There’s no need for a ‘Jewish state’ law
Netanyahu’s bill is no more than a cynical ploy to mobilize his base.
By HILIK BAR
Column one: The storm over the teacup
A body politic barred from determining who may dwell within its boundaries is not a free, democratic society.
By CAROLINE B. GLICK
Why no deal with Iran is actually a bad deal
A sigh of relief is being let out in the West, Israel, who believe no deal is better than a bad deal.
By DANNY AYALON
Know comment: Livni’s lamentable lawlessness
Livni shamelessly fulminated this week the lie that the proposed basic law is rooted in “radical nationalism” and sponsored by “extremist elements of the right wing.”
By DAVID M. WEINBERG
Parshat Vayetze: Thank You for everything
The story of Ya’acov and his wives is one of the wonderful stories in the Torah, with many sides and angles, each containing morals and lessons for us to learn.
By RABBI SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
November 28: Our state
If we cannot stand up and proclaim that Israel is the nation-state of the Jewish people, then there is no reason for Jews to make aliya.
By LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Reflections: Lest We Forget
World War II Jews seeking refuge in Assisi were saved from the Nazis.
By RUTH CORMAN
Menachem Begin: Moments of greatness, moments of error
His greatest moment, in my opinion, is not the peace treaty with Egypt.
By AVRAHAM AVI-HAI
As I see it: The basic ambivalence over the Jewish state
A number of distinguished legal figures have leapt to denounce the measure.
By MELANIE PHILLIPS
Consider This: Living in terror’s long shadow
Every time a terror attack happens, I think about the people involved, about how even the luckiest of them, the ones to escape with not a scratch, will never ever be the same again.
By NAOMI RAGEN
In Plain Language: In place of a Jewish state
The Palestinian savages wanted to make two things brutally, unmistakably clear to all: every Jew, no matter his age, sex, political leaning or place of residence, is on the Palestinian hit-list.
By STEWART WEISS
The Human Spirit: Taking risks
The gloomy article about Gross resonated for me because my husband and I were in California as the guests of Christian educators who work covertly in much of the world.
By BARBARA SOFER
This Normal Life: Resilience in the face of uncertainty
What drew us to Israel in the first place? And what keeps us here even when adversity seems to be everywhere?
By BRIAN BLUM
Out There: Bnei barbecue Akiva
The Wife and I were always amazed at the degree to which so many of their activities revolved around fire and around food.
By HERB KEINON
Awakening to our nightmare
In order for Israel’s case to be legitimized, we have been forced to juxtapose its actions to those of genocidal terrorist organizations.
By JUSTIN HAYET
‘But is it good for the Jews?’
The time gained by extending talks with Iran will probably be longer than anticipated by skeptics, and the retaliation against Israel’s home front may be less severe than feared.
By CHUCK FREILICH
New opportunities for Israel in Europe
All over Europe, euroskeptic parties are on the rise, declaring their devotion to the State of Israel, based on what they call “Judeo-Christian” values.
By MATAN ASHER
Is it just to submit family members to punishment for the acts of their relatives?
By MICHAEL FELSEN
We aren't crying wolf
Why did it take the holiest city in the world going up in flames for anyone to finally listen to our prime minister’s cries of “I smell smoke”?
By RACHEL BRESINGER
Media Comment: The double whammy
Too many in our media are post-Zionists to whom anything Jewish is considered dangerous, outdated, anti-democratic and other such slogans.
By YISRAEL MEDAD AND ELI POLLAK
Washington Watch: GOP outrage helping Democrats
The president said, “Our immigration system is broken.” That ain’t all that needs fixin’.
By DOUGLAS BLOOMFIELD
November 27: Long-term losses
I strenuously urge the members of the Knesset not to go ahead with the proposed rent limitation law.It will lead to unforeseen distortions in the economy.
By LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Encountering Peace: Defining who we are
Israel must be defined as the nation state of the Jewish people and all of its citizens. There is no other possible definition if Israel is to continue to call itself a democracy.
By GERSHON BASKIN
We need to talk about AIDS
A lack of education, anonymous services and information about risk groups is failing those at risk of HIV in Jerusalem. We should all be worried about how this endangers our city and our community.
By EMMA MCKAY
Candidly Speaking: Coping with barbaric, religiously inspired terrorism
The time has come to openly confront the international community and above all, Obama, for having mollycoddled Abbas and failing to exert pressure on him to bring an end to this murderous incitement.
By ISI LEIBLER
Did Ben-Gurion and the committee that approved his choice of words intend their Declaration to be a proto-constitution designed to validate partisan political fashions decades later?
By JPost Editorial
Jerusalem: A cooperation hub
There is enough otherness around to keep you going all your life.
By YVETTE NAHMIA-MESSINAS
Israel’s just war and ‘purity of arms’
A leader has a special obligation to the people who chose and trusted him, an obligation that must surpass his feelings for general mankind.
By ARYEH SPERO
Choosing your funding sources carefully
Of course, it is difficult to turn down a prospective funder.
By STEPHEN G. DONSHIK
The way of making easy political deals
It seems that in its current state, the law is being utilized as a way to make political deals away from the public eye.
By HARRIS ENGELMANN