplorable” Americans – you talkin’ to me?

What it is like to be one of the common folk in America. Jack Engelhard, 9/18/2016, 7:02 AM

A joyous holiday and a sad world

Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 9/17/2016, 11:11 PM

Hillary Clinton has collapsed her credibility

She has deceived the American people about her health, her emails, her personal server, her advisers, her staff, and the special treatment given by the State Department to Clinton Foundation donors when she was the Secretary of State. Aviel Sheyin-Stevens, 9/17/2016, 10:37 PM

The businesses of Mahmoud Abbas and his sons

The PA chairman’s two sons own an economic empire in the territories worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Abbas’ main endeavor is to find a successor who will ensure both the continued existence of his sons’ businesses and their wellbeing. Yoni Ben Menachem, 9/16/2016, 3:43 PM

INTO THE FRAY: Why Bibi was quite right...and dangerously wrong

Netanyahu is right to excoriate Palestinians demand to purge Jews as ethnic cleansing, but what are the perils entailed in them dropping that demand? Dr. Martin Sherman, 9/16/2016, 11:31 AM

The day UK replaces Christmas with Ramadan

The day Mohammed, not the Grinch, stole Christmas. Giulio Meotti, 9/16/2016, 7:55 AM

The ADL attack on Netanyahu's condemnation of PA Jew-free state demand

ADL's Greenblatt is dead wrong when he attacks Netanyahu's accurate condemnation of PA demand for Jew-free state. Morton A. Klein, ZOA President, 9/16/2016, 6:28 AM

Tensions rise as PA elections are postponed

PA local elections lead to tension among Arab factions, sectors and the various social movements in Judea and Samaria. Can Hamas win? Is that victory in Israel's interest? We may never know the answer.Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 9/15/2016, 9:57 AM

The stones of Moletai: A lesson on the Shoah in Lithuania

The bitter truth exposed: the annihilation of Lithuanian Jewry was committed largely and enthusiastically by the local police, known as white-band Lithuanian police, under the supervision and command of the Nazis. A memorial march Dr. Inna Rogatchi, 9/14/2016, 11:59 PM

Why didn't the courts destroy the home of my granddaughter's murderer?

A grandmother cannot understand the government's reaction to the barbaric terrorist murder of her sleeping 13-year-old granddaughter. A cry from the heart to Israel's Prime Minister. Penina Aharonov, 9/14/2016, 2:00 PM

Hamas and Black Lives Matter: A marriage made in hell

Only the BDS Movement stands to gain from this union. Lee Kaplan, 9/14/2016, 10:07 AM