Opeds (Page 1)


A Soldier’s Perspective: What we really need from Diaspora Jewry

The greatest boost of strength I can receive as a soldier is the knowledge that what I’m doing is inspiring those around me to want to take part in what we’re building as well. Op-ed.

A soldier’s perspective on World  Jewry

Time for optimism on Rafah and the Philadelphi Corridor

Smart Israeli planning for the Philadelphi Corridor Operation can satisfy Egypt's primary concerns. Opinion

Time for optimism on the Philadelphi Corridor

Antisemitism: The oldest racism?

Antisemitism is a word created to soften the term “Jew-hatred.” How about we go back to calling it what it really is and stop playing word games? Opinion.

Antisemitism: The oldest racism?

From the ashes of oppression: The path to a democratic Iran

Iran is on the brink of destruction, fueled by the incompetence of its rulers and the hidden anger of its people, and demands a thoughtful approach to governance in the looming post-regime era. America, take note. Russia is already there. Op-ed.

From the ashes of oppression:  A democratic Iran

The fearless operation needed to thwart another Shoah

Israel must use the window of opportunity that has opened after Islamists on October 7th proved their genocidal designs and before Islamists secure nuclear weapons and close this window, to act swiftly and decisively to save millions of lives. Op-ed.

The fearless operation needed to thwart a Shoah

Jewish Sovereignty; a Jewish priority?

The war against Hamas and its supporters – and the upcoming-war against Hezbollah – is all about Israel’s right to self-defense, its survival, and, therefore, about Jewish sovereignty. Op-ed.

Jewish Sovereignty; a Jewish priority?

In the mad West, Iran disarms and Israel oppresses

Are they insane? No, they are Woke. On the list of the world's top persecutors of journalists, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). Iran and Israel are listed together. Op-ed.

In the mad West, Iran disarms and Israel oppresses

Let the refugees go!

Gaza has a long coast line. A Gaza refugee boat rescue could be mobilized to allow civilians, if they so choose, to board and receive financial help to resettle in other places. This is not unprecedented, it is quite common. Op-ed.

Let the refugees go!

The Biden Administration is a danger to Israel

Honestly, it is absolutely insane when you hear it all explained, but do not despair! We are living in an alternate reality, where good is evil and evil is good. Just listen to this blood libel, issued as an executive order in the name of President Biden himself. Op-ed.

The Biden Administration is a danger to Israel

Stop pursuing a Palestinian state and start pursuing peace

The US, UK, and EU openly talk about recognizing a Palestinian state when the war with Hamas is over, rewarding mass murder and hate and pushing peace farther into the distant future. Op-ed.

Stop pursuing a Palestinian state and pursue peace

The empty toolbox

America's policy: Heads, we lose; tails, they win. With those odds, further attacks are not only inevitable; they are logical.

The empty toolbox

A thorn in our side

If you had a neighbor who planted thornbushes in your lawn, I’m sure you would cut them down. Who is he to ruin your garden? A timely parable. Op-ed.

A thorn in our side

Countering 'Pro-Palestine' propaganda: "Genocide" and "Ethnic Cleansing"

The problem for South Africa, the U.N., and many academics is that neither the genocide accusation, nor its brother, the ethnic cleansing accusation, stands up to scrutiny. Op-ed.

Countering 'Pro-Palestine' propaganda: 'Genocide'

360 degrees of hostility: The Biden administration and Israel

Why is the United States continuing to hamper the ability of the Israel Defense Forces in Gaza? Op-ed.

360 degrees of hostility:  Biden and Israel

The United Nations’ Goebbels Maneuver

How the UN utilized a Nazi propaganda technique to attack the Jewish State. Op-ed.

The United Nations’ Goebbels Maneuver

Israel’s war on Hamas is the least deadly conflict in the region

"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics," Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli once reportedly quipped. The media's coverage of the Israel-Hamas war has offered plenty of all three. Op-ed.

Israel’s war is the least deadly conflict in region

What do Chabad, US Orthodoxy and the Reform Movement have in common?

Chabad has the power (if it so desires..) to influence 1 Million Jews to make Aliyah this instant.

What do Chabad and the Reform Movement agree on?

Why didn't we listen?

Every Prime Minister paid the Rebbe a visit and he explained his position to all of them. Op-ed.

Why didn't we listen?

From tragedy to tactics: Holocaust insights informing Israel’s security measures

The Holocaust serves as a somber reminder of the depths to which humanity can sink when hatred goes unchecked and the international community remains indifferent. Op-ed.

