Opeds (Page 1)


Fmr. Amb. Friedman:

'America is holding Israel back'

David Friedman, former US Ambassador to Israel, sums up the past six months: 'Israel has the will and strength to eliminate Hamas and release the hostages. Right now, America is holding Israel back.'

'America is holding Israel back'

When Golda is Right and Wrong

The late Prime Minister Golda Meir famously said, 'We will have peace with the Arabs only when they will love their children more than they hate us.'

When Golda is Right and Wrong

When God pulls the plug—like the earthquake that hit New York

How was it, they asked, when the entire town was stricken by fear, closed shop, and conducted no other business even after the earth shook. Opinion.

When God pulls the plug—like the earthquake that hit New York

Orwell 2024

In '1984,' George Orwell chose a Jew to be the maligned collective enemy of all 'right-thinkers.' The global response to October 7 has proved this to be true. Op Ed

Orwell 2024

Ex-brass dominance in the War Cabinet does not reassure me

Civilian "common sense" has more than a few times trumped decades of military training and experience. Smotrich viewpoint may be another example. Opinion.

Ex-brass dominance in the War Cabinet does not reassure me

UK Lawyers for Israel rebut anti-Israel letter to PM Sunak

A letter to PM Sunak was published signed by a number of UK lawyers urging their Government to stop selling arms to Israel and to continue sending money to UNRWA, claiming that otherwise it may be in breach of international law. UK Lawyers for Israel responded.

UK Lawyers for Israel rebut anti-Israel letter to PM Sunak

Future wars

Military academies such as West Point are watching Gaza very carefully, learning lessons for future wars. Op-ed.

Future wars

Quo Vadis, Israel?

The Jewish State is at a crossroads for its survival: Either it is ruthless enough to crush the Ayatollahs before it’s too late or the future seems bleak. Op-ed.

Quo Vadis, Israel?

Sacrilege: Biden’s Catholicism and Schumer and Bernie's Judaism

If I were an American Catholic leader, I suppose I would declare Monday a day of national fasting and mourning after the sacrilege of Easter Sunday. But that is not my place. Instead, I address the matter of my own community’s apostates. Op-ed.

Sacrilege: Biden’s Catholicism and Schumer and Bernie's  Judaism

Understand the imperative of Truth

To quote George Orwell, “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” Now is the time to be courageous, revolutionary, and tell the truth. Op-ed.

Understand the imperative of Truth

The global onslaught against Israel

Britain and America are making the Jewish state their scapegoat. Opinion.

The global onslaught against Israel

ANALYSIS:

Anti-PM protests threaten war effort, hostage deal, experts say

Anti-government demonstrations, which had been on a low flame since Oct. 7, burst forth with renewed ferocity this week. Analysis.

Anti-PM protests threaten war effort, hostage deal, experts say

Let the people go!

Gazans, desperate to relocate, represent less than one percent of recent global immigrations. Help them. Op-ed.

Let the people go!

Alice and Hamas in Wokeland

Saudi Arabia assumed the presidency of the UN Commission on Women's Rights. Iran holds the presidency of the UN Disarmament Forum. And there is more. Op-ed.

Alice and Hamas in Wokeland

Terrorist murderer of 5-year-old caught hiding in maternity ward

LIttle Danielle hiding under her parents' bed was an easy target for Dewik, the murderous terrorist coward the IDF found hiding in Shifa, where there were more terrorists than the official number of 700 patient beds. Op-ed.

Terrorist murderer of 5-year-old caught hiding in maternity ward

Who really wins if America forces Israel to lose?

How a dire warning by President Eisenhower predicted the actions of President Biden. Opinion.

Who really wins if  America forces Israel to lose?

In the midst of war, leftist US rabbis abandon Israel and Judaism

As Jewish soldiers in Israel show themselves at their best, leftist American rabbis display themselves at their worst. Opinion.

In the midst of war, leftist US rabbis abandon Israel and Judaism

Schumer is no "shomer"

Schumer should abandon his misleading self-chosen title and confront the reality that he prioritizes his own political survival above all else. Opinion.

