FAKE NEWS CORRECTED: Tel Aviv Isn’t the Israeli Capital and That’s Not an Opinion

Ahmed Aboudouh is a consultant editor at The Independent. He specializes in Middle East affairs. Apparently he doesn’t believe that Jerusalem should be the Israeli capital. In an opinion piece, that’s his right even though, de facto, Jerusalem is the capital. He does not, however, have the right to unilaterally declare Tel Aviv to be […]

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Israel and the Innate Bias of the UN Security Council

Why does the United Nations Security Council treat Israel unfairly? What’s behind the Council’s disproportionate number of resolutions criticizing Israel, and the Jewish state’s stymied efforts to get a seat on this powerful body? How the Security Council Works The United Nations is a complex institution with multiple organs composed of inter-related and sometimes inter-connected […]

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Tu B’Shvat: The Festival that Proves the Jewish People’s Connection to the Land of Israel

The Jewish calendar has many holidays. Some celebrate the survival of the Jewish people over various enemies, some are solemnly spiritual in nature, but others exist, too. One such festival, Tu B’Shvat (sometimes written Tu BiShvat), is perhaps the greatest proof of the Jewish people’s deep connection with the Holy Land. What Is Tu B’Shvat? […]

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Israelis Under Attack, Media MIA

Israelis have just suffered at least three terror attacks in under 24 hours. Details are still coming in, but here’s what we know so far: In the predawn hours of Thursday morning, an as-yet-unidentified assailant rammed his car into a group of Golani Brigade soldiers standing outside Jerusalem’s First Station, a popular entertainment hub. The […]

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Gaza Balloons A Bursting Terror Problem

What kind of parent tells their child that they cannot play with balloons, kites, balls, or toy airplanes? Either horrible, mean parents or loving, caring parents who happen to live in Israel near the Gaza Strip. Why would caring parents instruct their children not to go near balloons, kites, and other toys? Because beginning in […]

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The Guardian Throws British Jews Under the Bus

The Guardian, a media outlet that lauds its own progressive, anti-racist credentials at every opportunity used a staff editorial to endorse Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party in today’s UK General Election. But what about the serious antisemitism crisis that has enveloped the party and caused immense anxiety among the overwhelming majority of the British Jewish community? […]

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Palestinian Terror Payments: Pay For Slay

What would you call an organization that pays hundreds of thousands of dollars to reward a teenager who takes a knife from his family’s kitchen and stabs a fellow teenager riding a bike along the street? A monster? The devil? For many Israelis, the answer that comes to mind is the Palestinian Authority. Because that […]

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UK Op-Ed: ‘The Trouble With Jews Today’

In the run-up to the British general election, the UK media has, for the most part, been relatively sympathetic towards the Jewish community in the face of the Labour party antisemitism issue. There is one mainstream media outlet, however, that seemingly has no problem giving a platform to cranks and Jew-haters: The Independent. An opinion […]

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