Accusing Israel of war crimes

Yesh Din, for example, does not define the violent activities as terror, but rather as “attempts to cause harm.” It is supported by the New Israel Fund. Ronn Torossian, 2/1/2019, 11:02 AM

You too, Julie Christie?

Slandering the Jewish people is what we expect from lesser talents who use anti-Semitism to launch a second career. Hello Roger Waters. Jack Engelhard, 2/1/2019, 8:04 AM

Is Bibi's version of the investigations correct?

Bibi claims the Left realizes it cannot get rid of him by using routine electoral tactics, given the historical and demographic changes in Israel over the last fifty years, and so has turned to police investigations and the coutroom. Is he right?Dr. Chaim Charles Cohen, 2/1/2019, 7:18 AM

A reply to "The US rabbis' ultimatum to Rabbi Drukman"

We asked him to publicly acknowledge his error, to publicly apologize to Rav Elon’s victims (an apology is helpful for victims of sexual crimes to recover), to publicly apologize to Rav Lichtenstein and to Takanah. Rabbi Heshie Billet, 1/31/2019, 7:49 PM

The German Government goes after friends of Israel, not anti-Semites

The new German Secret Service head Thomas Haldenwang announced he will "evaluate" whether to observe the pro-Israel AfD, which has been charged with racism, xenophobia and anti-Semitism. The Secret Service ignores overt anti-Semitism. Beatrix Von Storch, 1/31/2019, 7:50 AM

The pessimists among us

The rabbis stated it in a pithy manner in the Talmud: “is it not sufficient that one is alive?" Rabbi Berel Wein, 1/31/2019, 7:37 AM

Will Trump be confronted by a 'State of Palestine' at the UN?

“The State of Palestine” does not meet the criteria for statehood required under the 1933 Montevideo Convention, so what is this farce? David Singer, 1/31/2019, 1:23 AM

Hearing the music in Judaism's laws of family purity

Nishmat, an advanced institute in Jerusalem for women's Torah study trains halakhic advisers on family purity, while the play"Mikva the Musical" sings its songs and tells its stories. A meeting of the Torah's laws and spirituality, just for women. Rochel Sylvetsky, 1/31/2019, 12:08 AM

The clever cognitive war strategy deployed against Israel

When it comes to Israel, there are no facts and no objectivity, just clever confusion and demonization over and over until the lies become Holy Doctrine.Prof. Phyllis Chesler, 1/30/2019, 5:59 PM

The Berlin nurse saw it all

The fancy language of boycotting Israel because of this, and because of that, does not fool people, like me, who’ve been around the block a few times. Jack Engelhard, 1/29/2019, 6:00 PM

Migrants as Jews: the new Holocaust denial

This crazy comparison has become mainstream and the death of 6 million Jews has been turned into a mere parable of human suffering to justify importing more migrants. Giulio Meotti, 1/29/2019, 8:48 AM

The US rabbis' ultimatum to Rabbi Drukman

Going public from across the ocean with criticism of Rabbi Drukman and demands that he apologize on the pages of a newspaper is unacceptable and inappropriate - let alone shocking from a halakhic point of view. Lila Lowell, 1/29/2019, 8:16 AM

The Iranian people's secularitzation is on its way

Iranians have become completely fed up with the Mullahs' Islam and all its rituals, and they wish to divorce themselves from it.  Amil Imani, 1/29/2019, 8:03 AM

Is an Islamic Reformation possible?

Christianity went through a Reformation in the 16th century. Can Islam do the same in the 21st? Rafael Castro, 1/29/2019, 7:48 AM

Telling the truth about Israel is a new Catch-22 situation

If you tell the truth about Israel or Islam, you will be boycotted by the mainstream/left-stream media, no matter who you are. Prof. Phyllis Chesler, 1/28/2019, 1:59 PM

Once there lived a man named Aizik Kanovich

The snowflake Rosette Kanovich melted in Auschwitz-Birkenau just short of her third birthday. Her beautiful mother Sara-Maita melted a little earlier, in one of the women’s barracks at Auschwitz-Birkenau. Sergey Kanovich, 1/27/2019, 6:02 PM

Whitewashing anti-Jewish acts from the Holocaust to today

Martin Heidigger held “modernity” responsible for German Holocaust criminality. It was an intellectual way of deemphasizing German responsibility for its huge crimes.Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld , 1/27/2019, 6:00 PM

Rescuing Jews, despite FDR

Some 190,000 quota places from Germany and Axis- occupied countries sat unused during the Holocaust years, because the Roosevelt administration deliberately suppressed immigration below the levels permitted by law. Dr. Rafael Medoff, 1/27/2019, 5:25 PM

