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Being Jewish in an Unraveling America - Common Sense

The bad guy was killed. The good guys were saved. But the reaction to the hostage-taking in Colleyville, Texas, should alarm American Jews.

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Is the US Holding Israel’s Iron Dome Hostage to an Iran Nuke Deal?

While President Biden, Senate, and Congress slow-walk and bicker over replenishing Jerusalem's dwindling defensive missile shield supplies, PM Bennett says his country won't be bound to any rickety renewed nuke deal - nor stand idly by to Iran's increasingly genocidal threats

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A Jewish majority is insufficient to protect Israel

  After their claim to be the peace camp exploded into a million pieces in a hundred suicide bombings, Israel’s

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How the term ‘Arab Jew’ distorts history and slanders Zionism

Not only are Mizrahi Jews simply not Arabs, but they are also, in fact, the embodiment of resistance to colonization. They shine as a beacon of light across the Middle East and North Africa. Opinion.

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UN’s war on Jewish Jerusalem: A denial of indigenous rights

The UN’s attack on Jewish Jerusalem is simply part of its wider anti-Israel strategy seeking to undermine and delegitimize the only Jewish state in the world.

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In practice, ‘diversity, equity and inclusion’ boils down to leftist dogma, including hatred of Israel

Kudos to the Heritage Foundation workers who pinned down crystal-clear evidence of ugly bias among those pushing “diversity, equity and inclusion,” or DEI.

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Are Palestinians an indigenous people?  

Arabs who call themselves Palestinians—derived from the word “Philistines,” an invading force from the Aegean Sea—use the word “indigenous” to legitimatize their efforts to carry out their struggle against Israel’s existence.

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Mainstream Jewish Groups Need to Understand That Interfaith Dialogue Legitimized CAIR

Zahra Billoo, Executive Director, Council on American Islamic Relations (San Francisco) addresses the audience during a panel discussion titled ‘Dismantling …

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Holocaust Education and “The Elephant as the Table”

Interview with Master Holocaust Teacher Dorene Schwartz-Weitz on the need for mandatory Holocaust education.

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Biden is paving the way for a dangerous ideology

Democratic members of the US House of Representatives passed legislation last week to create a special envoy to combat Islamophobia worldwide. The bill was sponsored by Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Democrat from Minnesota, and her Jewish colleague Rep. Jan S

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Holocaust manipulation: Do not defile their memory

“She gave my dad life and then he gave me life and now I’m helping her to survive,” said Toronto physician Dr. Jordana Sacks.

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Double standard of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia

Claims of moral equivalency are bogus. Bigotry is based on falsehoods, not fact.Opinion.

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The Arab Apartheid No One Talks About

"Not all of the professions will be opened to Palestinians under the new decree...." — L'Orient Today, December 8, 2021. Palestinian refugees in Lebanon "are socially marginalized, have very limited civil, social, political and economic rights, including

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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas and The Myth of the Good German

Some Holocaust movies are embellishing history to impart the wrong lesson.

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Is it Islamophobic to call out Ilhan Omar for antisemitism?

  As far as congressional Democrats are concerned, another right-wing nut job needs to be disciplined. The newest target of

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The Most Legitimate State on Earth - Tablet Magazine

Israel is the model for the nation-state idea on which the current global order was founded. That's why opponents of the idea see it as a target.

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The Other War – Jewish Policy Center

The Hamas terror attack on three Israelis in the Old City of Jerusalem on Sunday, and the death of one, received little attention in the American press. The victims were Jews who had just visited the Western Wall to pray, and the deceased was planning to

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Israel needs a narrative strategy. This is why.

  A fascinating BBC TV series has explored the way in which Britain’s former Labour prime ministers, Tony Blair and

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Richard Gere et al, thanks for the reminder to bless Israel

Richard Gere and more than 100 other movie notables signed a letter not to bless, but to curse the precious land and its holy people. Op-ed.

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Fighting Anti-Semitism: Lessons From Kristallnacht

We must recognize that racial hatred is not a uniquely Jewish problem, and that what starts with the Jews, seldom ever ends with the Jews.

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Hating Jews is Becoming a Leftist Purity Test

The Jewish groups that failed to fight campus anti-Semitism are about to live under it.

