Corona doesn't stop the New Israel Fund from trying to harm Israel

No matter what is happening, corona lockdown and medical efforts included, NIF grantees work to create havoc in the system in Israel. Ronn Torossian, 5/3/2020, 10:37 AM

Why Bill de Blasio is unafraid of New York’s Jews

He will say to Jews what he will never say to Muslims. Jack Engelhard, 5/2/2020, 10:49 PM

Why Israel fought the virus much better than the West

A wakeup call? All the factors that make fighting corona possible are an integral part of Israel's culture, but are purposefully lacking in Western postmodern nihilism. Giulio Meotti, 5/1/2020, 10:00 AM

INTO THE FRAY: Haaretz – One outrage too far?

The recent diatribe by Haaretz’s Rogel Alpher against Israel Prize laureate, Miriam Peretz, should have crippling commercial repercussion; not only cancellation of reader subscriptions but dramatic reduction in advertisers/advertising revenues  Dr. Martin Sherman, 5/1/2020, 8:56 AM

Jews and the UK Labour Party - what lies ahead?

The British Board of Deputies put forward 10 requests for signature by Labour leadership candidates on how to stop antisemitism in the party, but there are other unresolved issues. Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld, 5/1/2020, 8:30 AM

Activist courts are a danger to our democracy

Proper education of the young and the mature citizens is crucial.Dr. Shmuel Katz, 5/1/2020, 8:00 AM

'It was Happy Independence Day - if you celebrate it'

You can't make this up. These are the words with which the Hebrew University in Jerusalem wished its students a happy holiday. What did they mean? Sheri Oz, 4/30/2020, 9:43 PM

Jewish leaders are failing our youth

Jewish leaders by always taking the middle ground, have lost their self-respect. They have failed to recognise that taking a clear pro-Israel side does not mean they have no capacity to question; it just means taking a side on an issue. Harry Saul Markham, 4/30/2020, 10:30 AM

Israeli American voters and Joe Biden

Many Israelis have American citizenship and can vote. Do they realize the danger of Joe Biden in charge? It is not just sovereignty, it is Israel's existence at stake.Dr. Avi Perry, 4/30/2020, 6:59 AM

Lockdown blues

It’s been weeks now, and everybody is having a bad hair day. The “shelter-in-place” imperative due to the Virus is taking a toll even upon the rich and famous.  Jack Engelhard, 4/30/2020, 6:45 AM

Mayor de Blasio's behavior is unacceptable

At a time when hate crimes against the Jewish community are skyrocketing in New York City and so many people are scapegoating Jews for the COVID-19 pandemic, a true leader would bring people together. De Blasio must be called out. The Lawfare Project, 4/30/2020, 6:35 AM

An Israeli flag in a Soviet high security prison

The former prisoner of Zion tells of the flag-lined Independence Boulevard he created in a USSR prison for Yom Haatzmaut.Rabbi Yosef Mendelevich, 4/29/2020, 5:32 PM

Why Rav Kook still matters

Rav Kook’s thought remains prescient, especially regarding the role of imagination and emotion in public life. His insights about love, the most powerful emotion, may hold the seeds to rectifying so many of society’s ills.Rabbi Zachary Truboff, 4/29/2020, 10:04 AM

This year it's "Home Haatzma'ut"

The big question is not what we cannot do on this special day but, what CAN we do? How can we commemorate and celebrate this incredibly awesome day? Shmuel Sackett, 4/28/2020, 10:00 PM

Independence Day Parades in Jerusalem 1967 and 1968

Between the 1967 and 1968 parades, Jerusalem underwent a complete transition - and so did the parade. Larry Domnitch, 4/28/2020, 8:00 PM

Seven threats facing Israel and how Israel can fight back

There is much strength in public activism and you can help bring about change. David Bedein, 4/28/2020, 4:59 PM

Thoughts during the Remembrance Day siren

They are sleeping in the dust of the Land of Israel – the Land that they paid for with their lives. Daniel Pinner, 4/28/2020, 7:00 AM

If there are tears in your eyes, let them be tears of grandeur

Do not surrender to death; continue to live by the strength of our fallen soldiers and terror victims. Do not bow your heads; stand up straight and tall in their honor.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 4/27/2020, 4:30 PM

This Remembrance Day: Remembering what we have all lost

We have lost these precious souls but also what they would have contributed to the world. A book that is testimony to a young soldier and his friend's commitment to their land and people. Moshe Phillips, 4/27/2020, 3:30 PM

Jordan must not socially distance from Judea and Samaria’s Arabs 

Judea and Samaria’s Arab residents were Jordanian citizens between 1950 and 1988. Socially distancing from them now is the last thing Jordan should be doing. David Singer, 4/27/2020, 7:30 AM

Have Jews who support Biden looked at his record on Israel?

