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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Linda Sarsour backs Bernie Sanders, but not his stance on Israel

Last month, Bernie Sanders wrote about his support for Israel, calling the nation an “enormous achievement” and “a democratic homeland for the Jewish people.” A few weeks later Linda Sarsour, a prominent Arab-American activist and an official Sanders campaign surrogate, said that support for Israel as a state is unacceptable in the progressive movement. The […]

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The Charges Against Benjamin Netanyahu, Explained

Until November 2019, no Israeli prime minister has ever been indicted while in office. The charges against Benjamin Netanyahu are serious: bribery, fraud and breach of trust. The legal drama’s collision with the Knesset’s political deadlock and looming election raises the stakes even higher. Netanyahu insists he has committed no wrongdoing, and Israel — like […]

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Israel’s Disproportionate Civil Defense

It’s Israel’s civil defense that’s disproportionate, not the IDF’s tactics. Every time Hamas and Islamic Jihad fire rockets at Israeli towns, the news is full of footage the Iron Dome  system intercepting the incoming bombs, experts giving their analysis, shots of the damage caused and reports from hospitals about the status of the wounded. Since […]

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How Strong is the Jewish Claim to the West Bank?

The issues of settlements, the Green Line, and international law regularly dominate the conversation about Israel’s control over the territories known as the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem. But all too frequently, the Jewish claim to the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem is neglected. What of them? How do they factor in with criticism of […]

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University Chiefs Weigh In on U of Toronto Anti-Semitic Kosher Controversy

The leaders of Israel’s seven universities are expressing their outrage over the University of Toronto’s Graduate Student Union conflating a kosher food program with support for Israel. “Just when we thought that we’d seen it all regarding the ascent of anti-Semitism masquerading as anti-Zionism on campus, the Graduate Student Union at the University of Toronto […]

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