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Aaron Klein

Exclusive Excerpt: Obama Views Arab Spring Through Lens of Climate Change (VIDEO)
August 7, 2012 2:27 pm5 comments

The following is an exclusive excerpt from “Fool Me Twice,” released today,...

Abraham Foxman

Antisemitism on Campus: Old Wine in New Bottles
April 30, 2015 7:01 pm17 comments

As someone who has been critical about the sometimes overheated reaction to what is taking...

Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz

Approaching the High Holy Days as Jews…or as People
September 2, 2012 12:26 pm0 comments

The start of the Jewish New Year, the month of Tishrei, is filled with holy days, among them...

Alan Dershowitz

Dershowitz: A Jurisprudential Framework for Defending Israel
July 1, 2015 9:30 am3 comments

Another recent United Nations report once again condemned Israel for defending its civilians...

Alan Elsner

The Hagel Nomination and Monty Python
January 16, 2013 12:57 am0 comments

The furor that has surrounded the nomination of former Sen. Chuck Hagel to be President Obama’s...

Alan Mendoza

Norman Finkelstein: The BBC Legitimizes a Crank
May 13, 2012 7:27 pm5 comments

The BBC has a strange set of editorial guidelines. According to a leaked memo sent to BBC...

Alan Steinberg

ALGEMEINER LIVE BLOG: Presidential Election Results 2012
November 6, 2012 7:46 pm2 comments

The Algemeiner is live blogging the 2012 presidential election results. Commentary is by...

Alex Safian

Jodi Rudoren Won’t be ‘Schooled’
June 3, 2013 10:17 am9 comments

When billionaire businessman and philanthropist Sheldon Adelson was honored in Jerusalem recently,...

Alon Ben-Meir

Watching Erdogan’s Fall From Grace in Turkey
June 26, 2015 12:32 am1 comment

Turkish President Erdogan’s May 2013 plan to raze Gezi Park in Central Istanbul and replace...

Anne Bayefsky

UN Claims Israel is World’s Worst Violator of Women’s Rights
March 20, 2015 8:10 am16 comments

Guess who is the number one violator of women’s rights in the world today? Israel. Violating...

Arthur Lenk

Israel and Protecting Refugees
July 1, 2012 12:01 am2 comments

Israel, like many other developed countries has a migrant problem. As in most European countries,...

Arthur Schneier

A Message to Hungary: Resist the Dissemination of Hatred
November 5, 2013 5:08 pm2 comments

The below speech was delivered on behalf of Rabbi Arthur Schneier at the Conference on Jewish...

Brett Joshpe

A Middle East Conflict No Longer About Land
August 11, 2014 11:20 am1 comment

Along with destroying much of Hamas’ infrastructure, the fighting in Gaza has laid waste...

Clemens Heni

Did Quentin Tarantino Promote Antisemitic Ideology?
January 24, 2013 1:48 am11 comments

Antisemitism is a very flexible ideology. We know of Islamist antisemitism, the Iranian threat,...

Daniel Pipes

No More ‘Terrorism’ or ‘Terrorists’ for Me
June 5, 2015 12:42 pm4 comments

When the British Broadcasting Corporation, the world’s largest news operation, decided...

Danny Ben-Moshe

Europe’s Future, 70 Years After Wannsee Confererence
January 20, 2012 1:00 pm0 comments

On January 20, 1942, the Nazi leadership gathered in a villa on the outskirts of Berlin and...

Danny Danon

Remembering Shamir: The Integrity of “No”
July 3, 2012 1:10 pm2 comments

The people of Israel lost a true leader with the passing of Yitzhak Shamir. Before assuming...

David Mermelstein

Jewish Organizations, Others Must Stop Interfering With Holocaust Survivors’ Rights
July 8, 2012 9:34 am0 comments

The JTA recently published an op-ed by Menachem Rosensaft which gratuitously offers an “alternative”...

David Meyers

100 Israeli, Palestinian, and Jordanian Students Meet in ‘War for the Environment’
May 1, 2015 2:09 pm0 comments

Israeli, Palestinian, and Jordanian alumni of the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies...

