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Posts Tagged: Land of Israel

December 9, 2012 3:30 am

Chanukah Guide for the Perplexed 2012

1.  Chanukah is the only Jewish holiday which commemorates a Land of Israel national liberation struggle, unlike Passover (the Exodus from Egypt), Sukkot/Tabernacles & Shavouot/Pentacost...

November 30, 2012 8:23 am

Israeli Ambassador Prosor at UN: “Israel Remains Committed to peace”

Following the Thursday vote giving the Palestinaisn upgraded status at the United Nations, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke with Israeli Ambassador to the UN...

November 23, 2012 12:42 pm

The Root of Arab Rage: The Case Against a Palestinian State

With a so-called "cease-fire" between Israel and Hamas, one need not be a skeptic to wonder what this "cease-fire" actually means, and who it applies...

November 11, 2012 4:57 am

Jewish Travel Through the Ages

Among us Jews, it's a common saying that there's one of us everywhere. These days, whether it's the recently released Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldier...

October 29, 2012 5:50 pm

American Hebrew Literature, by Michael Weingrad (REVIEW)

American Hebrew Literature, by Michael Weingrad (Syracuse University Press, 2011). Lost causes, forsaken beliefs, impossible loyalties! How many of these figure in, and sometimes disfigure, Jewish...

September 30, 2012 4:34 am

Israel Means Business on Iran

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian President, had quite the week when he visited New York to address, as he has done in past years, the United...

September 30, 2012 3:58 am

Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) Guide for the Perplexed

1. The US covenant with the Jewish State dates back to Columbus Day, which is celebrated around Sukkot (October 8).  According to "Columbus Then and Now" (Miles...

September 19, 2012 12:44 am

When is a House a Home in Hebron?

Seven years ago New York businessman Morris Abraham, through an intermediary and after prolonged negotiations, purchased a four-story building from its owner for nearly one...

September 2, 2012 1:02 am

Taking Possession: The Next Stage of Homecoming

"...we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight." (Num. 13:33) The Land of Canaan was only gained in stages...

July 29, 2012 1:44 am

Another False Messiah, Shabtai Zvi

The fast on the Ninth of Av, Tisha B'Av, commemorates both the Babylonian and the Roman destructions of Jerusalem and the First Temple, ...

July 27, 2012 2:08 pm

Jewish Settlers and The New York Times

Dani Dayan's New York Times op-ed (July 26), "Israel's Settlers Are Here to Stay," was an eyebrow raiser. The return of Jewish settlers to Judea...

May 1, 2012 7:11 am

A Warrior-Scholar Falls in Israel: The Death of Benzion Netanyahu

I had already twice hosted Benjamin Netanyahu - at the time Israel's deputy Foreign Minister - at the University of Oxford before I extended my...

March 7, 2012 12:21 pm

Kathy Ireland: Inspired in Paris, Committed to Israel

WASHINGTON, DC—Kathy Ireland's attachment to Israel has a biblical basis and an almost 6,000-mile-journey to a city that brought her a special revelation. Paris...

December 12, 2011 7:34 am

The Israeli Reaction to Newt Gingrich

The statement of the new leader in the Republican contest for nomination, Newt Gingrich, that "Palestinians are an invented people" and that, as President, he'll...


George Clooney to Narrate New Shimon Peres Documentary

Actor George Clooney will narrate a new documentary about late Israeli statesman Shimon Peres, Variety reported on Tuesday. “Never Stop Dreaming:...

Activist Showcases 70 Israeli Destinations in Project for Israel’s Independence Day

A Florida-based pro-Israel activist has launched a project showcasing 70 locations...

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s ‘Superman’ … at the Kotel - American actor Dean Cain, known for his role as “Superman” in the hit 1990s’...


Infighting, Diplomatic Struggles Leave Palestinians in Crisis - Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas is not having much success lately. Tensions within his own Fatah movement and with Hamas in...

Alan Dershowitz on Israel at 70: ‘A Light Unto the World’ - Ahead of Israel’s 70th birthday in May, longtime Harvard University Law professor, attorney and author Alan Dershowitz announced that...

Taylor Force’s Father Becomes an Advocate for ‘Right Vs. Wrong’ - Stuart Force never imagined that he would spend his retirement traveling across...


Congress Approves $1.3-Trillion Spending Bill, Sends to Trump

The US Congress voted early on Friday to approve a $1.3-trillion government funding bill with large increases in military and non-defense spending, sending it to President Donald Trump, who was expected to sign it into law. With Trump's...


Israeli Officials Praise Trump’s Selection of John Bolton as New US Natio... - President Donald Trump on Thursday announced that John Bolton would become his next national security adviser, replacing General H.R....

Middle East

Syrian Rebels, Russians Said to Be Negotiating End to Ghouta Suffering

A Syrian rebel group in one besieged eastern Ghouta pocket said on Friday it would try to negotiate an end to an army assault there, while insurgents in another nearby...