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 By David Benkof    Opinions    February 17, 2017

No, Orthodox Jews cannot 'just send their kids to public school'

Liberals are saying Trump Education nominee Betsy DeVos “wants to take money away from public schools” by helping parents use taxpayer dollars for religious and other schools. But under the current system, the government unfairly forces many...

 
 By David Benkof    Opinions    December 2, 2016

Anti-Semitism at Amazon is the real scandal

A constant drumbeat of sharp headlines has heralded former Breitbart executive Steve Bannon, president-elect Donald Trump’s chief strategist, as an open anti-Semite. The attack is rooted in nothing more credible than an unverified accusation by a...

 
 By David Benkof    Opinions    November 18, 2016

Oy Oy Oy, American Jews dismayed with Trump should come home to Israel

Americans who opposed Donald Trump have awoken in a stupor, shocked that his victory was no mere nightmare. For those who cannot envision living under a Trump regime, “I’m moving to Canada” or elsewhere no longer feels like election-year...

 
 By David Benkof    Opinions    September 23, 2016

Stop saying you'll move to Canada if Trump wins- American Jews already have a second home-Israel

Last month, Barbra Streisand announced to great fanfare that if Donald Trump wins the presidential election, she’ll move to Canada or Australia. Threatening to emigrate, usually to Canada, if the Republican candidate wins is a quadrennial threat...

 
 By David Benkof    Opinions    November 13, 2015

There are still two pro-Israel parties

Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) head Matthew Brooks recently told The Hill, “We as a Jewish community have to take a long, hard step back and acknowledge the reality ... that today there is one pro-Israel party and that is the Republican...

 
 By David Benkof    Opinions    April 17, 2015

Just buy Iran's nukes

Last month, the Iranian mission at the United Nations wrote the International Atomic Energy Agency an “explanatory note” protesting resolutions by the organization had questioned Iran’s nuclear aims. The document asserts that “nuclear...

 
 By David Benkof    Opinions    September 12, 2014

ISIS is much worse than Hamas

Last Friday, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach began an advertising campaign to defend the State of Israel by arguing that Hamas and ISIS are equally vile. According to his press release, “The ad equates ISIS and its execution of American journalist James...

 
 By David Benkof    Opinions    July 4, 2014

The ADL: speech patrol of the Jews

The newest nonsense from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is its declaration of victory in convincing the Metropolitan Opera to cancel plans for a worldwide simulcast of its production of the American opera The Death of Klinghoffer. Under the terms...

 
 By David Benkof    Opinions    February 21, 2014

The ADL should value Nazi analogies, not call them 'offensive'

In mid-December, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) sharply condemned a board member of the National Rifle Association (NRA) for comparing gun restrictions in America to those in Nazi Germany. That’s par for the course for the group, which appears...

 
 By David Benkof    Opinions    January 24, 2014

Palestine denial

The intensifying Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations have caused opponents of a Palestinian state to revive former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir’s 1969 canard that “there is no such thing as a Palestinian people.” However, “Palestine...

 
 By David Benkof    Opinions    January 10, 2014

A 'Frank' look at American anti-Semitism

One hundred years ago, Southern Jew Leo Frank sat in jail, a year after his conviction of murdering a 13-year-old girl and a year before his lynching. To American Jews familiar with the case over the last century, Frank’s slaying has exemplified Am...