David Nesenoff

Meeting Malki: Father of Terror Victim Speaks Out on Prisoner Release (INTERVIEW)
August 25, 2013 5:09 pm4 comments

You must meet Malki. She is a 15-year-old girl…still. She has been 15 for the last...

David Patterson

How Anti-Semitism Prevents Peace
August 30, 2011 2:10 am1 comment

Despite the obsessive preoccupation with Israeli building activities in the West Bank and...

Denis MacEoin

An Open Letter to the Staff of the Financial Times
April 8, 2014 2:56 pm10 comments

To the Staff of the Financial Times Dear Sir, Your correspondent David Gardner may live in...

Denis MacShane

Latvia Still Honors the Biggest Jew-Killing Machine in World History
March 18, 2012 11:01 am14 comments

On March 16 2012, a 47-year-old British woman, Monica Lowenberg, placed a wreath at the foot...

Devorah Halberstam

Remembering Ari Halberstam, 18 Years Later
March 18, 2012 11:28 am15 comments

March 6 is a day that etched indelibly into my heart and soul. In 1994, my son Ari was shot...

Dexter Van Zile

After Pamela Geller is Silenced, Who’s Next?
June 11, 2015 12:47 pm33 comments

In early May, I was on a New York subway speaking to a friend of mine that I had not seen...

Don Seeman

There are no more “Risks for Peace” and we all had better get used to it
May 3, 2011 9:53 am4 comments

It is time for everyone to grow up and recognize that the favorite slogan of would-be peacemakers...

Dore Gold

The Failure to Deter Genocide
May 8, 2015 10:47 am0 comments

Last month much of the international media became engaged in the question of how the world...

Dovid Efune

Test
June 2, 2015 8:15 pm0 comments

test, test

Ed Koch

It is Time to Close the Gun Show Loophole
January 15, 2013 1:22 am0 comments

The National Rifle Association which announced it had enrolled 100,000 new members in one...

Edward Alexander

EXCLUSIVE: Jews Against Themselves, by Edward Alexander (EXCERPT)
June 22, 2015 2:46 pm19 comments

Jews Against Themselves is about the new forms taken by Jewish apostasy in an age when Jewish...

Eli Hertz

How Israel’s Enemies Misrepresent the Geneva Convention
February 8, 2013 10:06 am4 comments

Background The language of Article 49 of the Geneva Convention was crafted in the wake...

Elie Wiesel

Exclusive by Elie Wiesel: The Tragedy in Toulouse
March 21, 2012 4:53 pm28 comments

Will the hatred of the Jews ever finally vanish? Will Jewish children always be in danger? This...

Eric Ehrmann

Cuba’s China Card and Pan-Islamism in Latin America
July 13, 2012 12:34 pm1 comment

A real sweet deal last week featuring interest-free loans between China and Cuba is redoubling...

Eric Rozenman

Until We Draw Mohammed, We’re All Silenced
June 21, 2015 11:20 am19 comments

The cartoon portrays a sharp-toothed, sword-wielding Mohammed warning, “You can’t draw...

Heather Robinson

Goodbye for the Present
February 5, 2013 1:23 am1 comment

My mother is fond of saying that with one body, you can’t be everywhere. And although...

Howard Grief

Article 80 and the UN Recognition of a “Palestinian State”
September 22, 2011 10:58 am43 comments

In the entire debate now taking place on whether the United Nations Security Council or General...

Ira Stoll

Kennedy Was a Friend to American and Soviet Jews
October 18, 2013 10:45 am1 comment

As the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination approaches, we Jews have...

Irwin Cotler

Anti-Semitism, Old and New
January 27, 2015 3:41 pm14 comments

This past week, I had the privilege of participating in the first-ever UN General Assembly...

Isi Leibler

The Blowback From the Oren Revelations
June 24, 2015 2:29 pm10 comments

The fierce reactions to Kulanu MK and former Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren’s evaluation...

Jacob Septimus

Oy-Bama – Where’s the Love?
July 1, 2011 12:17 pm5 comments

Upon returning from this year’s AIPAC convention Rabbi David Wolpe ascended the pulpit...

