Taxpayer support for PA terrorist salaries is impossible to defend

Western donor governments now find their financial involvement with the Palestinian Authority terrorist salary program increasingly indefensible. Edwin Black, 7/13/2017, 11:29 PM

Identity erasure: The threat to the Egyptian Copts

Islam in the majority is never satisfied until the minority is subsumed entirely by its religious-political system, which includes the Arab/Muslim heritage.   Ashraf Ramelah, 7/13/2017, 11:24 PM

Expanding Qalqilya is a lame-brained idea that can cost lives

If politicans within the Government of Israel think they will win world acclaim and applause in Israel or abroad by doubling or tripling the terrorist stronghold of Qalqiliya, they are amazingly naïve. Don't just freeze the plan, kill it.Rabbi Prof. Dov Fischer, 7/13/2017, 10:46 AM

Palestinian glib and oily art against Israel

The crucial question is: Why do gifted intellectuals, writers, and performers continue to participate in manifestations of Palestinian propaganda, the antithesis of their own professional values?Prof. Michael Curtis, 7/12/2017, 2:27 PM

The Israelis have won

The new victory caucus launched in the Knesset did a survey on Israeli feelings about declaring that they have won and that it is about time the Palestinian Arabs come to terms with the fact that they have lost.Prof. Daniel Pipes, 7/12/2017, 12:01 PM

Frankly, NY Times – we don’t give a damn

If only, just once, you went after Obama as you go after Trump every day, you might still have our trust. Jack Engelhard, 7/12/2017, 11:29 AM

Goebbels is alive and well in UNESCO

UNESCO can do its worst, but Israel and its holy cities, Jerusalem and Hevron, are forever. Giulio Meotti, 7/11/2017, 3:56 PM

The Jewish people need marketing, not exclusion

A non-Orthodox Zionist Jew's take on the burning issues or religion and state. The key difference, according to the writer, between Judaism and other religions, has to do with marketing.Dr. Avi Perry, 7/11/2017, 2:25 PM

Trump can end Israel-PLO impasse using India’s Vedanta Solution

Few know what Vedanta's chairman wrote on the Israel-Arab conflict back in 1982. David Singer, 7/11/2017, 2:23 PM

Europe is not really serious about fighting terror, Israel is

What are the reasons Europe finds it so hard to fight terror?Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld , 7/10/2017, 6:20 AM

Gaza's inhabitants share the blame with Hamas

Gazans can expect Israeli empathy only if they take a stand against the barbarism of trading in corpses or incarcerating the mentally unbalanced in order to release terrorists.Prof. Hillel Frisch, 7/10/2017, 6:02 AM

UN to name Yankee Stadium a Palestinian Heritage Site

You can hardly blame Abbas for going after other peoples historical treasures since the Palestinian Arabs have no history of their own…other than terrorism. Jack Engelhard, 7/9/2017, 11:29 PM

What territory of "historic Palestine" is Abbas talking about?

Trump would do well to learn the history of the British Mandate and what percent of its territory was to be the Jewish State. David Singer, 7/9/2017, 5:42 AM

Linda Sarsour calls for US Muslim jihad againist assimilating

How is Linda Sarsour still considered a liberal progressive? Barry Shaw, 7/9/2017, 5:05 AM

Who hates ya, baby? Anti-Semitism lives, and its address is the UN

U.N. rules burial site of biblical Jewish patriarchs belongs to Palestinians. Jeff Dunetz, 7/8/2017, 10:50 PM

Poland and the West

No, President Trump, the West has no will to survive. Giulio Meotti, 7/7/2017, 2:25 PM

US Betrayal at the highest level

America’s collusion with the MEK, one of the most dangerous terrorist groups is devious and a blatant double standard. Amil Imani, 7/7/2017, 1:06 PM

Qatar and the Saudis – getting ready for the next round

The demands have been retracted, but reconciliation is not at hand.Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 7/7/2017, 6:45 AM

Has the wandering Jew arrived?

Has the answer to that question changed since Albert Londres asked it in his 1930-31 masterpiece, just reissued by Gefen publishers?Prof. Phyllis Chesler, 7/6/2017, 12:15 PM

Kotel controversy – is it for the sake of heaven?

