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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


April 18, 2019 11:36 am
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Netanyahu’s Victory — and What Comes Next

Israeli voters have chosen Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in what was essentially a referendum over whether he should be re-elected to a fifth term in...

March 27, 2019 9:24 am
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Considering the National Interest in the Coming Elections

Despite the high-pitched abuse being exchanged between the principal contenders, the Likud and Blue and White parties, this Israeli election paradoxically highlights the unity of...

February 27, 2019 7:37 am
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Israel Should Work With Poland Despite Holocaust Controversy

Jews with any connection to the Holocaust tend to harbor prejudice against Poles. Despite their 1,000-year sojourn in Poland, Jews were often discriminated against. In...

February 14, 2019 7:38 am
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Who Should Israelis Vote For?

Most of Israel’s previous elections have presented voters with meaningful choices, many with long-term implications on the security of the nation. The most extreme example...

January 31, 2019 7:44 am
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Where Are America’s Jewish Leaders?

Israel is once again facing major new international military and political challenges. Yet despite our dysfunctional political system and the chaos associated with the impending...

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....

Culture

Jewish Rapper Kosha Dillz to Host Passover Seders at Coachella

Jewish rapper Kosha Dillz will host a number of Passover Seders during the second weekend of the Coachella music festival in California...

Jewish Professor and Poet Discusses His New Book of Poetry

Baruch November is a professor of English at Touro College in Manhattan. His poems have appeared in The Forward, The...

‘Today’ Show Anchor Savannah Guthrie Takes Helicopter Tour of ‘Magical’ Israel

"Today" show co-anchor Savannah Guthrie recently took a helicopter tour...

Features

Israel’s Information War Is as Important as Its Military One

In recent months, the Israeli defense establishment has made increasing use of “information...

Next Israeli Government Could Soon Face New Iranian Terrorist Challenges

In Saturday's early hours, when the attention of most Israelis was focused on...

Bubbe’s Passover, Circa 2019: Feeding the Soul While Staying Healthy

JNS.org - Sweet gefilte fish with a dollop of eye-watering horseradish. Fluffy matzah...

World

Jewish Human Rights Group Urges Russian Authorities to Investigate Antisemi...

Antisemitic vandals in Moscow caused extensive damage but no injuries or fatalities when they attacked a yeshiva in the Russian...

Israel

Israel Not Ready for Full-Scale War With Hezbollah, Nasrallah Claims

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah claimed on Monday that Israel was not ready for a full-scale war with the Lebanese terrorist group, walking back previously reported comments in which he said...

Middle East

Former Turkish PM Davutoglu Sharply Criticizes Erdogan’s AK Party

A former prime minister and close ally of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan strongly criticized the ruling AK Party on Monday, blaming policy changes and an alliance with nationalists for its...

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