Dr. Harold Goldmeier

The international balance of terror

The international balance of terror

Israel has a long reach and willingness to do almost anything to survive its hostile neighbors. Self-interests override friendships and redefine international rules., 17/01/2020 12:43
Being Zionist in some NY circles is like walking into a lion's den

Being Zionist in some NY circles is like walking into a lion's den

Susie Linfield was at a pleasant, tony New York dinner party until she realized she was in the lion's den as the only Zionist present willing to speak up. And that inspired her book., 05/12/2019 07:32
The Great Israeli Butter Mystery

The Great Israeli Butter Mystery

The searchfor Israeli butter has been successful. If you want kosher butter go to China. , 05/11/2019 00:04
Prepare for doing business with Israelis

Prepare for doing business with Israelis

A review of the book ISRAELI BUSINESS CULTURE, Building Effective Business Relationships with Israelis, by Osnat Lautman., 15/08/2019 20:59
The Mossad Exodus

The Mossad Exodus

The Mossad's most shining moments were its Zionistic operations to save Jews. Details of some are now going public., 21/05/2019 09:23
President Carter - remember him?

President Carter - remember him?

Perhaps it is my unshakeable negative impression of President Carter that turns-me-off to anything admirable someone has to say about him. This biography admires the man most Jews abhor.   , 24/12/2018 20:00
The IDF as never seen before

The IDF as never seen before

"Snapshot" ranks among the most important books about modern Israel with its clearheaded explanations about security and safety, military technology and prowess, and the military’s impact on social and political institutions. Review., 28/09/2018 05:31
Politicizing science, technology, engineering and mathematics

Politicizing science, technology, engineering and mathematics

Book Review: Thou Shall Innovate: How Israeli ingenuity repairs the world., 30/07/2018 19:44
The world is much better off than you think

The world is much better off than you think

A review of the book FACTFULNESS: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World—And Why Things are Better Than You Think. , 04/07/2018 09:16
Immigrant girl, radical woman: An early 20th century memoir

Immigrant girl, radical woman: An early 20th century memoir

Jews are unshackling themselves in “the Golden Medina” from Old World practices, illiteracy, and pogroms. Matilda Rabinowitz is enthralled and her ambition now is dedicated to fighting for the soul of America. , 19/06/2018 19:47
Israel's impact on young adults' Jewish identity

Israel's impact on young adults' Jewish identity

Israel is a highly effective post high school change-agent., 18/04/2018 09:30
A primer for leading a selfish life

A primer for leading a selfish life

Memoirs of people who left Orthodox Jewish practice are the latest vogue. Reviewing a book about author Tova Mirvis, who gave up her membership in the Ladies Auxiliary, as well as her husband and home. But no matter, it's all about Tova., 28/11/2017 15:12
My Jerusalem: The Eternal City

My Jerusalem: The Eternal City

Book review of a collection of personal love letters to a city., 20/10/2017 00:25
Our children left Israel

Our children left Israel

A young American family's idealism is not strong enough to battle the desire to do well economically., 31/08/2017 10:12
 The Bank of Israel prepares for a war on consumers

The Bank of Israel prepares for a war on consumers

If consumer debt is going out of control, look for the causes in the wage scale and in the prices of food, gasoline, utilities and insurance before punishing the Israeli working class., 26/06/2017 10:57
Ambassador Power - missing in action

Ambassador Power - missing in action

What happened to the fighter for human rights?, 15/11/2016 00:34
Israel's teachers took a hit again

Israel's teachers took a hit again

Three weeks into the new school year, it is obvious that there are wonderful plans to improve education, but the money is not forthcoming., 21/09/2016 15:08
The Torah way to a healthy life in modern times

The Torah way to a healthy life in modern times

A review of the book "To Your Health.", 31/05/2016 08:42
Young Jews and Bernie Sanders

Young Jews and Bernie Sanders

For young coddled American Jewish liberals, Bernie Sanders is the voice they want to hear. "When will they ever learn....', 21/04/2016 08:00
It's not Obamacare, but there are holes in Israel's healthcare system

