INTO THE FRAY:  A disturbing diplomatic debacle  

When India supports an anti-Israel resolution, while Croatia, Romania, and Ukraine do not—invoking ingrained anti-Semitism rings somewhat hollow, and alternative explanations are called forDr. Martin Sherman, 12/29/2017, 11:25 AM

Dancing with death: The Intellectual opposition to Zionism

Some of the opponents of Zionism were great figures, but that did not make them prophets.Prof. Phyllis Chesler, 12/28/2017, 7:21 AM

Jerusalem, the State Department and the UN

The good, the bad and the ugly. In the Middle East, facts, and the truth, don’t really matter. Nuance matters. Meir Jolovitz, 12/28/2017, 7:05 AM

How the International Red Cross failed the Jews

The international Red Cross and the Vatican conspired to aid thousands of Nazi war criminals and collaborators, including German SS officers Adolf Eichmann and Josef Mengele. Its wartime record is even worse. Janet Levy, 12/28/2017, 6:36 AM

It is the demonstrations that are corrupt

The relatively minor suspicions against Prime Minister Netanyahu - which have not yet been proven - are not serious enough to oust representatives chosen by the public, Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 12/27/2017, 5:59 PM

Olami Summit is caught in an avalanche

If the orientation of Jewish Education in the Diaspora isn’t dramatically altered, the applause extended to all of these well-meaning programs will soon fall on an empty hall. Tzvi Fishman, 12/27/2017, 5:30 AM

O! Jerusalem

It is not so much that the world wants Jerusalem – after all it was a wasteland and backwater location for many centuries whether under Christian or Moslem rule – it is simply that the world does not want the Jews to have Jerusalem. Rabbi Berel Wein, 12/26/2017, 4:50 PM

Are the Palestinians getting it? 

Israel is stronger than they are. Giulio Meotti, 12/26/2017, 8:51 AM

2017 – the year the media lost America

This year was the worst, and all because, being mostly Liberal and still hankering for Obama and whoring for Hillary, they are out to Get Trump.  Jack Engelhard, 12/26/2017, 8:44 AM

The rich Jewish heritage of Azerbaijan

The fascinating story of Jews who live and prosper in a majority Muslim country where religious discrimination and racial hatred towards any group are suppressed by the government and there is no aggressive nationalism. Yunis Abdullayev, 12/25/2017, 9:59 PM

One Malaysian, standing with Israel

The writer: 'Palestinian Arabs have never ruled any part of Jerusalem, making their claim to the city vacuously null.' Muhammed Yusoff Rawther , 12/25/2017, 10:41 AM

Why is an Open Orthodox Rabbi seeking more punishment for Rubashkin?

It was shocking to read Shmuly Yanklowitz' Dec. 22 Newsweek article lamenting the commutation of Rubashkin's sentence and in effect seeking for Rubashkin to remain imprisoned.Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 12/25/2017, 8:59 AM

The night the UNRWA stole Xmas

There is a new version of the story of the beginning of Christianity, author UNRWA. David Bedein, 12/24/2017, 6:45 PM

Europe's betrayal

If you must, at least turn to the 6 European countries which abstained at the UN vote - not that they have anything to be proud about with their Holocaust record.Prof. Phyllis Chesler, 12/24/2017, 10:02 AM

UN ingrates

Isolating the elephant in the room. Jack Engelhard, 12/24/2017, 7:55 AM

Tsunami in the Arab world

One interview in which I told the truth to Arab viewers in their own language has caused a veritable tsunami on the Arab street.Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 12/24/2017, 7:35 AM

Thank you, Nikki Haley

President Trump's UN Ambassador deserves our heartfelt appreciation. And so does the president who appointed her. Ronn Torossian, 12/24/2017, 7:00 AM

Why did Sweden censor the story of Malki Roth?

It is as if terrorism against Israel is different from that striking elsewhere. As if it is less severe, more excusable, more comprehensible. Giulio Meotti, 12/22/2017, 2:41 PM

INTO THE FRAY - Obama: Worse than Chamberlain?

