Jewish Journal

Avi Davis

  • Death in a synagogue

    November 20, 2014 | 1:17 pm

    They could hear the iron doors at the front of the synagogue clang shut behind them.  Crowded together with 2,000 other people inside the main sanctuary, the man and the woman looked at each other in panic. The woman gazed down at her five year-old-son and gripped the little boy’s...

  • The Editorialists’ Settlement Fatigue

    November 15, 2010 | 1:46 pm

  • Goodbye Gabi Avital

    October 26, 2010 | 11:08 am

  • Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

    October 11, 2010 | 10:44 am

  • Roger Waters Builds His Wall

    October 6, 2010 | 10:07 am

  • To Freeze or Not to Freeze?

    September 13, 2010 | 11:24 am

  • Stephen Hawking’s Leap of Faith

    September 8, 2010 | 6:09 pm

  • The Passing of Paul Conrad

    September 6, 2010 | 5:53 pm

  • Middle East Peace Requires A Warmer Nest

    September 6, 2010 | 5:46 pm

  • Is There a Word in Hebrew for Treason?

    September 6, 2010 | 5:32 pm


    May 4, 2010 | 4:43 pm

  • Theodor Herzl: A Rememberance

    May 3, 2010 | 11:33 am

  • Netanyahu and nuclear deterrence

    April 26, 2010 | 5:13 pm

  • About

    April 23, 2010 | 2:04 pm

  • Liberal Academics Blind to Terror Threat

    October 14, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The professor narrowed his eyes, leaned back in his chair and yawned.

    "You don't really believe that do you?"

    I stared back perplexed.


    "That there is really some terrorist conspiracy poised against the United States."

    There was a short silence. I took a deep breath, not...

  • Don’t Expect Arab Democracy Anytime Soon

    March 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Those expecting democracy to spring to life in Iraq soon after an allied invasion might wish to recall the fate of another Arab strongman from 36 years ago.

    In June, 1967, Egyptian President Gamal Abdul Nasser was sitting in the darkened studios of Cairo Radio, with barely a candle...

  • It’s Not Our Right to Challenge Israel

    January 9, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    I grew up in Australia in the 1960s and well remember, as a child, sitting by the radio or television anxiously awaiting developments during the Six-Day War.

    I vividly recall scouring the paper for details of troop movements during the 1973 Yom Kippur War and remember being unable...

  • The Bloody Lesson of Hebron

    November 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    There are few locations in the Middle East that excite fiercer debate than the Jewish community of Hebron. The issue bubbles to a scalding heat whenever atrocities, such as that which occurred on Prayers Walk on Nov. 13, rip into the heart of the community.

    Hebron is all too well...

  • Can Israel Afford to Eliminate Arafat?

    April 4, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    So it has come to this. The once and future president of Palestine, father of his people, so-called architect of their national rebirth, is hunkered down around a sputtering candle as his enemies' jets pound the walls of his compound and grenades explode in his courtyard.

    The scene...

  • PRO

    January 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Scottish philosopher David Hume hit the nail on the head when he observed that "the heart of man always attempts to reconcile the most glaring contradictions." Hume, of course, wasn't thinking of Palestinian apologists back in 1749. But he certainly wouldn't have been ashamed of...

  • Peace Depends on Education

    December 13, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    In 1920, author H.G. Wells, in his masterwork, the "Outline of History," described human history as a race between education and catastrophe. While the Western world has progressively moved beyond the peal of that alarm bell, there are areas of the world where 80 years later, it...

  • The Dangers of a Palestinian State

    November 22, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    While the words may not come naturally to his lips, the president of the United States is talking openly these days about the creation of a Palestinian state. In his address at the United Nations, George W. Bush made clear that two states -- one Israeli and the other Palestinian --...

  • A Swift, Immediate Reaction

    September 13, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Watching the second tower of the World Trade Center crumble into dust on Tuesday, I was able to imagine the horror of the survivors of the Titanic as they witnessed their vessel sink into the Atlantic Ocean. A symbol of human progress and ingenuity, a monument to economic strength...

  • Big Mac Lessons

    May 6, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Last week, I was walking down Pico Boulevard with my 4-year-old son when we passed a McDonalds restaurant. Enticed by the aroma of frying food and seeing a bag of french fries boldly displayed on a banner outside, my son led me toward the entrance.

    When I explained that McDonalds is...

  • Opinion

    June 18, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Avi Davis is president of Israel Development Group, a business consultancy, in Beverly Hills. He and his family own a home in Safed, Israel. Senior columnist Marlene Adler Marks will return July 3.