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Fighting to Win: Revolutionizing Israel Advocacy

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The final year of the Obama presidency has not begun well for Israel. Arab assassins earn greater international sympathy than do their Jewish victims. Iran gleefully violates even the modest obligations that Secretary Kerry negotiated, and receives $100 billion or so to fund terrorism. The BDS movement scores labeling...

International Peace Conference Would Endanger Israel

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France’s announcement that it will try to convene an international conference to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been strongly criticized by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. But before anyone concludes that only “right-wingers” oppose such a conference, it’s worth recalling that one of the most outspoken critics of the conference idea was prominent peace-process player Yitzhak Rabin.

The year was 1985, and Rabin—later the co-signer of the Oslo Accords with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat—was Israel’s defense minister. Arab leaders had been pushing for the convening of an international peace conference. Rabin and other Israeli leaders were insisting...

Madeleine Albright’s Other ‘Undiplomatic Moments’

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Former U.S. secretary of state Madeleine Albright is backtracking, a little, on her remark last week that “there is a special place in hell” for women who failed to endorse Hillary Clinton. Writing on the op-ed page of the New York Times, Albright did not apologize or withdraw the comment, but she did concede that it was “undiplomatic” of her to say what she said.

Indeed, friends of Israel have had bitter experiences with Albright’s “undiplomatic moments.”

During the 2014 Gaza War, Albright told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that Israel’s anti-terrorism actions were “disproportionate” and that Israel has lost its “moral authority.”

This is the same Madeleine Albright...

Mr. Ban Ki-moon Is No Messenger

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Dear Mr. Ban Ki-moon,

No one missed the double entendre of your recent New York Times article title, “Don’t Shoot the Messenger, Israel,” which had the chutzpah to both accuse Israel of a hot head and insinuate an itchy trigger finger. And yet amidst this thinly veiled smear, you went on to suggest that you had offered Israel an important “message”–that we should rush to seal a two-state deal–as if either we had never heard of this before or anyone in the region still thought it was a useful idea.

No one in Israel is going to shoot you for your trite and obsolete “message,” but we must shoot down the fallacious and hypocritical assertions of your article. Please allow...

Daniella Moffson z"l: The Tragedy, the Aftermath and What Lies Beyond

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I spent the entire night of Wednesday, January 13, stressing over finals and trying to figure out my second semester schedule. The looming exams and the confusion over mini courses/experiences/AP classes and how to fit them all in was overwhelming me. At some point I put my phone on airplane mode, in an attempt to focus. At 12:30 a.m. I figured it was time to call it a night; I reactivated my cell service just to check if I had gotten any texts and calls.

A few texts from a friend came in–the first few were relatively unimportant, but I stared at the last one. My tired mind couldn’t fully comprehend what I was reading.

At the least, I knew for sure that my–and my...

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