Saturday, December 15, 2018

Op-Eds

Responding to NY Times Criticism of the Kushners

While I usually try to stay above the fray of partisan criticism, I was personally dismayed and appalled at the New York Times piece (published November 17, titled «Are Jared and Ivanka Good for the Jews?») that used partisan Jews to criticize Ivanka and Jared Kushner as being bad for the Jewish community because of their

The Alcohol Keeps on Flowing

Baruch Hashem, I had the zechus of spending a wonderful Sukkot with my family in the most beautiful place in the world: Yerushalayim. While it was a truly remarkable and uplifting experience in so many ways, it was sadly tarnished by certain behaviors that I witnessed over Yom Tov.

As I walked with my

Some Thoughts on John McCain

My first experience with Senator John McCain was about 12 years ago when I was asked by Yeshiva University to request his attendance at its annual dinner as a keynote speaker. I had met him in the past at events promoting US-Israel relations, but I had few personal

Whatever Happened to the ADL?

The attack on Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court is the latest instance of how Jonathan Greenblatt has turned the venerable anti-Semitism watchdog into a partisan outfit.

When Jonathan

Right and Wrong, Children and Immigration

Emotional responses to separating parents and children at the border provide a textbook case of how partisans distort issues while evading moral responsibility.

As a general rule, injecting emotion into

A ‘Messi’ Situation

On Tuesday, the lead headlines coming out of Israel and the Middle East, like a red card, announced the Argentinian decision to cancel its scheduled “friendly” soccer match against the Israel national team in Jerusalem.

Iran’s Leaders at War With Western Civilization; Why Is the West Putting Up With It?

 

By Giulio Meotti/Gatestone

The United States just withdrew from the Iranian nuclear deal. The move is fully justified not only on the grounds of security, but primarily

Jerusalem Is Rising as Israel’s Enemies Falter

In the past 70 years, no single country’s stock has risen faster or farther than the State of Israel. Once a resource-poor, existentially endangered nation-state comprised of refugees from post-Holocaust Europe and Muslim countries throughout the Middle East and North Africa, Israel has

Barnard: How Not to Beat BDS

The BDS movement hasn’t won many victories in the United States in recent years, but Israel’s opponents had to be thrilled when they learned that the student body at Barnard College voted to endorse a proposal asking the highly regarded educational institution to divest

A Single Phone Call

In late 2001, America bore witness to 9/11 and the aftermath of President Bush preparing to intervene in Afghanistan and Iraq. It was around that time that the Second Intifada was at its peak. Arafat had

‘Occupied’ and the Semantic Battle for Peace

In a demonstration of how completely at odds his views are from those of the foreign policy establishment, U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman reportedly asked the State Department to stop using the term “occupied territories” and instead refer to the “West

Bigoted Bedfellows: American Muslim Groups AMP and CAIR

On Dec. 8, American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) held a protest in front of the White House, reacting to President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The featured speaker was

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