Amona is a test case for Israeli democracy As a matter of procedure, Israel's High Court of Justice does not examine or evaluate evidence and does not decide issues of land ownership. They rely on what government offices tell them.
The Reform Movement's Moment of Truth Israel's existence is at stake, but Reform Judaism, relatively safe in the United States, continues its toxic messages on Israel and supports the Iran deal.
Looking Back at Yitzchak Rabin's LegacyWhat is Yitzhak Rabin’s real legacy? j19 years have passed since the terrible night of his assassination and it is possible to evaluate his accomplishments objectively now.
Why Pharaoh's Heart HardenedWhy does Torah use three different words to describe what amounts to a single description of his stubborn obstinacy?
Bibi’s Moment of Truth – and Bennett Bennett has changed the political conversation from personalities to issues, from promises that will not be kept to saying what he means and meaning what he says.
What is Really Behind the Yesha Demolitions?Chief Justice Beinisch steps down soon, but seems to want to do as much damage to the Yesha enterprise as she can before then. This explains her most diabolical ruling, which she has - singlehandedly, because Israel allows that - made into law.
Parenting Angry Teenagers After terrorist attacks, teenagers in Israel are often frustrated by lack of government response. The author gives advice on how parents can keep them from acting out these feelings in what he describes as self-defeating ways.
Obama, It's Time to Free PollardCasper Weinberger's assistant, Lawrence Korb, has said that Pollard should be freed. Schumer and others also saw the secret documents and agree, but the only legal recourse left is presidential clemency. A reasoned appeal to Obama.
Yitschak Rabin's LegacyA school principal was fired in the early years after Rabin's tragic murder for publicly disengaging from the PM's legacy though mourning his death. Here's a hard look at the subject.
On Whose Side is Obama?The for and against citizen's demonstrations are a civil right, but in his own remarks on the Ground Zero Mosque, Obama seems to have forgotten which country he heads.
Barak's Theatre of the AbsurdHere is the lowdown on the Defense Minister. The right has been saying it all along, and the left has now joined the anti Barak calls for its own reasons.
Obama likes him.
New Israel Fund RevelationsInvestigating the NIF is like opening Pandora's box, with the contents having enormous influence and power to control.
Sharon Ignored Iran ThreatAriel Sharon knew about the rise of Iran's nuclear threat, but did nothing about it. Is this happening again?
Sovereignty Now!!At the Herzliya Conference on February 2, Salam Fayyad called for a Palestinian state connecting Judea, Samaria and Gaza that has East Jerusalem as its capital, ending the “occupation of areas that were Palestinian territory before 1967”.
A New ParadigmAttempts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by political solutions involving the establishment of a second Palestinian entity in Judea, Samaria and Gaza (Yesha) have encouraged terrorism and violence, especially within Palestinian society. An alternative to the "two-state solution," therefore, is essential to achieve peace.
Peace Now Flakes OutPeace Now's latest "expose" - charging that Israeli settlements are built on "private Palestinian land" - is a fraud.
Outposts on the Road to Another LebanonDespite warnings from military and security heads in Israel that Hamas and Hizbullah are active throughout the West Bank, particularly in northern Samaria, and that they will turn the area into another Lebanon if Israel withdraws, Israeli leaders are planning to do just that.
Refugees - Are We All One?Unable to assume the expenses, institutions and communities began to ask government and private agencies for help. Some were turned down because of their location in Judea and Samaria.
Children Challenge the SystemThis month, two 15-year-old girls, Oriah Shirel and Iska Federman, were released from N'vei Tirza, a maximum security prison in Israel, where they had been kept for eight weeks. Their crime: participating in a demonstration in a neighborhood of Hebron, where they live.
The Bar Mitzvah of Israel's Right-WingRegardless of one's politics, nearly all agree that, undermined by a lack of accountability and rampant corruption, the political system itself has failed in Israel.
Israel's Policy of AmbiguitySomething new has happened in Israel. <I>Nobody</I> is talking about "peace", not even the extreme Left (like Peace Now, whose main activity is trying to prevent Jews from building in Judea, Samaria and Gaza). Not even the Tinker-Bell of Peace, Shimon Peres. The Oslo delusion, however, is not over; it has a new name: "Disengagement".
To Settle or Not to Settle?When Israel won the war in 1967, fortune bestowed upon us a gift, but there were strings attached: a large Arab population that considered itself "Palestinian".