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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,...

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...

Shmuley Boteach

The Lie of Israeli Apartheid
April 20, 2015 6:05 pm7 comments

Last week I received a call from Washington Square News, NYU’s student newspaper, asking...

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...

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...

John Bolton

Why the Iran Deal Will Trigger a Nuclear Arms Race
April 14, 2015 2:19 pm4 comments

Specifics of Barack Obama’s incipient deal legitimizing Iran’s nuclear-weapons...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Dore Gold

Can Congress Get a Better Deal With Iran?
April 9, 2015 10:56 am5 comments

Is there any precedent for the US government dropping a controversial nuclear agreement so...

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...

Isi Leibler

Why Israel Has Reason to Rejoice
April 22, 2015 1:12 pm1 comment

The Bible quotes Balaam describing the Jews as “a people that dwells alone and is not counted...

Winston Pickett

The High Holidays Bring Us Together as a Community
August 26, 2014 1:21 pm0 comments

Shwer zu sein a yid. It’s difficult to be a Jew. This old Yiddish expression, often said...

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...

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 Haifa,...

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...

Steven Emerson

Alabama Woman Joins Islamic State, Urges Americans to Follow Her
April 22, 2015 9:56 am0 comments

Muslim community leaders in Hoover, Alabama confirm that a 20-year-old woman left her family...

Daniel Pipes

Today’s Iran Debate Misses the Point
April 9, 2015 11:12 am0 comments

While hugely important in terms of Iranian relations with the outside world, US-Israel relations,...

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...

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...

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...

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 at...

Alon Ben-Meir

The Long Road to Combat Islamic Extremism
April 21, 2015 9:40 am0 comments

Every Arab state, regardless of the extent to which it is involved in combating violent extremism,...

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...

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...

Howard Grief

Article 80 and the UN Recognition of a “Palestinian State”
September 22, 2011 10:58 am39 comments

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

Alan Dershowitz

Was the South Carolina Shooting a Reflection of Racism, Police Subculture or Both?
April 13, 2015 3:29 pm0 comments

As more evidence emerges—in addition to the cell phone video of a South Carolina policeman,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Abraham Foxman

Restarting the US-Israel Relationship Depends on Palestinians Too
March 26, 2015 1:42 pm9 comments

As someone who was critical of several steps by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...

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....

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...

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 several...

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...

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...

Dexter Van Zile

Is the UCC Headed for Another Bout of Anti-Israelism?
April 8, 2015 11:54 am10 comments

The United Church of Christ, a liberal Protestant denomination with approximately 900,000...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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:...

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...

David Meyers

Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter
April 15, 2015 5:05 pm5 comments

For the past two years, I have served as Opinion Editor at The Algemeiner. I’m perhaps most...

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 in...

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...

Denis MacShane

Latvia Still Honors the Biggest Jew-Killing Machine in World History
March 18, 2012 11:01 am12 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...

Jerold Auerbach

Netanyahu Speaks and (Some) American Jews Tremble
March 2, 2015 12:56 am71 comments

On the eve of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress the level of hysteria...

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...

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 the...

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,...

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...

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...

Yoram Ettinger

Passover Guide for the Perplexed, 2015
April 3, 2015 1:08 am1 comment

1. According to Heinrich Heine, the 19th century German poet, “Since the Exodus, freedom...

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”...

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...

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, the book...

Edward Alexander

Hillary Clinton and Michael Lerner: A Historical Footnote
March 31, 2015 5:52 pm16 comments

The Algemeiner recently reported that “After weeks of escalating criticism of Israel by...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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,...

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...

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...

Eric Rozenman

The JTA Gets it Wrong on Settlements
July 28, 2013 7:54 pm12 comments

A recent Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) news brief quoted Christine Quinn’s campaign as...

Lyn Julius

France No Longer a Home for Jews Fleeing Persecution
August 12, 2014 7:31 am8 comments

The Jews of France are reeling. It’s been a month that they would rather forget. Although...

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 12 years;...

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...

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...

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 our...

Shimon Samuels

Nuremberg Betrayed: ISIS and the International Criminal Court
April 17, 2015 9:38 am0 comments

Coming in the context of this 70th Yom HaShoah, the statement by Fatou Bensouda, the Prosecutor...

Ruthie Blum

To Israel With Love
April 24, 2015 12:23 pm0 comments

In his column in Haaretz on Wednesday, titled “Why I won’t be celebrating Israel’s...

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