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Howard Rotberg

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Shunning - active and passive

While Jews in Israel fight an active military and terrorist war, Jews in the Diaspora fight a culture war which is getting harder and harder to win. Op-ed.

Shunning - active and passive

It's time to recognize the world's absurdity

Ridicule is what these young anti-Israel "useful idiots" deserve. And so does the Hague. Laughing at them is much better than getting angry at them. Opinion.

It's time to recognize the world's absurdity

The Hostage Holocaust

Hearing what few facts have emerged about the state of the hostages after more than 100 days of the most evil torture, which is beyond our imaginations, who cannot grieve? What will we say on Holocaust Remembrance Day? Op-ed.

The Hostage Holocaust

Offensive words for defensive actions

After more than 20 years of Palestinian Arab rocket attacks from Gaza,, are Israeli military operations "offensive" or "defensive"? Opinion.

Offensive words for defensive actions

In a naive world

Hopefully, naivety will be a casualty of the Hamas War.  Children in a playground can be naive - but our world is no playground.  Op-ed.

In a naive world

The war against Hamas should bring with it a paradigm shift

For far too long, Zionism has been stuck in a defensive mode. Op-ed.

The war against Hamas should bring with it a paradigm shift

Sad about Sa'ad

A dozen years after a Hamas attack on a school bus, peace-loving Kibbutz Sa'ad sees more evil. Op-ed.

Sad about Sa'ad

A two-state solution for Germany and others

Germany itself might soon be faced with a demand to create a two-state solution for its growing Muslim population. Op-ed.

A two-state solution for Germany and others

Allegations of collective punishment and disproportionality

How can allegations of collective punishment or disproportionality be made in the absence of any discussion of the crimes of Hamas? Op-ed.

Allegations of collective punishment and disproportionality

We are such a quarrelsome people

Past, present and future of the secular-haredi and religious Zionist divide.Op-ed

We are such a quarrelsome people

The bizarre transition in the West

There is a bizarre transition in America from suporting liberty, non-violence and justice to submission to evil ideologies. Op-ed.

The bizarre transition in the West

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Terrorists who murder Israeli Jews do not act alone

The basic fact is that no Arab terrorist acts alone; but is incited to genocidal murder by the entire.structure of Palestinian society.Op-ed

Terrorists who murder Israeli Jews do not act alone

The anachronism of “Jewish Heritage”

“Jewish heritage” seems to be the ancestral ties of those who otherwise have little or no connection to Jewish religion or values. Op-ed.

The anachronism of “Jewish Heritage”

Roy Rogers, Roi Rotberg and Me

One played the part of a brave cowboy and one really was a brave cowboy. Which one does today's Israel resemble? Op-ed.

Roy Rogers, Roi Rotberg and Me

Habakkuk 612 BCE and Habakkuk May 5, 2022

No matter the joy of the modern Habakkuk, we see today's Babylonians, the evil so-called Palestinians, again murder our best people.

Habakkuk 612 BCE and Habakkuk May 5, 2022

Bad times: the Shoah, Ukraine War, terror and The Flood

Israel manifests a social resilience in a nation that is far from giving up or rejecting the Jewish role in history, despite terror. Op-ed

Bad times:  the Shoah, Ukraine War, terror and The Flood

On Leaders and War: Post Ukraine transformation in the West

We have the opportunity to make the post-Ukraine world a better one with better values and ideologies and leadership by better people. Op-ed

On Leaders and War: Post Ukraine transformation in the West

Leadership in a time of crisis: Israel and America

Israel is facing some potentially catastrophic challenges and a government crisis at the same time. America's government is unpopular Op-ed.

Leadership in a time of crisis:  Israel and America

Reality and Resilence: A Zionist Jewish author's lament

Can we compare how the Israelis counter the demoralizing effects of terrorism and how Ukrainians counter the effects of the invasion? Op-ed.

Reality and Resilence:  A Zionist Jewish author's lament

The 10 lessons the West should learn from Putin’s war on Ukraine

The 10 lessons the West should learn from Putin’s war on Ukraine

The Olympics: Sportsmanship or BDS?

Does boycotting a country as the Olympic venue differ from shunning an athlete from that or any other country? Op-ed.

The Olympics: Sportsmanship or BDS?

Hostage Rabbi and wife said to be allies of the Muslim community

I predict the Rabbi will become an even stronger advocate of kindness to Islamists who might be embedded in the “entire community.”.Op-ed.

Hostage Rabbi and wife said to be allies of the Muslim community

The Passion of the Antisemites

Why, as the Atlantic asked recently, is Hollywood still hiring Mel Gibson, whose Passion of the Christ movie reeks with antisemitism? Op-ed.

The Passion of the Antisemites

The frog in the boiling water

Those of us living outside Israel should not counsel Israelis in the line of fire, but here are two stories about that boiling water.Op-ed.

The frog in the boiling water

Proud lunatic: Billy Joel and the Diaspora Jewish baby boomers

Renowned, talented singer-songwriter Billy Joel.is a prototype of what has happened to American Jewry's baby boomers. Opinion.

