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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 13, 2020 11:42 am
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Our Age of Miracles, but Also Possible Lost Opportunities

Three months ago, who could have dreamed that we would be in such an extraordinarily good position? The Trump government had already established itself as...

November 26, 2019 4:45 pm
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Dear Netanyahu: Please Step Down Now 

After the electoral impasse, I was one of the first of Prime Benjamin Netanyahu’s long-term admirers and supporters to suggest that unless he made a...

November 7, 2019 6:54 am
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A Message to Political Leaders: Stand Up and Be Counted

There is an ever-increasing likelihood that Israel may be forced into a third election. This would be an abominable reflection on Israel’s political leaders, and...

September 26, 2019 4:07 am
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Netanyahu: The End of an Era

As we move into the New Year 5780, Israel's dysfunctional political system seems to have sunk to an all-time low. There is now a complete...

September 10, 2019 4:44 am
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An Election Outcome Reflecting the Will of the People

The decision to hold Israel's second election of 2019 was disgraceful and should have been avoided. Indeed, one of the big questions that could be...

August 1, 2019 5:47 am
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Is This the End for Netanyahu?

Although Benjamin Netanyahu has now become Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, projections suggest that MK and former defense minister Avigdor Lieberman will achieve his objective and...

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...

Features

New Book Takes on Ilhan Omar, but Ends Up a Missed Opportunity

Review of "American Ingrate: Ilhan Omar and the Progressive-Islamist Takeover of the Democratic Party" by Benjamin Weingarten, Bombardier Books, 2020. Representative...

From Harlem to Tel Aviv: Aulcie Perry’s Basketball Journey

Legendary basketball player Aulcie Perry’s life has been remarkable on and off the court.  This African-American athlete’s life changed dramatically after...

Kids in the Kitchen Light Up Hanukkah

JNS.org - Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is one of those holidays that takes over everything. The pantry overflows with...

World

Australian Jewish Group Says Proposed Swastika Ban Doesn’t Go Far Eno...

The top Jewish organization in Australian state of Victoria expressed concern on Tuesday that a proposed ban on displaying the...

Israel

Health Ministry Advises Israelis to Avoid International Travel Due to Coron...

Following a situation assessment on Wednesday, Israel’s Health Ministry advised Israelis to avoid any unnecessary international travel due to the...

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