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The ‘Gaza famine’ myth

No facts can be allowed to disturb the blood libels against Israel.

The ‘Gaza famine’ myth

The looming choice for Diaspora Jews

Apart from any dangers, the political choices they face are likely to make for an uncomfortable ride. Opinion.

The looming choice for Diaspora Jews

The Middle East’s fateful moment

As northern Israel burns, America is leading the world into a terrible war. Opinion.

The Middle East’s fateful moment

America’s double game on Iran

The Biden administration’s strategy endangers not just Israel but America and the free world. Op-ed.

America’s double game on Iran

How the Hamas pogrom galvanized Israel’s enemies

Hostility to the Jewish state goes wide and deep, apparently further than some thought before Oct. 7.

How the Hamas pogrom galvanized Israel’s enemies

Buried facts about the Gaza war

Connect the dots: It’s America and Iran against Israel. The American appeasement of Iran has left many people mystified. They should have been paying more attention. Opinion.

Buried facts about the Gaza war

Amichai Chikli’s rescue remedy

Diaspora Jews must put nation back into religion and Israeli Jews must put religion back into the nation.

Amichai Chikli’s rescue remedy

The ivory tower jihad

In the appalling scenes on campus, monstrous chickens are now coming home to roost.

The ivory tower jihad

Strangling Israel slowly

A remarkable realignment may be under way: Israel and the Arabs v America and Iran. Opinion.

Strangling Israel slowly

The surreal echo chamber of lies

As Israel braces for yet more horrors, the world has turned against it. Opinion.

The surreal echo chamber of lies

The global onslaught against Israel

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

The global onslaught against Israel

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

The American betrayal of Israel

The suggestion that Israel is no better than Hamas is a pernicious lie spread by those who want Israel gone. Opinion.

The American betrayal of Israel

The West’s abandonment of the Jews

Human rights culture has mainstreamed Hamas lies while Western civilization is no longer civilized. Opinion.

The West’s abandonment of the Jews

The scapegoating of Israel

Humanitarian aid has become the blood libel of the day as wiith breathtaking arrogance and malice, Cameron presumed to dictate to Israel how to conduct this desperate war for its survival. Biden is the same. Opinion.

The scapegoating of Israel

The terror of the right

The Oct. 7 atrocities produced a profound sense of disorientation for progressives because the Palestinian Arabs whose cause they had promoted as the acme of conscience and enlightenment turned out to be savages. Op-ed.

The terror of the right

British MPs melt down over Gaza

Democratic procedures are being destroyed by anti-Israel mob intimidation. Those who attempt to destroy the Jews invariably destroy themselves. We are watching it happen to the West in real time. Op-ed.

British MPs melt down over Gaza

The antisemitism crisis is out of control

In both Britain and America, politics is becoming increasingly distorted. Opinion.

The antisemitism crisis is out of control

Israel’s American frenemy

Some Bidenites subscribe to the fantasy that all conflict can be ended by negotiated compromise based on self-interest. Others are viscerally hostile to Israel and some have had links to Iran. Opinion.

Israel’s American frenemy

America and Britain - blind stupidity?

America and Britain have crossed. a treacherous red line. Their unhinged obsession with the “two-state solution” threatens to incentivize Hamas. Opinion.

America and Britain - blind stupidity?

"Choose life, and fight for it"

Something of priceless value is emerging on the battlefields of Gaza. Opinion.

"Choose life, and fight for it"

The West’s lethal error in the war against Israel

The distinction between Hamas and “ordinary” Palestinian Arabs is largely spurious. Opinion.

The West’s lethal error in the war against Israel

Chilling winds towards Israel from the UK and US

Obsessional hostility has even infected counterterrorism experts. Op-ed.

Chilling winds towards Israel from the UK and US

The revival of an ancient calumny

In response to the genocidal Hamas agenda, churches have turned on its Jewish victims. Opinion.

The revival of an ancient calumny

The persistent ‘two-state’ delusion

If the West wants a solution to the Middle East conflict, it must take a long look in the mirror. Opinion.

The persistent ‘two-state’ delusion

The moral collapse of the West

No one is calling for Hamas to surrender, which would stop all the killing immediately. Op-ed.

The moral collapse of the West

The BBC and other Western media are not just mere useful idiots.

The devastating Hamas weapon of war is the Western media. Opinion.

The BBC and other Western media are not just mere useful idiots.

The infernal choice behind the hostage deal

Israel is in this terrible situation principally because of America. Opinion.

The infernal choice behind the hostage deal

Is Britain going wobbly on Israel?

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has been outmaneuvered by the poisonously anti-Israel liberal establishment.Opinion.

Is Britain going wobbly on Israel?

Just whose side is America really on?

Biden’s early support for Israel is turning into something more ominous. Opinion.

Just whose side is America really on?

How Israel tries to protect Gaza's civilians

Despite general media malevolence, the truth sometimes emerges. Op-ed.

How Israel tries to protect Gaza's civilians

The fracturing of the ‘progressive’ West

Leftists are now crying because suddenly, they feel the hot breath of the Jew-haters on their own necks.Opinion.

