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Some reflections on Yom HaZikaron

American victims of Palestinian Arab terror should be looked at a bit differently than other terror victims because their government has let them down. Although I have suffered from that injustice, Yom Hazikaron calms me down. Op-ed.

Some reflections on Yom HaZikaron

Reflections on a yahrzeit

You can ask any parent who has lost a child, one never forgets the time and circumstances of his child’s death. In memoriam.

Reflections on a yahrzeit

“We were wrong on Arafat,” Dennis Ross admits.

For decades, State Department officials, past and present, have been offering bad advice. Years later, they admit they were wrong. Op-ed.

“We were wrong on Arafat,” Dennis Ross admits.

How to squeeze Israel without anybody noticing

Double standards, coddling the PA, and squeezing Israel have all become routine. Op-ed.

How to squeeze Israel without anybody noticing

Biden’s “even-handedness” toward Israel is wrong

Pro-American democracies and anti-American dictatorships are not the same. The Biden administration shouldn’t act as if they are.Op-ed.

Biden’s “even-handedness” toward Israel is wrong

N.Y. Times gets it (mostly) right on Gaza

They finally got the reason for the partial blockade on Gaza right, but erred on its scope. Still better than their usual. Op-ed.

N.Y. Times gets it (mostly) right on Gaza

680 terrorist attacks each day

The average of twenty terror attacks every day in Israel is the equivalent of more than 680 terrorist attacks in America daily. Op-ed.

680 terrorist attacks each day

Thomas Friedman has a Herzog problem

Herzog stood up before the US Congress this week and proceeded to shred Friedman’s cherished beliefs about Israel and the Arabs. Op-ed.

Thomas Friedman has a Herzog problem

The speech Abbas should have made in Jenin

The Palestinian Arab leadership never 'misses an opportunity to miss an opportunity', to quote Abba Eban. And that was said in 1973. Op-ed.

The speech Abbas should have made in Jenin

Why the Palestinian authority hates archaeologists

Those pesky archaologists keep turning up proof that Jews lived in Israel in ancient times, but have found nothing on 'Palestinians.' Op-ed.

Why the Palestinian authority hates archaeologists

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A rare opportunity to honor a victim of terror

Every visitor to Joan Davenny Lake would be reminded of the horrible actions to which racist attitudes can lead. Op-ed.

A  rare opportunity to honor a victim of terror

A checkpoint that could have saved a life

Americans have to endure security checkpoints in every airport and countless buildings in the USA. Why pressure Israel about theirs? Op-ed.

A checkpoint that could have saved a life

Islamic Jihad attacks, the Jewish left blames Israel

The sequence of events in Israel and Gaza created a headache for the critics of Israel who reflexively blame Israel for everything, Op-ed.

Islamic Jihad attacks, the Jewish left blames Israel

Why is Biden killing Muslims during Ramadan?

After the US warned Israel to de-escalate during Ramadan, Biden retaliated for Iran'attack on US contractor in Syria with F-15E jets. Op-ed

Why is Biden killing Muslims during Ramadan?

US professors speak at terrorist's conference

Obama deported him to Turkey after he completed his US prison sentence.Why are US and UK professors at his "academic conference"? Op-ed.

US professors speak at terrorist's conference

So, what ‘provoked’ the Ramot attack?

The ‘cycle of violence’ lie won’t work this time, so watch the Palestinian Arabs’ supporters try to quickly change the subject. Op-ed.

So, what ‘provoked’ the Ramot attack?

When the “status quo” protects injustice

The status quo on the Temple Mount is a form of bigotry. Op-ed.

When the “status quo” protects injustice

Why Israel’s enemies will soon hate the Louvre

Horrors! Archeologists have turned up yet more evidence of the ancient Jewish presence in the Holy Land! Op-ed.

Why Israel’s enemies will soon hate the Louvre

Why ban the PLO - and Confederate - flags?

Flags have power and it can be negative. Think Nazi Germany's swastika flag or the USSR's hammer and sickle. Op-ed.

Why ban the PLO - and Confederate - flags?

Palestinian Arab stubs toe, U.S. demands investigation

How long will it be before we read a headline like that? Op-ed.