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Jerusalem Consulate: A Nail in the Coffin of Peace

This may seem like just another diplomatic facility to issue visas, promote trade and take care of US citizens, with no greater consequence than the US consulate in Edinburgh, UK. But it is far more than a mere office for paper-shuffling diplomats. It

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Is Mayim Bialik too Jewish for 'Jeopardy!'?

  It may turn out that a lot of Americans are devoting as much thought to the question of who

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Why are Jews so quick to defend our enemies?

Jewish schools must not teach their pupils a one-sided narrative of Palestinian victimhood

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The cost of Kamala validating 'Israeli genocide' speech

US VP Kamala Harris validated a student who accused Israel of ethnic genocide.

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Is it ever okay to praise antisemitic blood libel?

  Does it matter if politicians let lies told by people they meet publicly go unanswered? That’s the question that

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AOC's tears, Schumer's silence, Kamala's ignorance

Does VP Harris really believe Israel is perpetrating ethnic genocide? Does AOC think Israeli civilians should be killed by rockets? Op-ed.

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Who Would Hide a Jew if Nazis Took Over America?

There is something about most Jews that few non-Jews know: We Jews often ask ourselves if a non-Jew in our lives would hide us in the event of a Nazi-like outbreak. I don’t know if young Jews think about this, but nearly all Jews who grew up in the decade

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The Left's embrace of violence against Jews

Why the Left seems to think it’s perfectly acceptable for Jews to die in the name of Palestinian self-determination. Op-ed.

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Twenty Years After Durban, What We Still Get Wrong About Left-Wing Antisemitism

Supporters of the antisemitic BDS movement in South Africa have issued a cautious ‘apology’ for demanding the expulsion of Jewish …

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When you vote to let terrorists kill Jews, that is antisemitism

In blocking funding for Israel's Iron Dome system, the Squad and others have gone from slurs to real-world consequences

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Israel: Progressives Hand Democrats Another Embarrassment

With majority Democrats locked in a bitter internecine struggle over just how much of Joe Biden’s domestic agenda they can pass in one fell swoop, the

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Assessing the twin disasters of September 2001

  We have a tendency to forget that two historical events occurred in early September 2001. No one needs to

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Can the West be honest about the Islamist threat?

  It was only two months ago that the US Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, boasted on Twitter about flying a

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You can't be 'pro-Israel' if you defend anti-Zionists

  It appears that Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) may have finally gone a bit too far even for some of

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For Anti-Zionists, 'Palestine' Does Not Stop at the Green Line

In the aftermath of the recent uproar over the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream company announcing it would boycott the

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Boycotting the Western Wall

We need to stop pretending that the Ben & Jerry’s argument is over a handful of wild-eyed “settlers” on remote hilltops. This is a fight over boycotting the Western Wall. Op-ed.

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AOC: Agent of chaos

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is fomenting chaos through the fabrication and dissemination of half-truths and the promotion of ruinous policy.

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A Response to ‘Rolling Stone’: Many Young Jews Like Me Support Israel

An antisemitic banner on display outside Clifton Hookah in Paterson, NJ. Photo: courtesy of ‘Stop Antisemitism.’ Marisa Kabas frames her …

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Deconstructing the Jerusalem flag march

It took participants to say that whatever clothes the “Emperor Hamas” did or did not have, there’s nothing it could do or say to deter their assertion of love for Israel and ineffable tie to the Holy City.

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Ilhan Omar is a wakeup call for American Jews

A new generation is upon us; people who know and care nothing about Judeo/Christian values. They keep coming and are getting elected.Op-ed

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Anti-Israel rhetoric has always been about the Jews

In the hate business, antisemitism was always an easy sell and business is really good now

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Faced with a tsunami of anti-Semitism, Diaspora Jews still cling to their bubble

A neo-pogrom is being facilitated by Western elites who, if they aren’t taking part in this war against the Jewish people either on the streets or in the media, are piously wringing their hands but not taking the necessary action to stop it. Op-ed.

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Israel Has Set a New Standard for the Ethics of War

Smoke rises following an Israeli air strike, amid a flare-up of Israeli-Palestinian violence, in Gaza City May 17, 2021. Photo: …

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Elder Of Ziyon - The Poisoning of American Jewry is Complete (Judean Rose)

An encounter with the author's relative underscores the schism between American and Israeli Jews.

