Att'y Stephen M. Flatow

Reverend Al Sharpton and his friends in the Reform Movement

Words such as “apologize,” “sorry,” and “Crown Heights” never crossed his lips. It’s sad that the leaders of Reform Judaism did not insist on a full apology before—or at least during—Sharpton’s address. , 5/30/2019, 9:40 AM

How would a Democrat president respond to an invasion of Israel?

What does last week's rocket barrages tell us about the would-be Dem. presidential candidates' true feelings regarding Israel?, 5/10/2019, 4:51 PM

Just don't call her a Palestinian Arab! US media plays a game

I wonder what it is that drives Wisconsin women with large families to manufacture biological weapons, Reading the US media, you might not know the answer to that question., 4/28/2019, 6:29 AM

Four Jewish oxymorons

The statement issued by four Jewish members of Congress challenging Israel’s prime minister may have set a new record for contradictions., 4/15/2019, 8:48 AM

Never mind, it’s just another Jewish holy site being attacked

On March 20, just four days after the mass slaughter in New Zealand, Palestinian terrorists attempted to murder Jews at the Tomb of Joseph by throwing bombs at them. It didn't make the news outside of israel., 3/29/2019, 3:04 AM

Amnesty International complains about the situation it helped create

Amnesty is trying to duplicate the catastrophe it helped bring about in Gaza, now in Judea-Samaria., 3/3/2019, 7:04 PM

Is Trump repeating the mistake of Obama's 'peace processors'?

The administration’s persistent courtship of the Palestinian Authority is puzzling precisely because it seems to be odd with the statements of senior U.S. officials and envoys. , 2/15/2019, 1:26 AM

“Palestinian government” dies, an oxymoron is born

Isn’t there a contradiction between having your own government, and “struggling to survive” under foreign “occupation”? Of course there is. The contradiction is as plain as day. It’s just that nobody ever talks about it., 2/4/2019, 6:55 AM

America’s Jewish left endorses anti-Jewish discrimination

The organized leftwing Jewish community has embraced the false Palestinian Arab narrative. Their open letter on Airbnb's boycott is proof., 12/7/2018, 7:34 AM

Trump plan to unite territories will endanger Israel

The plan will demand that Israel give something “very good” to the PA, but will it be good for Israel?, 10/19/2018, 12:54 PM

Sightless in Bethlehem

It looks like a new generation is taking up where Thomas Friedman left off in the department of creative autobiographical writing and Israel-bashing., 9/13/2018, 9:59 AM

US Jewry's silence as Trump prepares to squeeze Israel

American Jews must stop biting their tongues and hoping those troubling statements are not indicative of actual U.S. policy., 8/24/2018, 9:35 AM

The most important story in the world

Was it Turkish-American relations, mass murder of Nigerians, the car ramming in London? Guess again., 8/16/2018, 9:01 PM

Ron Lauder joins the attack on Israel

Why does the head of a major Jewish organization go to the Times with his complaints about Israel, instead of one of the many Jewish newspapers? What is he saying between the lines?, 8/14/2018, 10:26 PM

POTUS is silent on UNRWA

Trump is continuing a bad Obama policy., 7/19/2018, 12:44 PM

Anti-Israel churches have a new favorite Jew

This week, CMEP is holding a conference, at a church in Washington DC, to train women how to harass Israel., 6/21/2018, 8:09 AM

But he was mostly unarmed

Nobody ever gets to ask journalists about their choice of language. , 6/11/2018, 2:47 PM

Is Israel really isolated?

When he was secretary of state, John Kerry infamously warned that Israel would become a “pariah” state if it didn’t quickly give into Palestinian Arab demands. Is that the case?, 5/29/2018, 3:31 PM

Ex-ambassador ridicules idea that Israel is threatened

Has Kurtzer been watching the news lately? Why does he seek to misleadingly portray Israel as facing no threats along its borders, with the only possible threat from far-away Iran?, 5/15/2018, 11:53 PM

Israeli checkpoint stops another massacre

The driver and his not-yet-apprehended comrades were planning to celebrate Israel’s Independence Day by massacring Israeli Jews. Down in Gaza they are flying kite-cocktails., 4/20/2018, 4:54 PM

Linda Sarsour’s “Palestinian blood”

Sarsour spoke of her Palestinian blood, so have a look at the town from which Sarsour’s parents came, and see if we can figure out what kind of blood they passed on to their daughter., 4/11/2018, 9:59 AM

Another Palestinian big lie exposed

Media accusations notwithstanding, Israel proved that it could not have killed wheelchair-bound Ibrahi Abu Thuraya in December., 4/5/2018, 12:20 AM

The Palestinian Authority admits that it’s a terrorist organization

I appreciate the PA’s frankness. Now it’s time for some consequences., 3/30/2018, 1:35 PM

Swedish foreign minister isn’t anti-Semitic, she’s a demagogue

The EU sponsors illegal buildings which they know Israel will demolish, and then Sweden’s foreign minister declares that “more demolitions” are “hindering the peace process.” Can there be greater chutzpah? , 3/23/2018, 9:50 AM

