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Politics | Opinion

The Phony “Occupation” Dodge

Francesca Albanese, the Italian lawyer who holds the United Nations position of “Special Rapporteur on the occupied Palestinian territories,” is defensive when it comes to accusations of anti-Semitism. This is understandable, considering her own record of controversial statements. In 2014, she wrote that the United States tends to be pro-Israel because it is “subjugated by the Jewish lobby,” while Europe supports the Jewish state because of its “sense of guilt about the Holocaust.” In most places, revealing that you believe conspiracy theories about Jews controlling America would be disqualifying. At the United Nations, it earns you a promotion.

Politics | Biden Administration/Congress

Why is Biden pushing for an immoral hostage deal?

Pressure on Israel to agree to pay an exorbitant ransom for the hostages that will grant victory to Hamas isn’t just politically motivated. It’s a betrayal of American interests

Politics | Hamas, Gaza & The Palestinian Authority

Palestinian Incitement Is Central to Hamas’s Sadistic Wars

I don’t know that I’ve ever made my way through something as hard to read as the comprehensive report released last week by the Association of Rape Crisis Centers in

Politics | Biden Administration/Congress

No, Joe Biden, most Palestinians support Hamas

Though not all Palestinians are members of Hamas or even support it, most of them agree with its basic ideology.

News | Israel At War

IDF striking ‘deep inside Lebanon' after Hezbollah downs drone

An Israeli was wounded when a rocket fired from Lebanon hit a chicken coop in the border village of Shtula.

News | Israel At War

IDF detected Hamas terrorists switching to Israeli SIMs ahead of Oct. 7

Further details surrounding the issue have not been cleared for publication.

News | Israel At War

Understanding the failures of IDF Intelligence Unit 8200 on October 7

The IDF's main intelligence unit was shocked on Oct. 7. Two commanders recall events on Oct. 8.

News | Israel At War

IDF official warned of fatal intel failures just before Hamas's massacre

IDF intelligence unit commander's Yom Kippur message on maintaining military readiness, two weeks before the country's largest intelligence failure on October 7, is haunting in retrospect.

News | Israel At War

US man came to Israel for his son’s birth but joined the IDF instead

He hadn’t been on reserve duty since he left for the US, but he called his officer. They were both in shock. On October 8, Elimelech joined his tank unit, attached to a mandatory service brigade.

Politics | American Politics

‘Total Betrayal’: GOP Slams Biden Admin Bid To Force Ceasefire on Israel

The Biden administration’s efforts to impose a ceasefire on Israel is a "total betrayal" of the United States’ closest Middle East ally and will allow the Hamas terrorist group to restock arms for a renewed siege on the Jewish state, GOP lawmakers told th

Politics | Biden Administration/Congress

Biden Brutally Fact Checked on Palestinian Support for Hamas

 In an effort to continue pandering to the pro-terrorism branch of the Democratic Party, President Joe Biden sent a tweet last week attempting to differentiate between the "overwhelming majority" of Palestinians and Hamas.

Politics | Opinion

How the ‘settler violence’ campaign works

One of the many distressing aspects of the campaign to criminalize Israeli civilians is that it’s apparently the first target. The next one? The IDF.

Music | Music

Bob Dylan & Israel, The Neighborhood Bully

It may not be his best song, but Dylan’s 1983 song about Israel is surprisingly resonant today.

Politics | Hamas, Gaza & The Palestinian Authority

Hamas can’t hide behind hospitals anymore

Israeli special forces are operating in Nasser hospital, one of the main hospitals in the city of Khan Yunis, where the Israel Defence Forces have been fighting Hamas for several weeks. IDF spokesman Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari explained that the raid is b

Politics | Opinion

Biden gambles with Israeli security

Opinion: Biden and his colleagues are first and foremost politicians, not strategists, with the primary objective of getting reelected; to that end, they are willing to pay in Israeli security currency

Politics | Biden Administration/Congress

Biden to go to UN Security Council to force temporary cease-fire on Israel, halt Rafah offensive

Israeli leaders are ignoring Biden administration requests for them not to invade the last big Hamas stronghold of Rafah in Gaza, an area packed by displaced Palestinians, and likely Israeli hostages.

Politics | Judea & Samaria

Israeli wounded in northern Samaria terror bombing

Terrorists threw an explosive device at the car carrying five residents of Homesh, one of whom had survived a prior attack in the same area.

Politics | Media Bias

The deliberate lies in the Washington Post

The Washington Post ran a project profiling journalists killed in Gaza. This research suggests it was a deliberate attempt to deceive.

Politics | Opinion

The moral bankruptcy of the West: Accepting terrorist propaganda as truth

And while I don’t expect the world to stand on the sidelines and applaud the IDF, we should be able to expect some semblance of integrity.