The view from a cattle car

I could touch the wagons but I never dared. I thought that I have no right to do so. I was not there at the time. But I felt the energy of that horror. I felt it physically.Dr. Inna Rogatchi, 1/27/2019, 8:09 AM

The line from the Holocaust to Ireland's BDS vote starts in Rome

Ireland is 87% Catholic: The Vatican could have prevented the pro-BDS vote in Ireland the same way it might have prevented the Holocaust. Ezequiel Doiny, 1/27/2019, 7:59 AM

 INTO THE FRAY: The imperative for incentivized Arab migration

Once inconceivable, the dismantling of UNRWA; the naturalization of stateless Palestinian residents in Arab countries; and the emigration of Palestinians from Judea-Samaria & Gaza are slowly emerging as realistic outcomes.Dr. Martin Sherman, 1/25/2019, 3:41 PM

Religious faith is guaranteed; all religious practice is not

By treating anti-blasphemy initiatives and anti-western rejectionism as protected religious expression, Islamist enablers make a mockery of American values and freedoms. Matthew M. Hausman, J.D., 1/25/2019, 3:25 PM

The automated speech police

Teaching computers to weed out online hate speech is a terrible idea.Dr. Paula Boddington, 1/25/2019, 2:59 PM

What is it with the Irish?

Short and to the point. There is no other word for Ireland's action except anti-Semitism. Barry Shaw, 1/25/2019, 8:53 AM

The Palestinian Civil War

An article on a pro-Hamas site by a Mr. Ra'afat Mara is brought in translation. Mara expresses in print what Hamas members think of Abbas and the Palestinian Authority he chairs.  Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 1/24/2019, 2:01 PM

No, Benny Morris. Israel will be blooming 40 years from now

Revisionist historian Benny Morris' pessimism about Israel's future is misplaced. He should start worrying about Europe. Giulio Meotti, 1/24/2019, 9:22 AM

Lynch-happy liberals and how they targeted those Catholic kids

I don’t know how to break this to my Israeli readers, those who imagine us high, handsome and invincible – but America is falling apart. Jack Engelhard, 1/24/2019, 8:12 AM

Building for Jews in Hevron is not just a matter of living space

The aftermath of the 1929 massacre and resulting forced evacuation are a part of the history of every Jewish home in the City of the Patriarchs. Larry Domnitch, 1/24/2019, 8:01 AM

To learn just to learn

When you learn, you open your mind to new ideas, you improve your analytical skills and you become a more well-rounded person. Zachary Silver, 1/24/2019, 12:17 AM

Why Likud voters should support minority candidates

When a Druze or Arab MK defends Israel, the effect is enormous. Rachel Avraham, 1/23/2019, 7:30 AM

Rep. Tlaib's vicious anti-Semitism

Rep. Rashida Tlaib posted a “correction” to the world map in her congressional office, marking Israel as “Palestine, indicating her support for the Palestinian Arab objective of eliminating the Jewish state of Israel on her first day in office. Morton A. Klein, ZOA President, 1/23/2019, 12:18 AM

I'm really mad - and I'm not going to take it anymore!

Let movie theaters know that you won’t support them if they show films starring actors, or feature directors, screenwriters and producers that hate Jews and Israel. Cindy Grosz, 1/23/2019, 12:10 AM

A Guide to B’Tselem: Israel’s in-house subsidized fifth column

Who are the 'victims' the so-called human rights organization publicizes? Here are three of them and the fact about each that the organization forgot to mention. Lee Kaplan, 1/22/2019, 11:14 AM

UCLA kept the peace at a pro-Israel event - how come?

The California Education Code empowers UC officials to function as jurisdictions unto themselves—as though they were small cities, and they declined to investigate anti-Zionist disruptions. Thanks to activists, that reality has changed. Edwin Black, 1/22/2019, 8:22 AM

A blood libel too far

I choose not defend because I refuse to be placed on the defensive when it is they, types like Michelle Alexander, who need to answer for their bullying, their prejudices and their bigotries. Not you. Not me. Jack Engelhard, 1/21/2019, 9:37 PM

The Reverend Martin Luther King was a Zionist

RLK was a fighter for civil rights, and he was a fighter for the Jews. Sadly in today’s world so much anti-Semitism comes from leaders of the African-American community who have forgotten how he loved the Jewish people and they him. Jeff Dunetz, 1/21/2019, 2:50 PM

Is the Times motto for real?

