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CPJ’s misleading tally of journalist deaths is clickbait for Israel haters
It matters that a large number of listed fatalities were tragic casualties of the war, not necessarily reporters at work
Tehilla Shwartz Altshuler
On Israel’s warm welcome for Elon Musk
Our leaders rolled out the red carpet for the man whose platform sends ‘Hitler was right’ tweets to Israeli users
Keep the Holocaust out of your anti-Israel arguments
If you believe Israel desecrates the memory of the six million, I can say with confidence that if they were alive today, you’d hate them too
As if Israel simply woke up one morning and chose to attack Gaza
A grotesque, fact-free letter by 620 Irish academics accused Israel of ethnic cleansing and genocidal violence
Freedom of speech is not freedom from accountability
My fellow university presidents should quit cowering behind free speech claims and condemn campus hate
There’s no shortcut to redemption
The trials of the Jewish nation are not fair: Some get more than their fair share, and some must fight for a crumb, but that is how we build
Israel’s choice: Body or soul
Israel will almost certainly have to decide whether to destroy Hamas completely or save the remaining hostages
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Nov 29, 2023, 11:52 PM
Anti-Semitism and the Ideology of Oppression
Something hasn’t seemed right: the young people tearing down posters, the mobs vandalizing Jewish businesses and threatening their customers, the justice-minded student protesters who seem so completely uninterested in Hamas’ hideous cruelty. Yes, it’s anti-Semitism, and that is enormously...
Nov 29, 2023, 11:52 PM
Middle East Chronicles: A Jewish-Israeli Insight into Hezbollah’s Games
Sitting here, in the heart of Israel, watching the grand theater of the Middle East unfold, I can't help but smile skeptically. Consider this: Hassan Nasrallah, the conductor of Hezbollah, in an Oscar-worthy performance, declares support for the resistance...
Nov 29, 2023, 11:48 PM
Saudi Arabia’s Strategic Move: Gaza’s Transition
My prediction is that Saudi Arabia will temporarily assume control over the Gaza Strip during its transition from Hamas leadership to becoming a sovereign nation. This action could be part of a peace deal brokered between Israel and Saudi...
Nov 29, 2023, 11:47 PM
The Meaning And Purpose of “Israel”
As Israel is involved in an ongoing battle with violent forces that seek to wipe it from the map, and as antisemites around the world wage an ideological battle to undermine the Jewish state’s very existence, it is an...
Nov 29, 2023, 11:46 PM
Don’t opine on the hostage deal until you meet with the families
I often tell my students that the difference between a yeshiva student and a rabbi is how we deal with halachic questions. Yeshiva students sitting in a beit midrash want to raise issues. Yeshiva students argue that a particular...
Nov 29, 2023, 11:43 PM
The Middle East War and Campus Newspapers
In covering the craziness on our university campuses, part of the story is how the campus newspapers are covering and reporting controversial events on campus. This also applies to the demonstrations and events surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The highly...
Nov 29, 2023, 11:42 PM
Russian Missiles Almost Destroyed Israel in 1973 — And Saved Ukraine Today.
When Arab armies invaded Israel 50 years ago, they were armed to the teeth with Russian-made missiles that almost brought the Israelis to the brink of defeat. But call it diffusion of military technology – or just old-fashioned payback. When...
Nov 29, 2023, 11:41 PM
The erasable line
Headline on Times of Israel: 2 Israeli-Russian women handed to Red Cross; 10 more Israeli hostages awaited I took a break this week. I followed my own advice and watched some comedy shows. All I did was watch comedy shows and...
Nov 29, 2023, 11:40 PM
Day 54 of The War: Even Without A Language
On November 11th, I posted here about Neta Heiman Mina, whose mother, Ditza Heiman (84), was kidnapped by Hamas to Gaza. Last night, on the 5th day of the ceasefire for hostages exchange, Ditza Heiman was released along with...
Nov 29, 2023, 11:40 PM
Flatterer’s Folly (Vayishlach)
“Flattery is all right if you don't inhale.” -Adlai E. Stevenson Some twenty years earlier, Jacob had pretended to be his brother Esau and deceived their blind father to bestow blessings on him that had been originally intended for Esau....