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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


February 8, 2018 9:52 am
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2018: The Year to Make Aliyah?

The founders of modern Israel came from contrasting ideological movements. Since their dispersion into exile, Jews who for centuries endured Christian and Muslim persecution, maintained spiritual (and...

February 2, 2018 9:38 am
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Mike Pence Is a Friend of Israel

Listening to US Vice President Mike Pence’s address to the Knesset was a euphoric experience. Pence is a devout evangelical Christian who regards America’s religious...

January 24, 2018 11:16 am
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‘Perfect’ Leaders in the United States and Israel

We expect national leaders to behave in an exemplary manner and act as role models to be emulated. What most of us seek is a “perfect”...

December 27, 2017 12:32 pm
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Don’t Spurn Europe’s Populist Parties

Populist and nationalist parties are emerging as powerful political forces. They are likely to profoundly influence domestic and foreign policies in virtually every European country. There...

December 6, 2017 2:35 pm
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American Jews: Look in the Mirror

There are some unpleasant facts and bitter truths about a large component of Diaspora Jews that are being swept under the carpet. The reality is that...

November 30, 2017 11:21 am
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Storm Clouds Gathering in the Middle East for Israel

The volatility of political activity in the Middle East is dizzying. The Syrian civil war is almost at an end. President Bashar al-Assad remains in power,...

November 14, 2017 3:36 pm
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Recovering From Our Rampant Sex Scandals

While sexual attitudes are inclined to change from generation to generation, controversies relating to sexual behavior are ageless -- and even occupy a prominent role...

October 30, 2017 2:22 pm
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Commemorating the ANZAC Liberation of Beersheba

Today, Australia is one of Israel’s best friends in the world -- in every respect. The origins of this relationship date back 100 years, with the spectacular victory of...

October 26, 2017 10:50 am
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Should We Work With Dictators and Antisemites?

The dramatic swing to the right in the recent Austrian elections is likely to have widespread repercussions throughout Europe. It will also oblige Israel to...

October 18, 2017 11:01 am
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Palestinian Unity Will Not Lead to Peace

World leaders -- including some of our American friends -- are apparently still unwilling to face reality. They continue to delude themselves that Mahmoud Abbas and the...

October 1, 2017 9:56 pm
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Breaking the Ultra-Orthodox Control Over Israel

The Israeli Chief Rabbinate, backed by its ultra-Orthodox political factions, is negatively affecting the entire state of Israel. In previous generations, we were blessed with chief rabbis...

September 18, 2017 12:30 pm
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Facing a Challenging New Year

We enter Rosh Hashanah 5778 with conflicting emotions. Israel has never been in a stronger position, globally and domestically; we are thriving in every respect -- economically, politically...

September 7, 2017 1:25 pm
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Israeli Prisoner Exchanges Must End

It has been reported that Israel is once again engaged in negotiations with Hamas on the issue of prisoner exchanges. There is no certainty whether the...

August 29, 2017 4:06 pm
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Europe Begins to Appreciate Reality of Islamic Terrorism

Until recently, most European governments avoided confronting the reality and true nature of Islamic terrorism, by burying their heads in the sand. The usual government...

Culture

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Actor David Schwimmer Bond Over Having Critical Jewish Mothers

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and actor David Schwimmer bonded on Friday over their shared...

Features

Knesset Caucus Celebrates ‘Faith-Based Diplomacy’ to Honor Christian Allies

JNS.org - Members of the Knesset celebrated the role of “faith-based diplomacy” in President...

Ebay: Israelis Are World’s Second-Largest Online Shoppers

JNS.org - Israel was the world’s second-largest online commerce consumer per capita in 2017 -- second only to China -- according to e-commerce giant eBay. Israelis bought products...

World

Trump Backs Effort to Improve Gun Background Checks

The White House said on Monday that President Donald Trump supports efforts to improve federal background checks for gun purchases, days after a shooting at a Florida school killed 17 people. Trump spoke to Senator John Cornyn, a Republican, on Friday about a bipartisan bill...

Israel

Netanyahu Confidants Named as Suspects in New Corruption Probe

Israeli police revealed on Tuesday they had arrested the controlling shareholder and CEO of the country's biggest telecoms company, as well as two former officials with close ties to Prime...

Middle East

More Bombs Fall on Syria’s Ghouta After Heaviest Toll in Years

Pro-government forces bombarded Syria's eastern Ghouta on Tuesday, killing at least 49 people, after the heaviest one-day death toll there in three years on Monday, a war monitoring group said. Some...

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