These are extraordinary political times by any measure. The spectacle of the press conference just held by the so-called “squad” of freshmen members of Congress to rail against the President’s latest tweets denouncing them as haters was truly a singular event, though, even in this environment.
When the Trump administration released the economic portion of its Middle East peace plan last week, the avalanche of criticism was immediate and harsh. Even though the president’s foreign-policy team couched the plan as a “vision” of peace rather than an intricate blueprint, its critics weren’t wrong in pointing out that there was
They come from all over the greater New York area and around the United States. Tens of thousands of Jews (and non-Jews) gather once a year in New York City to march down Fifth Avenue to express their love for Israel. The annual “Celebrate Israel” parade started small 55 years ago, but it’s now one of the Big Apple’s grand
Who could really be surprised by the story that grabbed the attention of the Jewish world this past weekend? When Felix Klein, Germany’s first “Commissioner for Jewish Life in Germany and the Fight Against Anti-Semitism” (yes, that’s his full title) warned Jews about the danger of wearing a kipah in public, it was hardly a shock
I was about to write an article about how The New York Times had reached a new low—and then, in its international edition, it published a cartoon of Donald Trump wearing a yarmulke, being walked by a dog with the face of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a Star of David collar. The Times apologized after a backlash, with an official
In a deliciously ironic move, the same folks who loathe the president of the United States are beseeching him to restrain his best friend in the Middle East, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, from a sure-to-be-disastrous move that might result from Israeli sovereignty over
Despite repeated comments in which she repeated hateful anti-Semitic tropes, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) escaped even the mildest slap on the wrist from her congressional colleagues. But it turns out that Kalman Yeger won’t get off so easy.
Israel’s highest court just did Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a big favor.
On Sunday, the Israeli Supreme Court handed down the final rulings on who could run in the country’s April 9 Knesset elections. The Central
The Minnesota representative is living proof of the link between anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism. Attempts to deflect attention from her smears rob her apologists of credibility.
Ever since she burst onto the national political scene by winning election to the House of
Last month, the Jewish Coalition for Religious Liberty penned an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times defending a judicial nominee from attacks rooted in anti-Christian bigotry. The piece warned that if such intolerance was not immediately denounced and repudiated, it would soon target Jews and
There was a time when Israel and the organized Jewish world didn’t hesitate about supporting left-wing Jewish student groups. Back in the late 1960s and early 1970s, groups like the North American Jewish Students Network were often harshly critical of the government led by Israeli Prime Minister Golda
What the Jewish world needs most these days is inclusion. Yet the only sensible course of action open to Jewish community relations councils and other outreach groups is to set firm limits on who can or cannot enter the proverbial big Jewish tent.