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 By Bassem Eid    Opinions    August 19, 2022

Palestinian Islamic Jihad is part of a global war against free nations

(JNS) — On Aug. 5, as squadrons of Gaza militants from the terror group Palestinian Islamic Jihad approached an Israeli border post, Israel initiated “Operation Breaking Dawn,” striking PIJ targets. The operation included a precision strike tha...

 

Living modestly in a hyper-sexualized world

I can’t count the number of pastors who had confided in me about issues relating to modesty in their churches. Many will tell me how distraught they are when they see their members out at the mall or in some other setting, dressed in ways that...

 

The 'Woke' nightmare

After too much time reading the news, I recently felt the need for a pick-me-up. But little did I dream that it would come in the form of an extensively researched 10,000-word article in the very left-wing outlet The Intercept. After Democrats won...

 

Old people; New friends

Making friends is an important part of human development, human experience and ultimately human happiness. It begins in very early childhood. Some children are born with personalities that are naturally gregarious, and other children suffer shyness...

 
 By Bassem Eid    Opinions    August 12, 2022

In real life 'Top Gun' threat, America prepares to confront Iranian threat

(JNS) — The free world is at risk from the unsanctioned development of nuclear weapons by a rogue state. Nuclear missiles in the hands of an unstable regime with deep ties to terrorist groups present a supreme danger to the civilian public back...

 

Why Hillary Clinton called it 'Palestinian child abuse'

(JNS) — It’s summertime! For most children, that means campfires, nature hikes and outdoor games like “Capture the Flag.” For kids in the regions governed by the Palestinian Authority and Hamas, it means weapons training, skits in which the...

 

Could Iran launch a preemptive attack on Israel?

(JNS) — As Iran’s nuclear program continues apace, the debate in Israel and abroad has focused almost exclusively on the likelihood of an Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities. Little if anything has been said, at least in public,...

 

The urgent need for proper Jewish leadership

(JNS) — Diaspora Jews worry about how to deal with the current tsunami of antisemitism that is washing through the world. They also worry about how to deal with the anti-Zionism and demonization of Israel that are now the default position for...

 

Governor DeSantis's unwavering commitment to Florida's Jewish communities

When he took the oath of office, Governor Ron DeSantis promised to be the most pro-Israel governor in the nation and he has delivered.   Our governor has proven time and time again his commitment to combatting antisemitism and standing with...

 

J Street's new low: Calling supporters of Israel racists

(JNS) — From the moment it began operations, the left-wing lobby J Street’s assertion that it’s mantra of “pro-Israel and pro-peace” better represented the true sentiments of American Jews than the position of mainstream groups was disingen...

 
 By Ruthie Blum    Opinions    August 5, 2022

What constitutes a 'last resort'?

(JNS) — In an interview last week at the White House with Israeli Channel 12’s Yonit Levi, U.S. President Joe Biden reiterated his administration’s desire to return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran...

 
 By Jasmine San    Opinions    July 22, 2022

How biased reporting of Israel impacts Jewish students on campus

(JNS) — The Community Security Trust, an organization in the United Kingdom that prevents and records anti-Semitism, found a worrying spike in anti-Semitic activity last May and June, when some pro-Palestinian campaigners verbally and physically...

 
 By David Suissa    Opinions    July 22, 2022

Has anyone noticed that Israel is becoming a country for humanity?

(Jewish Journal via JNS) — While much of the conversation around Israel revolves around its conflict with the Palestinians, the BDS movement against the Jewish state, Iran’s nuclear threat and political elections that never end, there’s a...

 
 By Mel Pearlman    Opinions    July 22, 2022

A speech without purpose; A policy without impact

On March 26, 2022, with much fanfare and staging in the Polish capital of Warsaw and with the whole world watching, the President of the United States and the leader of the Free World, made a speech which can only be described as, employing the...

 

How the Lanner case still haunts American Jewry

(JTA) — It’s been over 20 years since my predecessor as editor of the New York Jewish Week, Gary Rosenblatt, first exposed the predations of Rabbi Baruch Lanner. His powerful investigation led Lanner’s bosses at the Orthodox Union to issue a...

 

Mr. President, no achievement will make up for an Iranian bomb

(Israel Hayom via JNS) — President Biden, an American president’s visit to our country is always a day of celebration. It is an authentic expression of the sense of closeness between our two peoples and the brave partnership between our two...

 

J Street's leader prefers a failed Palestinian state to the Abraham Accords

(JNS) — On the eve of President Joe Biden’s visit to Israel and Saudi Arabia, Jeremy Ben-Ami, president of the left-wing lobby J Street — which bills itself as “pro-Israel” and “pro-peace”— advised the president to “address the comi...

 

Give all parents the chance to choose the best school for their child

(JNS) — The organized Jewish community—whether local Jewish community relations councils or national groups like the Jewish Council on Public Affairs, the American Jewish Committee or the Anti-Defamation League—and the religious denominations s...

 

The bullet that doesn't matter

(JNS) — The bullet that the Palestinian Authority handed over to U.S. officials may or may not have been the one that killed Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh in Jenin earlier this year. The bullet may or have been too damaged to determine...

 
 By Ben Cohen    Opinions    July 15, 2022

Wishing Israel away

(JNS) — A disparate group of Islamist clerics has been busily predicting that the State of Israel will disappear in 2022, citing the Koran for support. The prediction has been circulating in earnest since March, when Muslims around the world...

 

The Torah supports me in an argument with my wife that I will never win

(JTA) — For years I worked in an office where, in order to make an outside phone call, you had to dial 9 plus 1 plus your number. At least once a week, the police would show up in the lobby because someone had accidentally dialed 9-1-1. The head...

 

Why an Orthodox Jewish organization welcomed the end of Roe v. Wade

(JTA) — Agudath Israel of America, the national Orthodox Jewish organization for which I work, welcomed the U.S. Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade. Predictably, we were immediately cast into an “enemy” or “ally” box, depending on...

 

Roe v. Wade not a Jewish or Israel question

Dear Editor:  The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando website outlines the details of the Jewish Community Relations Council directives. Nothing within those directives mandate a response to the Supreme Court’s recent ruling.  Specifically,...

 

Mapping mosques here?

Dear Editor: As of late, there has been a lot of publicity concerning the location of many of the Jewish related organizations within the greater Boston area. The “Mapping Project” with the assistance of the BDS movement has created quite some...

 

Mapping Project is antisemitic

The Florida Holocaust Museum responded to a request from the Heritage Florida Jewish News for a statement concerning the mapping project in Massachusetts. Solomon Howard, FHM senior account executive, replied that they are “as alarmed as any by the...

 

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