It might not be a coincidence that this Shabbat we are going to read about Balaam's efforts to curse the Jews. Jack Engelhard, 7/6/2017, 12:00 PM

In France, do not dare to criticize Islam

In France, the land of liberty, equlity and fraternity, to say a bad word about Islam means a hefty fine and court appearance - and no one who dares to defend you. Giulio Meotti, 7/6/2017, 7:39 AM

In the name of Jewish unity

Liberal American Jewish leadership rethinks its attitude towards Israel. Ron Jager, 7/5/2017, 11:25 PM

The erosion of Jewish identity in America

The compulsion to secularize Jewish identity or correlate it with progressivism has produced a generation that is hostile to traditional observance and tolerant of assimilation. Matthew M. Hausman, J.D., 7/5/2017, 1:03 PM

The Kotel Compromise and the Conversion Bill 

Open Orthodox/progressive Orthodox clergy has signed on to pluralism as a religious value in and of itself,Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 7/5/2017, 12:38 PM

Trump’s revenge and how Woodward/Bernstein ruined journalism

Thoughtful criticism is one thing, whether against Trump or Netanyahu. A barrage of it is something else. It then becomes pure, gleeful hatred.  Jack Engelhard, 7/5/2017, 6:47 AM

A July 4th message for Israel: No taxation without annexation!

Happy Independence Day, America! Now Israel should learn from Benjamin Franklin, Patrick Henry and the 1766 Boston Tea Partiers. Ariel Natan Pasko, 7/3/2017, 10:51 PM

PM Modi's historic visit celebrates 2500 years of Hindu-Jewish ties

Jews and Hindus have always shared mutual respect as indigenous peoples in their respective lands who preserve their faith, culture, respect for education and values. Today they share much more. Read the fascinating history, current ties and vision.Dr. Souptik Mukherjee, 7/3/2017, 9:45 AM

Elie Wiesel, my man for all seasons: First yahrzeit

Thoughts on the first anniversary of the passing of Elie Wiesel.Dr. Inna Rogatchi, 7/3/2017, 9:00 AM

Trying to convert Dutch Jewish children to Christianity

Manfred Gerstenfeld interviews Ewoud Sanders, who wrote a doctorate on the close to 80 children's books in Dutch aiming to converrt Jewish children to Christianity. It caused a ruckus.Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld , 7/2/2017, 12:16 PM

Israeli writer Grossman wins big award – is everybody happy?

An Israeli, Left, Right or anywhere in the Middle, got favorable headlines, instead of the usual. That is something to celebrate. Jack Engelhard, 7/2/2017, 12:06 PM

In the UK it is legal to wage war against the Jews

At least 200 territorial disputes around the world, but all of them together do not reach the level of Israel's "occupation." Or at least, so it seems in the UK which singles out only the one Jewish state. Giulio Meotti, 7/2/2017, 7:16 AM

INTO THE FRAY: Israel’s disloyal—and dishonest—opposition

It is time for representatives of the Israeli Left to come to terms with the idea that people who think differently to them are just as legitimate as those who look different to them Dr. Martin Sherman, 6/30/2017, 4:44 PM

Israel and self-defense: Dealing militarily with Syria 'spillovers'

Analysis: What are Israel's legal options in the current situation on the Syrian border? Prof. Louis René Beres, 6/30/2017, 4:00 PM

Iran has conquered Syria

Iran has emerged the victor in the Syrian civil war. And that bodes ill for the rest of us.Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 6/30/2017, 6:25 AM

Flirting with the phantom Palestinian Authority

Trump, Kushner and Greenblatt are talking to a non-existent body. David Singer, 6/29/2017, 11:59 PM

Bureaucratic euthenasia and Charlie Gard

The terrorists are wrong, the West doesn't love life. Thoughts on the Charlie Gard story. Giulio Meotti, 6/29/2017, 6:54 PM

Violence against women: Some inconvenient data for the corrupt UN.

