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The BBC and other Western media outlets are far more than mere useful idiots.

The devastating Hamas weapon of war is the Western media. Opinion.

The BBC and other Western media are not just mere useful idiots.

The infernal choice behind the hostage deal

Israel is in this terrible situation principally because of America. Opinion.

The infernal choice behind the hostage deal

Is Britain going wobbly on Israel?

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has been outmaneuvered by the poisonously anti-Israel liberal establishment.Opinion.

Is Britain going wobbly on Israel?

Just whose side is America really on?

Biden’s early support for Israel is turning into something more ominous. Opinion.

Just whose side is America really on?

How Israel tries to protect Gaza's civilians

Despite general media malevolence, the truth sometimes emerges. Op-ed.

How Israel tries to protect Gaza's civilians

The fracturing of the ‘progressive’ West

Leftists are now crying because suddenly, they feel the hot breath of the Jew-haters on their own necks.Opinion.

The fracturing of the ‘progressive’ West

The West’s monster within

Liberal society contains the seeds of its own destruction. Opinion.

The West’s monster within

The West’s fifth columnists

Media outlets are enabling anti-Jewish evil in a time of war. Opinion.

The West’s fifth columnists

Civilization’s fifth columnists

The depraved frenzies of bloodshed shown by Hamas have entered the collective mind of the West itself. Opinion.

Civilization’s fifth columnists

Spitting in God’s eye

Tension between Christians and Jews in Jerusalem is more complex than disgust at the deplorable spitting incident this week. Op-ed.

Spitting in God’s eye

Israel’s ‘democracy’ protesters destroy their own platform

The disgraceful mob attack in Tel Aviv on Yom Kippur has far wider resonance.Op-ed.

Israel’s ‘democracy’ protesters destroy their own platform

The moral bankruptcy of the world

Raisi’s triumphalism at the U.N. is a result of the West’s surrender. Op-ed.

The moral bankruptcy of the world

Abbas voices his monstrous antisemitism, again

The Palestinian leader’s bigotry is in lockstep with the West’s hypocritical outrage.Op-ed.

Abbas voices his monstrous antisemitism, again

Musk vs. Greenblatt is the unspeakable vs. the uneatable

Taking sides in this contest reflects the deep moral confusion of the West. This is not a fight in which Jews can properly pick a side.Op-ed

Musk vs. Greenblatt is the unspeakable vs. the uneatable

Israelophobia is the newest form of the oldest hatred

The distinction between hating Jews and hating Israel is bogus.Op-ed.

Israelophobia is the newest form of the oldest hatred

Why compromise is unlikely in Israel’s crisis

The protesters won't stop because they think they can bring Netanyahu’s government down.Op-ed.

Why compromise is unlikely in Israel’s crisis

Herzog’s lamentable performance

Israel needs to deliver an entirely different message to its two-faced U.S. ally. Op-ed.

Herzog’s lamentable performance

The real crisis in the West

In obsessing over Israel's policies, the free world is looking the wrong way. Op-ed.

The real crisis in the West

The malevolent reporting on Israel’s Jenin operation

Much of the West believes the antisemitic lie that the Jews are responsible for their own destruction. Op-ed.

The malevolent reporting on Israel’s Jenin operation

It’s time to dismantle the United Nations

The moral corruption of this global body has knocked the free world off its compass. The world needs an alliance of democracies. Op-ed.

It’s time to dismantle the United Nations

Israel’s American ‘frenemy’

If Netanyahu won’t alert Americans to their government’s abandonment of Israel, U.S. politicians must step up to the plate. Op-ed.

Israel’s American ‘frenemy’

'Pulse of Israel': First conference on unmasking Jew-hatred

The first 'Pulse of Israel' conference on unmasking Jew-hatred within the Palestinian national movement will take place on June 25th

First conference on unmasking Jew-hatred

Challenging the BBC on Israel

Finally, people are pushing back publicly against the outlet’s lethal distortions. Op-ed.

Challenging the BBC on Israel

The Jews’ lesson for the West

Conservatism and the nation need each other to survive.Op-ed.

The Jews’ lesson for the West

The Biden administration’s anti-antisemitism travesty

The IHRA definition has led defenders of the Jewish people down a blind alley.Op-ed.

The Biden administration’s anti-antisemitism travesty

Jew-hatred struts the stage in Berlin

The obscene spectacle staged by musician Roger Waters exposes the moral vacuum in Holocaust memorializing. Op-ed.

Jew-hatred struts the stage in Berlin

The weaponization of antisemitism against conservatives

A conference on how to save the West has been smeared by those out to destroy it. Op-ed.

The weaponization of antisemitism against conservatives

As Gaza’s rockets are fired at Israel, so are media missiles

Behind Western hostility to Israel and indifference towards Iran lies a baleful explanation. Op-ed.

As Gaza’s rockets are fired at Israel, so are media missiles

The coronation of King Charles will be more than an amazing spectacle

The West needs to grasp what it says about nation and religion. Op-ed.

The coronation will be more than an amazing spectacle

The antisemitism that drives identity politics

For many in the West, Jew-hatred is invisible and grossly misunderstood.Op-ed.

The antisemitism that drives identity politics

Israel’s protests are now crossing sacred red lines

The battle is existential and reflects a similar struggle in the West.Op-ed.

Israel’s protests are now crossing sacred red lines

The real lesson for Israel from Northern Ireland’s Good Friday Agreement

U.S. Democrat administrations have continued to interfere in Ireland in deeply partisan ways, incentivizing terrorist violence Op-ed.

The real lesson for Israel from Ireland’s Good Friday Agreement

The true agenda of Israel’s mass protests has been laid bare

That agenda includes America's outrageous attack on Netanyahu's right to govern. Op-ed.

The true agenda of Israel’s mass protests has been laid bare

Israel’s post-democracy moment

The massive protests rocking Israel are about far more than judicial reform. What is striking is the irrationality at their core Op-ed.

Israel’s post-democracy moment

Israel’s two-faced allies

The UK and US undermine Israel’s security by sanitizing, promoting and funding Palestinian Arabs, who wish to destroy the Jewish state.Op-ed

Israel’s two-faced allies

The urgent need for Israeli electoral reform

While the West is increasingly alienated from democracy, Israel’s internal convulsions present terrifying dangers.

The urgent need for Israeli electoral reform

The real threat to Israeli democracy

Universalism has undermined it from both inside and out. Op-ed.

The real threat to Israeli democracy

Biden’s less than ironclad commitment to Israel

The administration crosses two ominous red lines.Op-ed.

Biden’s less than ironclad commitment to Israel

Can the whole world be wrong?

A new book is essential to understanding the lunacy over Israel and the global jihad.Op-ed.

Can the whole world be wrong?

How Britain has failed to prevent Islamist extremism and to protect Jews

The U.K. government’s Prevent program fails to recognize the continuum between non-violent Islamist narratives and terrorist networks.Op-ed.

The UK has failed to prevent Islamist extremism and protect Jews