Schumer is no "shomer"

Israel and "Palestine": What international law expects

There is no reason to believe that "Palestine" would ever make good on any pre-independence promises to support Israel’s irrevocable rights to "peace and security." Israel must use that against its proponents. Opinion.

Israel and "Palestine": What international law expects

No, Joe Rogan: There is no comparing the Holocaust and Gaza

Podcast host uses video of 4 people, possibly terrorists, being killed as proof of genocide in Gaza and Israeli similarity to the Holocaust, when the Nazis murdered 1.5 million Jews in 3 months, 15,000 a day. Op-ed.

No, Joe Rogan: There is no comparing the Holocaust and Gaza

Streets paved with crazed protestors

Leftists are the same everywhere. They are absolutely that and nothing else, whether American or Israeli. Opinion.

Streets paved with crazed protestors

Meeting wounded IDF soldiers, a meeting of the hearts

How one couple’s trip to comfort wounded IDF soldiers led to an epiphany as to the power of the Jewish spirit. Op-ed.

Meeting wounded IDF soldiers, a meeting of the hearts

This is what they are chanting on the Temple Mount

Just so you know the focus of Ramadan prayers. Op-ed.

This is what they are chanting on the Temple Mount

Europe's antisemitism is the new appeasement

Europeans, once again flaunting a barely buried antisemitism, vainly seek to appease the insidious minorities waiting to replace them. Opinion.

Europe's antisemitism is the new appeasement

The professor who wants Jewish students to be afraid

Not on an American campus, but in Jerusalem's Hebrew University, Prof Shalhoub-Kevorkian says Jewish students "better be afraid." And the rector reinstated her after she was finally suspended. Op-ed.

The professor who wants Jewish students to be afraid

Critique of an antisemite's article:

Herzl and the Bible

This unsolicited commentary is a response to three essays by Professor Salim Mansur, a once courageous pro-Israel academic who recently made a radical shift and became a strident anti-Israel voice. Critique.

Herzl and the Bible

Opportunities for Israel’s economy as War continues in 2024

Despite hardships, there have been positive developments taking shape across the economy and labor force in recent months, and local companies and business leaders are optimistic that conditions will improve even more with time. Opinion.

Opportunities for Israel’s economy as War continues in 2024

Plain, unadulterated Jew-hatred

Destabilizing forces within the American fabric are testing American values, with its tolerance of internal baseless hatreds. Opinion.

Plain, unadulterated Jew-hatred

The new queens of battle

We have the manufacturing skills to produce both heavy artillery and battlefield rocket systems. With enough investment, we could transform these particular weapons into major, export items, whose profits would subsidize our own necessary military build up. Op-ed.

The new queens of battle

The Biden administration’s war against the government of Israel

Before Oct. 7, rioters demanded the overthrow of Netanyahu’s coalition due to its “anti-democratic” policies and “corruption.” The new rallying cry is to free the hostages. Op-eds.

The Biden administration’s war against the government of Israel

When my Grandfather was 13

My grandfather's Bar Mitzva was right after the horrific Night of the Long Knives. No one came to shul. Is that what my daughter has to look forward to or is there hope? Op-ed.

When my Grandfather was 13

When feminists stand for Hamas you know the West is over

There is a pathological reluctance across the West to believe that Hamas has raped and mutilated women, but it did. Op-ed.

When feminists stand for Hamas you know the West is over

Is CNN now part of Pallywood?

While civilian casualties in Gaza are low, reports from Hamas lack veraccity. I couldn't shake off suspicions about the authenticity of an impeccably presented CNN report of a civilian killed there. Op-ed.

Is CNN now part of Pallywood?

A pro-Jewish look at the Haredi draft issue: Not black and white

The idea that all Jews are brothers, no matter what, is a basic, shared value in the one and only Jewish State, and everything that happens in it, controversies about haredi draft included, must rest on that truth. Opinion.

A pro-Jewish look at the Haredi draft issue: Not black and white

Murderers as trusted media sources

There is no Hippocratic Oath for those in the media or in the PR industry. It shows. An expose by an insider. Op-ed.

Murderers  as trusted media sources

A pro-Israel US president

Jews who vote for Democrats in 2024 when it comes to the subject of Israel simply have no understanding of what it means to be a Jew or worse, they have no background or no understanding of their religion or religious identity. Opihion.