It's not Obamacare, but there are holes in Israel's healthcare system

Minister Litzman, are you listening?, 16/01/2016 06:15
War is peace, freedom is slavery, and ignorance is strength

War is peace, freedom is slavery, and ignorance is strength

Orwell's 1984 is upon us., 07/12/2015 10:41
J. K. Rowling on cultural engagement with Israel

J. K. Rowling on cultural engagement with Israel

Her courage in coming out against BDS is not matched by sympathy for Israel's terror victims, but she is all for dialogue., 12/11/2015 19:02
Taking on the Boycotts

Taking on the Boycotts

Nothing short of a mission to destroy BDS is acceptable. Concerted, threatening, rigorous and resolute actions brought down Jim Crow and freed Soviet Jews. Get out there!, 08/09/2015 13:15
An Ominous Portent for the Future of the Israel-US Relationship

An Ominous Portent for the Future of the Israel-US Relationship

For the reasons expounded in this article, Israel may have to learn to manage without the support of America's non-Orthodox Jewry, those that still are Jewish, most of them liberal Democrats who support Obama., 11/08/2015 23:01
What if there were Sounds of Silence on the Iran Deal

What if there were Sounds of Silence on the Iran Deal

Most Israelis think Netanyahu is doing the right thing fighting the Iran deal publicly and that Bennett's BBC interview showed him in a good light. Not this writer. Food for thought., 17/07/2015 08:56
Re: Obama It's Nothing Personal Israel, Get Over Yourself

Re: Obama It's Nothing Personal Israel, Get Over Yourself

A rare defense of Obama's attitude and actions towards Israel., 03/06/2015 11:36
Vote in the Other Jewish Election

Vote in the Other Jewish Election

The World Zionist Congress has more power than you think to affect things in Israel. Elections are coming up., 24/02/2015 07:00
Young US Jews are Sticking with the Democrats

Young US Jews are Sticking with the Democrats

What will it take for the Republicans to gain the trust and support of the Jewish voters? It seems that it requires more than the Republicans and Jewish community leaders are willing to do., 15/12/2014 10:21
Jewish Geography and the Japanese

Jewish Geography and the Japanese

Truth may be stranger than fiction here., 24/10/2014 16:43
Is Israel Morphing into a Militaristic, Racist Country?

Is Israel Morphing into a Militaristic, Racist Country?

Liberal Zionism in the "good old days"., 01/10/2014 06:16
Is This the Last Generation that Cares About Israel?

Is This the Last Generation that Cares About Israel?

Israel is the lynch pin in Jewish identity. A report on the opinions of international students who spend time in israel., 14/09/2014 12:54
Low Teacher Pay is a Threat to National Security

Low Teacher Pay is a Threat to National Security

For the new school year that starts Sept. 1 in Israel: Much can be done to restructure the educational system, but restructuring without pay reform is rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic., 29/08/2014 07:28
"The French Intifada", Coming Soon to Your Area

"The French Intifada", Coming Soon to Your Area

Written before the recent anti-Semitic demonstrations in France, and prior to IS brutality and the takeover of northern Iraq, this book is a frightening forecast of those and other events., 11/08/2014 08:38
Netanyahu's Jab at Economic Reform

Netanyahu's Jab at Economic Reform

The Netanyahu family's lifestyle is up for scathing sarcasm., 08/03/2014 09:30
With (Corporate) Charity for All

With (Corporate) Charity for All

Giving improves the quality of life in a community, and betters relations with employees and customers., 11/02/2014 22:38
Beit Shemesh Elections: Good for Democracy

Beit Shemesh Elections: Good for Democracy

No one is terribly excited about the new election. , 27/01/2014 23:26
Pres. Obama: Israel Can Teach America About Health Care

Pres. Obama: Israel Can Teach America About Health Care

This is not an argument for Obamacare. It is a critique of US medical care. Obamacare merely rearranges the deck chairs on the Titanic, and its proponents might learn a lot from Israel., 20/01/2014 07:36
EU Pressures Threaten Israel Policy

EU Pressures Threaten Israel Policy

The EU actions come at a time when the organization which was expected to right member economies is flagging. If Israel decides to react in kind, Europe will also suffer., 14/12/2013 20:27
On Israel's Economy: Suffer the Helpless