“Iran will become a nuclear power. The only mystery over how that will happen is whether Obama was inept or whether he deliberately sought to make the theocracy…strategic power.”- Victor Davis Hanson Dr. Martin Sherman, 12/22/2017, 11:22 AM

Both sides got it wrong on Jerusalem embassy

President Trump may be using the State Department to play a little game of good cop/bad cop. Or, in this case, Good Trump/Bad State Department.Att'y Stephen M. Flatow, 12/21/2017, 11:59 PM

Why the Holocaust is more than “a Genocide”

In an interview with Prof. Dan Michman, he reveals that "Already in 1919 Hitler coined the expression ‘Entfernung der Juden überhaupt‘ (the total removal of the Jews), including their ideas of equality. And millions believed him."Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld , 12/21/2017, 6:07 PM

Trump to General Assembly – Go ahead, make my day

They’ve picked on the wrong country and on the wrong president. Jack Engelhard, 12/21/2017, 9:50 AM

Europe, end the double standards!

It's not Islamophobia, it's the truth. Stop the double standards for Muslim crime before it takes over your lives.Prof. Phyllis Chesler, 12/21/2017, 9:26 AM

The case for supporting Riyadh's new young leader

His actions are dictatorial, but he is cleaning up corruption, working against Iran, modernizing the economy and fighting extremist clerics. Dr. Ted Gover, 12/21/2017, 12:40 AM

Iran and the new land corridor

Iran may be steadily transforming into a more powerful geopolitical player whose influence will be projected hundreds and maybe thousands of kilometers beyond its borders. Emil Avdaliani, 12/20/2017, 8:12 PM

Hiking the Holy Land:Manara and the Galilee Panhandle

Hobby-hiker Yitzchak Miskin travelled to Manara and the Galilee Panhandle and discovered that Manara is not just a Lebanese border kibbutz but is home to some of Israel's greatest natural wonders.  Yitzchak Miskin, 12/20/2017, 10:08 AM

Europe's governments fail the Jews - again

When European countries back Security Council resoluions against Israel, they open a Pandora's box. Giulio Meotti, 12/20/2017, 8:44 AM

One truth, not two

Jews in affluent countries have forgotten that the exile is a punishment, and, as the “Kli Yakar” warned, have fallen in love with their alien domiciles, Tzvi Fishman, 12/19/2017, 5:17 PM

Trump vetoes the world

US to UN: "It won't be forgotten." Jack Engelhard, 12/19/2017, 7:28 AM

Photo-Essay: 'Compassion has no nationality'

The work of Finnish artist-architect Ranier Mahlamäki reflects the depth of Jewish history and succeeds in evoking the atmosphere of the most tragic story of modern times. Dr. Inna Rogatchi, 12/18/2017, 7:36 PM

Islamist attacks: Retaliation or continuation?

A Bangladesh journalist-in-exile asks: Are Islamist attacks retaliation for something specific - like Trump's recognition of Jerusalem - or a continuation of terror? Arnab Goswami, 12/18/2017, 6:26 PM

Hanukkah, heroism and President Trump

It’s no wonder that President Trump’s support among Orthodox Jews is so strong. It is perhaps the strongest support for the President by any religious group, with the possible exception of evangelicals.Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 12/18/2017, 5:44 PM

OIC in fantasyland

The OIC, acting as judge, jury and Lord High Executioner has deigned to tell an American President he cannot act in accordance with international law. David Singer, 12/17/2017, 10:52 PM

PA threatens to quit America - do you care?

OMG! PA threatens to quit America. Are we supposed to be afraid? Jack Engelhard, 12/17/2017, 8:10 AM

Trump’s Jerusalem declaration—Is it or isn’t it conducive to peace?

When truth and reality are recognized as facts, it smooths the progress toward smashing unrealistic hallucinations like wiping Israel off the map.Dr. Avi Perry, 12/17/2017, 7:58 AM

How do you say “Kill the Jews” in Swedish?

Jews in Sweden are frightened and Jewish parents are afraid to leave their children at Jewish kindergartens. Giulio Meotti, 12/16/2017, 10:49 PM

INTO THE FRAY: A Palestinian State? What could possibly go wrong?

