Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Editorials

Threat Is on the Uptick in Lebanon

With its leader still working to form a clear majority and voter turnout predicted to be low on September 17 in Israel, the last issue the Jewish State and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wanted to have was any sort of engagement with Hezbollah.

Yet after the near miss of an anti-tank projectile aimed

Issues That Unite Us, and People Who Divide Us

We understand that this is a fraught issue. In its entire existence as a state, Israel has permitted critics of every level to tour the country, to meet with government officials and members of Knesset. Many of those same critics have gone on so-called “Israel-warts-and-all” tours, which include meetings with Israeli officials in

Tuesday’s Vote Is Just the Beginning

398-17.

This was the result of Tuesday’s House of Representatives vote on Resolution 246 rejecting, in a powerful statement, the Boycott, Divestment and Sanction (BDS) movement.

The measure had 349 co-sponsors, many of whom spoke passionately in favor of Israel and

An Obscene Comparison

No, migrant detention centers are not concentration camps.

That this is even a conversation in this nation is reprehensible and dangerous.

What is happening at the United States southern border cannot be compared to a Dachau or Ravensbruck.

Recognizing Israeli West Bank Towns

U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman was on point this week when he declared that, given certain circumstances, Israel “has the right to retain some, but unlikely all, of the West Bank.”

Let’s not forget the not-so-distant past when Israeli PM’s Ehud Olmert and Ehud Barak all but offered the

Germany, Keep Wearing Your Kippot

What ever happened to the saying “Never Again”?

Especially in, of all places, Germany.

It appears as if even the government’s anti-Semitism commissioner Felix Klein has forgotten one of the greatest lessons of the Holocaust when he told a German tabloid last

Celebrating Our 100 Edition Milestone, With Many More to Come

With this pre-Shavuot edition, we proudly present you with the 100th edition of what has come to be known simply as the “The Link.” Our 4-year-old Jewish community paper—which started as a seed of an idea shortly after we founded The Jewish Link of New Jersey—is proudly serving our community today as a hyperlocal news and feature

It Is Not Islamophobic to Tamp Down Holocaust Revisionism

No, it’s not “Islamophobia” to criticize Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s ignorant assessment of any role the Arabs might have had with re-settlement of Europe’s post-Holocaust Jewish community in Israel.

To think that the Michigan freshman congresswoman gets a “calming feeling” when she thinks of the

Never Again, Here and Now in the USA

The 27th of Nisan marks the solemn Yom Hashoah V’Hagevurah, Holocaust and Heroism Day, the day we remember both the atrocities of the Holocaust and the heroism and resilience of Europe’s Jewish community in the decades since.

The words “Never Again” are a mantra shared by generations of Jews

Chag Kasher V’Sameach

As Passover 5779 brings us together at the seder table, let’s be a link to one another.

Know a family or couple, single or elderly person who is going to be alone on Passover? It’s not too late to invite them over. Give

Hoping For Post-Election Unity in Israel

Next Thursday, the world will be moon watching as Israel lands its historic scheduled lunar spacecraft.

Two days prior, however, Israel will be brought down to earth with an election that arguably has never meant more to this

Striving for Bipartisanship at AIPAC 2019

Walking into the semi darkness of the large conference hall in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, the delegates felt it immediately. That connection, that bond, that love was palpable. Everyone was there to celebrate the everlasting link between the U.S. and

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