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Would a long-term truce with Hamas be compatible with the interests of Israel, Egypt and Hamas, ensnared in the web of their common borders?
The Birkenau Church is in violation of a 1972 UNESCO Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Culture and Natural Heritage. Auschwitz is on that heritage list.
We present a list of key recommendations the next Israeli government can take to restart the relationship with Jordan.
Let us unite together in the battle against antisemitism and hate and win the day for our children, grandchildren and future generations.
Antisemitism, Islamophobia and other types of ethnic or religious animosities will never go away.
This is a desperate attempt by Netanyahu, a fugitive, to divert the public’s attention away from discussion of his terrible request for immunity from prosecution.
Vocalis Health offers an ingenious approach that uses an artificial intelligence (AI) platform to tap into the voice as a vocal biomarker for providing the least costly and most efficient healthcare.
Today, we can only learn the lessons of that era and make sure that it never happens again. While we commemorate the history, it is important to continue to honor the living.
Historian Dan Tamir uncovers controversial trends in the pre-state era, but exonerates Jabotinsky.
The stakes are extremely high and that is why more and more organizations and activists have entered the fray for this year’s election.
Among the Jewish population in Israel, the traditional ideals and policy priorities of the left are not realistic or particularly pressing.
With presidents, prime ministers, kings, crown princes, parliamentary speakers and more, the event is truly a historic one for Israel, which has never had so many foreign dignitaries visit at once.
The significant gathering of leaders at Yad Vashem this week presents an opportunity to examine what has been accomplished since the 2005 UN resolution in the fight against antisemitism.
In the same way Zionism necessarily demands that Jews become the masters of their own fate. So too, does feminism.
Among the current leaders of prominent American Jewish or Zionist nonprofit organizations, there are 10 who have held the same position for 30 or more years.
The World Holocaust Forum 2020, Remembering the Holocaust: Fighting Antisemitism, comes at an important moment of remembrance and reminder, of bearing witness and of action
In 1969, the CIA opened up a back channel with the PLO, which was then considered by the US and others to be a terrorist group.
The biggest joke in Washington is Trump’s defense that his refusal is based on his desire to protect the presidency for all those who will hold the office in the future
The main, by far, obstacle to Palestinian economic development is the Israeli occupation and its strangling impact on the Palestinians.
Modern antisemitism does not always resemble the discrimination faced by our ancestors; on college campuses, it is often masked as criticism of Israel and anti-Zionism.
Despite being able to defend ourselves and determine our own destiny, we have not yet achieved freedom from fear.
The pervasive Palestinian antisemitism is the direct result of the PA’s teachings.
Trump has proven to be a savvy leader who knows that timing can be everything.
The Holocaust is also on the minds of many Germans. Their unwavering support for Israel is deeply rooted in history.
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Despite the cold and heavy rain in Jerusalem, all the chairs that had been set out between the bookcases and the display counters were filled.
The Germans continue to acknowledge, confront and apologize for their dark past. In contrast, Lithuanians, Armenians, Poles and others are rewriting and distorting their roles in this tragic history.
Underscoring the absence of any clear position, Erdogan’s spokesperson called on all sides to act with “common sense,” and the Turkish Foreign Ministry invited “restraint and discretion.”
Justice requires a trial in a court and a sentence. Ethics is right versus wrong behavior.
As far back as the early 1970s, then-Sephardi Chief Rabbi Ovadia Yosef had ruled that members of the ancient Beta Israel community were indeed Jewish
The four not only planned their escapes together, they eventually linked up in Czechoslovakia. There they wrote a first-hand, detailed, eyewitness report of the mass murder underway inside the camp.
Since canceling the Visegrád summit in Israel, ties between the two natural allies do not seem to have improved
Between the Iranian population and the US administration, opposition has only gotten louder.
The Mitvim Institute maps key trends in Israel’s regional foreign policies, based on monthly reports that monitor ongoing developments
The club commissioned a huge painting by British-Israeli street artist Solomon Souza, commemorating three prominent footballers who were sent to extermination camps
Since Trump became president, there has been a startling increase in attacks on American Jews.
When Warren, a left-winger herself, in the wake of the killing of Qasem Soleimani rightly called him a great mass murderer she was immediately raked over the coals.
For solidarity, there needs to be a sense that everyone shares in carrying the burden.
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Israel is the parliamentary democracy in which there is the highest rate of private legislation – around 50%.
The time has come for a genuine national plan that will offer those living in “the periphery” something more than just shortening the time they are stuck in traffic.
Greece will commemorate again this year the Memorial Day to the Greek Jewish Martyrs and Heroes of the Holocaust on January 27.
Despite bloody events in Baku, the day of January 20, 1990, became a page of heroism in the history of the struggle for the independence and territorial integrity of Azerbaijan.
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If Israel and its supporters are to begin challenging negative attitudes toward the country on the Left, they must begin to speak the language of the Left.
Sadly, some things never seem to change – including the excuses that some people make for antisemitic thugs.
More than fifty world leaders will arrive in Israel’s capital to commemorate 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz.