On Israel's Economy: Suffer the Helpless

A black look at the problems of the Israeli consumer, victim of a restrictive economy. And a call for reform., 04/12/2013 10:37
The Holy War: Beit Shemesh Elections

The Holy War: Beit Shemesh Elections

The contest has become a holy war that leaves residents high and dry. Religious hatred dominates, replacing any political discourse., 17/10/2013 09:51
Beit Shemesh is Ground Zero for Deri vs. Bennett

Beit Shemesh is Ground Zero for Deri vs. Bennett

A local election should be about local issues, but this one is shaping up as a national power struggle., 27/08/2013 16:20
How International Banks Enable Drug Trade

How International Banks Enable Drug Trade

Little bad is written about Israeli banks. Not so for stellar world banking institutions., 23/08/2013 15:06
Olim Might Think Small in Business

Olim Might Think Small in Business

There is hi-tech in Israel and then there is lo-tech. A keen look at the latter., 16/08/2013 15:02
Jewish Communiy Collapse Disorder

Jewish Communiy Collapse Disorder

Why the Reform Movement is trying to get a foothold in Israel (see Anat Hoffman of the Women of the Wall) and why they shouldn't be given one., 22/05/2013 11:52
Can Someone Offer a Vision for Israel's Future?

Can Someone Offer a Vision for Israel's Future?

As a new immigrant tries to find his way among Israeli political parties, his griping about what is wrong with Israel turns him into an oldtimer. , 21/01/2013 00:43
Did We Hurt Your Feelings, Israel Bashers? Too Bad

Did We Hurt Your Feelings, Israel Bashers? Too Bad

One sided blame, calls for boycotts, questioning Israel's right to exist - those are common Israel-basher pasttimes. Why are they complaining?, 30/12/2012 21:55
Kudos on Israeli Students' Math Scores

Kudos on Israeli Students' Math Scores

Our high school students actually did much better on the international math tests than expected., 16/12/2012 00:20
Only in Israel Series: The Forgotten Olympics

Only in Israel Series: The Forgotten Olympics

Jews are known for brains, not brawn. So let's invest in developing our children's aptitudes., 23/09/2012 17:08
Only in Israel Series: On the Receiving End of Iran

Only in Israel Series: On the Receiving End of Iran

Israel certainly doesn't want war; it's doing fine without 'peace' too - and It also doesn't make its decisions with US elections in mind. , 10/09/2012 07:27
Only in Israel: How I View the Media Since Making Aliya

Only in Israel: How I View the Media Since Making Aliya

Reality for Beinart is from behind a desk at City University of New York where he hasn’t seen a rocket’s red glare through the night in 200 years., 10/08/2012 17:13
Only in Israel Series: US Voting is a Right and a Duty

Only in Israel Series: US Voting is a Right and a Duty

Arutz Sheva is a little skeptic of the writer's faith in the Winter Solstice charts. And we share his love of America, but we wouldn't want to live there., 31/07/2012 08:49
Only in Israel Series: Death is Part of Aliyah

Only in Israel Series: Death is Part of Aliyah

A friend's son paid the ultimate price that enables us to live in this land., 15/07/2012 23:43
Only in Israel: Stories from Daily Life as an Oleh

Only in Israel: Stories from Daily Life as an Oleh

Every immigrant has stories that remind him of why he is here., 21/06/2012 15:10
Life in Israel: Ingredients for a Successful Aliyah

Life in Israel: Ingredients for a Successful Aliyah

It all depends on your mindset. , 22/05/2012 23:18
Life in Israel: An Immigrant Learns Hebrew

Life in Israel: An Immigrant Learns Hebrew

Their six year old grandchildren can speak Hebrew, and the Hebrew teacher is a Russian immigrant. Kol hakavod (kudos!) to the writer and his wife, who made aliya to Ramat Beit Shemesh., 21/04/2012 21:56
Selective Champions of Human Rights

Selective Champions of Human Rights

It's fine for Afghanistan, thst bastion of freedom, to perform at the Globe - but not Israel. All the world's a stage, is it not?, 17/04/2012 15:52