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 By David Bernstein    Opinions    July 21, 2017 

Intersectionality excludes and includes-Jews must learn the difference

(JTA)—Last year, I wrote an opinion piece for JTA about a term and a trend few Jews over the age of 30 had ever heard of: intersectionality. Coined in the late 1980s, intersectionality posits that various forms of oppression—racism, sexism,...

 

U.S. consul in Israel erases Jewish history

The U.S. consul general in Jerusalem recently set off on the first leg of a 200-mile hike that will simultaneously promote one pro-Palestinian myth while inadvertently exploding another. That’s quite a “twofer!” Consul General Donald Blome is...

 
 By Ira Sharansky    Opinions    July 21, 2017 

Vietnam, Palestine and Israel

Malcolm Gladwell’s “Saigon 1965,” a chapter in his podcast Revisionist History, brought me back to the University of Wisconsin 1968-75. I participated in campus discussions on Vietnam, and smelled the tear gas used against mass protests. ...

 

The chief rabbinate's blacklist undermines Judaism

JERUSALEM (JTA)—Over the weekend, JTA and others reported on a “blacklist of rabbis” maintained by Israel’s chief rabbinate. The list contains the names of more than 160 rabbis whom the rabbinate does not trust to confirm the Jewish identity...

 
 By Mitchell Bard    Opinions    July 21, 2017 

Trump's important message on radical Islam

Donald Trump made an important speech on May 21at the Arab Islamic Summit in Saudi Arabia that was quickly forgotten in the cacophony of tweets, accusations and other news surrounding the president. It is worth looking at that address more closely...

 

An R&R camp for kids with serious illnesses

Dear Editor: As a member of the Jewish community, I would like to bring exposure to Kids of Courage because I feel this organization is essential and so many people can benefit from their services. Kids of Courage is a Jewish innovative volunteer-bas...

 
 By Ben Cohen    Opinions    July 14, 2017

Welcome to the Shi'a corridor

If you haven’t encountered the term “Shi’a corridor” yet, chances are that you will in the coming weeks, particularly if the ongoing confrontation between the U.S. and Iran in Syria intensifies. What was initially a sideshow to the main battl...

 

Peace process

Before we were disturbed by a dust-up among Jews about the Western Wall and conversion, we were befuddled by another delegation of ranking Americans prodding Israelis and Palestinians to sit around a table and make peace. What these worthies do not...

 
 By Mark Langfan    Opinions    July 14, 2017

Analysis: Two-State Solution = demographic suicide for Israel

Well, I’ll admit I was wrong. It happens. In the body of an article of mine about four months ago, I asserted that if Israel allowed the creation of any type of ‘West Bank Palestinian State’ where Israel did not have the absolute right to restr...

 

'Restricted' Palestinians manage to reach their Israeli targets

The newly released details about a recent terrorist attack in Jerusalem show how easily Palestinian terrorists can enter Israel—thus contradicting the phony claims that Palestinians’ movements are severely restricted by Israel. The attack in...

 

The remarkable change in India-Israel relations

While the anti-Semites continue to spin their wheels trying to convince college student governments to adopt meaningless divestment resolutions and persuade rock stars to boycott Israel, the prime ministers of Israel and India are having a lovefest...

 

The Murder of Otto Warmbier

Yes, he was a Jew. But he was killed because he was an American. The tragedy of Otto Warmbier took a strange twist shortly after his death last week. It was only then that we discovered that the young American imprisoned by North Korea to 15 years of...

 

Gevalt, again

The Jews of Israel are watching Muslims near and far killing themselves, and contemplating horror scenarios of a serious threat from Iran, Hezbollah, or some other evil source. There are near daily efforts of individual Palestinians to attack Jews,...

 

Who cares about Jewish unity?

There are four important aspects to the government’s decisions on Sunday relating to egalitarian prayer at the Western Wall and the conversion bill. The first is that by and large, the headlines of the stories distort rather than explain what the...

 

The quest for annual Chanukah stamps

Dear Editor: It looks like this will be a repeat year. The United States Postal Service will not be issuing a new Chanukah stamp design in 2017. This means it will be up to each local post office to order Chanukah stamps. Past history has shown that...

 

A different take on the Western Wall controversy

The headlines of the Jewish press this week were filled with stories about angry American Jews arriving in Israel and denouncing the Israeli government’s decision regarding egalitarian prayer at the Western Wall. Jerry Silverman, head of the...

 
 By Ben Cohen    Opinions    June 30, 2017

Jeremy Corbyn didn't win, so British Jews shouldn't give up on Labour

For me, the main takeaway from the British election June 8 was that Jeremy Corbyn, the far-left leader of the opposition Labour party, didn’t win it.  Most of the ridicule in the wake of the election has been aimed at Conservative party Prime...

 

Palestinian pollution: A dirty little secret

The Israeli authorities last week confiscated two tractors, a hydraulic excavator and other equipment used by Palestinians to carry out illegal quarrying that has been damaging a rare nature reserve in the Judean Desert. If major American newspapers...

 
 By Jim Shipley    Opinions    June 30, 2017

On the other hand...

In the fabulous opening of “Fiddler on the Roof,” Tevye engages in a uniquely Jewish argument: taking two dissenting opinions and agreeing that they are both right. This is possible because of Talmudic study; an exercise in which only Jews can en...

 

Keeping pro-Israel politics bipartisan in an age of polarization

WASHINGTON (JTA)—America. Bipartisanship. Compulsory. The literal ABCs of Israel’s national security doctrine remain Jerusalem’s airtight bond with the United States. The tangible friendship expressed for Israel by elected officials at all...

 

Palestinian suffering and Israel

www.carolineglick.com How can we explain the international community’s indifference to Palestinian suffering? Every day, angry bands of protesters burn the flag of Israel, call for the destruction of the Jewish state and insist that Israel and its...

 

We are shedding light at the UN

Dear Editor: Because God has opened the door for me to serve as a Special Envoy to the UN, I’m greatly moved by any “light” I can see being shed for Israel within these corridors. I was especially encouraged with the news that all seats of the...

 

Burying Obama's legacy

It may very well be that this week was the week that Israel and the U.S. put to rest former president Barack Obama’s policies and positions on Israel and the Palestinians. If so, the move was made despite the best efforts of Obama’s team to...

 

Sound and fury in the academy

The slippery subject of academic freedom has moved into our headlines with a draft code of ethics for universities and their personnel. It is the work of Professor Asa Kasher, a philosophy professor at Tel Aviv University, and the author of the...

 

The double standard of identity politics

Is there a double standard when it comes to derogatory terms for race? Read no further than the writings of June Chu, dean of students of Pierson College, one of the twelve residential colleges for Yale undergraduates. Chu has written in the...

 

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