It is one thing to adopt a definition of antisemitism. It is another thing to start enforcing that definition and hinging state funding for organizations on their decisions to adopt it or not.
Identifying Jews as white in the context of American history is not only a perversion of the Jewish past but a denial of its peoplehood.
On January 17, 1945 – 75 years ago – Raoul Wallenberg was arrested by the Soviet military intelligence apparatus, never to be seen again.
President Donald Trump’s order to kill Qassem Soleimani is one of the most reckless acts taken by a president.
One must wonder what Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef was thinking when last week he launched into a tirade against non-Jewish Russian immigrants to Israel.
When Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, Hitler was delighted. Japan, as an ally, he reasoned, was going to attack the Soviet Union from the East.
My Word: This being 2020, when even discussion of the weather is political, the decision by Harry and Meghan (we’re all on first-name terms now) quickly became split along Left-Right lines.
Neda was among the millions of Iranians of all walks of life who had taken to the streets of Iran to protest the regime representative’s false claims of victory.
The removal of Iranian IRGC Maj.-Gen. Qasem Soleimani in an efficient, limited action by the US on January 3, was a praiseworthy move.
IF YOU needed an example of how the political wheel works, all you had to do was watch the dramatic last-minute developments at the Knesset on Wednesday night.
‘Does it sound logical?” wondered Defense Minister Naftali Bennett. “Imagine an American congressman hanging in his living room the picture of a man who murdered tens of Jews in a synagogue.
Why is Nasrallah suddenly meddling in Iraqi politics.
It is not only Arab voters who are deeply disappointed with the construct of the merged list. Israel needs a new vision and pragmatic camp of leaders.
Labor and Meretz are at a political crossroads.
Much debate has been conducted over whether the world is safer now, and many liberal Americans have been shuddering in their shoes over the likelihood of Iranian retaliation.
In defense, the KAN people claimed that Seeing the World is no longer needed.
As administration rationales seemed to shift hourly, Trump dropped “imminent” (which he misspelled “eminent”) and insisted “it doesn’t really matter because of his horrible past.”
Ironically, the concept of America being a “melting pot” was created back in 1909 by a British Jew who wrote a play about a fictional Russian-Jewish immigrant intent on moving to the United States.
The media are wrong: Politics isn’t always the answer – leadership is.
Meeting with Assad sent clear messages to the countries of the region.
From all the stories that have emerged in the aftermath, it’s become evident that the storm could have been worse
The decision of Tel Aviv University to close the Steinmetz Center is worrying for several reasons.
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Acre is a pearl in the Land of Israel, a paradigm for others in that it exemplifies the fact that people of different faiths and cultures can live together in harmony.
“We are building a global coalition of leaders who can send a strong message that will resonate around the world."
Ironically, if there is indeed a secret to Jewish genius, it’s precisely that Jews don’t believe the brain is an operating system you download from your parents
Palestinian rejectionism of the Jewish state, not the settlements, is the driving force of the prolonged Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
In an election, every vote should count
Lebanon’s “parliament, government, president, and all of the other state institutions are nothing more than a façade for players directed by [Hassan] Nasrallah.”
The truth is the time has come for the US to downgrade Saudi Arabia as its main strategic partner. To fill the gap, the US can reinforce its relations with Qatar.
In the last few years, several cases came to the surface in which the source of incitement, hatred and encouragement for violence were some popular tech products and their social media platforms.
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Members of the coalition can only complain that the opposition offers no clear alternatives.
Yinon’s defenders say that he is weighing procedural matters, of the kind that are at the core of his job.
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Imagine if the voice of a white person was valued over a black person in speaking out against brutality against the black community.
The Islamic Republic is engaged in a version of the Game of Thrones in which the iron throne is Mecca and Medina.
What President Trump did was to make it perfectly clear to the largest terrorist regime worldwide that it was a zero-sum game; that Americans would not be besieged on his watch without consequences.
After the Jersey City attacks, some local blacks despicably blamed Jews for living in the neighborhood and thus supposedly causing the attack.
As a successful ethnic group in America, we should be able to withstand these attacks and see them as only glancing blows in an otherwise very positive picture of our place in American society.
In what became a formative moment of my life, glaring into my eyes, she punctuated every word with her calloused finger wagging in my face: “We’re not Lithuanians. We are Jews.”
Every time Israeli leaders have trusted the pen over the sword it has ended in bloodshed and destruction, as in Oslo.
While Ben-Gurion’s belief that the Diaspora would disappear is undermined by existence of millions of Jews in countries outside Israel, Rawidowicz’s argument has suffered over the past six decades.
The European Union and the Palestinian Authority have developed a plan to destroy Israel.
The two-state solution should not be considered to be a partisan issue, but rather an issue over different values.
The continued delay in ruling on the Malka Leifer case has strained Israel’s ties with its close friend Australia.
What this week’s rains have shown is that solutions need to be found to the mundane challenges, even though laying drainage pipes might not be as exciting as developing algorithms for a laser sword.