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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


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....

August 14, 2018 6:49 am
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Israel’s Deterrence Against Hamas

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will see his electoral support plummet unless he finds a better solution to the barrage of Hamas rockets and incendiary kites...

August 8, 2018 4:54 pm
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Looking Candidly at Israel’s Nation-State Law

It is inevitable -- and laudable -- that there are debates and differences over most new legislation. However, that does not justify the global hysteria...

July 26, 2018 12:16 pm
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Why This Israeli Is an Ardent Trump Supporter

President Donald Trump’s meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin served to increase the paranoia about him to an all-time high. He was accused of “failing...

July 17, 2018 11:47 am
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Anglo-Jewry Is Threatened From Both Without and Within

More than 10 years ago, I warned that the passivity of the Anglo-Jewish leadership would likely lead to disastrous political consequences and negatively impact the...

July 12, 2018 11:51 am
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Balancing Dangers and Opportunities in Modern Israel

The speed of change, both positive and negative, in this region over the past two months has been breathtaking. On the negative side, the ongoing escalation...

May 29, 2018 9:48 am
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A Month of Hypocrisy and Moral Decadence

Never have we witnessed such morally decadent political behavior as what has transpired in regard to Israel over the past few weeks. Paradoxically, this occurred in...

Culture

Gal Gadot Shows Solidarity With Israeli Women Protesting Domestic Violence in Nationwide Strike

Israeli actress Gal Gadot expressed support for the thousands of women across Israel...

Non-Jewish Kids Reveal They Know Little About Hanukkah on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

A new segment featured Monday on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" showcased children...

The Man Who Walked Every Street of New York City

If a New Yorker tells you to go take a walk, usually you’ve done something wrong. But not Matt Green....

Features

Is Your Bread Still Kosher? Arnold’s Bread Manufacturer Drops the OU

JNS.org - Bimbo Bakeries USA, which owns many of the nationally-distributed bread and...

Why Should We Light the Menorah With Olive Oil?

Below is an excerpt from the book The Light That Unites: A Chanukah Companion (OU Press) by Aaron Goldscheider. There are...

The Dead Sea Scrolls Monument

In 1946 or 1947 -- no one knows for certain -- a Bedouin goatherd nicknamed Muhammad the Wolf led his...

World

Jewish Groups Welcome Chilean Government Decision to Ban Municipal Boycotts...

Top Jewish groups have welcomed a Chilean government decision made earlier this week to ban municipalities across the country from...

Israel

Amid Effort to Improve Ties With Muslim World, Netanyahu Reveals Israeli Ai...

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that Israeli airliners would be able to overfly Sudan en route to South America,...

Middle East

Iran Arrests 10 Suspects in Suicide Bombing That Killed Two

Iranian security forces have detained 10 people suspected of links to a suicide car bomb attack this week that killed at least two policemen, police chief Hossein Ashtari said on...

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