Politics | Biden Administration/Congress

Shameful Biden tries to reward Hamas terror with a Palestinian state

It’s amazing how long bad ideas take to die. That’s certainly the case with one of the least successful ideas in the world. The idea of the two-state solution in the Middle East.

News | The UN

Top United Nations Official Denies Hamas Is a Terrorist Organization, Calls it a 'Political Movement'

 In a recent interview, a United Nations official sparked controversy due to his comments about terrorist group Hamas, which is currently embroiled in a war with Israel in Gaza. Despite the history of the conflict in the Middle East, the official insisted that Hamas is not a terrorist organization.

Politics | Politics

The Strange Disconnect Between Israel and Ukraine › American Greatness

The Ukrainian and Israeli wars are similar and yet also different conflicts—but in more ways than we can imagine. Ukraine was invaded by a huge Russian state…

News | Israel At War

Palestinian Authority Security Forces Behind Dozens of Recent Attacks on Israelis, Watchdog Finds

Officially, the Palestinian Authority works with Israel to crack down on terror groups in the West Bank. But off-duty PA security forces have carried out dozens of attacks on Israelis, according to a watchdog group. An investigation by Palestinian Media W

Politics | Israeli Politics

Poll: Domestic Support for Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu on the Rise

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s domestic support is on the rise as Israel’s war against Hamas advances, according to a poll.

News | Israel At War

Hezbollah rocket kills one, wounds eight in Safed

A dead woman was found during searches of the damaged building.

News | The UN

UNRWA, the Greatest Welfare Scam Ever

The “Palestinian refugees” are neither Palestinian nor refugees.

News | Israel At War

IDF troops put in danger to retrieve millions for PA in Gaza

Some $55 million were seized and loaded into armored vans as part of the operation, military sources say.

News | Israel At War

IDF spokesman reveals details of dramatic hostage rescue

'We prepared for this operation over the course of time, waited for conditions which would allow it to be carried out,' IDF spokesman Hagari says.

News | Antisemitism Watch

The Red Cross Still Hates the Jews

Even now, after an agreement was brokered between Israel and Hamas by Qatar to deliver medication to the hostages in Gaza, via France to Qatar and then through Egypt, the ICRC refuses to touch the medicines and has said that it wants nothing to do with

Politics | Opinion

Aid to Israel was taken hostage by Ukraine

Joe Biden and Mitch McConnell’s insistence that the Jewish state would get nothing unless Ukraine got far more killed the remains of the bipartisan pro-Israel consensus.

Politics | Biden Administration/Congress

Biden: Response in Gaza Strip 'over the top'

"There are a lot of innocent people who are starving, a lot of innocent people who are in trouble and dying, and it's gotta stop," said the U.S. president.

Politics | Opinion

Israel’s American frenemy

Instead of regarding Iran as the mortal enemy not just of Israel, but of America and the civilized world, the Biden administration is treating it as an asset that must be protected.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

When a Young Hero Dies - Chabad

There are long lives with little meaning. And there are short lives that never cease to shine.

Politics | Hamas, Gaza & The Palestinian Authority

IDF Releases Evidence of Payments Directly from Iran to Hamas

The IDF released evidence that it said showed direct payments, including envelopes of cash, from Iran to Hamas and its leader, Yahya Sinwar.

Politics | Opinion

Victor Davis Hanson: Hamas & Hezbollah believe US will not help Israel | The Caroline Glick Show

On this week’s episode of “The Caroline Glick Show,” she talks with American classicist, military historian and political commentator Victor Davis Hanson abo...

News | Israel At War

Inside Khan Yunis with the IDF Commando Brigade

    At the beginning of the summer, Colonel Omer Cohen was appointed head of the Commando Brigade, which incorporates

Politics | Biden Administration/Congress

'Pro-Israel' Biden Would Veto Standalone Israel Bill: White House

President Joe Biden would veto a standalone bill to aid Israel during its war against Hamas terrorists, according to the White House, which insists on linking Israel aid to spending on the war in Ukraine, as well as Democrats' immigration funding bill. |

Politics | Biden Administration/Congress

360 degrees of hostility: The Biden administration and Israel

Why is the United States continuing to hamper the ability of the Israel Defense Forces in Gaza?

Miscellaneous | Jewish Life

How the Prayers of Thousands of Jewish Children Are Protecting Israel

An injured Israeli soldier finds and thanks the American girl whose prayer was with him when he got wounded.

News | Israel At War

Vowing 'total victory,' Netanyahu declares Israel has destroyed half of all Hamas forces

Israeli premier says half of Hamas terrorists are dead or wounded, vows strike a 'mortal blow' against 'axis of evil' led by Iran.