Proud lunatic: Billy Joel and the Diaspora Jewish baby boomers

My twilight zone: Past, present and future

The past cannot alter the present. Holocaust museums have not affected young Islamists who don’t believe it occurred. And the future?Op-ed..

My twilight zone: Past, present and future

Goldberg and Merkel seek moral absolution in the wrong place

​​​​​​​Taking the long view of history as we must requires us to specify key events in the culture war by Islamism against the West. Op-ed.

Goldberg and Merkel seek moral absolution in the wrong place

The Associated Press war of words against Israel

There is no other country that AP subjects to such obvious journalistic lies, so we can consider AP to be an antisemitic organization.Op-ed.

The Associated Press war of words against Israel

Totally tolerating the Taliban: Naive tolerism towards Islamism

Toleration of evil is not a Jewish value. In the 1967 War, tolerism led to a key mistake by a top Israeli General.Op-ed.

Totally tolerating the Taliban: Naive tolerism towards Islamism

Twenty ways the Western media attacks Israel

Younger journalists reflect critical theory and relativism popularized in universities and among leftist and Islamist politicians. Op-ed.

Twenty ways the Western media attacks Israel

Palestinianizing children's books - spreading the evil culture

We are in a war for the hearts and minds of children. Op-ed.

Palestinianizing children's books - spreading the evil culture

The re-settlement by the indigenous Jews of Israel

Archaeology and recorded history prove Jewish indigenous status. You cannot settle your own land or occupy it. Denial is antisemitism..Op-ed

The re-settlement by the indigenous Jews of Israel

Sometimes it takes a few pogroms

Sometimes it takes a few pogroms to drive home the solution, inducing Diaspora Jews to make Aliyah as their forebears left Europe. Op-ed.

Sometimes it takes a few pogroms

Tolerating Iran's genocidal aims - for how long?

It will be up to Israeli generals and politicians to decide if response to rockets and control of Arab rioters preclude another front. Op-ed

Tolerating Iran's genocidal aims - for how long?

The crisis for American and French justice

France and the USA are struggling with moral and cultural relativism critical race theory and equity” not “equality” before the Law. Op-ed.

The crisis for American and French justice

The Colorado Islamist shooting - ancient Egypt, modern America

No media want to say that the store was Jewish and the shooter an Islamist. So is America any better for the Jews than ancient Egypt? Op-ed

The Colorado Islamist shooting - ancient Egypt, modern America

The Western cultural Stockholm Syndrome

Are US leftists, so enamoured of the supposed victims of racism, creating an antisemitic Stockholm Syndrome of “domestic terrorists”? Op-ed.

The Western cultural Stockholm Syndrome

The singer in the souk and the jailed ex-PM: Study in masochism

Miri Aloni and Ehud Olmert may display masochism in believing Israel's enemies, but most Israelis know better. Does the West? Opinion.

The singer in the souk and the jailed ex-PM: Study in masochism

The revenge factor in America's crisis

The Democrats did not seek Justice, but to avenge Trump’s threat to their elites in msm, in bureaucracy, and their politicians. Op-ed.

The revenge factor in America's crisis

From cancel culture to political exterminationism

Falsely accused racists are the new Jews. Anything is justified against them. How long till political exterminationism gets physical? Op-ed.

From cancel culture to political exterminationism

The Washington protest and its context

Unlike the summer protests/riots by young thugs, this protest was done by an older crowd, with very few storming the building. Op-ed.

The Washington protest and its context

The New York Times grinch that stole Hanukkah

The NYT went from Hanukkah in the eyes of a clueless assimilated Jew two years ago to the holiday in the eyes of a non-Jew this year.Op-ed.

The New York Times grinch that stole Hanukkah

The abuse of Truth and the abuse of Jews

Promoting lies against politicians helps prepare the way for lies against Jews. What do we know about the neuroscience of lying?  Op-ed.

The abuse of Truth and the abuse of Jews

Tolerism at Berkeley: The guy who had no clothes

Many liberal academics preach that violence is due to our lack of tolerance for the "root causes" of that violence, so anything goes. Op-ed.

Tolerism at Berkeley: The guy who had no clothes

Will the USA see emigration after the election?

Leftistt emigrants who spent the last 4 years loudly hating America, may find that they have caused other countries to feel the same. Op-ed.

Will the USA see emigration after the election?

The power of public fantasies: Three years of political libel

Public fantasies are behind 3 years of political libel reflecting not hatred of 1 man, but of American democracy and the rule of law..Op-ed.

The power of public fantasies: Three years of political libel

The NYT's failure to rededicate itself to fairness

The NYT, is an anti-Israel paper still read by so many Jews that it must share the blame for the decline in their support.for Israel. Op-ed.

The NYT's failure to rededicate itself to fairness

Tired of fighting: The first front and the second front

To learn to deal with terror and protect our citizens, stop criticizing Israel and realize that we must never get tired of winning.Op-ed.

Tired of fighting: The first front and the second front

Why Israel is able to deal with external and internal terrorism

There has to be an active fight for social cohesion, impossible as that may seem, or America is doomed. Israel has managed to do it. Op-ed.

Why Israel is able to deal with external and internal terrorism