Beware a country that loses its sense of humor

Times have changed and now, seems to me, the laughter is tinged with poison.  Jack Engelhard, 8/27/2017, 11:52 PM

Iran, operating from Syria, will destroy Europe and North America

There is a long term planat work here aimed at destroying the West and it can work. Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 8/27/2017, 11:44 PM

Trump is an obstacle - to Israel's destruction

An obstacle to peace? Those who want peace will obtain it. Mark Langfan, 8/26/2017, 11:39 PM

A tale of two anti-Semitisms

Both right and left have anti-Semites, but there is a vast difference. Douglas Altabef, 8/26/2017, 11:29 PM

Totaliltarian regimes do not keep their treaties

Iran's JCPOA noncompliance is a totalitarian regime imperative. North Korea is the same.Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, 8/26/2017, 11:19 PM

Open letter to (non-Orthodox) rabbis who cancelled Trump phonecall

Reform, Conservative and Reconstructionist rabbis cancelled their annual call to POTUS over Charlottesville. They must not have noticed Obama's anti-Semitic actions, because they always called him. Jeff Dunetz, 8/26/2017, 8:33 PM

The Third of Elul: Usishkin's Eulogy for Rabbi Kook

Ussishkin remembered Rabbi Kook saying: There are no - and there must not be any - barriers between the young generation and us, between the religious and the secular. We are all busy with one project; we are all working toward one goal. Rabbi Chanan Morrison, 8/25/2017, 10:10 AM

These rabbis have boycotted President Trump before

Jacoby knew what he was saying when he wrote that"liberalism has superseded Judaism as the religion of most American Jews." David Wega, 8/25/2017, 10:09 AM

Antifa comes to town

The protest against the Boston Free Speech Rally described by an on the spot observer who went there incognito. Thomas Mountain, 8/25/2017, 10:08 AM

INTO THE FRAY: Touting Jewish ghettos - Moronic or malevolent?

Given the resistance to removing hundreds of thousands of Jews from their ancient homeland in Judea-Samaria, an egregious idea is emerging: Instead of evacuation, abandonment.Dr. Martin Sherman, 8/25/2017, 10:00 AM

Trump must question Abbas-PLO commitment to peace with Israel

The current visit of President Trump's representatives to the Middle East is the time to test the commitment of the PLO and its leader Mahmoud Abbas to concluding a peace treaty with Israel. David Singer, 8/24/2017, 8:37 PM

When a US gov't official calls you a liar, you go on the offensive

The school year is upon us, and guess what Palestinian Authority children are being taught in UNRWA classrooms ... David Bedein, 8/24/2017, 8:20 PM

If America is that bad, leave the country

No, it's not perfect, but it IS the land of the free. Jack Engelhard, 8/23/2017, 7:59 PM

North Korea and Iran: The nuclear result of strategic patience

The strategic patience policy is a frightening failure. It is nothing more than politically kicking the can down the road to be picked up by a future Administration when it is about to explode in a mushroom cloud.  Barry Shaw, 8/23/2017, 10:25 AM

Barcelona's Chief Rabbi said it all

The rabbi was correct in saying that Europe is lost, but not only for Jews. Giulio Meotti, 8/23/2017, 9:33 AM

Merkel's historic folly

Europeans and Muslims are opposites on several key issues: birthrates, religious identity and confidence in their culture and civilization.Prof. Daniel Pipes, 8/23/2017, 9:17 AM

Trump’s peace process for Afghanistan means “killing terrorists” 

Someone finally gets it. Jack Engelhard, 8/22/2017, 6:16 PM

A captivating tour of Jewish life just before the Holocaust and Israel

Translated into English for the first time, The Wandering Jew Has Arrived captures the breadth of Jewish life from London to Eastern Europe to Palestine just before it all changed.Dr. Michel Gurfinkiel, 8/21/2017, 11:56 PM

Cultural climate change

"We are going through one of the most profound revolutions in all of human history … and I sum it up with a single phrase: cultural climate change,” Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks says.Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, 8/21/2017, 4:35 PM

Civil War monuments: When the South reversed rhe results of the war

They had lost the war on the battlefield, yet they won the war through politics and diplomacy. David Bedein, 8/21/2017, 11:28 AM