'Moderate' Qatar leader defends anti-Semitic al Jazeera TV

Why does Qatar stubbornly insist on sponsoring Al Jazeera?, 2/12/2018, 11:12 PM

Making terrorists pay —unless they’re Palestinian Arabs

A terrorist attack was scrubbed clean at JTA. The attempted murderer was called a "man" and the firebomb attack at an IDF jeep in which he tried to burn Jewish soldiers to death termed a "clash." , 1/22/2018, 6:53 AM

How to treat strangers in need: Israeli version, Palestinian version

An Israeli medic goes to the aid of an Arab baby. Two Czech women tourists take a wrong turn and enter the PA. Find the differences., 1/11/2018, 9:22 PM

More hollow regrets from Dennis Ross

How does someone who has been egregiously wrong on major decisions - and has admitted it - contiue to be considered an expert on the Middle East?, 1/5/2018, 12:03 AM

Both sides got it wrong on Jerusalem embassy

President Trump may be using the State Department to play a little game of good cop/bad cop. Or, in this case, Good Trump/Bad State Department., 12/21/2017, 11:59 PM

The disappointing Orthodox response to Hotovely

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely is the embodiment of everything that groups such as the Orthodox Union and the Rabbinical Council of America stand for. Why aren’t the major U.S. Orthodox groups coming to her defense?, 12/4/2017, 5:13 AM

Taking sides on terrorism

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Not again, Beilin! Oslo disaster architect back with more of the same

Yossi Beilin negotiatited with Arafat secretly when it was against the law and the results were tragic for Israelis. Now he wants to do a repeat performance. , 3/20/2017, 5:52 AM

Why a Palestinian state would be bad for America

America doesn't need another anti-US belligerent state., 2/16/2017, 3:53 PM

I’m concerned about Australia

Australia's treatment of its indigenous people is worthy of the concern of its foreign minister, not Israel's record with the non-indigenous Palestinian Arabs., 1/29/2017, 11:28 PM

Stop chasing terrorists?

There are those who actually intimate that Israel’s exercise of hot pursuit of terrorists is a manifestation of an “occupation.”, 1/12/2017, 8:49 AM

Shocking - the new ambassador to Israel

One can be shocked by good things!, 12/17/2016, 5:26 PM

Goodbye John Kerry, we won't miss you

Kerry's speech at the Saban Forum was not the way to say goodby., 12/6/2016, 8:47 PM

More bad advice from Dennis Ross

Despite this record of being consistently wrong on Israel and the Palestinians, Ross is at it again., 12/4/2016, 5:56 PM

As Obama prepares to ambush Israel what will American Jews do?

The idea that building 98 additional houses in Shiloh constitutes some kind of international crisis is, of course absurd. , 10/10/2016, 10:01 PM

Just another day of Palestinian ethnic cleansing

The goal? To kill a lot of Jews., 9/19/2016, 10:08 PM

Israel aids flood victims, cancer patients, poor Latinos; world yawns

Israel extends "disproportionate" kindness to the world., 8/29/2016, 8:36 AM

Peace Now leader wants Israel to overthrow the Palestinian Authority

The Peace Now leader either does not know, or does not want to be bothered, with the facts. And this is the inane result., 8/7/2016, 6:20 AM

Palestinian Authority finally makes an arrest

Don't bring out the champagne just yet., 7/27/2016, 6:19 PM

PA no-go zones are a haven for terrorists

"Security cooperation" is a euphemism. The PA law enforcement personnel do not chase terrorists, they avoid disturbing them and let them go about their business of killing Jews., 7/1/2016, 4:00 PM

When throwing boulders is "non-violent"

Rocks thrown at Jews are 'non violent.', 6/22/2016, 9:55 PM

Why Palestinians hate Shavuot

The writer starts his thesis with the Story of Ruth and has no need for anything more., 6/15/2016, 9:29 PM

Those old State Department Arabists just won't retire

They seem to crave the publicity, because there is no other logical reason for their behavior., 6/5/2016, 9:14 PM

Surprise, surprise: another affluent Palestinian terrorist

It is hard on anti-Israel journalists when their fantasy collides with reality., 4/28/2016, 12:40 PM

Obama redefines Palestinian terrorism; Israel will pay the price

If violent riots are not "terrorist attacks" then Israel's use of force becomes excessive by definition. , 4/20/2016, 12:59 PM

Piece of broken glass

One piece of glass has ruined everything for the Palestinian Arab cause., 4/12/2016, 9:59 AM

EU's latest settlement hypocrisy – where’s the protest from US Jews?

The EU is building illegally in Area C, but condemns Israel for cultivated unused land., 3/21/2016, 8:44 AM

Lessons from the life and death of a Palestinian Arab terrorist

American Jews could have done something about Nayef Zayed., 2/29/2016, 7:06 AM

Reform leaders' statement on Israel gets it backwards

A Reform leadership ad stated that Israel is guilty of suffocating the Palestinian Arabs for nearly five decades. Really?, 2/16/2016, 9:33 AM

Remembering Jewish communities destroyed by Israel

It is a continuation of Jewish tradition to commemorate destroyed Jewish communities, wherever they were and whoever destroyed them. Gush Katif, built by Zionist consensus, included., 2/6/2016, 7:45 PM