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June 19, 2019
‘Tikkunism’ begets ‘misoziony’
Some progressive Jews have in fact created a new, politically slanted religion according to which Judaism and Zionism are incompatible.
June 11, 2019
How to win back the squandered gift of 1967
The Arabs are in the habit of winning; it will be hard to get them used to losing. But there are no win-win solutions for the Middle East.
June 4, 2019
Israel’s coalition racket
Politics is politics, and will always involve back-room deals. But is there anything we can do to clean up the coalition system without losing the worthwhile parts?
May 27, 2019
Israel’s coming constitutional crisis
The Supreme Court is the Israeli left’s last bastion of real power, and they are going to fight to keep it, regardless of the collateral damage.
May 23, 2019
The moral bankruptcy of Reform’s Religious Action Center
The feeling of peoplehood is considered atavistic among liberals, including Jewish liberals. So it was no surprise when the RAC invited Al Sharpton to speak at its recent “Consultation on Conscience.”
May 16, 2019
What lies ahead for American Jews?
Most American Jews are not expecting the irrational, unfair treatment they may be in for should war break out between the United States and Iran.
May 13, 2019
They want to win. Do we?
We are stronger, we have an air force that is qualitatively among the best in the world, we have a fleet of drones, tanks, the best weapons in the world. Why can’t we fix this?
May 6, 2019
How to subdue our Gazan cousins
Israel has the capability to completely destroy Hamas. But in countless minor confrontations and several operations that most people call “wars,” it has not done so. Why?
May 2, 2019
Cartoons, ‘criticism of Israel’ and Jew-hatred
Anti-Semitic imagery appears regularly in European and Arab media. The excuse is always the same: It’s not anti-Semitic, just anti-Israel.
April 28, 2019
No, it’s not about race
The growth of the right-wing politics in Israel that Bernie Sanders and Beto O’Rourke decry isn’t due to racism. It’s due to the Israelis finally wising up.
April 22, 2019
Why US Jewish leaders have a problem with Netanyahu
Though they claim to be moved by concern for Israel’s well-being, their actions have more to do with political bias and the narrow interest of the liberal Jewish movements’ tiny Israeli branches.
April 17, 2019
‘Everyone knows’ … but everyone’s wrong
PM Netanyahu’s decision to extend Israeli law to the settlements in Area C would not have any effect whatever on Palestinians living under PA control, and does not change the status of the territories in which they are located.
February 26, 2019
AIPAC criticizes Netanyahu
“Racist” is a word beloved by many, especially in the United States, where its use has become symptomatic of a national obsession. What it actually means in an Israeli-Arab context is not obvious.