There is precious little reason to believe that any Palestinian state established in areas evacuated by Israel would not swiftly degenerate into a mega-Gaza overlooking greater Tel Aviv. Dr. Martin Sherman, 12/15/2017, 2:51 PM

Normalcy within the context of a miracle

By making this latest decision, President Trump is normalizing the miracle that is the re-creation of the State of Israel. Jeffrey Ludwig, 12/15/2017, 2:29 PM

Fifty years of the Two-State Solution Blackmail

Under the British Mandate, “Palestinian” was the term for JEW! David Heilbron Price, 12/15/2017, 12:05 AM

Dining with Bahrainis at a Jerusalem Mall

This first day of Hanukkah was different from all other first days.Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld , 12/14/2017, 11:44 PM

Trump, Jerusalem, Arabs, Muslims

Is Trump aware of the Arafat-inspired mantra that calls for "a million shaheeds to march on Jerusalem"?Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 12/14/2017, 8:29 AM

Europe would not last a week if it had to face what Israel does

Like the Hanukkah miracles, the very existence of Israel goes against the rules and I think of the young Israelis out there in the dark, protecting their loved ones from rioters. Giulio Meotti, 12/13/2017, 12:08 PM

Revealed: Trump guzzles Diet Coke

Oy vey. It seems Trump drinks about a dozen Diet Cokes a day. To the Democrats, this may be enough for impeachment. Jack Engelhard, 12/13/2017, 11:15 AM

More work for President Trump

The declaration on Jerusalem and the plans to move the Embassy are wonderful, but two other crucial issues need the US president's public backing of Israel. Rochel Sylvetsky, 12/13/2017, 11:02 AM

The Arch of Titus and Saeb Erekat

Some questions for Mr. Erekat, who has asserted that his people have lived in the Land of Israel for thousands of years.  Dr. Bert Miller, 12/12/2017, 2:58 PM

Forget political correctness for a while

A history lesson: Jerusalem and the Jews - and Jerusalem and the Muslims. Just in time for Hanukkah. Gerald A. Honigman, 12/12/2017, 11:01 AM

Are New Yorkers becoming like Israelis?

It looks as though New Yorkers are becoming as resilient as Israelis in the face o terror. Is terror becoming a fact of life in New York?Prof. Phyllis Chesler, 12/12/2017, 8:00 AM

Trump’s actions have confirmed historical truth

In 1929, the Supreme Moslem Council’s publication: "A Brief Guide to the Haram Al-Sharif," stated on p. 4 that "(The Temple Mount’s) identity with the site of Solomon’s Temple is beyond dispute." Mark Silverberg, 12/11/2017, 3:59 PM

Media falsely discredit Trump as he confronts UN on Jerusalem

NYTimes: " Trump.. [is] reversing nearly seven decades of American foreign policy." Oh, really? David Singer, 12/11/2017, 2:40 PM

The MIddle East 'Peace Process' meme: What peace process?

'It will threaten the peace process." For the last fifty years, someone in a European capital and in the U.S. State Department has uttered that sentence at least once weekly.Rabbi Prof. Dov Fischer, 12/11/2017, 7:40 AM

What Golda Meir's shocked advisor learned about foreign journalists

No books, no research."I don’t have time for books,” the foreign journalist shouted at Yehuda Avner. Knowledgeable journalists were just one more Middle East mirage. Robert Harris, 12/11/2017, 7:25 AM

In parts of France, it is not good to be white, female or Jewish

Anti-Semitism has been banalized in France, even by denying it. Giulio Meotti, 12/10/2017, 12:38 PM

President Trump, thank you

The simplest and most appropriate response to Trump is those two words. Ronn Torossian, 12/10/2017, 12:00 PM

Why are the nations in an uproar?

Watch them now as they try to undo what’s been done in the finest hour (over the recent years) between the United States and Israel. Jack Engelhard, 12/10/2017, 9:59 AM

US must include "sovereignty" in Jerusalem Embassy Relocation Act.

The final wording of the US Embassy Jerusalem and Recognition Act removed references to Jerusalem as part of Israel and gave no assurance that Jerusalem would remain the exclusive capital of Israel. David Bedein, 12/10/2017, 9:06 AM

Is the Middle East stable enough to let down our guard?

Peace process or piece process?Dr. Shmuel Katz, 12/8/2017, 10:29 AM

Trump's historic action will actually promote peace

Trump's decision is not only just and moral, it has also shown that his decisions will not be conditioned on Palestinian Arabs consenting not to resort to violence. Morton A. Klein, ZOA President, 12/8/2017, 10:21 AM