Dr. Harold Goldmeier

The international balance of terror

Israel has a long reach and willingness to do almost anything to survive its hostile neighbors. Self-interests override friendships and redefine international rules., 1/17/2020, 12:43 PM

Being Zionist in some NY circles is like walking into a lion's den

Susie Linfield was at a pleasant, tony New York dinner party until she realized she was in the lion's den as the only Zionist present willing to speak up. And that inspired her book., 12/5/2019, 7:32 AM

The Great Israeli Butter Mystery

The searchfor Israeli butter has been successful. If you want kosher butter go to China. , 11/5/2019, 12:04 AM

Prepare for doing business with Israelis

A review of the book ISRAELI BUSINESS CULTURE, Building Effective Business Relationships with Israelis, by Osnat Lautman., 8/15/2019, 8:59 PM

The Mossad Exodus

The Mossad's most shining moments were its Zionistic operations to save Jews. Details of some are now going public., 5/21/2019, 9:23 AM

President Carter - remember him?

Perhaps it is my unshakeable negative impression of President Carter that turns-me-off to anything admirable someone has to say about him. This biography admires the man most Jews abhor.   , 12/24/2018, 8:00 PM

The IDF as never seen before

"Snapshot" ranks among the most important books about modern Israel with its clearheaded explanations about security and safety, military technology and prowess, and the military’s impact on social and political institutions. Review., 9/28/2018, 5:31 AM

Politicizing science, technology, engineering and mathematics

Book Review: Thou Shall Innovate: How Israeli ingenuity repairs the world., 7/30/2018, 7:44 PM

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. , 7/4/2018, 9:16 AM

Immigrant girl, radical woman: An early 20th century memoir

Jews are unshackling themselves in “the Golden Medina” from Old World practices, illiteracy, and pogroms. Matilda Rabinowitz is enthralled and her ambition now is dedicated to fighting for the soul of America. , 6/19/2018, 7:47 PM

Israel's impact on young adults' Jewish identity

Israel is a highly effective post high school change-agent., 4/18/2018, 9:30 AM

A primer for leading a selfish life

Memoirs of people who left Orthodox Jewish practice are the latest vogue. Reviewing a book about author Tova Mirvis, who gave up her membership in the Ladies Auxiliary, as well as her husband and home. But no matter, it's all about Tova., 11/28/2017, 3:12 PM

My Jerusalem: The Eternal City

Book review of a collection of personal love letters to a city., 10/20/2017, 12:25 AM

Our children left Israel

A young American family's idealism is not strong enough to battle the desire to do well economically., 8/31/2017, 10:12 AM

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., 6/26/2017, 10:57 AM

Ambassador Power - missing in action

What happened to the fighter for human rights?, 11/15/2016, 12:34 AM

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., 9/21/2016, 3:08 PM

The Torah way to a healthy life in modern times

A review of the book "To Your Health.", 5/31/2016, 8:42 AM

Young Jews and Bernie Sanders

For young coddled American Jewish liberals, Bernie Sanders is the voice they want to hear. "When will they ever learn....', 4/21/2016, 8:00 AM

It's not Obamacare, but there are holes in Israel's healthcare system

Minister Litzman, are you listening?, 1/16/2016, 6:15 AM

War is peace, freedom is slavery, and ignorance is strength

Orwell's 1984 is upon us., 12/7/2015, 10:41 AM

J. K. Rowling on cultural engagement with Israel

Her courage in coming out against BDS is not matched by sympathy for Israel's terror victims, but she is all for dialogue., 11/12/2015, 7:02 PM

Taking on the Boycotts

Nothing short of a mission to destroy BDS is acceptable. Concerted, threatening, rigorous and resolute actions brought down Jim Crow and freed Soviet Jews. Get out there!, 9/8/2015, 1:15 PM

An Ominous Portent for the Future of the Israel-US Relationship

For the reasons expounded in this article, Israel may have to learn to manage without the support of America's non-Orthodox Jewry, those that still are Jewish, most of them liberal Democrats who support Obama., 8/11/2015, 11:01 PM

What if there were Sounds of Silence on the Iran Deal

Most Israelis think Netanyahu is doing the right thing fighting the Iran deal publicly and that Bennett's BBC interview showed him in a good light. Not this writer. Food for thought., 7/17/2015, 8:56 AM

Re: Obama It's Nothing Personal Israel, Get Over Yourself

A rare defense of Obama's attitude and actions towards Israel., 6/3/2015, 11:36 AM

Vote in the Other Jewish Election

The World Zionist Congress has more power than you think to affect things in Israel. Elections are coming up., 2/24/2015, 7:00 AM

Young US Jews are Sticking with the Democrats

What will it take for the Republicans to gain the trust and support of the Jewish voters? It seems that it requires more than the Republicans and Jewish community leaders are willing to do., 12/15/2014, 10:21 AM

Jewish Geography and the Japanese

Truth may be stranger than fiction here., 10/24/2014, 4:43 PM

Is Israel Morphing into a Militaristic, Racist Country?

