Tags Tags

Ruthie Blum

News and updates about Ruthie Blum

Is Alan Dershowitz right to warn against the ‘override clause’?

The world-renowned attorney has proven trustworthy in his views on the Jewish state, even if one disagrees with some of them. Op--ed.

Is Alan Dershowitz right to warn against the ‘override clause’?

No, Hady Amr is not ‘our friend’

AJC's lauding Biden appoiintee anti-Israel Amr after expressing concern about the incoming government in Jerusalem is beyond inexcusable.

No, Hady Amr is not ‘our friend’

No, the ‘override clause’ won’t ‘crush’ Israeli democracy

The case for the incoming coalition to reduce the Supreme Court’s self-invested power to rule against laws enacted by the Knesset. Op-ed.

No, the ‘override clause’ won’t ‘crush’ Israeli democracy

Judgment day for Israel’s legal system

The punishment for a Bedouin who sodomized a little girl in her Negev home shows the need for a “full, full, right-wing” government.Op-ed;

Judgment day for Israel’s legal system

The hypocrisy of the Israeli left’s calling dibs on democracy

The Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Comm. chairman,says that if the public chooses Netanyahu, Israel will morph into the 3rd Reich.Op-ed

The hypocrisy of the Israeli left’s calling dibs on democracy

Yair Lapid’s holiday bloopers

Just as worrisome as his ignorance of basic Judaism is the fact that he can't even fake it. What awaits us for Sukkot, I wonder. Op-ed.

Yair Lapid’s holiday bloopers

Look who’s interfering in the Knesset elections to block a Netanyahu victory

Israeli voters must take into account that Iran and the PA are working to keep the Likud Party leader from reassuming the premiership.Op-ed.

Look who’s interfering in the elections to block Netanyahu win

The political suicide of the Israeli elite

The anniversary of the death of Dudu Topaz is a reminder of the cultural root of polarization in the Jewish state. Op-ed.

The political suicide of the Israeli elite

Honoring Joe Biden, dishonoring Taylor Force

That Biden, who reversed the freeze on US aid to the “pay for slay” PA, is receiving Israel’s Presidential Medal is worse than ironic.Op-ed.

Honoring Joe Biden, dishonoring Taylor Force

Bolstering Bibi by deriding his backers

Former Israeli TV anchor Gadi Sukenik’s critique was clear: Anyone casting a ballot for Likud belongs in the baboon category. Op-ed.

Bolstering Bibi by deriding his backers

Fear terrorism, not the Israelis defending against it

Contrary to the aspersions cast by external or internal ill-wishers, Israelis are far from trigger-happy. Op-ed.

Fear terrorism, not the Israelis defending against it

Jihad by any other name

There it was: an admission that the ‘nakba’ always has been the root of the conflict, which is why 2 states are not what the PA seeks.Op-ed.

Jihad by any other name

Mahmoud Abbas plays Benny Gantz for a fool

Israel’s defense minister's latest session with the Palestinian Authority leader was certainly not “confidence-building.” Opinion.

Mahmoud Abbas plays Benny Gantz for a fool

Eating Knesset candy and drinking the Kool-Aid

The whole plenum looked as puerile last week as it’s been sounding, with verbiage and decibel levels not even fit for a playground. Op-ed.

Eating Knesset candy and drinking the Kool-Aid

The High Court has robbed Israel's far-left Labor leader of plausible deniability

The court's overruling the Knesset committee ban on Ibtisam Mara’ana-Menuhin’s run on the Labor Party list is good for the right. Op-ed.

Israel's far-left Labor leader has been robbed of deniability

A pregnant pause to consider vaccine denial

Grieving relatives of the Israeli mother and fetus who died of COVID-19 should not have to argue with arrogant, ignorant anti-vaxxers. Op-ed

A pregnant pause to consider vaccine denial

Days of awe (and loopholes)

Everyone is blaming everyone else, lignoring rules, and not looking in the mirror. It’s not exactly the spirit of the Days of Awe, Op-ed

Days of awe (and loopholes)

Hell hath no fury like peaceniks upstaged

It’s hard to keep track of their many and disparate gripes, but it’s very easy to spot their hypocrisy. Opinion.

Hell hath no fury like peaceniks upstaged

Viral apathy in Israel

What is going on? Why are Israelis, who were so conscientious about the first lockdown, rebelling against the corona rules? Op-ed.

Viral apathy in Israel

The gang rape at the Red Sea Hotel

While there is national consensus in Israel about the evils of sexual abuse, there's little agreement on root causes of the problem. Opinion

The gang rape at the Red Sea Hotel