Jerold Auerbach

Moral Equivalence on the Rampage
June 25, 2015 5:59 pm3 comments

The report of the international commission of inquiry, established by the United Nations Human...

Joel Mowbray

The Friends of Bill Pascrell
June 3, 2012 11:04 am1 comment

Because of redistricting, Rep. Bill Pascrell (D, NJ) is running for re-election this coming...

John Bolton

Bolton: Don’t Believe the UN’s Promises on Iran Deal
June 17, 2015 10:38 am0 comments

The Security Council’s five permanent members and Germany, discussing Iran’s nuclear-weapons...

John-Paul Pagano

Support for Israel and American Identity
May 30, 2013 12:22 pm10 comments

The news has no regard for ratings. No matter how grand, shocking or strange life may be,...

Kenneth S. Abramowitz

15 Reasons Why Iran is an Existential Threat to Western Civilization
October 25, 2013 5:17 pm4 comments

1. Iran is the number 1 terror organization in the world today, far more dangerous than Al...

Lyn Julius

Why Doesn’t BDS Care About Expelled Jews and Arab Human Rights Abuses?
June 29, 2015 2:23 am3 comments

The man behind the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, Omar Barghouti,...

Malcolm Thomson

Humor Me – Michelle Obama and the Chief of Staff
January 11, 2012 2:06 pm2 comments

In the intense discussion at Saturday night’s dinner the Obama case was cause celebre....

Marek Halter

Exclusive by Marek Halter: The Jews, Israel and the New French President
May 25, 2012 3:18 am2 comments

The day following the French presidential election, I received a phone call: “This is...

Matthias Kuentzel

Startling Revelations From an Iranian Smuggling Case in Hamburg
September 17, 2013 11:02 am5 comments

I rarely attend trials, but this one is special. On July 24, 2013, the main hearing in the...

Melvin Konner

Israel, The Long View
November 21, 2011 7:12 pm0 comments

I’m sitting on the porch of the home of my friends the Selas, in Binyamina, south of...

Mordechai Tokarsky

The Hidden 36 – Zev Wolfson’s Powerful Lessons in Jewish Leadership
August 16, 2012 11:19 pm0 comments

Do you believe in the Kabalistic Jewish tradition of the 36 hidden Tzadikim –  saintly...

Morton A. Klein

Poof, the Magic Settlements!
May 28, 2014 7:13 am17 comments

When Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah/Palestinian Authority (PA) signed a reconciliation agreement...

Nazee Moinian

With a Sense of Resolve
February 7, 2011 2:13 pm3 comments

It is hard not to see the parallels between Egypt and Iran and draw the conclusion that history...

Nitsana Darshan-Leitner

If Abbas and Haniyeh Turn to The Hague, They Will be Met With Thousands of Countersuits
May 6, 2013 10:38 am2 comments

For months now, the Palestinian Authority has threatened to file for membership at the International...

Oleksandr Feldman

First They Came for Mila Kunis
February 6, 2013 1:48 am12 comments

One of the most recognizable figures of Ukrainian Jewish descent, the beautiful and talented...

Oren Safdie

New Quebec Proposal to Restrict Religion is a Farce
September 18, 2013 9:35 am4 comments

The Premier of Quebec, Pauline Marois, recently put forward a charter of values plan that...

Per Anders Rudling

The Waffen-SS as Freedom Fighters
January 31, 2012 12:58 pm4 comments

Despised and ostracized, the Swedish community of Waffen-SS volunteers long gathered in secrecy...

Rachel Ehrenfeld

Erdogan’s Russia Problem (and Vice-Versa)
January 15, 2014 11:20 am5 comments

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s growing Islamist tendencies and his crackdown...

Raheel Raza

Pakistan’s Frightening Blasphemy, Apostasy Laws
June 3, 2014 11:38 am3 comments

The trending story of late is about a woman accused of blasphemy in Sudan. The court convicted...

