by | Mar 10, 2020

The Trump administration, in its latest bid to bring the Palestinian Authority (PA) to accept a peace plan with Israel, has threatened to green-light Israeli annexation of parts of Judea and Samaria if the PA refuses to negotiate. While a…

by | Mar 3, 2020

Since the 1988 presidential elections, at least 60 percent of the American Jewish population voted for the Democratic candidate. Seeing themselves as heirs to that legacy, Democratic 2020 presidential candidates Joe Biden and Michael Bloomberg have remarked that Israel is…

by | Feb 26, 2020

I remember the excitement, 20 years ago, that surrounded the first Jewish vice presidential candidate and his Jewish identity. As an observant Jewish senator, Joe Lieberman would walk, not drive, to Congress to cast a vote on the Sabbath. He…

by and | Jan 18, 2020

With attacks targeting Jews now exceeding record levels, President Trump’s executive order implementing an internationally accepted definition of anti-Semitism is crucial in the overall efforts to protect Jewish students from on-campus discrimination. Before anti-Semitism can be effectively dealt with, it…

by | Jan 10, 2020

Rep. George Holding (R-N.C.) won’t be retiring from the House until next year, but he’s already left his mark on academe. This past tax day, he sent Education Secretary Betsy DeVos a letter objecting to the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle…

by | Jan 4, 2020

Just before the start of the holiday, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson posted a rousing Chanukah video message to British Jews and Jews the world over. A major issue in the recent elections had been the anti-Semitism of the leader…

by | Dec 26, 2019

In New York City, where Bill de Blasio has nothing else to worry about, the controversy is now into its second day over comments that Rudy Giuliani made the other day in an interview with New York magazine, in which…

by | Dec 13, 2019

I followed the BBC live television coverage of the United Kingdom’s election results for several hours on Thursday night. (Thank you, C-SPAN.) Throughout the West, Jews had taken a deeper-than-usual interest in those elections because, for the first time since…

by | Dec 12, 2019

When gunfire erupted Tuesday afternoon in Jersey City, cable news networks provided live coverage as police engaged in a standoff with the armed suspects. Liberals on Twitter began emitting their predictable rhetoric in such circumstances, blaming the National Rifle Association…

by | Oct 2, 2019

While strategic alliances are crucial for ensuring any nation’s safety and security, they are particularly indispensable for relatively small countries. Israel, which has long faced diplomatic isolation and hostility among its neighbors, has relied on its relationships with the U.S….

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