No apologies forthcoming

Short but to the point. Fred Menachem, 8/21/2017, 11:00 AM

Trump and Israel haters get religion

The terrible misuse of the Bible to bash Trump’s supporters crosses a red line. Jack Engelhard, 8/20/2017, 10:03 PM

Pres. Trump, in his classically inartful way, was absolutely right

When the President of the United States rightly excoriated law-breakers and thugs on all sides of a street conflagration, he came in for a torrent of media abuse, forcing even level-headed bystanders to take cover.Rabbi Prof. Dov Fischer, 8/19/2017, 11:53 PM

All Europe can bring itself to do is "pray for Barcelona"

Europe is finished, kaput - it has given up. Giulio Meotti, 8/19/2017, 11:33 PM

The Hajj and the struggle for Islamic leadership

The annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca symbolizes much more than the desire of the worshipers to be closer to Allah.Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 8/19/2017, 11:20 PM

Free speech must have its limits

Something must be done about the threatening emergence of a troubling phenomenon in the United States, that of the protection of hate speech.  Barry Shaw, 8/19/2017, 10:00 PM

Israel's boundaries, Jordan's boundaries

The 1922 Mandate for Palestine's territory was divided so that 80% is Jordan and exclusively Arab. David Singer, 8/18/2017, 9:09 AM

INTO THE FRAY: Neo-unilateralism – Futile, fatal folly

New calls for unilateral withdrawal are both pernicious—because of the calamitous consequences it will precipitate—and puerile—because of the naïve hope that it will not.Dr. Martin Sherman, 8/18/2017, 8:43 AM

Open Orthodoxy name change: New brand, same product

Open Orthodoxy is engaging in damage control and now calling itself Modern Orthodoxy, the term describing its anitthesis: Jews loyal to traditional halakha while beng part of the modern world.Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 8/18/2017, 8:00 AM

First they came for our statues…

Whether destroying statues of Robert E. Lee or Abraham Lincoln - those who try to erase the past are eerily reminiscent of UNESCO denying the Jewish roots on the Temple Mount. Jack Engelhard, 8/17/2017, 5:18 AM

My friend, Emmanuel Moreno: 11 years since the sniper's bullet

Israel's Education Minister mourns his fellow commando unit fighter, cut down by a sniper's bullet at the end of the 2nd Lebanon War, and sends a message to students. (Note: The IDF blurs Moreno's face due to his highy classified missions.)Minister Naftali Bennett, 8/16/2017, 11:28 PM

North Korea: There is an Israel Connection

North Korea has never recognized the State of Israel. And that's for starters. An eye opener. Ariel Natan Pasko, 8/16/2017, 10:48 PM

Turks celebrate 1964 napalm bombing of Cyprus

Cyprus is Turkish, after all. Turks can do whatever they want there. They can even celebrate dropping napalm on Greeks and slaughtering them.  Uzay Bulut, 8/15/2017, 10:24 PM

US Diplomacy: When failure became an accepted option

Future historians will judge the North Korean crisis as the less significant one of our generation because the more formidable and dangerous threat is the nuclearization of Iran. Meir Jolovitz, 8/15/2017, 10:08 PM

NY Times says climate change more dangerous than N. Korean nukes

Al Gore notwithstanding, it looks like the global warming is going to turn into global cooling. Jeff Dunetz, 8/15/2017, 9:48 PM

Stop lying: There was plenty of leftist violence in Charlottesville

Nazis and Communists fought. The outcome was fairly predictable because both sides were looking for a fight. And the police should have known that. Daniel Greenfield, 8/15/2017, 9:30 AM

Heard from Kim Jong-un lately? (Today, Charlottesville)

Perhaps Trump is smarter than the nitpickers. Jack Engelhard, 8/14/2017, 11:23 PM

Can Vienna be saved again? Will it want to be saved?

