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  • ‘Sausage Party’: Where food meets faith (and the F-word)

    By Esther D. Kustanowitz

    1 week ago

    A new movie out just last weekend focuses on the role of faith in our daily lives: Who shapes our beliefs and what do we do when confronted with facts that directly contradict our belief system? Do we reject faith or double down on embracing it, despite any looming truths? The...

  • Trump’s Israel gatekeeper: Like his boss, no Room for ‘PC’

    3 weeks ago

    Love him or hate him, Republican candidate for president Donald J. Trump is doing it his way, ignoring what the American professional political world believed was the only way to become a party’s nominee and win “the Oval.”

    No issue is more imbued with slogans and adherence to...

  • Palestinian man threatening Israeli soldiers with knife shot and killed

    3 weeks ago

    A Palestinian man who attempted to stab Israeli soldiers monitoring a West Bank checkpoint was shot and killed by the troops.

    On Sunday, after parking a car at the Hawara checkpoint near Nablus, he exited the vehicle and ran toward the nearby soldiers while brandishing a knife,...

  • RJC ad ridicules Democrats for anti-Israel tone at convention

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    3 weeks ago

    The Republican Jewish Coalition on Friday released a 60-second ad that highlights the display of a Palestinian flag on the floor of the convention and the burning of an Israeli flag outside the convention hall to make a point that today’s Democratic Party is less supportive of...

  • On her big night, Hillary Clinton stresses Israel’s security, not the quest for peace

    July 29, 2016 | 9:56 am

    It was Hillary Clinton’s night, but the Rev. William Barber II was the sleeper star.

    The self-described “theologically conservative, liberal, evangelical biblicist” drew repeated, enthusiastic applause –including when he described Jesus as a brown-skinned Palestinian Jew and...

  • Israel has had success against ‘lone wolf’ terrorists — here’s how

    July 27, 2016 | 3:48 pm

    “Lone wolf” terrorism in Europe is making headlines around the world. But in Israel, the phenomenon of angry or troubled individuals taking up arms is old news.

    Since October, Israelis have endured a wave of violence that has been carried out largely by individual Palestinians...

  • Palestinian gunman in attack that killed father of 10 dies in shootout with Israeli troops

    July 27, 2016 | 10:19 am

    The Palestinian gunman who killed a rabbi and father of 10 in a West Bank ambush nearly a month ago was killed in a shootout with Israeli security forces near Hebron.

    Soldiers and police surrounded the house of Muhammad al-Fakih, 29, who is said to have been the member of the...

  • German documentary equates Israeli anti-Arab prejudice with Palestinian incitement to kill

    July 11, 2016 | 9:20 am

    A German TV documentary has come under fire for equating Israeli anti-Arab prejudice with Palestinian incitement to kill Israelis.

    The documentary, which aired on broadcaster Zweite Deutsche Fernsehen’s “Heute,” or “Today,” show on July 5, was originally called “Educated to hate?...

  • Family of slain Palestinian teen asks Israel’s Supreme Court to raze Jewish killers’ homes

    July 7, 2016 | 9:32 am

    The family of a Palestinian teen killed in a revenge attack by three Jewish extremists has asked Israel’s Supreme Court to order the demolition of the murderers’ homes.

    “The state needs to operate in the same way against Jewish terrorists as it does against Palestinians,” the...

  • Palestinian terrorism and Muslim hypocrisy: An open letter from a Muslim woman

    July 6, 2016 | 10:02 am

    While millions of children got out of bed on the morning of June 30 excited to be on summer vacation, one child did not. A young Israeli girl, 13-year-old Hallel Yaffe Ariel, was brutally murdered in her own bed by a 17-year-old Palestinian terrorist. He broke into her house and...

  • Demolition order issued for home of Palestinian who killed girl in her bed

    July 5, 2016 | 9:37 am

    The family of the Palestinian terrorist who killed a 13-year-old girl in her bed was informed that their home will be demolished.

    The Israel Defense Forces and the Civil Administration of the Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories unit, or COGAT, on Monday night...

  • Palestinian attacker, 17, who killed girl in her bed wanted to die a martyr

    June 30, 2016 | 9:19 am

    The teenage Palestinian attacker who killed a 13-year-old Israeli girl in her bed while she was asleep wanted to die a martyr, according to months of Facebook posts.

    Muhammad Nasser Tarayrah, 17, of the village of Bani Naim, adjacent to Kiryat Arba where he perpetrated Thursday’s...

  • Micah Goodman’s fearless realism: A partial peace solution

    By David Suissa

    June 29, 2016 | 8:22 pm

    How does a philosopher tackle an intractable problem like the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

    On my recent visit to Jerusalem, I got an answer from Israeli scholar Micah Goodman, a youthful and charismatic leader in his early 40s whose recent books include best-sellers on the...

  • Donald Trump would let Israel decide on Palestinian state, says adviser

    June 24, 2016 | 10:02 am

    Donald Trump would retreat from the longstanding American commitment to establish a Palestinian state if elected president, an adviser to the Republican candidate said.

    In an interview with Israeli daily Haaretz, Trump adviser David Friedman also said the presumptive Republican...

  • Abbas says some Israeli rabbis called for poisoning Palestinian water

    June 23, 2016 | 11:32 am

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israeli rabbis on Thursday of calling for the poisoning of Palestinian water, in what appeared to be an invocation of a widely debunked media report that recalled a medieval anti-Semitic libel.

