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Journalists should report Israel news, not shape it

There are many ways to shape the news, from choice of headline to how an article is written, and even turning no news into news. Op-ed.

Journalists should report Israel news, not shape it

The death of an antisemitic journalist - should we mourn?

Shireen Abu Akleh worked for Jew-hating Al Jazeera, went out to a live battle scene and met her death. That's the story. Op-ed.

The death of an antisemitic journalist - should we mourn?

Who’s teaching our kids about Israel?

Many Jewish academics have influenced Jewish college students to side with the Palestinian Arabs over Israel. Op-ed.

Who’s teaching our kids about Israel?

Why would a Jew support payments to Arab terrorists?

An MK supporting financial rewards for terrorists and their families is not a matter of freedom of opinion. It crosses a line. Op-ed.

Why would a Jew support payments to Arab terrorists?

Purim to Passover: G-d's love for His People and His Land

If the ten days from Rosh Hashana to Yom Kippur are Days of Awe,I would posit that the days from Purim to Passover are Days of Love.

Purim to Passover: G-d's love for His People and His Land

Nixon’s grandson rewrites Israel’s history

Christopher Nixon Cox appears to have a six-day gap in his historical memory. Op-ed.

Nixon’s grandson rewrites Israel’s history

The set-up on ‘Debating Israel and Apartheid’

Members of a panel to speak at a conference of the American Historical Association essentially hold the same negative views on Israel.Op-ed.

The set-up on ‘Debating Israel and Apartheid’

ADL's anti-hate speaker accused Israel of "ethnic cleansing"

The ADL conference on anti-Semitism should not be a forum for criticism of Israel. Op-ed.

ADL's anti-hate speaker accused Israel of "ethnic cleansing"

Reconsidering Colin Powell's record on Israel and Iran

A careful examination of Powell’s record shows that friends of Israel had legitimate concerns about his feelings on the Jewish State. Op-ed.

Reconsidering Colin Powell's record on Israel and Iran

No place for guilt over Israel's self-defense

Israel’s behavior in wartime should be judged exactly as we do any other country at war, such as the US and its allies in WWII.Op-ed.

No place for guilt over Israel's self-defense

The latest target of anti-Israel academics? The Negev

The same leftists who demand Israel expel “illegal” Jewish settlers simultaneously insist that Israel not expel Bedouin squatters. Op-ed.

The latest target of anti-Israel academics? The Negev

"Jewish nose" jokes aren't funny - in fact, they're dangerous

In the Muslim world today caricatures of Jews with stereotypical noses regularly appear in viciously anti-Israel editorial cartoons. Op-ed/

"Jewish nose" jokes aren't funny - in fact, they're dangerous

Yom Kippur: The essential Zionist holiday

Are we missing out on the essence of Yom Kippur, on what Jewish prayer is, who we are as a Jewish People, where our destiny lies? Op-ed.

Yom Kippur: The essential Zionist holiday

An atheist chaplain at Harvard

Active rejection of the most basic concept in Judaism—belief in G-d—by a religious figure is fringe stuff to most American Jews.Op-ed.

An atheist chaplain at Harvard

An immoral assault on Israel's Zionism

Ben & Jerry's would not boycott Jews if the organized US Jewish community had not allowed anti-Zionists to remain in our Big Tent. Op-ed.

An immoral assault on Israel's Zionism

Yoni Netanyahu: A hero's story 45 years after Entebbe

Yoni Netanyahu, the famed hero of the Entebbe operation, was killed in action 45 years ago on July 4. Op-ed.

Yoni Netanyahu: A hero's story 45 years after Entebbe

The Book of Ruth: A Zionist story For Shavuot

The duality of Shavuot is prominent in the Book of Ruth. The time is the harvest and Ruth accepts the Torah.as the Jews did on Mt. Sinai.

The Book of Ruth: A Zionist story For Shavuot

Threatening to boycott the JNF

A democratic vote authorized the purchase of private land in, or adjacent to, Jewish communities in Judea-Samaria. Why the threats? Op-ed.

Threatening to boycott the JNF

The seventh day of Pesach's theme of Jewish unity

At the Red Sea, all the Jews sang the same words together.

