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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

Why Anti-Semitic Statements by Celebrities Matter
July 17, 2015 4:58 pm9 comments

Here at the Anti-Defamation League, we get it all the time. Most recently when we criticized Jarryd...

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

A Visit to the Old and New Hells of Europe Provides a Reminder of Israel’s Importance
May 17, 2016 4:54 pm19 comments

I just returned from a week-long journey through Hell! It began with a visit to the Auschwitz...

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

Deradicalization in Refugee Camps and Beyond
May 22, 2016 1:23 am0 comments

The influx of millions of Syrian refugees into Europe is more than likely to become another...

Anne Bayefsky

UN Claims Israel is World’s Worst Violator of Women’s Rights
March 20, 2015 8:10 am19 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

Columbia University Professor Popular in Germany for Hating Israel, Downplaying Holocaust
December 18, 2015 5:50 am17 comments

Columbia University Iranian studies scholar Hamid Dabashi has become the darling of German...

Daniel Pipes

Are We Finally Getting Serious About Identifying Islamists?
May 24, 2016 6:31 am0 comments

After the jihadi attacks in Paris in January and November 2015, the French intelligence agency Direction...

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 am26 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 am16 comments

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

Dexter Van Zile

Ben Rhodes’ Echo Chamber on Iran Had Many Supporters
May 20, 2016 12:47 am9 comments

In an interview he now probably regrets giving, Ben Rhodes, a top national security adviser...

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 am1 comment

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

Dovid Efune

Ed Koch on Chuck Hagel Nomination: Obama’s Reneging on His Conveyed Support for Israel Has Come Earlier Than I Thought
January 7, 2013 4:34 pm128 comments

In an interview with The Algemeiner, former Mayor of New York, Ed Koch, a lifelong Democrat...

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

Bernie Sanders Versus the Tenth Commandment
April 17, 2016 12:26 pm16 comments

Bernie Sanders, with the regularity of a steam engine, has pounded away for months at the...

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

Don’t Underestimate John Kasich
September 1, 2015 6:32 am3 comments

Ohio Governor John Kasich hasn’t broken out of the pack of Republican presidential nomination...

Heather Robinson

As Megyn Kelly Interview Looms, Trump Desperately Needs Support of Women
May 16, 2016 6:36 am0 comments

Whether they love him or hate him, most Americans who watched the first Republican debate...

Howard Grief

Article 80 and the UN Recognition of a “Palestinian State”
September 22, 2011 10:58 am60 comments

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

Ira Stoll

On Ya’alon and Lieberman, the New York Times Sides With the WASP Over the Immigrant
May 25, 2016 2:11 pm12 comments

In at least four articles published over four days — a Thomas Friedman column, a staff editorial,...

Irwin Cotler

The Holocaust and Human Rights: Lessons Learned and Actions to Be Taken
May 1, 2016 7:13 am8 comments

I write at a historic moment of remembrance and reminder, of witness and warning. We are...

Isi Leibler

The Troubling Record of ADL Leader Jonathan Greenblatt
May 27, 2016 2:30 am5 comments

Jonathan Greenblatt’s response to my criticism of his embrace of J Street, alleging that...

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

Zionism as Americanism?
May 1, 2016 6:44 am5 comments

A curious coincidence: with Judge Merrick Garland’s nomination to the Supreme Court on indefinite...

Joel Mowbray

I Was Less Than a Block From Tel Aviv Shooting Attack That Killed Two
January 1, 2016 11:53 am7 comments

Just over an hour ago, I was less than a block from a shooting in Tel Aviv that may have been...

John Bolton

We Should Let the UK Leave Europe
May 11, 2016 6:36 am3 comments

President Obama’s threat that a British exit from the European Union would harm the United...

John-Paul Pagano

Jeremy Corbyn and the Contagion of Conspiracy Theories
September 10, 2015 6:56 am12 comments

British MP Jeremy Corbyn, who is favored to become leader of the Labour Party, has an older...

Kenneth S. Abramowitz

15 Reasons Why Iran is an Existential Threat to Western Civilization
October 25, 2013 5:17 pm6 comments

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

Lyn Julius

On November 30, Remember the Jewish Refugees Expelled from Arab Lands
November 27, 2015 5:38 am0 comments

Linda Hakim left Iraq for London in 1970. But she has never been able to shake off the fear...

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

A Message to My Muslim Friends: You Are Your Brother’s Keeper
January 25, 2016 6:36 am4 comments

In Marseilles, a teacher — Benjamin Amsellem — is attacked by a young Muslim...

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

Israeli NGO Law Is Long Overdue
January 1, 2016 7:48 am7 comments

Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked’s proposed transparency law, which requires phony...

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 pm5 comments

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

Rachel Ehrenfeld

Obama and Kerry: The ‘Lemon’-Car Salesmen
September 9, 2015 8:19 am9 comments

Just like a used-car salesman, Secretary of State John Kerry continues to peddle the defective...

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

Why Prisons Are Prime Recruiting Centers for Radical Islam
November 19, 2015 7:31 am0 comments

Islam’s Rule of Numbers holds that, wherever and whenever Muslims grow in numbers,...

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

Report: New Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau to Cut Short Pro-Israel Ambassador’s Tenure
May 26, 2016 4:15 pm12 comments

Canada’s pro-Israel ambassador to the Jewish state is reportedly having her tenure cut...

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

Another Hollywood Israel-Hater
April 5, 2016 8:06 am4 comments

Wallace Shawn is an actor and playwright, best known for his character, Vizzini, in the...

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

Muslim-Arab Rage Against Israel Is Rooted in Religion, Not Politics
October 27, 2015 7:53 am0 comments

The latest media circus around Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyahu’s words...

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

Another Radical Islamist in the Sanders Camp
May 27, 2016 3:06 am1 comment

As Democratic Party leaders struggle to end their increasingly vitriolic presidential primary...

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

Reuters’ Jerusalem Bureau Chief Displays Anti-Israel Bias
February 19, 2016 5:39 am13 comments

Journalists are tasked with sorting through competing claims, bringing facts to light, and...

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

Israel at 68: Are We Isolated?
May 9, 2016 7:21 am18 comments

Secretary of State John Kerry and other Western policy-makers — joined by the “elite”...

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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