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May 23, 2018 5:30 pm

Iranians Want Regime Change

Within 24 hours of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's speech on Iran before the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC, tens of thousands of Iranian...

May 23, 2018 3:33 pm

The US Embassy Move Reflects the New Middle East

When Iranian Quds forces fired missiles at Israeli targets on the Golan Heights recently and Israel responded by decimating significant parts of Iran’s military infrastructure inside Syria, something remarkable happened. The United States, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, United...

May 23, 2018 3:22 pm

Distorted Antisemitism Statistics in Germany

The German Minister of the Interior Horst Seehofer recently presented the country’s criminal statistics for 2017. These included 1,500 criminal antisemitic acts -- about four per day. The minister claimed that 95% of these were...

May 23, 2018 3:04 pm

Saudi-Moroccan Soccer Spat Symbolizes the New Arab Politics

The spat over Saudi Arabia’s refusal to support a Moroccan bid to host the 2026 World Cup tells the tale of the rise of individual nationalism at the expense of Arab solidarity, Saudi determination to safeguard its...

May 23, 2018 2:45 pm

Abbas and the Arab States vs. Hamas - The Hamas “Return March” campaign in Gaza, which began on March 30 and continued on a weekly basis each Friday, has exposed what is really happening in the Gaza Strip. The Gazans, led by...

May 23, 2018 12:25 pm

Turkeys’ Erdogan Is an Antisemite and a Regional Threat - Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Islamist Justice and Development Party (AKP) have ruled Turkey...

May 23, 2018 12:16 pm

Not Even Tom Friedman Believes New York Times Gaza News Coverage

How was the New York Times’ coverage of the Gaza suicide-riots? So off-target that not...

May 23, 2018 9:02 am

Parshat Bamidbar: Stay Focused on Your Dreams

The books of Shemot and Bamidbar have some striking similarities. They are both about journeys....

May 23, 2018 8:45 am

Arabs Must Promote Tolerance for the Other - What did Jews celebrating good news in Jerusalem this year really do, according to...

May 22, 2018 3:12 pm

How Palestinian Education and UNRWA Incitement Lead to Innocent Deaths

Teachers work hard to find real-life examples to help pique the interests of their skeptical...

May 22, 2018 7:29 am

Another Leading Iranian Export? Religious Persecution - In a welcome statement issued this week, the US State Department drew attention to...

May 21, 2018 7:21 am

Gaza and the Fallacy of Moral Equivalence

Rarely does the photo, four columns wide, of a dead baby appear on page one...

May 18, 2018 7:08 pm

Gaza Gunfire Sends David Brooks Into New Embrace of New York Times’ Israel-Bashers

It’s one thing for Prime Minister Netanyahu to take a beating from the news columns...


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...


Leading Jewish Group Criticizes Papal Honors to Antisemitic Polish Cardinal

A major Jewish group expressed its objections on Wednesday to the Vatican’s decision to honor an antisemitic World War II-era cardinal. Cardinal August Hlond was Polish primate during and immediately after...


Expert: If Palestinians Take Israel to ICC, They Will Be Defendants as Well...

Once the Palestinians become plaintiffs against Israel in the International Criminal Court, “they will become defendants as well,” an Israeli...

Middle East

Syria Says Iranian Withdrawal Not Up for Discussion

The withdrawal of Iranian forces is not up for discussion, the Syrian deputy foreign minister was quoted as saying on Wednesday, after Washington demanded they pull out of Syria's conflict. US...