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Aug 5, 2022, 11:07 PM
Should we stay or should we go? Indecision about aliyah harms Israel
Five and a half years ago, I decided to make Aliyah and leave the US. I remember a conversation that I had shortly before making the decision with an extended family member who works at NSA about the Pollard...
Jul 5, 2022, 6:47 AM
The Threat of Euro-Skeptic Antisemitism
After two years of Covid lockdowns and travel restrictions, I recently availed myself of the luxury of taking a trip to Europe. As a teenager, I escaped to Europe in search of inspiration and culture, a refreshing alternative to...
Jun 30, 2022, 5:39 PM
The Grand Illusion of U.S. Benevolence
On May 8, 1945, VE Day, the allied armies conquered Europe and vanquished the Nazi menace. Over the following few years, the U.S., along with the U.K., France and the USSR, administered every aspect of German life, economy and...
Aug 9, 2020, 2:30 PM
No to Universalism: Approaching the Lebanese as Brothers
Hours after the tremendous explosion that destroyed large swaths of Downtown Beirut, Israel made a humanitarian gesture and offered to provide support, financial, personnel and hospital capacity, to Lebanon. Israel routinely offers such support to hard-hit countries suffering from...
Aug 5, 2020, 12:34 AM
Communitarianism Vs. Nationalism: Teaneck and Israel
Growing up in suburban New York, I remember our annual pilgrimage to the city in honor of the annual Israeli Day Parade. As a small child, my family would take the train into the city, meet up with our...
Aug 3, 2020, 5:17 PM
The Hypocrisy of Israeli Pro-Democracy Protests
In 1916, two unassuming diplomats from Britain and France surreptitiously colluded to colonize the Middle East. WWI raged on as they decided how to partition Ottoman territories, given the eventuality of their joint victory against the Central Powers. The...
Originally from Westchester, NY, Aryeh made Aliyah 5 years ago and identifies with the National-Religious community in Israel.