Jack Engelhard

Of media hotheads and Trump’s Syria blunder

Trump has many plusses, but gets a minus on Syria. The media gets a double minus. , 10/10/2019, 5:16 PM

The Left’s campaign to trivialize our leaders and ourselves 

Imagine these people running the country…and however it goes against Trump here; it goes ditto against Netanyahu in Israel.  , 10/6/2019, 12:00 PM

This, too, shall pass

High Holy Days and a pause for the big picture., 10/2/2019, 1:25 PM

Politicians – a time to confess

We are not talking about the people in either of our two great countries. The people are fine. It is the politicians who need to grow up - and own up. , 9/29/2019, 12:00 PM

Pelosi's tantrum

They are serious, but about nothing, absolutely nothing, except to bring Trump down. They have no other policy or agenda, and they have no other gods., 9/25/2019, 10:57 PM

Lessons Israel does not need from America

An insatiable appetite for revenge against Trump and Netanyahu is no way to run either country., 9/24/2019, 11:03 AM

Since when is age discrimination okay?

While the culture forbids any derogatory reference to a person’s race, religion or gender, a person’s age gets no such sensitivity or respect. , 9/22/2019, 1:15 PM

An election where the tail wagged the dog

Ilhan Omar has every reason to rejoice, as does Rashida Tlaib (D. Michigan), as together, their team, the Arab Joint List, has managed to vote as a bloc, giving it 12-to-13 Knesset seats, A good day for the two anti-Zionist congresswomen., 9/18/2019, 10:52 PM

Pitting secular vs. religious – is that the leadership Israelis want?

In neither of my stays in Israel did I find any real hostility between secular and religious Israelis. An attempt to divide the country on those lines is not responsible leadership., 9/16/2019, 9:18 PM

Vote Trump/Bibi while you’ve got them

It’s in your hands, Israel, only days ahead, whether to keep this good thing going as long as it lasts, or toss the dice with loaded cubes. Well, half of it is up to you.  , 9/13/2019, 9:40 AM

“Our Boys” and the damage we do to ourselves

I need to give this topic another go, to explain to myself, what it was that affected me so personally, particularly here in America. , 9/10/2019, 8:55 AM

Another anti-Israel movie – from an Israeli.

The Korach Award goes to Joseph Cedar for this HBO production., 9/5/2019, 5:58 PM

You mean to tell me Jews are fighting?

A nice Jewish boy became the World Judo Champion - and the not so nice Egyptian sore loser he bested refused to shake his hand. , 9/2/2019, 1:30 PM

Eugen Gluck – a towering Jewish figure; a monumental loss

Mourning a visionary who saw modern-day Israel as the rebirth of a Biblical promise. , 8/28/2019, 8:34 AM

Meantime, the killings continue – against Israelis

The Times especially would rather this were hushed because the Times has become a racist rag. , 8/26/2019, 12:24 PM

AOC and millennial antisemitism

They don’t know the Civil War, so how can they know the Holocaust? It wasn’t in a curriculum that featured, instead, feminism, Marxism, social consciousness, and Angela Davis., 8/23/2019, 1:00 PM

Rashida Tlaib’s “grandmother” trick – nice try

The two grievance sisters were at it today at a “press conference” to air their bad vibes and if you thought you had channeled Berlin, 1933 by mistake no, this is America, 2019., 8/20/2019, 5:23 AM

Israel got it right, finally, on Tlaib and Omar

Such are the antisemitic “lawmakers” Michigan and Minnesota sent to Congress…and gift wrapped them as a “minority” and therefore untouchable. , 8/16/2019, 2:24 PM

Has the news media been reliable – ever?

For the longest time, I was fooled just like everybody else. I was young. I was in training as a journalist, and the Times was the place to learn your craft., 8/15/2019, 11:08 AM

"A terrible headache" - the Holocaust as seen by the New York Times

Rethinking The NY Times and the Holocaust. A surprising exchange between the writer and the editor of the NYTimes in 1994., 8/12/2019, 3:00 PM

Suddenly, he becomes your son

So many in Israel are like him, like Dvir, and yet Dvir can never be duplicated or replaced., 8/9/2019, 8:43 AM

That other day when America was spooked – Nov. 22, 1963

It’s perhaps worth a moment to revisit the America of the 1960s., 8/6/2019, 6:35 PM

AOC and what the heck happened to America?

AOC and how anti-Semitism is starting to roll off the tongue., 8/4/2019, 7:56 AM

What color is anti-Semitism?

Answer them back when they go off against Israel and instantly you are “racist.”, 7/30/2019, 2:00 PM

A near-perfect pitcher, Mariano Rivera, in an imperfect world

On the mound, he was tranquility in a world plunged in madness, and there is still madness and darkness if you read the papers other than for Sports., 7/28/2019, 6:43 PM

No “Me Tarzan” moment at Mueller hearings

The media was desperate for a crushing quote and the Democrats tried their best, but Mueller did not deliver the goods., 7/25/2019, 6:26 AM

Today's damsels in distress

A few days ago, they went running to Mommy to talk about the “bully” in the schoolyard – Trump. And Big TV is Big Mommy. , 7/22/2019, 7:16 AM

Same fight for survival – USA and Israel

Is this an alarmist position? Both countries have crucial, game changing elections coming up., 7/17/2019, 7:33 AM