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The International Community is Encouraging Hamas to Attack Israel Again — and Again

Rockets are launched by Palestinian terrorists into Israel, in Gaza May 13, 2021. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa This headline says it …

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If you side with Hamas, your antisemitism is showing

  For the past two weeks, rockets have been fired into civilian areas of Israel by the terrorist group Hamas.

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As Pogromists Activate, Chuck Schumer Cowers - John Podhoretz, Commentary Magazine

On 47th Street in Manhattan, the famous "Diamond District" where so many Jews work, someone set off an incendiary device this afternoon. A car caravan

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ZOA: Concerns Raised that Israel, Under Pressure, Agrees to Ceasefire with Hamas

Israel’s announcement that Israel had accepted an “unconditional ceasefire” commencing at 2 a.m. Israel time, brokered by the U.S. and Egypt, raises concerns.

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Playing American Race Politics in the Middle East - Tablet Magazine

New York Congressman Jamaal Bowman and others are grafting a domestic psychodrama onto a foreign region—and endangering American Jews in the process

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Why does the hard left glorify the Palestinians? | TheHill

In a world in which massive violations of human rights have, tragically, become the norm, why has the hard left focused on one of the least compelling of those causes?

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Elder Of Ziyon - What to Answer Anti-Israel Idiots (but it won’t help) (Judean Rose)

If you dare to enter the fray and debate the Israel-haters, some suggested responses to questions.

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The Squad Is Rooting for Hamas

Hamas has a booster club in one of our political parties, and no major Democrat dares criticize it.

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Lies, incitement and irresponsibility - the western betrayal of Israel

Politicians are media have lost their moral compass. What we are witnessing is a total betrayal of the truth, of Israel and of the Jews.

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With Israel under Attack, Watch for Progressive Anti-Semitism

Not only does history's oldest virus—anti-Semitism—today receive 24/7 assistance from social media, but it metastasizes as quickly as deadly new strains of COVID-19, spawning Jew-hatred and hate

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Progressivism's Moral Atrocity in the Middle East

If you spent the last several years ignoring events in the Middle East and you’re just now tuning in, the images on your television screen might suggest to

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Why victory in Gaza runs through Jerusalem

  The IDF has had some nice successes in the military sphere. Some 50 terrorists have already been killed, among

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Cobra Kai and the Jewish State

Blogging about Israel and the Arab world since, oh, forever.

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Israel: Until we assert ourselves, projecting actual power and deterrence, we will be picked apart

We live with a functional absurdity, in which the most powerful army in the world hamstrings itself irrationally. Op-ed.

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When Will it End? When They Pave Gaza and They Put Up A Parking Lot (Judean Rose)

What is the ultimate solution to the rockets on Israel from Gaza?

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US has plunged its relations with Israel into crisis

  In light of the reactions from Washington to the Hamas and Fatah-inspired Arab violence in Jerusalem, it is hard

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For Progressives Netanyahu isn't the problem, Israel is

  Just a few years ago, Senator Elizabeth Warren was a bit of joke. With her views placing her at

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Accusations ZOA supports white supremacy is undeserved abuse

ZOA defamed for defending the Jewish people with absurd accusations of ‘elevating white supremacist voices’

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Has anti-Israel discourse taken over the United States?

History will not be favorable to our current American political leaders unless they promptly correct the strong perception that they abandoned Israel and Jews.

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Biden Just Threw Israeli-Palestinian Peace Under the Bus | Opinion

At a time when the Abraham Accords finally mark acceptance by some Arabs of Israel's belonging and permanence in the region, the Biden administration is refinancing an agency that provides

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We recognize Haman. But where are Mordechai and Esther?

  This week’s festival of Purim provided Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with an irresistible analogy. Follow Israel Hayom on Facebook

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Is Joe Biden Looking to Take Obama's Place as the Most Anti-Israel President in History?

Barack Obama’s antipathy toward Israel during his two terms was unprecedented at the time, but it looks like Joe Biden is going to give him a run for his money....

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American Jews Voted for This: The Story of a Nation, Amcha (Judean Rose)

A one-woman mantra campaign that aims to drive home the import of the Jewish vote for Biden.

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Only an Israel victory over Palestinian Lawfare will stop the ICC process

The Palestinian Authority has taken off its gloves, if it ever even had them on. Israel should do likewise. Op-ed.