Palestinian Arab stubs toe, U.S. demands investigation

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How not to condemn an Arab terrorist attack

How could any Jewish group respond with anything except an explicit, unequivocal, non-political condemnation? Look again. Op-ed.

How not to condemn an Arab terrorist attack

Skull crushed by Arabs, and already forgotten

His father said, simply:"They tried to murder my son" The Arab who hit him with a lethal rock meant to do just that. Do we remember?. Op-ed.

Skull crushed by Arabs, and already forgotten

An oppressor from Toronto discovers "Israeli oppression"

Jason Sherman searched for the tree he planted -long distance for his bar mitzva and found a way to blast Israel - long distance. Op-ed.

An oppressor from Toronto discovers "Israeli oppression"

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The US wants a “thorough investigation” of Arab child’s death?

If Israel really does conduct a thorough investigation, U.S. officials may regret that they asked for it. Here's why. Op-ed.

The US wants a “thorough investigation” of Arab child’s death?

America must put Fatah on its list of terror groups

Even the party’s own officials admit that the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades is its “military arm.” Op-ed.

America must put Fatah on its list of terror groups

Once again, trying to burn Jews alive

A closer look at the terrorist attack on a bus on Sunday reveals something that may not have been so obvious Op-ed.

Once again, trying to burn Jews alive

Abbas cheers shooting of Americans but gets a big check from US

The Office for Justice for US Overseas Terror Victims has never arrested a Palestinian terrorist involved in attacks on Americans.Op-ed.

Abbas cheers shooting of Americans but gets a big check from US

Biden rewrites Israel’s history

It’s no secret why Biden chooses to promote the falsehood that the Palestinian Arabs have “deep and ancient roots” in the land. Op-ed.

Biden rewrites Israel’s history

J Street’s #metoo problem

Ben-Ami and company should be taking a good, long look in the mirror instead of using the misogynist card against the Democrats.

J Street’s #metoo problem

There’s a need for gestures before Biden arrives

Just not the ones you think …

There’s a need for gestures before Biden arrives

Will Biden visit sites honoring the killer of a friend’s niece?

As Rubin lay dying on the beach, Mughrabi and her fellow terrorists walked to the Coastal Road, took over a bus and killied 36. Op-ed.

Will Biden visit sites honoring the killer of a friend’s niece?

Free occupied Svalbard!

Free it from the folks who brought us Oslo, who have now jumped on the labeling bandwagon.

Free occupied Svalbard!

Why is Israel so inept at expelling Arabs?

If there was a “decades-long effort” by Israel's government to “force” Arab residents to leave, surely, they would have been long gone.Op-ed

Why is Israel so inept at expelling Arabs?

So Pillsbury is pulling out of "East Jerusalem"

The General Mills' boycott reveals the absurdity of the term “East Jerusalem.” Pillsbury should look at a map. Op-ed.

So Pillsbury is pulling out of "East Jerusalem"

Tlaib and her crocodile tears

A Palestinian-American, Azzam Muslih was murdered, but, strangely, Rashida Tlaib had nothing to say about it. Op-ed.

Tlaib and her crocodile tears

Celebrating women’s day by honoring female killers

Where were the protests when the PA honored female mass murderers aka terrorists on International Women's Day? Opinion.

Celebrating women’s day by honoring female killers

Why do environmentalists ignore Palestinian abuses?

The Sierra Club reinstated its Israel tours. But why does it stand by when the PA attacks the air, water and natural resources? Op-ed.

Why do environmentalists ignore Palestinian abuses?

Rashida Tlaib plays the “Grandma Card,” again

Rashida Tlaib wants to smear Israel. And she is willing to stoop as low as necessary to do so—even lying about her own grandmother.Op-ed.

Rashida Tlaib plays the “Grandma Card,” again

A congressman who wants Israel to be narrower than his district

Congressman (Dem.) Levin wants Israel at its most populated midsection.to be narrower than the Bronx. Did he ever meet the neighbors? Op-ed.

A congressman who wants Israel to be narrower than his district

Did a N.Y. Times columnist call his colleague an antisemite?

We will never effectively combat antisemitism until we are willing to speak out when the guilty party is in our own camp.Op-ed.