A pro-Israel US president

A bereaved father responds to the violent Tel Aviv protesters

We will stand together against anarchy, And we will not give in to you. My son will never come back, deal or no deal, so I have the right to tell you where your limits should be. Enough. Don't go for a ride on the hostage families' backs. Don't.

A bereaved father responds to the violent Tel Aviv protesters

The BBC and Israel: an update

Just a few examples of anti-Israel biased BBC reports. The “Defund the BBC” movement is growing and for the very first time I can begin to see why. Opinion.

The BBC and Israel: an update

South Africa Chief Rabbi:

Senator Joseph Lieberman - a personal tribute

South Africa Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein remembers late Jewish Senator who passed away last week, 'a public servant in the truest sense.'

Senator Joseph Lieberman - a personal tribute

United Nations Resolution a Throwback to Obama Era

History has an interesting way of repeating itself. Op-ed.

United Nations Resolution a  Throwback to Obama Era

Israel’s isolation is caused by antisemitism, not bad policies

The answer to the Jewish state’s diplomatic dilemma is victory. Heeding the world’s demands to stop the war and let Hamas win will only make it worse. Opinion.

Israel’s isolation is caused by antisemitism, not bad policies

Enrichment won't end Palestinian Arab rejectionism

Interview with Daniel Pipes on the Michael Medved Show.

Enrichment won't end Palestinian Arab rejectionism

The role of the Middle East War Correspondent

The role of a wartime journalist is to convey the context of war. And he can bring about change and awareness. Opinion.

The role of the Middle East War Correspondent

A nasty Intelligence community of Iran and Separatist groups

Any potential shift towards regime change must be predicated on the principles of unity and integrity, rather than fractious separatism. Op-ed.

A nasty Intelligence community of Iran and Separatist groups

Should we have canceled Candace Owens?

Every statement she’s made regarding Israel can be explained without assuming anti-Semitism on her part. Opinion.

Should we have canceled Candace Owens?

Rudderless Holland sees a return to Jew-hatred

There is a rising atmosphere of Jew hatred in the land of tulips, windmills and wooden shoes, where Muslim voters have become a sizeable portion of the electorate. Op-ed.

Rudderless Holland sees a return to Jew-hatred

Israel’s Orwellian nightmare

The Jewish state swings in the wind because the genocidal Palestinians are said to have a case. Op-ed.

Israel’s Orwellian nightmare

In memoriam:

A politician who was also a role model

Joe Lieberman was almost U.S. vice president. But his real distinction was as a politician who stuck to his principles and showed how to be a faithful Jew in the public square.

A politician who was also a role model

Leadership woes

It seems that the people screaming for the PM's resignation now were screaming for his resignation on October 6. They assume that new elections will spell certain electoral defeat for Israel’s longest serving prime minister. They should learn a little history. Op-ed.

Leadership woes

The “pintele” antisemite

Just once in a while we’d like to know which friends are for real. Op-ed.

The “pintele” antisemite

INTO THE FRAY:

Elections: Why now is not the time

When Israeli voters next go to the polls, over what led to the grim events of Oct. 7, their choices must not be driven by uninformed rumor, ill-informed speculation, and misinformed emotion. Op-ed.

Elections: Why now is not the time

It’s Ramadan in Germanistan

I don't think they can be saved, the German Catholic idiots, they have delved so deeply into masochism. Op-ed.

It’s Ramadan in Germanistan

Lone soldiers

Israelis will fight on their own if they must.

Lone soldiers

If Jerusalem bows to American appeasement...

At this critical moment, American leadership displays both ignorance of the Middle East and a willingness to appease evil. Opinion.

If Jerusalem bows to American appeasement...

Shunning - active and passive

While Jews in Israel fight an active military and terrorist war, Jews in the Diaspora fight a culture war which is getting harder and harder to win. Op-ed.

Shunning - active and passive

Jewish unity requires understanding Jewish identity

Many in leadership positions have embraced progressivism, globalism, wokeism, or a host of other “isms” as innately Jewish, though such ideologies are purely secular and often antithetical to authentic Judaism. Op-ed.

Jewish unity requires understanding Jewish identity




























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