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No, ‘Jewish Supremacism’ Does Not Define Israel

Earlier this month, the organization B’Tselem issued an eight-page paper that declares the Jewish state guilty of apartheid. It’s absurd.

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Elder Of Ziyon - Stop using Jews as pawns to score political points, .@TedCruz and .@AOC.

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The dangerous logic of anti-racism

If racism is about prejudice and power, where does that leave high-achieving minorities?

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Stop Playing Down the Significance of Morocco and Sudan Normalization Deals

A general view shows an empty street following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Casablanca, Morocco, March 20, …

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Misguided American Jews hiding in plain sight - Opeds - Israel National News

Dear American Progressive Jews, do not cower. Do not cling to your enemies. Hiding in plain sight, “passing,” will not save us. Opinion.

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The Torah Versus the Left

Question: What book is the opposite of the left? Answer: the Torah. The Torah is the Hebrew name of the first five books of the Bible, the “Five Books of Moses.” The Torah is the foundation of the rest of the Bible and the rock on which both Judaism a

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Israel: Obama’s revisionist ‘Promised Land’

In his new memoir, the former U.S. president misleads readers in a way that will forever shape their negative perspective of the Jewish state.

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How Trump can expose biggest lie in Middle East: Palestinian ‘refugee’ myth

The Trump administration may be on its way out, but it can still ­advance American interests between now and January.

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Obama, Netanyahu, AIPAC and the Jews

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) talks with then-US President Barack Obama, at the Mount Herzl national cemetery, in Jerusalem, …

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Trump’s core righteousness shines through Pompeo's anti-BDS and pro-Jews in Yesha speech - Israel National News

For no conceivable political gain, post-elections, Trump sent Mike Pompeo, to the Mideast with special tasks.And now Pollard. Op-ed.

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Blaming the victim: Theo van Gogh, Charlie Hebdo, and the end of Free Speech

While Muslim extremists slice the throats of those at prayer, the NYT and others accuse the French of failing Muslim immigrants. Op-ed.

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If you care about Israel, you have to vote for Donald Trump - The Jerusalem Post

Given Trump’s track record on Israel and the Middle East, if you truly care about the state of Israel, you need to vote for Donald Trump.

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Heads Up, Liberal Jews––Don’t be Jews with trembling knees

Democrat Senator Joe Biden confronted Israeli PM Menachem Begin in 1982, threatening to cut off aid to Israel. How did Begin respond? Op-ed

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Israel-Sudan Deal Seals Trump's Mideast Legacy

The U.S. president’s methods may be controversial, but a President Biden would need to respect the clout his predecessor has built in the region.

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Jews backing Biden are the real 'freiers' - opinion - The Jerusalem Post

Biden/Harris administration is likely to be more even more anti-Israel and antisemitic than the Obama/Biden administration was.

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Trump’s Middle East Metamorphosis - WSJ

Arab leaders fear a President Biden may spurn Israel and cozy up to Turkey and Iran.

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The Wonder of the Abraham Accords - Meir Y. Soloveichik

Three days before Rosh Hashanah, I heard the most unexpectedly stirring sermon of the High Holy Day season. The pulpit from which it was delivered might have

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Joe Biden is not a friend of Israel - Israel National News

Biden implemented Obama's foreign policy because he agreed with it. His presidency would be a third Obama term. Opinion.

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Trivializing the true evil of Nazism - Opeds - Israel National News

Democrats, including Jewish ones, call Trump a Nazi, distorting the meaning of Nazism and turning it into an empty political smear. Op-ed.

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Trump, antisemitic? This is madness

The assertion that Trump is biased against Jews is ludicrous, plainly stupid  and as false as it is profoundly dangerous. Op-ed.

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American Jews should reject Joe Biden - The Jerusalem Post

Biden does not get to tell us what a Biden administration would look like; we have already seen it.

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Trumping Palestinian lies and Tehran’s agenda

In one fell swoop, Trump set the record straight about Israel and its neighbors.

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What Bahrain’s deal with Israel really means

The Bahrain agreement with Israel is another important step in assembling a Washington-led coalition against a major strategic threat

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If Israelis love the Arabs in the UAE, how can Zionism be racism?

Israel haters often say that Zionism is racism, saying that the entire idea of Zionism is anti-Arab.

This week we saw an outpouring of love from Israeli Jews to the Arabs of the United Arab Emirates. Israelis are excited to start new business initiatives, to visit the UAE with their families. Zionists worldwide are enthusiastic over the possibilities. Israelis and Emiratis are exchanging admiring posts on social media.