    The remarks drew strong condemnation...

  • Campus BDS and the law: First, do no harm

    June 21, 2016 | 9:51 am

    As a teenager I was riveted to the television coverage of the Chicago Conspiracy trial: the government’s attempt to convict Vietnam-era anti-War protestors. Defense attorney Bill Kunstler used the courtroom as political theater, and put the system – and the war – on trial. 


  • Boycott Israel? Nah, not really.

    June 20, 2016 | 3:03 pm

    Dr. Tal Azran, head of the International Communication Program at the Interdisciplinary Center at Herzliya (IDC), gave his Master’s class on ‘State Branding’ a patriotic assignment: find some way to give Israel a good name around the world. 

    Most students in the class came up...

  • Israel’s added $18.6M for settlements spurs talk of apartheid from Palestinians

    June 20, 2016 | 9:11 am

    Israel’s Cabinet approved an additional $18.6 million for West Bank settlements to help defray the costs of their “unique security situation,” spurring one Palestinian leader to say Israel “openly supports apartheid.”

    On Sunday at its weekly meeting, the government approved a...

  • Is the Arab Peace Initiative back on the table?

    June 16, 2016 | 10:44 am

    Despite international efforts, there have been no substantive Israeli-Palestinian negotiations for more than five years. While Israel has always insisted that only direct bilateral talks can lead to a peace agreement, Arab states say they are more interested in a regional peace...

  • An ‘Israeli-Palestinian life’

    June 10, 2016 | 2:39 pm

    Sayed Kashua fooled me at first.  He convinced me he was an advocate for social change who used his column in Haaretz to show Israelis the unfair indignities he suffered as an Israeli Arab living in Jerusalem.  Many Israelis were seduced by his irony and wit and irreverent take on...

  • Europe declares war on terrorism*

    June 10, 2016 | 9:44 am

    Earlier this week, my Paris-based colleague, Dr. Shimon Samuels and I met with senior officials in Berlin that focused on the implications of 1 million Middle Eastern migrant/refugees coming to Germany. Social integration and the challenge of changing the problematic attitudes...

  • Lieberman pledges response to Tel Aviv terror attack as Palestinian travel permits rescinded

    June 9, 2016 | 10:51 am

    The Israeli government’s security Cabinet met Thursday to discuss the previous evening’s terror attack at a popular central Tel Aviv site that left four dead.

    Earlier Thursday, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman visited the Sarona Market, the site of the shootings by two...

  • Terror is the real Nakba

    By David Suissa

    June 8, 2016 | 5:31 pm

    Palestinians consider the birth of the State of Israel a catastrophe, a “nakba.” It’s their Holocaust Day.

    The two Palestinian terrorists who went on a rampage at the Sarona restaurant complex in Tel Aviv must surely consider Israel, and Tel Aviv, a catastrophe. The beaches, the...

  • Israeli reporter calls Tel Aviv attacks ‘gruesome’

    By Ryan Torok

    June 8, 2016 | 5:12 pm

    Israel Channel 2 news reporter Gilad Shalmor told the Journal that Wednesday’s terrorist attack by two Palestinians that left four dead in an upscale Tel Aviv marketplace “was one of the most gruesome ones I’ve ever covered.”

    “I’ve been covering too many terror attacks,” Shalmor...

  • Clinton condemns Tel Aviv terror attack

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    June 8, 2016 | 4:45 pm

    Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton expressed her “unwavering support” of Israel’s right to defend itself in the wake of the horrific shooting attack that claimed other lives of four Israelis at a popular shopping and restaurant area in Tel Aviv on...

  • Israel unsure how many Palestinians live in West Bank areas it controls

    June 8, 2016 | 11:48 am

    Israel does not know how many Palestinians are living in Area C, the part of the West Bank under Israeli civil and military control, the Civil Administration told a Knesset committee.

    The Civil Administration relies on figures provided by the Palestinian Bureau of Statistics,...

  • US opposes settlements and outsiders imposing solutions, national security chief says

    June 7, 2016 | 10:51 am

    The Obama administration will continue to object to Israeli and Palestinian unilateral actions, National Security Adviser Susan Rice said, while also resisting outside attempts to impose a solution.

    Rice told the American Jewish Committee’s annual Washington, D.C., conference on...

  • We can love Jerusalem as Jews without taunting its Muslims

    June 6, 2016 | 2:18 pm

    Normally, to quote the famous song, “I love a parade.”

    Except when I don’t.

    This weekend was the celebration of the 49th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem during the Six-Day War. The anniversary was accompanied by gleeful — one might even say ecstatic — observances...

  • For Israel and the Palestinians, the peace plans just keep coming

    June 6, 2016 | 11:08 am

    Here a plan, there a plan, everywhere a peace plan.

    Conditions in Israel and the Palestinian Authority may not exactly seem conducive to peace — Israel just formed what may be its most right-wing government ever, and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is aging and...

  • Fight BDS with a pro-Palestinian narrative

    By David Suissa

    June 5, 2016 | 3:50 pm

    After attending two anti-Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) conferences in New York City over two days last week – one organized by Israel’s Mission to the United Nations and one by the Conference of Presidents – I have some clarity about how to combat this demon.

    Yes, demon. I...

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