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Lee S. Bender is co-President of the Zionist Organization of America- Greater Philadelphia District, and co-author of Pressing Israel: Media Bias Exposed From A-Z (Pavilion Press, 2012).


April 9, 2018 4:34 pm

In the Middle East, Not All Narratives Are Valid

In the Middle East, not all narratives are valid or equal; some are based on lies. And the biggest falshehood of them all is the narrative of...

March 22, 2017 6:45 am

What Is Happening to American Jewish Organizations?

I have been active with my local Jewish Federation, Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) and Israel Advocacy Committee for the past 25 years. I am hawkishly...

March 15, 2016 4:13 am

Israel and America Must Crack Down on Palestinian Killers

The first, most basic responsibility of a nation is to protect and secure its citizens. The time has come for the Israeli government to get much...

August 6, 2015 11:50 am

Why Are Radical Islamists Being Allowed to Immigrate to America?

While much of the discussion concerning illegal versus legal immigration centers on the action on our southern border, the immigration statistics and patterns of another...

July 12, 2015 10:29 am

Every Rocket Aimed at Israel is a Blow to Human Progress

Last week, another announcement of an amazing discovery came from the high-tech, innovative Start-Up Nation: (also known as Israel). This time it was a cure for terminal cancer with breakthrough...

March 5, 2015 1:19 pm

Stop Connecting Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism With Islamophobia

Many practitioners of Islam reject Jewish sovereignty and consider Jews (and Christians) to be dhimmis - treated as second-class citizens. Arabism or Arab nationalism...

September 22, 2014 6:57 am

Honoring Liberators and Mahalniks Before It’s Too Late

It is no secret that the eyewitnesses to the Nazi death camps, the liberators from the U.S. and Allied Armies, are themselves quickly dying off. They...

May 21, 2014 9:33 am

How UNRWA Perpetuates the Palestinian Crisis (REVIEW)

UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, was created in 1949 after the Arabs rejected the 1947...


Dairy, First Fruits, and More: Welcoming Shavuot With Customs of the Season - I’ve often heard, and many rabbis lament, that Shavuot is the only...

Tapping Into the Brilliance of Israel and the Zionist Dream - As Israel celebrates its 70th birthday, the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement has been propagating the idea of...

Reminiscing: Israel at 70

I celebrated my 12th birthday one week before the birth of the State of Israel. I was about to begin lessons...


South Korea Says North Korea Committed to Trump Summit and ‘Complete&...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his commitment to "complete" denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and to a planned...


Israeli Math Prodigy Aces ‘Relatively Easy’ National Exams at A...

Israeli students prepare for months to take the country’s equivalent of the SATs, but one gifted youngster appears to have...

Middle East

Iran Security Forces to Confront Unrest That Serves US -Judiciary

Iranian security forces will "resolutely confront" unrest that could be exploited by the United States and other enemies, a judiciary spokesman said on Sunday, after a wave of protests over...