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Biden can’t have it both ways on Sarsour and anti-Semitism

After a spokesman distanced the Democrat from a prominent anti-Semite, others apologized to her supporters. Opinion.

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Anti-Zionism is Antisemitism

From the blog of Ben Yeroushalmi at The Times of Israel

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Was The Beirut Explosion Intended for Israel?

A view shows a damaged building and vehicles following Tuesday’s blast in Beirut’s port area, Lebanon, Aug. 6, 2020. Photo: …

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Larry Levine - Black Lives Matter (except if you are black)

Larry Levine – Black Lives Matter (except if you are black) Pretty catchy logo, BLM, and I like the extra added touch of the fist thing.  Since I am in the t-shirt biz, I can appreciate good marketing. If you are a corporation and want to look goo

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The progressive world: An antechamber to evil

After days of anti-Semitic rants on social media, the “Grime” rapper Wiley has finally been barred from Twitter and Facebook

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For Israel, Not Winning is Losing :: Middle East Forum

The late war hero and U.S. Senator John McCain once said: "When you're not winning, you're losing." Israel has won a lot of wars in its relatively brief history, but the last outright victory came almost half a century ago, in 1973 when it rebounded

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Elder Of Ziyon - Rabbi Abraham Cooper missed his opportunity as a guest with @NickCannon

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Why Israel will always be a Jewish state - The Jerusalem Post

Israel’s greatest security risk is a binational state from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea.

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The link between George Orwell, George Floyd and the Jews

Anybody who believes that the goal of the protesters has been to raise consciousness about the unfair treatment of blacks is missing the point and the bigger picture.

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Why Israelis are framed as "white oppressors"

Must see: 30 year old video by Arab American Institute reveals plan to manipulate the left wing to undermine US support for Israel. Op-ed.

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Yes: annexation, No: Palestinian state - The Jerusalem Post

There is no compelling moral, historical or political reason why annexation in whole or in part should be made contingent on agreeing to the creation of a Palestinian entity.

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The Jewish people are not “settlers” in their own ancestral heartland

Why should 'peace' between Israel and the Palestinian Arabs require that Israel give its ancestral birthright for a mess of potage?

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Dear Europe – the Israelis are not your Jews

It is revealing how they address their complaints against Israel, doing so in terms of “punishment,” as to a misbehaving child. Opinion.

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Israeli Sovereignty, Not Appeasement, Is the Key to Lasting Peace

It is long past time for Israel to apply sovereignty to large swaths of Judea and Samaria.

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A Purim lesson at the White House

The chants of “Death to Israel” wafting across the world from today’s Iran confirm that the more things change, the more they remain the same.

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Netanyahu’s victory is an indictment of his indictment

The silver lining for Netanyahu of not having an immunity request on the Knesset’s docket was that long debates on his status would not be at the top of the news in the weeks before an election.

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Israel: Chances of 4th election may be higher – and lower – than you think, experts say

In about two weeks, Israelis will be asked to vote in the general elections for the third time in one year –

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Why young Europeans can’t understand Israeli settlers

Europe today is post-God, post-nationalism, post-family and post-Holocaust—and is therefore understandably at odds with the very concept of Israel.

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Being Fired by Trump Does Not Make You a Holocaust Victim

Government bureaucrats aren’t endowed with a God-given right to work in the executive branch of the United States government. Most of these "victims" will find lucrative work elsewhere.

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Palestinian ‘right of return’ is really about ending Israel's existence

On Jan. 28, President Trump revealed his administration's long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. As several commentators noted, the proposal explicitly states that there shall be no “right of return” — a key phrase with a very particular meaning tha

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It's time to build in Judea and Samaria as we do in Tel Aviv

US President Donald Trump has spent months formulating the much-anticipated counter-Oslo Accords measure. Yes, it is precisely this president, who

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History won't forgive the leaders who say 'no'

There are moments in the life of a nation that require transcending the "petty" and which outweigh all political scores.

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CAMERA Op-Ed: The Washington Post and the Truth About Gaza

A recent Washington Post report on deteriorating conditions on Gaza relied on anti-Israel organizations. Worse still, The Post failed to place guilt where it

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Israel News: No, Philo-semitism is not antisemitism in sheep's clothing

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Conservative Voices Turning Against Israel is a Dangerous Development

The isolationist voices on the right are not necessarily anti-Israel, however, their opinions about the Middle East lead some to turn against Israel.