Its motto is “All the news that’s fit to print" but fit for whom? The core stakeholders come first: Media owners and advertisers. Steve Apfel, 1/21/2019, 9:49 AM

Open Jew and Israel-haters are now in the US Congress

They are African-American, Democrat, women and Muslim. No one dares speak out. Alan Bergstein, 1/20/2019, 11:30 PM

Collective responsibility: A Tu Bishvat lesson

Earth and nature play an essential role in Judaism. Tu Bishvat, the New Year of the Trees in Judaism, is a time to think about how we treat the land and its resources. Shlomit Ovadia, 1/20/2019, 2:30 PM

In Brussels as in Gaza: 'Oh Allah, burn the Zionists'

There are parts of Brussels that could be mistaken for Gaza - and the words coming out of the local imam's mouth with impunity are proof that Belgium does not care or dare to do anything. Giulio Meotti, 1/20/2019, 1:24 PM

Let’s cut the baloney, Mr. President…Please!

The suspense is too much. The Israelis, who never asked a single American to fight and die for their wars, deserve to know the truth about the 'deal of the century.'    Jack Engelhard, 1/20/2019, 8:01 AM

Memo to Jared Kushner

Population transfer has been resorted to historically to make peace possible. e.g. in Europe after WWII and to facilitate the India/Pakistani separation. We are talking of voluntary transfer. Ted Belman, 1/19/2019, 9:09 PM

You won't see me at the Women's March - it's a con job

Women’s issues -- even those that are impacted by race, class, religion, and ethnicity -- are still woman-specific, but you won't hear about them at this march. I am in mourning for a vibrant and radical feminist movement. But this is not it. Prof. Phyllis Chesler, 1/18/2019, 12:59 PM

INTO THE FRAY: Generals in Israeli politics

As a rule, on entering Israeli politics, senior military and security figures have played a troubling role, which has—almost uniformly—proved disastrous, both for the country and/or for themselves. Dr. Martin Sherman, 1/18/2019, 12:33 PM

Trump now has two walls to deal with

The Trump plan for Israel-Jordan-Egypt negotiations has hit a brick wall. David Singer, 1/17/2019, 10:00 PM

The Netherlands is keeping looted Jewish paintings - and more

The Netherlands is a profoundly hypocritical societ, which glibly excuses its attitude to Jews and Jewish property. Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld , 1/17/2019, 9:42 PM

Europe welcomes African males, ignores the plight of Islam's women

For four women in life-threatening danger, the Europe of anti-racism and equal opportunities is not willing to do anything. Giulio Meotti, 1/17/2019, 9:29 PM

Covering up the revealed anti-Judaism of Alice Walker

Recent controversy conveniently concealed Alice Walker’s latest poem “Conscious Earthlings” - an anti-Jewish diatribe that could’ve been plagiarized from Hitler or Goebbels.Assemblyman Dov Hikind, 1/17/2019, 9:21 PM

Is UNRWA’s hereditary refugee status for Palestinians unique?

There is no parallel and no precedent, even in protracted conflict situations, for the manner in which UNRWA transfers the “registered refugee” status, automatically, through the generations, refusing to take any actions that would end this status.Kohelet Policy Forum, 1/16/2019, 1:35 PM

Hidden value: The importance of Bible study

Regular Bible study forces us to take the time to ask the important questions.  Who are we?  Why are we here?  What is the purpose of living as a Jew and following this defined set of beliefs?Rabbi Meni Even-Israel, 1/16/2019, 1:00 PM

Mario Lemieux and Bnei Akiva  

Rav Chaim Drukman is under attack for helping out Rav Moti Alon. We can learn a lot from Mario Lemieux.Rabbi Dr. Aryeh Hirsch, 1/16/2019, 8:49 AM

Escape to freedom

Sometimes life gives you more than you think you can bear, but the human spirit can soar even when facing the evil Nazis. A champion sportswoman honors her murdered family by deciding to embrace life. Eve Glover, 1/16/2019, 8:13 AM

Guess who's in town?

In case you had any doubts, it’s still a jungle out there, Jane. Jack Engelhard, 1/16/2019, 7:48 AM

Rand Paul: Congressional know-nothing or deliberate defamer?

Paul shares the view of BDS advocates - claiming BDS is merely free speech and a way to expose Israeli “human rights abuses.” But free speech is not a license to tell deliberate lies, that is known as defamation. Lee Kaplan, 1/15/2019, 8:03 AM

UNWRA is a racist obscenity

UNWRA does not solve the refugee problem. It inflates it. One needs to ask why. Barry Shaw, 1/15/2019, 7:55 AM

Gaza- original sin

The path of history is often changed by one deed, and in the case of Gaza, it was Yigal Allon's hesitance. Daniel Pinner, 1/14/2019, 11:38 PM

Myths and facts: Tzipi Livni's misleading UN Resolution 1701

The Wall Street Journal noted: “Israel has nothing to show for its 1701 Resolution.” Eli E. Hertz, 1/14/2019, 9:53 PM