War is peace, freedom is slavery, and ignorance is strengthOrwell's 1984 is upon us.
J. K. Rowling on cultural engagement with IsraelHer courage in coming out against BDS is not matched by sympathy for Israel's terror victims, but she is all for dialogue.
Taking on the BoycottsNothing 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!
An Ominous Portent for the Future of the Israel-US RelationshipFor 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.
What if there were Sounds of Silence on the Iran DealMost 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.
Re: Obama It's Nothing Personal Israel, Get Over YourselfA rare defense of Obama's attitude and actions towards Israel.
Vote in the Other Jewish ElectionThe World Zionist Congress has more power than you think to affect things in Israel. Elections are coming up.
Young US Jews are Sticking with the DemocratsWhat 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.
Jewish Geography and the JapaneseTruth may be stranger than fiction here.
Is Israel Morphing into a Militaristic, Racist Country?Liberal Zionism in the "good old days".
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.
Low Teacher Pay is a Threat to National SecurityFor 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.
"The French Intifada", Coming Soon to Your AreaWritten 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.
Netanyahu's Jab at Economic ReformThe Netanyahu family's lifestyle is up for scathing sarcasm.
With (Corporate) Charity for AllGiving improves the quality of life in a community, and betters relations with employees and customers.
Beit Shemesh Elections: Good for DemocracyNo one is terribly excited about the new election.
Pres. Obama: Israel Can Teach America About Health CareThis 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.
EU Pressures Threaten Israel PolicyThe 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.
On Israel's Economy: Suffer the HelplessA black look at the problems of the Israeli consumer, victim of a restrictive economy. And a call for reform.
The Holy War: Beit Shemesh ElectionsThe contest has become a holy war that leaves residents high and dry. Religious hatred dominates, replacing any political discourse.
Beit Shemesh is Ground Zero for Deri vs. BennettA local election should be about local issues, but this one is shaping up as a national power struggle.
How International Banks Enable Drug TradeLittle bad is written about Israeli banks. Not so for stellar world banking institutions.
Olim Might Think Small in BusinessThere is hi-tech in Israel and then there is lo-tech. A keen look at the latter.
Jewish Communiy Collapse DisorderWhy 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.
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.
Did We Hurt Your Feelings, Israel Bashers? Too BadOne sided blame, calls for boycotts, questioning Israel's right to exist - those are common Israel-basher pasttimes. Why are they complaining?
Kudos on Israeli Students' Math ScoresOur high school students actually did much better on the international math tests than expected.
Only in Israel Series: The Forgotten OlympicsJews are known for brains, not brawn. So let's invest in developing our children's aptitudes.
Only in Israel Series: On the Receiving End of IranIsrael 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.
Only in Israel: How I View the Media Since Making AliyaReality 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.
Only in Israel Series: US Voting is a Right and a DutyArutz 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.
Only in Israel Series: Death is Part of AliyahA friend's son paid the ultimate price that enables us to live in this land.
Only in Israel: Stories from Daily Life as an OlehEvery immigrant has stories that remind him of why he is here.
Life in Israel: Ingredients for a Successful AliyahIt all depends on your mindset.
Life in Israel: An Immigrant Learns HebrewTheir 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.
Selective Champions of Human RightsIt'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?