Rami Shapiro

What Are You Teaching Your Children?
January 31, 2012 2:08 pm2 comments

There are two ways to raise your children: you either shut them down or you open them up....

Raymond Ibrahim

Obama Cites Ayatollah’s Fatwa on Road to Nuclear War
April 1, 2015 8:39 am2 comments

As Iran continues edging closer to developing nuclear weapons—a major threat to the entire...

Robert S. Wistrich

Threatening Shadows Over Egypt
January 11, 2012 12:04 pm1 comment

The Muslim Brotherhood did not initiate the current upheavals in the Middle East, but the...

Ruthie Blum

A Damning Indictment
June 23, 2015 11:25 am0 comments

The United Nations Human Rights Council report on last summer’s war in Gaza was released...

Seth J. Frantzman / JointMedia News Service

Egypt’s ‘Economic Woes’ Distract From Religious Extremist Reality
February 6, 2012 1:49 pm2 comments

As the one-year anniversary of Egypt’s Tahrir Square uprising came and went, many commentators...

Shimon Samuels

FIFA = ‘Federation International for Football Antisemitism’ or ‘Football International Felony Association’
May 29, 2015 5:29 pm3 comments

Facing a pro-Palestinian demonstration of some 150 people outside the FIFA Congress Hall in...

Shlomo Shamir

Countries Intimidated Into Supporting Palestinian UN Bid
September 14, 2011 8:03 am5 comments

Diplomats in the UN said their support for the Palestinianstatehood bid stems from fear of...

Shmuley Boteach

The Rebbe Represented the Best of Religion
June 22, 2015 11:30 am1 comment

The past few years have been tough on religion. Muslim radicals have made a mockery of their...

Simon Deng

The Victims of UN hatred of Israel
November 9, 2011 1:48 pm3 comments

Adapted from an address to the  Durban Conference in NY. I want to thank the organizers...

Simon Jacobson

How Czech President Zeman Told the Entire Story of History With One Word
March 10, 2015 10:13 am3 comments

One surprising and exhilarating expression uttered last week by a President of a small European...

Steve Israel

Why I Won’t be Watching ‘Princesses: Long Island’
June 20, 2013 6:39 am3 comments

I’m proud to represent an area of Long Island that has been the location for many famous...

Steve Rothman

Foreign Aid Cuts Jeopardize U.S. National Security
February 18, 2011 9:32 am2 comments

America’s national deficit will burden future generations and hurt the long term well-being...

Steven Emerson

American Palestinian Group Has Strong Ties to Hamas
June 29, 2015 2:10 am0 comments

Federal investigators shut down a massive Hamas-support network in the United States between...

Tal Ofer

Preserving Kosher Slaughter and Judaism in Poland
July 16, 2013 2:07 pm1 comment

Three months ago, I was in Poland as part of a UK Jewish Delegation organised by the Polish...

Tamar Sternthal

The New York Times’ Obsessive, Unsubstantiated Criticism of Israel Reaches New Depths
September 28, 2014 3:30 pm39 comments

“Struggles for freedom continued across the Middle East and North Africa in 2013, but...

Walid Phares

Obama’s Strategic Mistake in Iraq: Abandoning Iran’s Opposition
May 7, 2014 3:24 pm7 comments

It has already been established, including in my recently published book The Lost Spring:...

Winston Pickett

Robert Wistrich: In Memoriam
May 20, 2015 4:42 pm5 comments

For scholars, students, policy analysts, and the rest of us who struggle daily to understand...

Yedidya Atlas

Perspectives on Yom HaZikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut 5774
May 7, 2014 12:14 am0 comments

As we experienced the double days of Israel’s Yom HaZikaron (the memorial day for Israel’s...

Yoram Ettinger

The Nature of the Abbas Regime
June 21, 2015 11:13 am3 comments

The nature of President Mahmoud Abbas’ Palestinian Authority has turned most Palestinians...

Yosef Y. Jacobson

Israel’s Greatest Mistake, Repeated Six Times, Will It Act Differently This Time?
November 18, 2012 4:53 am9 comments

Israel is, thank G-d, a strong country, with an exceptional military that combines courage,...

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