From tragedy to tactics: the Holocaust and Israel

Two states, one for Jews, one for terrorists

Biden is more worried about Gaza’s “innocent civilians’ than about the 1,200 really innocent Israeli civilians who were butchered Oct. 7. And he wants to be sure Sinwar gets his reward for killing them - a state. Op-ed.

Two states, one for Jews, one for terrorists

What Are We Waiting For to Finally Take Out the Iranian Nuclear Threat?

America has had many opportunities to deal with the Iranian threat, but President Biden continues to act like Neville Chamberlain and to appease the mullahs.

Will We Finally Take Out the Iranian Nuclear Threat?

Europe’s schools now bow in prayer toward Mecca

A principal in Europe: A 12-year-old boy came to me and said, 'I hate you. We will take back the country'. They reject our culture, our values. Their hatred is unimaginable."

Europe’s schools now bow in prayer toward Mecca

Who wants elections?

It's the same people and the same messages. The motives are always the same, and only the context changes. Comrades of the right, do not be seduced by the left’s call for early elections.

Who wants elections?

Why do so many young Americans hate Israel?

Too many young people choose to base their views on misleading Instagram photos, biased college professors, and radical ideologies that falsely paint Israel as a “white supremacist” state. it is not the first time. Op-ed.

Why do so many young Americans hate Israel?

Defunding UNRWA alone is nonsensical

‘Ad Hoc Court’ in The Hague rules that UNRWA dovetails with the International Court of Justice and the Human Rights Council. Opinion.

Defunding UNRWA alone is nonsensical

An open letter to BBC and CNN

Cease stigmatizing Germany and making Germans feel bad about their history, act towards Germans living during WWII just as you have done for Islam. Satire.

An open letter to BBC and CNN

Middle East reality defies US Middle East policies

The State Department has downplayed the Palestinian Arab track record and ideology, egregiously basing its policy on subjective and speculative future scenarios and diplomatic Palestinian Arab statements. Op-ed.

Middle East reality defies US Middle East policies

Pity the Palestinian Arabs? Gimme a break!

Gaza is a potential paradise that Gazans turned into a deadly terrorist hell. And now they find themselves suffering the results of their own deeds. Op-ed

Pity the Palestinian Arabs? Gimme a break!

Cut off the UNRWA

UNRWA education is singularly responsible for the Gazan Arab effort in perpetuity to destroy Israel. The great crime of conservative leadership in Israel and America is that they allowed the Left to seize control of schools for half a century. Opinion.

Cut off the UNRWA

My dream of Gaza

The founding father of the Jewish State told us that if you will it, it is no longer a dream. That means that it was a dream in the first place. Op-ed.

My dream of Gaza

Yeshiva break in the USA, war in Israel

Vacation time dilemma for observant Jewish American famiilies: Tahiti or a poolside BBQ dining on choice steaks while their brothers, IDF soldiers, are falling by the dozen in Gaza?

Yeshiva break in the USA, war in Israel

America and Britain - blind stupidity or malevolence?

America and Britain have crossed. a treacherous red line. Their unhinged obsession with the “two-state solution” threatens to incentivize Hamas. Opinion.

America and Britain - blind stupidity?

We must academically defend the legitimacy of a Jewish State-NOW !

A very sad, but urgent task, is to academically defend Israel’s ‘right to exist’ and Jewish history, clearly taught to ignorant young Jews, is our best argument against the woke progressive indictment of the Jewish state. Op-ed.

Academically defend Israel's legitimacy NOW !

Turning the "Day After" into lasting peace. A position paper

Israel must declare sovereignty and preserve the rights of Palestinian Arabs: A Position Paper.

Turning the "Day After" into lasting peace

Israel’s counterclaim against South Africa - and its claims against UNRWA and Iran

South Africa brazenly brought an absurd case before the ICJ while the sordid role of UNRWA in this horrible tragedy also puts into question South Africa’s continued commitment to funding UNRWA - a group which can now be considered a terrorist organization. Op-ed.

Israel’s counterclaim against South Africa

Intersectional myths killed the black-Jewish alliance

Black pastors are pressuring President Joe Biden to save Hamas because they identify with “oppressed” Palestinian Arabs who launched a genocidal war, not a drive for civil rights. Don't they know that? That is a morally bankrupt position. Op-ed.

Intersectional myths ended the black-Jewish alliance

“Bring them Home” is wrong. Here’s why

Don’t waste any more time on a misguided campaign. Opinion.