Did a N.Y. Times columnist call his colleague an antisemite?

What do Israel’s critics have against disabled children?

Arab children are first to suffer from the JStreet and US gov't opposition to building a school for special needs in Sheikh Jarrah. Op-ed

What do Israel’s critics have against disabled children?

Associated Press reporter admits covering up for Arafat

Arafat was clearly delusional in the interview with AP reporter, which they admit today, but he was portrayed as a man of peace. Opinion.

Associated Press reporter admits covering up for Arafat

Israel’s peace partner calls for war

You just have to love our peace partners. They don't even pretend that what the US calls "confidence-building measures" are mutual. Op-ed.

Israel’s peace partner calls for war

They said, “down with the Jews!”—so she stabbed one

Ilhan Omar believes 'words can cause violence.' What about the words hurled at Sheikh Jarrah Jewish families by Arab/left protesters? Op-ed

They said, “down with the Jews!”—so she stabbed one

A terrorist shatters all the stereotypes about terrorists

Before this latest horrible attack and tthe name of its dead victim fade from the news, let us at least learn one thing. Op-ed.

A terrorist shatters all the stereotypes about terrorists

Stop taking pictures of terrorists!

Why exactly are the barbaric Israelis, with their violent cameras, taking so many pictures of Arabs? Can you guess? Op-ed.

Stop taking pictures of terrorists!

Ex-State Dept official says right and wrong are equal

Each side in the Arab-Israel conflict does not have an equally valid claim, unless you are wearing moral blinders. Op-ed.

Ex-State Dept official says right and wrong are equal

Sweden rethinking aid to Palestinian Authority; what about U.S.?

Terrorism, authoritarianism, and corruption are not American values. They are those of the PA, a regime that deserves no US support. Op-ed

Sweden rethinking aid to Palestinian Authority; what about U.S.?

Israel’s critics have a new slogan

Israel-critics think the slogan is clever because it comes from a phrase used by PM Naftali Bennett. They’ve taken it out of context.Op-ed

Israel’s critics have a new slogan

They tried to burn Jews alive. Again.

I checked the major newspapers and news websites in the days following the attack. Except for Jewish media, not a word. Op-ed.

They tried to burn Jews alive. Again.

There’s no such thing as a Palestinian terrorist

Readers of the NYTimes and Wash Post, note: The 6 escaped prisoners called "militants" by your media murdered innocent civilians. Op-ed.

There’s no such thing as a Palestinian terrorist

Rescuing Biden from Afghanistan

The think-tank crowd and Jewish former gov't officials are desperately trying to restore reliability where Israel is concerned. Op-ed.

Rescuing Biden from Afghanistan

Another Palestinian killer protected by “the Squad”

Heavy objects hurled from roofs on IDF soldiers can kill or maim them. The Squad: If the terrorist is under 18, don't arrest him.Op-ed

Another Palestinian killer protected by “the Squad”

Biden supports the occupation

It’s a real occupation in which the U.S. is complicit because the British allow the U.S. to maintain a military base there. Op-ed.

Biden supports the occupation

Boycotting the Western Wall

Ben & Jerry’s argument is not over a handful of wild-eyed “settlers” on remote hilltops. This is a fight over the Western Wall.Op-ed.

Boycotting the Western Wall

US colleges that partner with Al Quds University - take heed

Palestinian Arab students are being taught that stabbing a defenseless elderly American Jewish peace activist is right and admirable. Op-ed.

US colleges that partner with Al Quds University - take heed

Captions worth a thousand words

The art of writing anti-Israel skewed captions is another stide on the slippery, unprofessional slope some editors have chosen.Op-ed.

Captions worth a thousand words

Worst expulsion conspiracy ever

Palestinian Arab advocates say that Jews are secretly conspiring to push all Arabs out of Jerusalem. Op-ed.

Worst expulsion conspiracy ever

Israel and the “Obama judges”

Assuming judges act to please whoever is running the country is not based on fact, not in the US and not in Israel. Op-ed.

Israel and the “Obama judges”

Ah, Jerusalem!

The nine measures of beauty out of the existing ten that our sages say were taken by Jerusalem - where are they to be found? A search.Op-ed.

Ah, Jerusalem!