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Will Arab anti-Zionism revive? | The Jerusalem post

The old wall of Arab anti-Zionism has fractured, but lingering hostility against Israel could explode anew.

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Don’t confuse me with facts: It’s always about the ‘occupation’

The American Jewish left has once again fallen in line with the Palestinian demand that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict always be conflated to a problem of “occupation,” regardless of facts or history.

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Israel needs to say categorically that enabling Jews to live in the West Bank is not a war crime

Israel needs to say categorically that enabling Jews to live in the West Bank is not a war crime.

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Don't let Sanders get away with redefining 'pro-Israel'

Linda Sarsour did it again. The Palestinian-American BDS activist/anti-Trump "resistance" activist spoke at a conference of American Muslims for Palestine

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Losing the Semantic War on ‘Palestine’

The Jewish community of Beit El in Judea and Samaria. Photo: Yaakov via Wikimedia Commons. I have written before about …

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Want to Keep Jews Safe? Criminalize Marijuana – Tablet Magazine

Sarah Halimi’s case marks a new milestone for the already embattled French Jewish community. After a drawn out court case, on Wednesday, Nov. 27, a Paris judge dropped the murder charges against Halimi’s killer, Kobili Traoré, 29, on the grounds that smok

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London Bridge horror proves we need new solutions to 23,000 jihadists in the UK

Two innocent people are dead because of the Government’s refusal to confront the threat Britain faces from Islamic jihad.

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And they call themselves the New Israel Fund?

The New Israel Fund has the chutzpa to stand with Europe's bias against israel.

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Trump and Netanyahu: Both Being Investigated for Made-Up Crimes

The most striking similarity is that both are being investigated for actions that their legislatures have not explicitly made criminal. Politicians always seek good coverage and many vote with that in mind. Some even negotiate good coverage in advance of

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The Trump Administration Is Absolutely Correct To Call Israeli ‘Settlements’ Legal

In a move that will only further buttress the Trump administration’s well-deserved claim to being the most pro-Israel American presidency since the 1948 founding of the Jewish state, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced today that it shall hence

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Elder Of Ziyon - Rockets are the definition of terror

There is no one accepted definition of terrorism, but of the dozens of definitions adopted by various countries, most mention the basis for the etymology of the word - an act meant to inspire fear and terror in the public for political purposes

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MAKOVSKY: Calls To Cut Aid To Israel Detrimental To U.S. Interests

With fires raging constantly in California, no one would reasonably argue to cut the firefighters’ budget. Yet several leading Democratic presidential candidates recently called for cutting American military aid to Israel despite it increasingly acting as

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Why U.S.-Israel Security Cooperation Is A Win-Win

One of the few points of unbounded bipartisan agreement in Washington has for decades been that U.S.-Israel security cooperation is right, good, mutually beneficial, and worth every nickel spent on it. It is well–grounded in facts and has acknowledged ben

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Why Be Nice About the Horrors of the Holocaust? (Judean Rose)

Should we have been more understanding of a teacher who threatened her students with the gas chamber?

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It’s time to put an end to labeling Trump an anti-Semite

This July, Aaron Boone, the manager of Major League Baseball’s New York Yankees, created an internet meme when he launched

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Will the Anti-Netanyahu Crowd Like Gantz?

Benny Gantz, head of Blue and White Party (left) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, head of the Likud Party. …

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PRAGER: Criticism Of Israel Is Not Anti-Semitism; Anti-Zionism Is. This Is Why.

Imagine a group of people who work to destroy Italy because, they claim, Italy's origins are illegitimate. Imagine further that these people maintain that of all the countries in the world, only Italy is illegitimate.

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Judaism should not be used an ideological prop | JNS

Protesters using Tisha B’Av to call for the elimination of ICE and the Department of Homeland Security are doing more than using a misleading analogy.

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Elder Of Ziyon - Israel: How and Why we are Losing the Cognitive War

The long war against Jewish sovereignty in the Land of Israel has been going on since before the founding of the state. The identity of our enemies varies depending on their ability to fight at any given time and other factors, but – with one important exception that I will discuss later – they are drawn from the Arab and Muslim nations in our region.