News | News

Elder Of Ziyon - Everyone in Gaza knew that Hamas built weapons tunnels under UNRWA schools - since 2008!

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

News | Israel/Jewish Community

The Greatest Threat to the Survival of Israel is the American Progressive Movement

A couple of years ago, a local Jewish community organization invited me to join a planning session to develop its lobbying agenda in advance of our state’s…

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Gazan 'Civilians' Involved in Every Stage of Hamas Hostage Scheme, Freed Israelis Say

TEL AVIV, Israel—Israeli women and children have in recent weeks begun speaking publicly about what they experienced during nearly two months in Hamas captivity late last year.

News | News

Chat Group of UN Teachers in Gaza Filled With Posts Supporting Hamas

 Back in November, Philippe Lazzarini, Commissioner-General of UNRWA, a UN agency for Palestinian refugees, said claims that Palestinian schools teach hatred of Jews are "false and insidious" and "only fuel a toxic and deeply polarized environment." He got hit with a Community Note about the textbooks used in the schools.

Politics | Politics

A Real Democracy Cannot Protect Hamas - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics

Biden and his minions are intervening to save Hamas’ skin. Apparently they think they can magically make them a partner for peace.

News | NEWS

Chinese-owned TikTok Refused Ads About Israeli Hostages

TikTok refused an ad promoting awareness of the plight of Israeli hostages held by Hamas, deeming the ad "too political."

News | Israel/Jewish Community

Hamas rockets target Tel Aviv area for first time in a week

Millions were forced into bomb shelters across central Israel. No injuries or damage were reported.

News | News

WATCH: Israeli Soldier Gets Hit by a Grenade, Things Go Very Badly for the Hamas Terrorist Who Threw It

 The fighting in Gaza between Israel and Hamas continues to intensify even as the latter suffers heavy losses, and a video that was released on Tuesday shows the sheer chaos of the house-to-house fighting currently going on.

News | Israel

Why the images of Hamas prisoners sparked outrage

The murder and rape of Israelis on Oct. 7 led to a spike in antisemitism, not anger against Hamas. And yet, the world can’t tolerate photos of defeated Palestinian terrorists.

News | Israel/Jewish Community

Biden Trashes Israel in Private D.C. Fundraiser

Biden accused Israel (without evidence) of "indiscriminate bombing," and demanded Netanyahu kick right-wing parties out of his government.

News | News

IDF strikes 250 terror sites in Gaza as ground battles intensify

Israel's military releases image of senior Hamas commanders eliminated • IDF apologizes for killing Lebanese Army soldier during strike on Hezbollah target.

News | Israel/Jewish Community

What the Terrorists Imprisoned in Israel Did After Being Released Is Eye-Opening

 The prisoner/hostage exchange between Israel and Hamas has inadvertently highlighted a harsh reality in the overall conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. It’s an issue that is one of the biggest obstacles to achieving a peaceful solution between the two parties.

News | News

WATCH: Hamas Releases Propaganda Video of Hostage Release That Will Make Your Skin Crawl

 Following an initial breaking of the ceasefire, Hamas responded to Israel's threat to resume military action in response and released another batch of hostages on Saturday. Some of those released were as young as three years old.

Politics | Op-Ed

When Has War Even Been ‘Proportional?’

Proportionality in war is a synonym for lethal stalemate, if not defeat. When two sides go at it with roughly equal forces, weapons, and strategies…

News | ISRAEL NEWS

Matan Meir, Netflix producer for 'Fauda,' killed fighting Hamas

A production crew member who worked on the Netflix drama series “Fauda” was killed fighting Hamas in northern Gaza over the weekend.

News | In The News

Meet The American Cowboys Who Rushed To Israel To Fill In For Farmers Called Up To Fight Hamas

A group of American cowboys from Montana and Arkansas answered a call for help from Israelis in need of labor as the war with Hamas has caused foreign agriculture workers to flee, and reservists to leave their day jobs to fight in Gaza.

News | Israel/Jewish Community

Gaza After the War: Biden Needs a Reality Check

As Israel continues its systematic assault on Hamas deep inside Gaza, closing in on high-ranking targets and putting the jihadist outfit'

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Just whose side is America really on?

Biden’s early support for Israel is turning into something more ominous

News | News

From the River to the Sea? Arab Citizens of Israel Say, No Thanks to ‘Liberation’

Palestinians and their allies have justified and even celebrated Hamas’s Oct. 7 massacre in Israel as a blow against Jewish oppression. But the some 2 million Arab citizens of Israel have overwhelmingly responded by drawing closer to the Jewish state.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Israel at War: Democrats’ Disgraceful Calls for a ‘Humanitarian Pause’ | National Review

It is a sorry sight to watch Democrats lose the nerve they summoned for only a few short weeks, but no one should feel obliged to listen to them. Israel, least of all.