A vote for Biden, unless he comes out clearly against UNSC Resolution 2334 which he supported in 2016, is a vote to expel Jews from Jerusalem's Jewish Quarter and the Western Wall. Ezequiel Doiny, 4/27/2020, 7:00 AM

Jewish politics and the sin of false prophecy

By interpreting Jewish history and tradition as consistent with progressive ideology, non-Orthodox Jewish leaders have traded Jewish values for gun control, green politics or transgender activism with little or nothing to do with normative Judaism. Matthew M. Hausman, J.D., 4/27/2020, 5:30 AM

The consequences of the San Remo Conference - 100 Years Later.

Recounting the 100th anniversary of the San Remo Conference. April 25, 1920. Hindsight, in this case, is hard to bear. Barry Shaw, 4/26/2020, 3:43 PM

Does the Sovereignty Movement oppose sovereignty?

Bible believing Christians around the world must stand in solidarity with the Jews in Israel who need our support at this important juncture of time as they stand upon their rights.Rev. Anthony Abma, 4/26/2020, 2:35 PM

The president of the Conference of Presidents must be 100% pro-Israel

Admitting HIAS to a leadership role may very well be an attempt to appease the misplaced guilt American Jews feel for rejecting others - even terrorists, but it is not a pro-Zion act. Jeffrey Ludwig, 4/26/2020, 6:30 AM

Unmasking China’s grand strategy for global control

The writer believes that Americans need to understand that whether by design or not, China's unleashing of the deadly coronavirus pandemic spreading panic in the U.S. was an act of war.Dr. Joe Tuzara, 4/26/2020, 6:00 AM

How Beit Shemesh treats its elderly citizens

Good people make good government. A simple public interest story. Dr. Harold Goldmeier, 4/26/2020, 5:45 AM

The Coronavirus nightmare is the sweet dream of green death cultists

Environmentalists and anthropocentrism critics have transformed this pandemic into their misanthropic utopia. And we are forewarned. Giulio Meotti, 4/24/2020, 5:30 PM

A major Jewish organization does “Interfaith” with Muslim Brotherhood

Why did AJC join iwth ISNA if speakers at ISNA’s conventions routinely attack Israel and even refer to the Holocaust as justifiable punishment for the Jews? Janet Levy, 4/24/2020, 4:50 PM

Anti-Israelism has mutated to suit the coronavirus

The newest mutation of antisemitism takes its place among reconstituted older forms, all of them perniciously making their appearances in a host of welcoming milieus.Prof. Phyllis Chesler, 4/24/2020, 4:28 PM

Staying home, staying safe in Israel

I came to Israel from France, and watch sadly how France is no longer a great country, but a banana republic of the Third World, still bloated with the arrogance and meanness that characterized its past President Charles de Gaulle. Abraham Chicheportiche, 4/24/2020, 1:44 PM

Israel's Defense Minister Bennett takes the bull by the horns

Naftali Bennett (Yamina) won't be the defense minister for much longer, according to the coalition agreement, but he is using the time he has left to attain the maximum for the Israeli public. Sheri Oz, 4/24/2020, 11:29 AM

So much sympathy for dead Jews - how about some empathy for live ones?

Jews and non-Jews alike prefer too often to shed phony crocodile tears of sympathy for dead Jews of the Holocaust, but find it difficult to empathize with the imperfect live variety, trying to survive in Israel. Gerald A. Honigman, 4/23/2020, 1:35 PM

Looking at the virus from the USA, where some fools ignore it

The coronavirus war in the US has reached the point where the fatalities reach Korean and Vietnam war death levels.Rabbi Yitzchak Rudomin, 4/23/2020, 1:10 PM

Why the Israeli attitude toward American Jews isn't very Jewish

Israelis seem to be telling US Jews: 'You can come here whenever you want. You can have a home here whenever you want. But please, keep your mouth shut until you do' - and I think there's something wrong with that picture. Will Blesch, 4/23/2020, 12:54 PM

Fear of the populace behind calls for prolonging lockdowns

Coronavirus lockdown in countries such as South Africa led to suffering for the poor, control through draconian rules without the benefit of a government like Israel's, that cares for its citizens. What will happen when it ends? Steve Apfel, 4/23/2020, 11:49 AM

The Jewish imperative of the Coronavirus crisis

The Jewish people have once again found themselves at the forefront of the struggle against a worldwide calamity. Ronald S. Lauder, 4/23/2020, 1:00 AM

Israel's success against the pandemic

Although it's only over when it's over, a look at corona statistics shows the startling difference between israel's containment of the pandemic and that of Europe. Giulio Meotti, 4/22/2020, 3:59 PM

