Saturday, December 07, 2019

Op-Eds

Why Conservatives Can’t Condone Racists and Anti-Semites

In the early 1960s the conservative movement faced a crisis, and its intellectual leader responded appropriately. William F. Buckley, the founder of National Review—the nation’s leading conservative journal of opinion and ideas—took a stand against the John Birch Society. The Birchers were a small extremist group that engaged in

Socialism Becomes the Anti-Semitism of the Enlightened

In recent years, socialism—the ideology that gave birth to some of the worst horrors of the 20th century—has made a comeback. Only 30 years after it was consigned to an unlamented grave with the fall of the Berlin Wall, it is making its political return.

Part of this surge in sympathy for socialism

Hate and Hope: One Year After Pittsburgh’s Deadly Tree of Life Shooting

The mass shooting at the Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Synagogue in Pittsburgh took place exactly a year ago this past Sunday, on Oct. 27, 2018, and the tragedy remains a lesson about combating hate and bigotry against world Jewry.

Why I’ll Never Stop Believing in the Superheroes We Call Teachers

Many people say that one becomes an adult when they graduate from college, move away from home or start to support themselves financially. Many say that one becomes an adult when they go through a traumatic experience that alters their once innocent view on life. Some say that the transition takes place when one marries and has children of

Israel’s Flailing Democracy

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s announcement that she is opening an official impeachment inquiry against U.S. President Donald Trump struck many Israelis as yet another sign that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Trump are in the same boat. 

Pelosi’s move followed the leak of a

Uniting Around a Big Judaism

(JNS) When you feel under attack, you’re not inclined to think big. You’re more consumed with immediate threats.

The Jewish world these days is feeling under attack. Whether it’s the rise of anti-Semitism on all sides, the continued assault of BDS or an intersectionality movement that isolates

Israel Has Every Right to Block Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar

Not even we believe people are entitled to visit simply because they demand it.

Israeli officials have decided to block U.S. Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from entering their country, a reversal of policy that President Donald Trump seems to have prompted.

Israel Has Every Right to Block Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar

Not even we believe people are entitled to visit simply because they demand it.

Israeli officials have decided to block U.S. Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from entering their country, a reversal of policy that President Donald Trump seems to have prompted.

The Troubling Hypocrisy of Omar, Tlaib and AOC

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.

What the Trump Peace Plan Cannot Accomplish

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

It’s More Than Just a Parade for Israel

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

The Problem in Germany Is About More Than a ‘Kippah’

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

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