Articles written by Alan Kornman

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Viewpoint: Israel must reclaim Gaza

Israel’s 17-year coexistence policy with Hamas died on Oct. 7. Egypt controlled the Gaza Strip from 1948-1967 until they lost it to Israel in the 1967 6-Day War. Between June 5-10, 1967, Israel conquered the Sinai Peninsula, Gaza Strip, West Bank,...


Viewpoint: Anti-Semites inside our Holocaust Center

The Uprooting Prejudice exhibit, at the Maitland Holocaust Center of Florida, is in part promoting the Black Lives Matter movement, which is irrefutably anti-Semitic and responsible for targeting synagogues and destroying Jewish-owned businesses...


Israel boycotts the BDS boycotters and they don't like it

Nothing makes Palestinian-supporting BDS boycotters squeal louder than when they themselves become victims of their own tactics. Israel Strategic Affairs Ministry will deny entry for BDS activists if they fall into one of these four categories: ... Full story

 By Alan Kornman    News    September 1, 2017

It's chop-chop, adios from professor who fears defending Islamic law

On Aug. 17, the ‘Florida Atlantic University professor and president of the Islamic Society of Boca Raton, Fla., Bassem Alhalabi, agreed to publicly defend the Shariah Islamiyya (Islamic Law) but ran away in shame from the venue minutes before... Full story


Radical Syrian cleric comes to Central Florida-a wolf in sheep's clothing?

For those who did not see this Channel 9 Investigative report there was a Radical Syrian cleric—Sheikh Mohammed Rateb Al-Nabulsi, who openly calls for the death of Jews and gays—speaking in Central Florida earlier this month. Al-Nabulsi... Full story


The public shame of three Muslim leaders

In late March 2016, Rabbi Barry Silver reached out to his Muslim friends Wilfredo Ruiz (CAIR), Professor Bassem Al-Halabi (ICBR Mosque), Deputy Sheriff Nezar Hamze (CAIR), and former Israeli Army Officer David Shimon to have a panel discussion on... Full story

 By Alan Kornman    Opinions    July 24, 2015

Judaism teaches the free market system

By Alan Kornman The role of man in this world is to work, create, innovate, accumulate wealth, and elevate the material world while caring for those in need. Israel and Jews have a long-standing tradition of extending aid to alleviate hunger,... Full story

 By Alan Kornman    News    March 20, 2015

Orlando pastor chastises Congressional Black Caucus

A dozen prominent black pastors from across the country stood in support of Israel and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he spoke on March 3 to a Joint session of Congress about Iran's... Full story


Egyptian president calls for Islam to grow up

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi calls for Islam to 'grow up' and join the 21st century in its "Islamic thinking" at the prestigious Al-Azhar University. Al-Azhar is the same location where Pre... Full story


Oxfam and BDS hypocrisy

The definition of peace between the Palestinians and Israelis is when the two can work alongside each other, earning equal wages, benefits, and economically energizing their neighborhoods, in a ‘so called’ peaceful environment. Peace broke out... Full story

 By Alan Kornman    News    August 1, 2014

Community shows support at an Israel Solidarity Gathering

On Wednesday, July 23, 2014, the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando (JFGO) and the Greater Orlando Board of Rabbis sponsored an Israel Solidarity Gathering at the Maitland Jewish Community Center. A... Full story


Who wants to destroy who?

Roi Kais of reported "Hamas Interior Ministry tells Gaza locals to stay in their homes despite Israeli phone calls, leaflets, and the 'knock on the roof' procedure urging them to... Full story

 By Alan Kornman    Opinions    July 4, 2014

The Presbyterian Church's anti-Israeli identity

The Presbyterian Church (USA) symbolically voted in support of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS) against the State of Israel. The Presbyterian Church’s ideological support of anti-Israel sanctions and divestments is so strong,... Full story

 By Alan Kornman    News    May 30, 2014

Climate change- a Jewish perspective

On May 20, Orlando pastor Dr. Joel Hunter hosted a panel discussion on “Climate Change: Should Christian’s Care?” Describing himself as a, “long time advocate for creation care,” Pastor Hunter is a spiritual adviser to President Barak... Full story

 By Alan Kornman    Features    March 7, 2014

Incredible reunion: Buchenwald survivor and his U.S. Army liberator

By Alan Kornman After sharing his harrowing story of endurance during the Nazi occupation of his home country, then recalling his internment in Auschwitz and liberation in Buchenwald, Irving Roth... Full story


Countering terrorism-the right approach and solutions

On a chilly Thursday night while most of Orlando residents were at home keeping warm, Wallace Bruschweiler was connecting the dots on terrorist cell operations from the 1970s to today. Seventy people... Full story

 By Alan Kornman    News    December 13, 2013

The Arab/Israeli conflict from a soldier's perspective

On Nov. 25, the UCF Knights For Israel invited Sgt. Benjamin Anthony (IDF Reserves) of the Our Soldiers Speak organization, to speak on the state of Israel from a combat soldiers perspective. Anthony... Full story

 By Alan Kornman    News    November 22, 2013

Jewish education expert discusses Israel's past and present

Just as it is important to always remember the Holocaust by retelling those events through living survivors, books, films and various programs, it is equally important to teach the history of... Full story


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