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Discrimination against Jews on the Temple Mount must end

(JNS) — The ongoing discrimination against Jews on the Temple Mount needs to change. Currently, Jews are not allowed to bring prayer books or a Torah to the site, and cannot wear tefillin. Only recently have small groups of Jews been able to pray...

 

Maccabiah matches and hunger games

(JNS) — It was extraordinary to be among the more than 10,000 competitors overall, and one of more than 1,200 members of the U.S. team, at the Maccabiah games that just ended in Israel. Maccabiah divides competitors into age groups. I made the t...

 
 By Farley Weiss    Opinions    April 8, 2022

The new Iran deal is a disaster, and everyone knows it

(JNS) — The United States and Iran are reportedly on the cusp of a new nuclear agreement. One of the last remaining issues is said to be whether or not the Biden administration removes the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps from the Foreign...

 

Why is the US trying to open a consulate in Jerusalem for Palestinians?

(JNS) — It is frustrating to realize that even after two successive administrations (those of former U.S. President Donald Trump and his successor, Joe Biden) have recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel — and the latter confirmed that...

 

Israel should grant Jews the right to pray on the Temple Mount

(JNS) — A fundamental constitutional right in the United States, embodied in its first amendment, is the freedom of religion. Freedom of prayer is clearly part of freedom of religion. Part of freedom of prayer is the freedom to pray in public...

 

We must stand up to the bullies

(JNS) — U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris outrageously responded on Sept. 28 to a George Mason University student accusing Israel of committing “ethnic geocide” by saying, “… [Y]our voice, your perspective, your experience, your truth, sh...

 
 By Farley Weiss    Opinions    July 30, 2021

The Biden administration's public hypocrisy about privacy

(JNS) — The Biden administration is telling Israel that disagreements between them should remain private. Its double standard, like its hypocrisy, is astounding. Washington had no problem, for example, publicly criticizing Israel’s decision to...

 
 By Farley Weiss    Opinions    June 25, 2021

The imperative to take a stand against Ilhan Omar

(JNS) — Standing up to hatred is hard. When those who take a moral stand against it act together, however, it can be confronted to an impressive degree. What started as four Jewish Democrats in Congress attacking the comments of Rep. Ilhan Omar...

 
 By Farley Weiss    Opinions    April 2, 2021

Why the US Senate should reject Colin Kahl's appointment

(JNS) — The U.S. Senate is facing a decision about whether to approve or reject the nomination of Colin Kahl for undersecretary of defense. Kahl was a leading voice against the move of the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. He...

 

An end to a great injustice

(JNS) — The end of the great injustice to Jonathan Pollard has finally come. The video of the call from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to him displayed the warmth that the convicted spy whose parole restrictions were just lifted...

 
 By Farley Weiss    Opinions    July 31, 2020

Shame on Nancy Pelosi for endorsing Ilhan Omar

(JNS) — On March 7, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Resolution 183 condemning anti-Semitism. The resolution, which passed 407-23, was initiated in response to anti-Semitic comments made by Democratic Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and...

 
 By Farley Weiss    Opinions    July 17, 2020

Why is there silence when Jews and Jewish institutions are attacked?

(JNS) — Given the racial strife in the United States during the past month, the news media appears determined to exploit every possible manifestation with partisan political purpose in mind. Or so it seems. A recent “news” story that...

 

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