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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


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...

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...

Features

Severe Storm Flattens Sukkahs From New Jersey to Boston

A fierce wind and rainstorm wreaked havoc on sukkahs from New Jersey to Boston, leaving a path of destruction that...

Saluting One of the Last Living Heroes of Israel’s Fight for Independence

JNS.org - When Harold “Smoky” Simon grins at you, it’s hard to remember...

Sukkot: A Jewish Thanksgiving

JNS.org - Sukkot is akin to a Jewish Thanksgiving. On Thanksgiving in America, no matter their religion or background, families...

World

‘The Canary in the Coalmine of Global Hatred’: UN Special Rappo...

The UN’s Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief presented his findings on the rise of antisemitism to the...

Israel

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin Honors Late Queen Mother of Romania, Who Sa...

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Sunday officially marked the reburial of Queen Mother Helen of Romania, also known as Helen...

Middle East

All US Troops Withdrawing from Syria Expected to Go to Western Iraq: Pentag...

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday that all of the nearly 1,000 troops withdrawing from northern Syria are...

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