News | News

Want a Ceasefire? Tell Hamas to Free All Hostages and Unconditionally Surrender. - The American Spectator | USA News and

Just as the Israel Defense Forces encircle the Hamas stronghold of Gaza City, calls for a "ceasefire" are accelerating.

Politics | Politics

Victor Davis Hanson: The Sick Paradoxes Of Supporting Hamas

 There is something surreal, even sick about the current Gazan war.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

One Sick War › American Greatness

There is something surreal, even sick about the current Gazan war. Throughout European and American cities and campuses, tens of thousands of Middle East…

News | News

Whoops: Hamas Just Completely Nuked All Its Pathetic Apologists

 When someone keeps telling you what they want, it's best to believe them instead of constantly rationalizing what they "really" want.

News | News Items

Hamas Alone Holds the Keys to a Permanent Ceasefire

Hamas has guaranteed that innocent civilians will continue to die whether there is a ceasefire or not.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Largest Rabbinic Delegation to Visit Israel Greeted With Gratitude … and Rockets

26 Chabad rabbis from around North America insisted that they ‘have to be here’

News | National News

Pentagon ramps up Middle East surge, 2,000 troops prep for deployment

The Biden administration's nervous about a potential broader conflict in the region.

News | ISRAEL NEWS

As Biden Turns against Israel, Netanyahu Must Stand Strong

According to reports, there are "hundreds of trucks" lined up on the border in Egypt, poised to enter the Gaza Strip carrying so-called "humanitarian aid." These trucks, if permitted to enter, will not be inspected in any significant way. There is every

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Once, I Was a Peace Advocate. Now, I Have No Idealism Left. | The Free Press

After terrorists killed my cousin Daniel Pearl, my family called for peace. But after the worldwide celebration of our people’s slaughter, my hope for peace is dead.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Israel: "I Am Captain of My Home Front" - Chabad

Following Major Ezzy Morgenstern’s report from the front lines, we contacted his wife, Michal Morgenstern, who is home with the couple’s eight children, director of a not-for-profit, and a force of goodness in a world gone mad.

Politics | Politics

Corporate America, Outspoken on Black Lives Matter and Ukraine, Offers Muted Response to Terror in Israel 

Companies across the Western world were quick to issue statements condemning the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the killing of George Floyd. As Israel reels from the worst terrorist attack in its history, many of those same companies are less outspoken.

News | ISRAEL NEWS

Publish the Names of Students and Professors Who Support Hamas Lynching and Rapes

Student groups at many elite universities -- including Harvard, Yale and Columbia, CUNY -- have come out in support of Hamas at a time when its terrorists have raped, murdered and kidnapped women, toddlers, the elderly and other civilians, and have

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Jewish families break down at the gate at JFK airport as they proudly wave off young IDF reservists on the way to war with Hamas - as flights from Big Apple to Israel sell out for the next TEN days

Emotions ran high at JFK Airport Wednesday night as Jewish families broke down at the gate watching proudly as they wave off young IDF reservists on their way to war with Hamas terrorists. 

News | News

Beware of fake news: Hamas and supporters promote disinformation about war

X's lax disinformation policies, together with advanced AI and animation technologies, make it easier to spread fake news.

Politics | Politics

Was Biden’s Speech as Pro-Israel as You Think?

No. Because it was missing the only word that matters.

News | News

How the Media Blame Israel for Being Attacked and Defending Itself

According to mainstream media reporting on Hamas's slaughter and abduction over the weekend of hundreds of Israeli men, women, and children, the Jewish state had it coming.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

‘The Babies, The Mothers, The Fathers’: Israel Shows World Aftermath of Hamas Massacre

Bodies of Israeli residents and Hamas militants lay in the grounds of the Kfar Aza kibbutz among burned out houses, strewn furniture, and torched cars, as Israeli soldiers went from house to house to take away the dead.

News | ISRAEL NEWS

Inside the Kibbutz Where Hamas Barbarians Beheaded 40 Israeli Babies in Their Cribs

 In Kibbutz Kfar Aza, located a short distance from the Gaza Strip, residents have fewer than 15 seconds to take shelter when a siren sounds its warning of an incoming Hamas rocket. Shelters are spaced every few yards around the kibbutz as a result — some are painted with purple trees and cartoonish renderings of the IDF soldiers, others are covered in vibrant sunflowers.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

I Am an IDF Fighter and My Faith Will Carry Me Through

God has handed us a mission, and with your support, we will do what we need to.