The worst rankings of the Global Gender Gap Index are alloted to Muslim countries. Turkey is 130th out of 144. Burak Bekdil, 6/29/2017, 6:03 AM

PR tips for the IDF

Nothing is self-evident in this world of anti-Israel propaganda, and PR for the IDF has to be really professional. Ronn Torossian, 6/28/2017, 7:08 PM

The Reform Movement came late to the party

They will learn to live with it, just as we Modern Orthodox/ srugim (of the knitted kippot) live with and still passionately love Israel even after Gush Katif and even though many of us wish the Chief Rabbinate sometimes were more oriented towards usRabbi Prof. Dov Fischer, 6/28/2017, 1:07 PM

Saving Megyn Kelly

She has become the newest Cultural Villain. And there is a lesson to be learned. Jack Engelhard, 6/27/2017, 5:10 PM

Inappropriate and insolent:: Non-Orthodox protests on Kotel plan

All visitors to holy sites realize that there are longstanding traditions that they must uphold, whether or not they live their lives that way.Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 6/27/2017, 12:39 PM

Israel should support the Kurdish Independence Referendum

On September 25, Iraqi Kurdistan is set to hold a referendum, where the Kurdish people will decide whether to become an independent state or not. Israel should support the Kurdish nation as they hold their referendum for independence. Rachel Avraham, 6/27/2017, 11:01 AM

British Academia is rife with anti-Semitism

It doesn't end in the Labour party.Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld , 6/26/2017, 7:10 PM

The Bank of Israel prepares for a war on consumers

If consumer debt is going out of control, look for the causes in the wage scale and in the prices of food, gasoline, utilities and insurance before punishing the Israeli working class.Dr. Harold Goldmeier, 6/26/2017, 10:57 AM

Will the West implode or fall under barbaric invasions?

We are witnessing the advance of the White Plague. Giulio Meotti, 6/25/2017, 10:38 PM

Did another Open Orthodox rabbi just open up to intermarriage?

Do these "rabbis" consider themselves above the Torah and the Shulkhan Arukh?Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 6/25/2017, 5:31 AM

A tale of two terror attacks and the New York Times

The amount of news coverage terror attacks receive in the NYTimes depends on their location. Terror attacks in Israel get short shrift at the Gray Lady. Noah Beck, 6/24/2017, 11:42 PM

Another peace process, Jared?

This is PEACE PROCESS number 4,699 – and Mahmoud Abbas and his PA/PLO are still the most rotten dirty scoundrels anywhere in the world. Jack Engelhard, 6/23/2017, 12:08 PM

INTO THE FRAY- Gaza:The ultimate indictment of “two-statism”

The real humanitarian solution to the plight of Gaza lies not in its reconstruction, but in its deconstruction.Dr. Martin Sherman, 6/23/2017, 11:34 AM

Thoughts on the haredi anti-IDF rally in New York

The recycling of ideas that have been proven to be mistaken blocks the chance of accepting reality.Rabbi Berel Wein, 6/22/2017, 10:36 PM

Richard Falk's figurative apartheid - he just can't let it go

Once Israel's enemies decided to use the word "apartheid" vis a vis the Jewish State, they had to leave credibility behind and embrace double-talk instead. Fred Skolnik, 6/22/2017, 9:05 PM

President Trump is fully authorized to destroy Iran in Syria

US Secretary of State seems to be unfamiliar with S.J. Res. 23 authorizing military action against those who aided 9/11 attack. Mark Langfan, 6/22/2017, 5:53 PM

He only stole a poster, but he was white and so he was murdered for it

Some liberals blamed Warmbier for the barbaric North Korean punishment for his taking a poster, mocking "white privilege." Does that excuse the murders of Daniel Pearl, Nicholas Berg, Margaret Hassan and all the others? Prof. Phyllis Chesler, 6/21/2017, 3:47 PM

The West should listen to musical giant Yevgeny Kissin

And not just to his music, becaus he is not only a musical giant, but also a moral one. Giulio Meotti, 6/21/2017, 3:15 PM

The short precious life of Otto Warmbier

Otto Warmbler found joy in the Jewish State. What a contrast to a barbaric regime where individual life means nothing. Jack Engelhard, 6/21/2017, 12:05 AM

Will anyone rescue European women?

Europe, long abandoned to the rule of gangs, drug dealers, and illegal migrants, is especially dangerous for its women. and politicians are too afraid of being branded racist to act. Marc Arsak, 6/20/2017, 2:47 PM

Gaza in the dark is not so terrible

The Palestinian Authority (PA) has stopped subsidizing electricity in Gaza; a senior PA official said the reduction is intended to "dry up Hamas' financial resources." Accordingly, the Israelis will cut their supply of electricity to Gaza by 40%.Prof. Efraim Inbar, 6/20/2017, 12:38 PM