Liberal Zionism in the "good old days"., 10/1/2014, 6:16 AM

Is This the Last Generation that Cares About Israel?

Israel is the lynch pin in Jewish identity. A report on the opinions of international students who spend time in israel., 9/14/2014, 12:54 PM

Low Teacher Pay is a Threat to National Security

For the new school year that starts Sept. 1 in Israel: Much can be done to restructure the educational system, but restructuring without pay reform is rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic., 8/29/2014, 7:28 AM

"The French Intifada", Coming Soon to Your Area

Written before the recent anti-Semitic demonstrations in France, and prior to IS brutality and the takeover of northern Iraq, this book is a frightening forecast of those and other events., 8/11/2014, 8:38 AM

Netanyahu's Jab at Economic Reform

The Netanyahu family's lifestyle is up for scathing sarcasm., 3/8/2014, 9:30 AM

With (Corporate) Charity for All

Giving improves the quality of life in a community, and betters relations with employees and customers., 2/11/2014, 10:38 PM

Beit Shemesh Elections: Good for Democracy

No one is terribly excited about the new election. , 1/27/2014, 11:26 PM

Pres. Obama: Israel Can Teach America About Health Care

This is not an argument for Obamacare. It is a critique of US medical care. Obamacare merely rearranges the deck chairs on the Titanic, and its proponents might learn a lot from Israel., 1/20/2014, 7:36 AM

EU Pressures Threaten Israel Policy

The EU actions come at a time when the organization which was expected to right member economies is flagging. If Israel decides to react in kind, Europe will also suffer., 12/14/2013, 8:27 PM

On Israel's Economy: Suffer the Helpless

A black look at the problems of the Israeli consumer, victim of a restrictive economy. And a call for reform., 12/4/2013, 10:37 AM

The Holy War: Beit Shemesh Elections

The contest has become a holy war that leaves residents high and dry. Religious hatred dominates, replacing any political discourse., 10/17/2013, 9:51 AM

Beit Shemesh is Ground Zero for Deri vs. Bennett

A local election should be about local issues, but this one is shaping up as a national power struggle., 8/27/2013, 4:20 PM

How International Banks Enable Drug Trade

Little bad is written about Israeli banks. Not so for stellar world banking institutions., 8/23/2013, 3:06 PM

Olim Might Think Small in Business

There is hi-tech in Israel and then there is lo-tech. A keen look at the latter., 8/16/2013, 3:02 PM

Jewish Communiy Collapse Disorder

Why the Reform Movement is trying to get a foothold in Israel (see Anat Hoffman of the Women of the Wall) and why they shouldn't be given one., 5/22/2013, 11:52 AM

Can Someone Offer a Vision for Israel's Future?

As a new immigrant tries to find his way among Israeli political parties, his griping about what is wrong with Israel turns him into an oldtimer. , 1/21/2013, 12:43 AM

Did We Hurt Your Feelings, Israel Bashers? Too Bad

One sided blame, calls for boycotts, questioning Israel's right to exist - those are common Israel-basher pasttimes. Why are they complaining?, 12/30/2012, 9:55 PM

Kudos on Israeli Students' Math Scores

Our high school students actually did much better on the international math tests than expected., 12/16/2012, 12:20 AM

Only in Israel Series: The Forgotten Olympics

Jews are known for brains, not brawn. So let's invest in developing our children's aptitudes., 9/23/2012, 5:08 PM

Only in Israel Series: On the Receiving End of Iran

Israel certainly doesn't want war; it's doing fine without 'peace' too - and It also doesn't make its decisions with US elections in mind. , 9/10/2012, 7:27 AM

Only in Israel: How I View the Media Since Making Aliya

Reality for Beinart is from behind a desk at City University of New York where he hasn’t seen a rocket’s red glare through the night in 200 years., 8/10/2012, 5:13 PM

Only in Israel Series: US Voting is a Right and a Duty

Arutz Sheva is a little skeptic of the writer's faith in the Winter Solstice charts. And we share his love of America, but we wouldn't want to live there., 7/31/2012, 8:49 AM

Only in Israel Series: Death is Part of Aliyah

A friend's son paid the ultimate price that enables us to live in this land., 7/15/2012, 11:43 PM

Only in Israel: Stories from Daily Life as an Oleh

Every immigrant has stories that remind him of why he is here., 6/21/2012, 3:10 PM

Life in Israel: Ingredients for a Successful Aliyah

It all depends on your mindset. , 5/22/2012, 11:18 PM

Life in Israel: An Immigrant Learns Hebrew

Their six year old grandchildren can speak Hebrew, and the Hebrew teacher is a Russian immigrant. Kol hakavod (kudos!) to the writer and his wife, who made aliya to Ramat Beit Shemesh., 4/21/2012, 9:56 PM

Selective Champions of Human Rights

It's fine for Afghanistan, thst bastion of freedom, to perform at the Globe - but not Israel. All the world's a stage, is it not?, 4/17/2012, 3:52 PM