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Feb 13, 2023, 5:30 AM
You’d risk your life for a loved one or neighbor, but what about listening?
In America, Israel and more than a few destinations in between, daily headlines scream of increasingly entrenched perspectives and positions. Many are feeling hopeless, helpless, angry, frustrated, and afraid. Ecclesiastes wisely reminds us that the times and feelings we experience...
Jan 3, 2023, 1:38 PM
Election Results Showcase Strong Israeli Democracy
The late American comedian Richard Pryor may have said it best: “Who you gonna believe? Me or your lying eyes?” When it comes to Israel’s thriving democracy, it’s important to believe your eyes. Broad Support for Gay Leader of Israel's Parliament Israel’s...
Oct 29, 2022, 9:10 AM
Bibi’s My Story: An Intimate Political Thriller
Benjamin Netanyahu begins on the tarmac of Israel’s Lod airport (today known as Ben Gurion International), 30 miles from Tel Aviv and less than an hour’s drive from Jerusalem. Twenty-three-year-old Netanyahu had rushed from his military training base near the...
Aug 7, 2022, 8:27 AM
Lessons that come at too high a price for Jews
As a people, the lessons of what happens when Jews expect others to be responsible for our collective well-being have come at an unimaginable cost. While the speed at which we learn those lessons is different in the 21st...
May 19, 2021, 5:34 PM
All that is necessary for evil to succeed
"All that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men do nothing." ~ Edmund Burke I knew little of the Holocaust growing up. It wasn’t something I learned in school and it wasn't spoken about in my single-parent home...
May 17, 2021, 11:57 PM
John Oliver’s misguided condemnation
On Sunday night, HBO television broadcast late night comedian John Oliver delivering a brutal condemnation of Israel and supporters of the US-Israel relationship, accusing Israel of war crimes and calling for the United States to reconsider our longstanding support...
May 16, 2021, 11:52 AM
Israel will continue to live and thrive
Freedom loving people everywhere should be rallying around Israel as the nation faces the most horrific mass terror attack in recent history. Despite White House pronouncements supporting Israel's right and obligation to defend itself from terrorists, many Israelis are feeling...
May 15, 2021, 9:59 PM
A message from Gaza: ‘Hello, dear, how are you?’
“Hello, dear, how are you?” Hanan wrote. Hanan’s Upwork profile included her picture that showed her to be a traditional Muslim woman. Her location: The Gaza Strip. I’d used Upwork often to find freelance help for special projects from website coding...
May 13, 2021, 11:15 AM
I Stand with Israel
While millions of Israelis flee their homes for bomb shelters as more than a 1,000 rockets are fired indiscriminately at Israeli civilians, too many pundits, “friends”, and politicians question America’s support for our nation’s most reliable Middle Eastern ally...
May 13, 2021, 1:12 AM
Talking about Israel requires emphasizing basics
Talking about Israel requires emphasizing the basics. Certainly among the younger generation in America, there's enormous ignorance when it comes to understanding Israel. The Gaza Rocket Attacks make it especially important to emphasize fundamentals that provide context and perspective. The...
Seth Eisenberg is President of Purpose Built Families Foundation, a former At-Large chair of the National Writers Union, elected labor leader, and pro-Israel activist. He can be reached via LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/setheisenberg/.