“Bring them Home” is wrong. Here’s why

Israel’s ultimate scapegoat

While Netanyahu is not perfect, nor does he claim to be blameless, that is a far cry from the Bibi-bashing syndrome that affects the leftist media and the former IDF leadership who want their own failures buried while burying him. Opinion.

Israel’s ultimate scapegoat

Ehud Barak is harming the war effort

His constant running to the media to artificially create headlines, or to foment dissent and disunity, is merely a pathetic attempt to remain relevant. He is a failed prime minister who reduced IDF size and arms production, left the Lebanon buffer zone allowing Hezbollah to take over and more. Op-ed.

Ehud Barak is harming the war effort

Countering Pro-Palestine propaganda: 'Israel is an Apartheid State'

From its earliest days as a nation, Israel rejected apartheid. In 1962, Israel voted to condemn South Africa's apartheid policies at the UN. Op-ed.

Propaganda: 'Israel is an Apartheid State'

A wake up call for Jewish liberal groups

Would Jewish Liberal Groups take a lead promoting anti-Israel rallies and advocating for a ceasefire? Except for some far left Reform clergy who went to the UN to demand a ceasefire, hopefully not! Op-ed.

A wake up call for Jewish liberal groups

How the Iranian threat affects Azerbaijan

Many people in Iran see Azerbaijan as an Iranian province, which is mistakenly outside of Tehran’s sphere of influence. This is a threatening situation. Opinion.

How the Iranian threat affects Azerbaijan

Songs of war

Israeli poets, cognizant of Tanakh, Midrash, and the new chapter of Jewish history being written today but not so different from the past, connect the Song of the Sea, Egypt and today's war.

Songs of war

At any price

The question is not one of sympathy with the families – but of effectiveness. If we stop the aid now, Gazans might storm Hamas strongholds and free the hostages. I will believe Gazan protests when they run en masse into the tunnels and bring out our hostages with them. Op-ed.

At any price

Countering Pro-Palestine Propaganda: 'Israel is a Settler-colonial State'

Actually, there has never been a country called "Palestine," and the Jewish people were the original inhabitants of this territory. Opinion.

Propaganda: Israel is a Settler-colonial State

Civilian deaths in Gaza: Relatively low

Nations engaged in genocide do not go to such great lengths trying to reduce civilian casualties, including placing their own soldiers at heightened risk. Op-ed.

Civilian deaths in Gaza: Relatively low

Mekka Deutschland: the Islamization of German cities

Israelis in Germany, take note! History always accelerates on the banks of the Rhine and Germany is fast going Muslim, faster than much of Europe. Op-ed.

Mekka Deutschland: the Islamization of German cities

Herbert Hoover's resettlement plan for the Palestinian Arabs

Variation on a theme. Opinion.

Herbert Hoover's Palestinian Arabs resettlement plan

Our binary option problem

Israel has a serious problem with binary options. Either you’re with us, or against us. Either democracy or reform. Either yes Bibi or no Bibi. Oped.

Our binary option problem

Meditations on Trump, Obama, Iowa and New Hampshire, Europe, and Exile

American Jews must understand that, even as one or another local or national politician is the one to back now, the enthusiasm should be muted by recognizing that America is Exile. Opinion.

Trump, Obama, Iowa, New Hampshire, Europe, and Exile

Unveiling the shadows behind the massacre

'The Black Shabbat: A critical analysis of the October 7th tragedy'. Book Review.

Unveiling the shadows behind the massacre

Epiphanies on Islamic Ethics

Muslim societies do not just breed violence and poverty, but also a dogmatic sense of superiority grounded on nothing but wishful thinking. However, some Islamic virtues should set Israelis thinking. Op-ed.

Epiphanies on Islamic Ethics

What's in a name?

Whether called Facebook or Meta,Twitter or X, the same vile slander and incitement to violence pervades the social media giants. Opinion.

What's in a name?

It will take years to digest the magnitude of Oct. 7

We Jews know all about living in a world without pity. Opinion.

It will take years to digest the magnitude of Oct. 7

Never again? Again

79 years since the end of World War II, Holocaust survivors are once again forced to search for refuge from those seeking to exterminate them. Incomprehensible, but true. Opinion.

Never again? Again

Who needs Holocaust Remembrance Day in 2024?

In a special editorial in Time, Rabbi Moshe Hauer discusses the feelings of his mother, a Holocaust survivor, amid the current situation in Israel and around the world. Op-Ed.

Who needs Holocaust Remembrance Day in 2024?




























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