The seventh day of Pesach's theme of Jewish unity

The forgotten roots of Modern Zionism

It is a misrepresentation of history to state that Zionism was a secular movement and that Orthodox rabbis opposed early Zionism. Op-ed.

The forgotten roots of  Modern Zionism

Jewish Right needs to condemn Marjorie Greene

Why are some right-of-center Jewish groups finding it difficult to condemn anti-Semitic congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene? Opinion.

Jewish Right needs to condemn Marjorie Greene

Recalling what pro-active Israel Activism is

Ten years after his death on Tu B'Shvat, Herb Zweibon serves as an inspiration today to many who knew him and worked with him. Op-ed.

Recalling what pro-active Israel Activism is

On Moses and violence in the Torah

Speaking out when your opinion may make you unpopular is a good thing. More rabbis in America should be speaking out today for justice.

On Moses and violence in the Torah

A Muslim extremist shouldn't have been invited to a Jewish event

Al-Marayati’s record of apologizing for terrorism is lengthy, indisputable, and nothing less than damning.Opinion.

A Muslim extremist shouldn't have been invited to a Jewish event

Why Black conservatives in academia have supported Israel for decades

Contrasting Dr. Walter E. Williams with Israel-hater Dr. Lamont Hill is a stark reminder of what so much of academia has become. Opinion.

Why Black conservatives in academia have supported Israel

Trump should let the Quartet die with James Wolfensohn

The Quartet’s website shows just what’s wrong with the body. Its failures-and they are many-stem from its entire approach to Israel.Op-ed.

Trump should let the Quartet die with James Wolfensohn

J Street uses a pro-terrorist EU bureaucrat to malign Jewish neighborhood

Contstruction in a Jewish neighborhood in southern Jerusalem is a part of the villified 'settlement movement' according to J Street.Op-ed.

J Street uses a pro-terrorist EU bureaucrat to malign Israel

The Zionist left and the PLO flag - 'Palestine from the river to the sea'?

Partners for Progressive Israel used the PLO flag with that message in Arabic, but failed to translate or explain it. Op-ed.

The Zionist left and the PLO flag - 'from the river to the sea'?

The Zionist story of Abraham and Sarah in the Torah

Rabbi Aryeh Levin, known as the 'Tzadik of Jerusalem', and 'Father of the Prisoners', was an example of Abraham's heritage.

The Zionist story of Abraham and Sarah in the Torah

The Syrian peace mirage posted by the Washington Times

Peace with Syria is a suicidal fantasy - the war torn country is unstable, and would insist on Israel giving up the Golan Heights.Op-ed.

The Syrian peace mirage posted by the Washington Times

F-35s to UAE? Why it's an amazingly bad idea

The history of volatile Arab regimes leads to the fear that sophisticated US weapons might one day be used against Israel. Opinion.

F-35s to UAE? Why it's an amazingly bad idea

A Dean of America's intellectual Pro-Israel fighters has died

“Seattle’s Jeremiah" never backed down.. An Israeli publication once hailed him as “Jewry’s premier polemicist." A lesson to us all. Op-ed.

A Dean of America's intellectual Pro-Israel fighters has died

Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz's love for Jews and Jerusalem

He wrote: "Army and economy may help but the Jewish state can exist only when it is built on a dream." A tribute to a great man.

Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz's love for Jews and Jerusalem

‘Buddy’ Korn: Jewish activist, journalist, mentor, mensch

Our Sages said: 'It is sad to lose the kind of person who is rare among men.' Benyamin Korn was an example of what they meant. In memoriam.

‘Buddy’ Korn: Jewish activist, journalist, mentor, mensch

A Juneteenth lesson For Zionists

The story of Tel Chai is as inspiring as the Alamo. We should use Juneteenth as a blueprint for celebrating Yom Tel Chai each year. Op-ed

A Juneteenth lesson For Zionists

How a Holocaust Museum scholar denounces Zionism

Museum scholar denounces Israel as a wrongdoer and occupier in an article published days after graffiti were found on synagogues. Opinion.

How a Holocaust Museum scholar denounces Zionism

Annexation and the "International Law" false argument

Israel acted against an ephemeral "International Law" five times, and thank G-d it did! One was capturing Eichmann, another Entebbe. Op-ed.

Annexation and the "International Law" false argument