D-Day was too late

The Normandy Invasion of June 6, 1944 was too late for European Jewry. Why wasn't it launched in spring or summer 1942?Professor Gerald Aranoff, 4/22/2020, 2:59 PM

Where they don't kill Jews

Israel is the place where they don't kill Jews, but it is also the place its genocidal enemies target, trying to kill as many Jews as they can. Meir Jolovitz, 4/22/2020, 1:59 PM

Diane Lob is not the right choice to lead the Conference of Presidents

The Conference Of President of Major American Jewish Organizations can do better than choosing someone who headed an organization that defends anti-Zionists like Linda Sarsour. Ronn Torossian, 4/22/2020, 12:59 PM

A corona moment of silence

Besides the siren's reminder not to forget, there was room in my brain during that moment to give thought to a phenomenon that rubs painful salt into a wound that will never heal. Shalom Pollack, 4/22/2020, 11:59 AM

Listen to violinist Alma Rose, forced to lead the Auschwitz orchestra

The only known recording of gifted young violinist Alma Rose was found after a long search. Forced to lead the women's orchestra at Auschwitz, she died before the war ended. In memoriam.Dr. Inna Rogatchi, 4/21/2020, 4:30 PM

Remembering special needs victims of the Holocaust

Remembering those whose voices have been lost forever - the special needs victims of the Nazis, whose murders set the stage for the Final Solution. Rabbi Chaim Perkal, 4/21/2020, 1:06 PM

Yom Hashoah: Don't only be sad - be mad!

The Jewish people have every right and even the obligation to be unforgiving towards those who knowingly allowed the Shoah to take place. Karma Feinstein-Cohen, 4/21/2020, 12:39 PM

The Saudis, the Jews, and FDR's dog

FDR turned to the Saudi king for information about Jewish aspirations for a state. The revealing conversation they had should not be glossed over in light of his grandson's Saudi financed campaign to celebrate FDR's pro-Saudi policies.Dr. Rafael Medoff, 4/21/2020, 12:27 PM

Hiding in lockdown withh my family during the Shoah

During this time in lockdown in Israel, I have started to reflect more than usual, and in more detail, on my life in hiding during the Shoah. Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld, 4/21/2020, 12:00 PM

The Aliya Apocalypse is coming

The difference between the situation of Jews in the Diaspora and those in Israel during the corona pandemic has led to a change in the way Diaspora Jews look at the Jewish state, from the Zionists to the haredim to the progressives. Rabbi Elchanan Poupko, 4/20/2020, 1:15 PM

'Of all their many promises, the Nazis kept only one'

When the massive armada from England crossed the Channel to the French coast at Normandy on June 6, 1944, German justice inspector Friedrich Kellner wrote contemptuously: "Finally!" But they came too late. The Holocaust was done.Prof. Robert Scott Kellner, 4/20/2020, 12:08 PM

Holocaust questions and answers

A rabbi, educator and author, known for his unrelenting fight for justice and against antisemitism faces his students' questions with honesty and clarity.Rabbi Dr. Bernard H. Rosenberg, 4/20/2020, 11:56 AM

Perspectives: Video project for Yom Hashoah.

Perspectives on some of the biggest ethical and spiritual issues concerning the Shoah.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 4/20/2020, 11:51 AM

In memory of Six Million: My grandparents' story

The Holocaust has proven that we must not ignore our enemies when they pledge to destroy us, just as Hitler pledged before WWII. David Billet , 4/20/2020, 11:39 AM

The EU and organizations with strong ties to terror

The EU claims it is not aware of terrorist ties in organizations it supports. Oliver Taylor, 4/19/2020, 10:56 AM

You wanted Socialism? Well here it is

We have only been living like this for a few months, and we are complying in order to save lives, but imagine years of it if Bernie and his multitudes had their way. Jack Engelhard, 4/19/2020, 10:45 AM

Why those Syrian atrocities still matter

The coronavirus must not blind us to the need to deal decisively with Assad's proven atrocities, the way the Depression aftermath kept US citizenry from reacting appropriately to Kristallnacht. Dr. Rafael Medoff, 4/19/2020, 10:42 AM

Europe’s elderly are abandoned like lambs in a slaughterhouse

They are denied treatment, but also a place in victim statistics. As if not only had they lost the right to life, but as if they didn't exist. Giulio Meotti, 4/19/2020, 5:00 AM

The Coronavirus Crisis so far: Six interim lessons

Our task is not to accommodate ourselves to a threat.  Our mission is to defeat the threat and set limits for it, rather than for ourselves. Off. (ret.) J.E. Dyer, 4/18/2020, 8:27 PM