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Israel has made it; now it needs to grow up.


At independence, Israel was little more than a spark of light – a tiny spark – in the Jewish world. From a total of 11.5 million Jews alive on the 5th of the month of Iyyar in the Jewish year 5708, (May 14, 1948), only 650,000, or 6% lived in Israel. In contrast, the day Israel was founded, some five million, or…

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Biden Abandons Middle East Peace


The Trump administration was on the verge of securing a peace agreement between Israel and Indonesia in its final weeks in office, according to a former senior Trump administration official involved in the efforts. The official divulged that the negotiations between Israel and the world’s most populous Muslim state were run by then-President Donald Trump’s senior adviser Jared Kushner and…

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Biden and Israel’s Unsteady Right


In an interview with the New York Times Tuesday, presumptive President-elect Joe Biden reaffirmed his plan to return the US to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. The US will rescind its economic sanctions on Iran if it complies with the nuclear deal’s limitations on its nuclear activities. Once this happens, Biden said he will seek to negotiate a new, longer-term nuclear…

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Time to Hold the PLO Accountable for its Crimes


Earlier this month, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government announced that PLO Executive Committee Chairman Saeb Erekat has been hired as a senior fellow for the school’s Future of Diplomacy Project for the 2020-2021 school year. This week, former senior Justice Department official, attorney Neal Sher sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General William Barr and Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad…

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How can Israel help Diaspora Jewry?


At Sunday’s government meeting, Israel’s elected leaders demonstrated their commitment to helping Jewish communities in the Diaspora. The government overwhelmingly approved a plan presented by the Diaspora Affairs Ministry to strengthen the connection between the State of Israel and Jewish communities around the world. Diaspora Affairs Minister Omer Yankelevich heralded the move saying, “The government decision represents an acceptance of…

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Edward Said, Prophet of Political Violence in America


Twenty years ago, on July 3, 2000, an incident occurred along the Lebanese border with Israel that, at the time, seemed both bizarre and, in the broad span of things, unimportant. But with the hindsight of 20 years, it was a seminal moment and a harbinger for the mob violence now taking place in many parts of America. That day,…

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The Silent American Jews


  The silence of the Jews of America in the face of rising anti-Semitism is stunning. Over the Shavuot festival on May 30, members of Black Lives Matter, (BLM) carried out a pogrom in Fairfax, the oldest Jewish community in Los Angeles, largely populated today by ultra-Orthodox Jews. They vandalized five synagogues and three Jewish schools. Most of the Jewish…

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Discussion of the sovereignty plan and Netanyahu’s trial


On Tuesday, I discussed the reasons it is essential for Israel to move forward with its plan to apply its laws to the Jordan Valley and to its communities in Judea and Samaria with my colleague Avi Abelow from Pulse of Israel. We also discussed the significance of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s criminal problem from the perspective of its implications…

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