The fracturing of the ‘progressive’ West

The West’s monster within

Liberal society contains the seeds of its own destruction. Opinion.

The West’s monster within

The West’s fifth columnists

Media outlets are enabling anti-Jewish evil in a time of war. Opinion.

The West’s fifth columnists

Civilization’s fifth columnists

The depraved frenzies of bloodshed shown by Hamas have entered the collective mind of the West itself. Opinion.

Civilization’s fifth columnists

Spitting in God’s eye

Tension between Christians and Jews in Jerusalem is more complex than disgust at the deplorable spitting incident this week. Op-ed.

Spitting in God’s eye

Israel’s ‘democracy’ protesters destroy their own platform

The disgraceful mob attack in Tel Aviv on Yom Kippur has far wider resonance.Op-ed.

Israel’s ‘democracy’ protesters destroy their own platform

The moral bankruptcy of the world

Raisi’s triumphalism at the U.N. is a result of the West’s surrender. Op-ed.

The moral bankruptcy of the world

Abbas voices his monstrous antisemitism, again

The Palestinian leader’s bigotry is in lockstep with the West’s hypocritical outrage.Op-ed.

Abbas voices his monstrous antisemitism, again

Musk vs. Greenblatt is the unspeakable vs. the uneatable

Taking sides in this contest reflects the deep moral confusion of the West. This is not a fight in which Jews can properly pick a side.Op-ed

Musk vs. Greenblatt is the unspeakable vs. the uneatable

Israelophobia is the newest form of the oldest hatred

The distinction between hating Jews and hating Israel is bogus.Op-ed.

Israelophobia is the newest form of the oldest hatred

Why compromise is unlikely in Israel’s crisis

The protesters won't stop because they think they can bring Netanyahu’s government down.Op-ed.

Why compromise is unlikely in Israel’s crisis

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Herzog’s lamentable performance

Israel needs to deliver an entirely different message to its two-faced U.S. ally. Op-ed.

Herzog’s lamentable performance

The real crisis in the West

In obsessing over Israel's policies, the free world is looking the wrong way. Op-ed.

The real crisis in the West

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The malevolent reporting on Israel’s Jenin operation

Much of the West believes the antisemitic lie that the Jews are responsible for their own destruction. Op-ed.

The malevolent reporting on Israel’s Jenin operation

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It’s time to dismantle the United Nations

The moral corruption of this global body has knocked the free world off its compass. The world needs an alliance of democracies. Op-ed.

It’s time to dismantle the United Nations

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Israel’s American ‘frenemy’

If Netanyahu won’t alert Americans to their government’s abandonment of Israel, U.S. politicians must step up to the plate. Op-ed.

Israel’s American ‘frenemy’

'Pulse of Israel':

First conference on unmasking Jew-hatred

The first 'Pulse of Israel' conference on unmasking Jew-hatred within the Palestinian national movement will take place on June 25th

First conference on unmasking Jew-hatred

Challenging the BBC on Israel

Finally, people are pushing back publicly against the outlet’s lethal distortions. Op-ed.

Challenging the BBC on Israel

The Jews’ lesson for the West

Conservatism and the nation need each other to survive.Op-ed.

The Jews’ lesson for the West

The Biden administration’s anti-antisemitism travesty

The IHRA definition has led defenders of the Jewish people down a blind alley.Op-ed.

The Biden administration’s anti-antisemitism travesty

Jew-hatred struts the stage in Berlin

The obscene spectacle staged by musician Roger Waters exposes the moral vacuum in Holocaust memorializing. Op-ed.

Jew-hatred struts the stage in Berlin

The weaponization of antisemitism against conservatives

A conference on how to save the West has been smeared by those out to destroy it. Op-ed.

The weaponization of antisemitism against conservatives

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As Gaza’s rockets are fired at Israel, so are media missiles

Behind Western hostility to Israel and indifference towards Iran lies a baleful explanation. Op-ed.

As Gaza’s rockets are fired at Israel, so are media missiles

The coronation will be more than an amazing spectacle

The West needs to grasp what it says about nation and religion. Op-ed.

The coronation will be more than an amazing spectacle

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The antisemitism that drives identity politics

For many in the West, Jew-hatred is invisible and grossly misunderstood.Op-ed.

The antisemitism that drives identity politics

Israel’s protests are now crossing sacred red lines

The battle is existential and reflects a similar struggle in the West.Op-ed.

Israel’s protests are now crossing sacred red lines

The real lesson for Israel from Ireland’s Good Friday Agreement

U.S. Democrat administrations have continued to interfere in Ireland in deeply partisan ways, incentivizing terrorist violence Op-ed.

The real lesson for Israel from Ireland’s Good Friday Agreement

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The true agenda of Israel’s mass protests has been laid bare

That agenda includes America's outrageous attack on Netanyahu's right to govern. Op-ed.

The true agenda of Israel’s mass protests has been laid bare

Israel’s post-democracy moment

The massive protests rocking Israel are about far more than judicial reform. What is striking is the irrationality at their core Op-ed.

Israel’s post-democracy moment