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Israel is in the Middle East: Nobody hijacked it. It's just not what its pioneers thought they'd created.

It’s not European. And it doesn’t divide into right and left, religious and secular. Matti Friedman, author of a new book about Mizrahi spies, on why Israel baffles and infuriates

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Arabs: You can’t Judaize Jerusalem | The Jerusalem Post

The Pilgrimage Road is part of Jewish history, and as Friedman said, Israel is as likely to give up that heritage site as the United States would surrender the Statue of Liberty.

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Why The July Fourth Spirit of Freedom Unites America and Israel | United with Israel

On July 4, 1776, Americans chose freedom over British tyranny. On the same date 200 years later, Israel made the same decision by not succumbing to Arab terror.

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Elder Of Ziyon - Israel News: How אם win back the squandered gift of 1967

Recently I watched a short (10 minutes), very powerful video about Israel’s victory in the Six Days War. The film suggests that the victory was literally miraculous. It may well have been so, although miracles like the destruction of the enemy air forces or the capture of the Old City only happen when divine intervention is combined with careful preparation, struggle, and sacrifice by humans.

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Marc Lamont-Hill: Hypocrite & Personification of Orientalism | Dmitri Shufutinsky | The Blogs

arc Lamont-Hill, the controversial far-left academic activist, has gotten himself into hot water once again recently.

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Rashida Tlaib & the "One-State Solution" - A Euphemism For The Destruction Of Israel | United with Israel

The well-documented history of Arab rejectionism is largely ignored by “progressives” since it does not fit into their narrative of Arabs as perpetual “victims” and Israel as the “villain.”

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War Crime!: Placing a Note in the Western Wall

I urge all visitors to join me in a conspiracy to violate the UN Security Council Resolution...Obama, himself, engineered the Resolution. He pushed it through the Security Council despite some reservations by other members, including Egypt, which

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There's Nothing Progressive About Terrorists Targeting Civilians—Except When Israelis Are the Victims

Many Western progressives, including those in elected office, who claim to support peace, equality, and social justice, seem to think it is OK for Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad to launch rockets at Israeli civilians.

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Yair Netanyahu: Gaza Proves ‘Land for Peace’ Means ‘Land for War'

Imagine the south of the U.S. being bombarded by missiles for days at a time. Such is the reality here in Israel as I write this.

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The Reality of the 'Two-State Solution' – Jewish Policy Center

Last week, Jared Kushner, one of the administration’s point men on the Middle East, dispensed with the term “two-state solution” in its impending peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians. “The two-state solution has failed,” he said. Not fo

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FLEISHER: Explaining The Clash Of American Liberal Jewry And Israeli Nationalism

The recent landslide election of Benjamin Netanyahu and the ascendancy of the Israeli Right has deepened the rift between Israeli and American Jews — the latter of whom disproportionately identify with the political Left.

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How Bibi Did It:
The West’s most successful politician scores again

Watching Benjamin Netanyahu win elections has become so customary that it is easy to miss the profound significance of his April 9 victory. When Netanyahu lost to Ehud Barak in 1999—the last time he was booted from office in an election—the Labor Party alliance won 26 seats.

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Donald Trump, Morton Klein, and Effective Jewish Leadership | Spengler

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told CNN April 13 that Prime Minister Netanyahu’s plan to extend Israeli sovereignty to West Bank settlements wouldn’t hurt the administration’s forthcoming peace plan, a gesture of support to the Jewish State unthinkable un

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Analysis: AIPAC's moment to step back from two-state solution

AIPAC conference registered a first. It invited to speak an official representative from across the Green Line. Will it signal a more open position by the pro-Israel lobbying giant toward the Arab-Israel conflict?

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The Campaign to Make Ilhan Omar’s Antisemitism Unassailable

Two prominent American-Islamist political activists, both avowed opponents of Israel’s existence, renewed complaints last week that the recent controversy involving Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN)’s series of antisemitic statements was unjust.

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Why Israel Must Destroy Hamas Once And For All

To again borrow from one of my favorite (perhaps apocryphal) Einstein aphorisms: Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

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Why Anti-Zionism is the New Anti-Semitism (And Why They Are The Same Thing) | The Star

Current practitioners of anti-Semitism excuse themselves by falsely separating between the Jewish religion and the Jewish people.