The Ottoman conquest of Europe was stopped at the gates of Vienna in 1683. Today, Europe is being conquered without a battle. Listen to "Maria." Giulio Meotti, 8/14/2017, 7:44 PM

Modest burqa-wearer at home, knife-wielding murderess outside it

Researcher Rachel Avraham, author of Women and Jihad, talks about female Islamic terrorists and sucide bombers.Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld , 8/14/2017, 7:19 PM

The North Korea gambit

Don't hope for much from Russia or China on the Korean Peninsula. The US has to go it alone - and it can.Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, 8/14/2017, 8:00 AM

Israel-Jordan peace agreement: The emperor has no clothes

Israel sees Jordan as a security asset, because Jordan acts as an eastern buffer zone between the Jewish state and the violent chaos in Iraq, Syria and Iran. Israel is making a big mistake.Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 8/13/2017, 8:14 PM

Anna Baltzer is back with a program to make Blacks hate Jews

Thank G-d her Holocaust survivor grandmother did not live to see Baltzer's latest anti-Semitic rant. Lee Kaplan, 8/13/2017, 8:00 AM

While the world was busy with Israel, N. Korea happened

Trump’s predecessors and the UN did not do much to stop North Korea. They were busy condemning Israel as the danger to world peace. Jack Engelhard, 8/12/2017, 10:19 PM

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin's remarks on homosexual relations: A response

This response to a controversial interview given by Rabbi Riskin, translated from the Hebrew press, was written by a young rabbi who heads the Israeli Rabbanei Emunah mainstream Orthodox young rabbis' group.Rabbi Baruch Efrati, 8/12/2017, 9:05 AM

The Google Gulag

Leftists at Google cannot confront the horror of an original thinker in their ranks. When users search for results that Google doesn’t like, it guides them to what it thinks they should be looking for. If they persist, then the results vanish. Daniel Greenfield, 8/12/2017, 6:52 AM

In France, a curious fact emerges: Only the insane murder Jews

Killing a Jew is the way to be classified as a lunatic. But oddly, when Muslims harm non-Jewish Frenchmen, they are called terrorists. Giulio Meotti, 8/11/2017, 7:27 AM

Who are the Palestinians?

This definitive study suggests the Palestinian Arabs would do well to define themselves constructively instead of making it up as they go along. Canaanites, indeed! Long, but important read. Pinchas Inbari, 8/11/2017, 7:08 AM

INTO THE FRAY: The Humanitarian Paradigm (Part II) 

Hobson’s choice for Israel. By rigorous process of elimination, we are left with the Humanitarian Paradigm, as the only possible policy prescription able to adequately address the imperatives needed to preserve Israel as the nation state of Jews. Dr. Martin Sherman, 8/11/2017, 7:00 AM

Scrutinizing UNRWA terror involvement

New scrutiny by US Congress and Israel's Knesset may lead to a stand on the organization that thinks that rules are for other people. David Bedein, 8/10/2017, 8:03 AM

The most embarrassingly wrong book ever on the Middle East?

When it comes to the Middle East, often predictions fail because of the general incompetence of the specialists in the field. Prof. Daniel Pipes, 8/10/2017, 12:55 AM

Would Italy approve of a park in Jerusalem named for a mafia boss?

Once Italy saw terrorists for what they were. Today they honor them. Giulio Meotti, 8/9/2017, 2:36 PM

The Trojan horse, Palestinian Arab style

Was it bad judgment or part of a subtle plan? Lee Kaplan, 8/9/2017, 12:49 PM

A Dutch filmmaker searches for his Jewish roots

A talk with Philo Bregstein, whose movies include the WWII story of Amsterdam Jewry and the journey back to Jewry of Otto Klemperer.Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld , 8/9/2017, 11:30 AM

Jordan's shameful record

Jordan's foreign minister blames the "occupation" for the Temple Mount terror, and threatens even more dangerous crises. Eli E. Hertz, 8/8/2017, 1:41 PM

Visit France see a play on the Toulouse Jew-murderer

Pure anti-Semitism masquerading as theater. Giulio Meotti, 8/8/2017, 12:30 PM

Four US Senators and how they betrayed Taylor Force

The Taylor Force betrayal is also a betrayal of Israel. Jack Engelhard, 8/8/2017, 11:33 AM

Trump, Israel, Jordan and Egypt can redress the Obama-PLO debacle

Conflicting narratives paralysing previous negotiations must be replaced by Trump with a different fact-based framework underpinning any new negotiations. David Singer, 8/7/2017, 1:30 PM