Pay-to-slay – it’s time to take this seriously

Each man, each woman is a target so long as the Law of the Jungle persists:, 7/14/2019, 4:38 PM

US soccer women score big win…also for Trump

Americans of all kinds, and from all over, rooted for those women as if they were our daughters. , 7/10/2019, 5:20 AM

Nothing is going to help

Inviting people who bash Israel to visit and see the truth firsthand is not going to change the views of those whose minds are made up, , 7/7/2019, 7:47 AM

To be or not to be Hollywood Jewish

We know Richard, the Israelis can be such a nuisance when once in a while they’ve had enough and go about defending themselves. , 7/4/2019, 4:14 PM

The Dems and their trouble with “old people" - like Joe Biden

Joe Biden should be able to declare himself 56, or 36. What’s fair for gender ought to be fair for age., 7/2/2019, 3:31 PM

More fat cash won’t stop the PA crime family

The PA and associates have a bad habit of squandering money, perhaps, over the years, not counting what the PA leaders have in their Swiss bank accounts. Who gets the $50 billion?, 6/27/2019, 5:50 AM

America isn't great? Says who?

From the comforts of liberty, they cite all the reasons why this country has no merits. We are a lousy people, they say., 6/24/2019, 11:40 PM

AOC’s latest howler

AOC is smarter than you think. She is a tyrant in a ponytail,, 6/19/2019, 4:53 PM

CNN's Jim Acosta – Salinger he isn’t

Nobody asked for this Acosta book, which only perpetuates the obvious, that as never before, finds the news media in the business of blinding the public. , 6/17/2019, 7:24 AM

Fighting Antisemitism with one hand

The evidence shows that American Jewish voters will still go to the polls eyes wide shut., 6/14/2019, 11:02 AM

Still “mad as hell”

Trump and Israel bashing have become interchangeable givens at celebrity functions and this writer has had enough., 6/11/2019, 6:16 AM

Suppose you get to heaven but forgot your password?

A pastor in Virginia actually apologized for praying for an elected US president who stopped by his church. This cannot be America where this is happening…or…or is it only in America where this is happening?, 6/5/2019, 3:58 PM

About Germany’s kippa flap – one question

The question is not really whether Jews should or should not wear a kippa on the streets of Germany. , 6/3/2019, 1:59 PM

Robert Mueller’s 9-minute meltdown

Mueller turned out to be just another bum. Are they all bums?, 5/30/2019, 11:29 PM

The Boys from NYU

Will our American campuses soon be safe for Arabs only? , 5/26/2019, 9:49 AM

How to avoid liberals on Fox News

The concept of “fair and balanced” sounds good, but it does not seem okay when just one TV or print news source adheres to a principle so virtuous, when the rest of them don’t. , 5/22/2019, 4:52 PM

I’d rather talk baseball — Bryce Harper over Rashida Tlaib

Anti-Semitism is not natural to America. Well, it wasn’t, until some people came along, who have no idea what it means to say Jackie Robinson, Hank Greenberg, or Sandy Koufax., 5/19/2019, 12:18 PM

Tliab's whopper

If it’s Monday, it must be Omar, and for Friday, count on Tlaib. This must be planned and cannot be coincidence…when the business is to target the Jewish people bit by bit. , 5/14/2019, 8:58 AM

Another look at Hemingway

I went back to “The Sun Also Rises” and wondered how I missed all the anti-Semitism when I read the book in my youth., 5/13/2019, 6:24 AM

Suppose Hamas puts on a show but nobody comes?

Two days of unprovoked rocket fire into Israel did not get them the PR mileage they expected. Usually the media come to their aid, but this time, not so much., 5/8/2019, 12:45 AM

Trump’s homage to Lenny Bruce

Trump is a funny guy, if only they would give him the chance, which they won’t; their loss, and our loss., 5/5/2019, 7:38 AM

The hand that rocked The NY Times

Dream along with me and pretend something else is going on. I’m thinking Purim-style reversal of fortune…we win, the bad guys hang., 5/1/2019, 9:19 AM

The NY Times cartoon is worse than you thought

So much hostility, and so much prejudice, and all of it heaped on the world’s one and only Jewish State. You’d rather not wonder why. , 4/30/2019, 11:30 AM

It begins with censorship

There is a difference – and this is important – there is a difference between freedom to speak and freedom to talk back. Freedom to talk back is strictly policed - and if you think differently than they think you should, your words are terminated., 4/24/2019, 3:30 PM

When Pharaoh came to town

How quickly people can change, for the worse, when a new Pharaoh comes to town., 4/22/2019, 6:05 PM

Leaderless Dems – desperately seeking a mensch

Not one Democrat has had the backbone to put Ilhan Omar in her place. Netanyahu, now, they manage to chastise in advance., 4/17/2019, 11:43 PM

How to become rich like Socialist Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders – the millionaire “author”-- and how he became a millionaire., 4/13/2019, 11:50 PM

The underdog won

If you think I’m nuts for calling Benjamin Netanyahu the underdog, then you haven’t been following the news where they had Bibi getting trounced., 4/10/2019, 7:35 AM

Israeli voters will sway US policy

Whatever “Deal of the Century” emerges, expect it to reflect whichever Israel emerges after Tuesday – a nation to the Left, or a nation to the Right., 4/7/2019, 8:16 PM