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Isi Leibler is a veteran international Jewish leader with a distinguished record of contributions to the Jewish world and the cause of human rights.

ARTICLES BY: Isi Leibler


January 10, 2019 8:30 am
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Political Dysfunctionality and Electoral Chaos in Israel

Setting aside the Gaza confrontations, 2018 was one of Israel’s best years since the establishment of the state. President Trump’s administration has become the most Israel-friendly...

November 29, 2018 11:02 am
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The Prime Minister Is Treating Us Like Morons

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu displayed his political savvy by avoiding an election as he outmaneuvered Naftali Bennett and his Bayit Yehudi party, forcing them to...

October 30, 2018 2:05 pm
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Israel Must Restore Deterrence in Gaza

All of us abhor military confrontation or war, which inevitably leads to casualties. Israel today faces a major threat from Hamas in the south where Iran...

October 23, 2018 9:04 am
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A Call to GA Participants

First, permit me to open this column by expressing my distress that for the first time, the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) are holding...

October 19, 2018 10:01 am
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The Kavanaugh Imbroglio and Jews

Although I am not American, I must confess that I was glued to the screen watching the Kavanaugh hearings in the US Senate. With the hindsight...

October 11, 2018 8:32 am
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The Devastating Impact of American Non-Jewish Jews

There is no disputing that, except for the vast majority of Orthodox Jews, American Jews and their leaders have distanced themselves from their Jewish identity. In...

September 18, 2018 6:47 am
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UK Jews and Unity at Any Cost

The list of 50 Most Influential Jews published by The Jerusalem Post included Marie van der Zyl, the recently elected president of the Board of...

September 6, 2018 10:36 am
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5779: A New Year of Hope

Those of us privileged to live in Israel should give thanks to the Almighty and appreciate the extraordinary achievements of the past year, and pray...

August 22, 2018 12:54 pm
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Ronald Lauder Loses the Plot

Ronald Lauder is a billionaire and respected art collector who became passionately committed to Jewish life. As US ambassador to Austria, he witnessed virulent antisemitism....

August 14, 2018 6:49 am
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Israel’s Deterrence Against Hamas

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will see his electoral support plummet unless he finds a better solution to the barrage of Hamas rockets and incendiary kites...

August 8, 2018 4:54 pm
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Looking Candidly at Israel’s Nation-State Law

It is inevitable -- and laudable -- that there are debates and differences over most new legislation. However, that does not justify the global hysteria...

July 26, 2018 12:16 pm
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Why This Israeli Is an Ardent Trump Supporter

President Donald Trump’s meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin served to increase the paranoia about him to an all-time high. He was accused of “failing...

July 17, 2018 11:47 am
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Anglo-Jewry Is Threatened From Both Without and Within

More than 10 years ago, I warned that the passivity of the Anglo-Jewish leadership would likely lead to disastrous political consequences and negatively impact the...

July 12, 2018 11:51 am
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Balancing Dangers and Opportunities in Modern Israel

The speed of change, both positive and negative, in this region over the past two months has been breathtaking. On the negative side, the ongoing escalation...

Features

Meet the Two Most Optimistic People in the Entire Middle East

“You are sitting here, probably, with the two most optimistic people probably in the entire Middle East,” says Sami Saadi,...

Places to Visit in Israel If You Really Want to Learn Its History

Are you or a family member traveling to Israel in 2019? Are you looking for something more than the average...

In New Initiative, Yad Vashem Tackles 21st Century Antisemitism

JNS.org - It is American teachers like Lori Fulton who, with their commitment to Holocaust education, are poised to be...

World

Somali Islamist Terror Group Claims Deadly Nairobi Atrocity Was Response to...

The Somali Islamist terror group that carried out Tuesday's attack on a hotel complex in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi...

Israel

Israeli TV Report: Trump Peace Plan Sees Palestinian State on Most of West ...

Israeli television said on Wednesday that US President Donald Trump's peace plan would propose a Palestinian state on as much...

Middle East

Gaza Sewage, Excess Garbage Causes Suffering in Southern Israeli Communitie...

JNS.org - Raw wastewater and sewage from Gaza is being pumped into southern Israeli streams, and garbage is being amassed along...

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