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The tax law allows you to consider writing off bad customer debts and make reasonable provision for doubtful debts.
The anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) illustrates how we have turned a tactical threat that does not endanger Israel’s security or prosperity into an existential threat.
Equating Zionism with white supremacy and implying that American Zionists (the vast majority of Jews) are complicit in supporting a racist state is antisemitic.
The lack of a functioning, stable government has led us to a historic blunder.
Revel, a professor emeritus at the Weizmann Institute, developed Rebif using a formidable Jewish characteristic and a particularly important body part: a new-born male baby's foreskin.
BDS bills itself as “a Palestinian-led movement for freedom, justice and equality,” yet it’s true aim is to displace Israelis,
Jew-hatred is surging in the streets, even in North America, yet this has neither commanded mainstream media attention nor inspired popular outrage.
Inspiration from our first prime minister as we head off – yet again – to choose our next.
There’s a time to shut up and do, and a time to send a threatening message.
Movers and shakers in Israeli society.
My Word: If this is art, I’ll eat my words – or something.
From Netanyahu’s perspective it is a gamble worth taking. But what about the public’s perspective? What is best for the State of Israel?
The fact that groups like Students for Justice in Palestine went ballistic over this stroke of genius makes perfect sense.
The time has come to give feedback to each UN ambassador from the major donor nations that contribute $1.2 billion each year to UNRWA.
With new people, the question would inevitably arise: "How can you help us here? The situation on American campuses is frightening, and is only getting worse."
At Jewish National Fund-USA, I have always said that the people we work with in Israel are not in the hallways of the Knesset, they are on the ground, in the towns and cities of Israel.
Yair Rosenberg wrote in The Washington Post that “Trump believes all the antisemitic stereotypes about Jews but sees those traits as admirable.”
Dean Obeidallah writing for CNN claimed that Trump employed the antisemitic trope of “Jewish dual-loyalties” when he said that some Jews “don’t love Israel enough.”
This past year has been a political failure – a dismal one.
Most Israelis today probably believe that Israel holds sovereignty at least over area C in the West Bank.
Israel and the US are the best friends. This imposes special responsibilities on both.
Israel’s second president, Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, had been elected to his third term at the time of his death.
On the Palestinian issue, most responses vary from “none of my business” to “Israel is in the right.”
One important change to note is the significant shift from Gandhi’s policy of adopting the Palestinian narrative to current Prime Minister Narendra Damoda Damodardas Modi’s smashing this approach.
Netanyahu explained this decision as a security measure that would create a stronger defense on the eastern border.
When America entered the war in 1941, ships that took soldiers to Europe returned empty after FDR rejected using them to rescue Jews.
On December 30, 2015, in a court in Florida, Alan Dershowitz was accused of having had sex on seven occasions with Virginia Roberts Giuffre, an underage girl, at exotic locations.
My dad, of beloved memory, a true workaholic, decided that life needed to have more meaning and decided at age 55 to retire.
At this point, Jenny must decide whether to play the queen, the percentage play, or play low, which works if East holds the king doubleton.
The significant gap in how American Jews and Israelis perceived the speech requires Israelis to reevaluate Trump’s statements and understand it through the eyes of American Jewry.
I’m not surprised, and neither should you be, by Jew-hatred disguised as anti-Zionism
In addition to Brexit, there is another issue – just as large, just as important, that also stands before the voters: Jew-hatred. Plain and direct, there is no other way to say it.
Among endangered minorities in Europe, it is mainly the Jews who are killed twice
We need a new Zionist think tank – not just to fight delegitimization, but to relegitimize Zionism.
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The prince, who has now taken over many of his mother’s duties, was previously in Israel in September 2016 for the funeral of Shimon Peres, and before that in 1995 for the funeral of Yitzhak Rabin.
Home is a word which evokes a sense of security. It is where families gather for meals and conversations. It’s reading in a cozy chair, looking out on a picturesque landscape.
In The Persian Gamble, Joel C. Rosenberg picks up the threads of his riveting best-selling spy thriller The Kremlin Conspiracy, and races ahead with the follow-up.
“See Me Soar and Spread My Wings…” is a collection of poems about hope and yearning, written by a teenage poet who sadly passed away on February 15, 2017.
MbS is spearheading a massive transformation of Saudi Arabia to move past being an oil-dependent economy, to move toward a moderate Islam and into a peaceful and technologically advanced future.
In a strategic shift, Abbas sought to rectify Arafat’s mistakes, turning the Palestinian struggle from an armed campaign into a diplomatic one.
There is considerable tension between traditional politics based on a combination of down-to-earth pragmatism and lofty ideals about the greater good.
Terrorists, murderers, rapists and tyrant-dictators like Assad of Syria and Khamenei of Iran absolutely deserve our hatred.
Ever since the Oslo Accords of 1993, various attempts at segregating our populations have resulted in limited markets and heavily regulated trade.
Mayors are the best line of defense for this kind of hate because we are handling the relevant services, whether they are education or enforcement.
The international community supports and respects in an unequivocal and principled manner the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Azerbaijan.
When it comes to antisemitism, what “qualifies” as newsworthy is being selectively defined by a fourth estate that is unwilling to detail, much less confront, a virus that has murdered millions.
Beyond parallel struggles to counter Iran-backed radical Islamic groups that threaten each, Israel and Saudi Arabia also share similar strategic dilemmas and operational threats.
While European leaders pay lip service to the sacrifices of Kurdish forces, they refuse to stop Erdogan while simultaneously stressing the need for Kurds to continue fighting on the West's behalf.
Israel’s system presupposes that all governments will be coalitions, but no immutable law states that democratic governments must be coalitions.
Living a Jewish life in the Diaspora is always a balancing act, but never with as many intricacies, decisions and sidesteps as during the winter holiday season.
Every time there is an Instagram story about Israel, a vast majority of comments are in praise of Netanyahu and Israel.
Actual policy making in a liberal democracy is based on sophisticated nuances.
Eventually these questions are bound to come up before the High Court of Justice, which will hopefully unravel the Gordian knot.
The biggest misconception is the assumption that the Israeli-Arab conflict is all about a land dispute regarding Judea and Samaria and once we fix this, a long-lasting eternal peace will emerge.
Trump’s remarks smacked of classic stereotypes of Jews.
The sad truth is that Netanyahu is not a man to be trusted
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When investing in real estate, the goal is to put money to work today and allow it to increase so that you have more money in the future. The profit must be enough to cover the risks you take.
What else happened in Iran-related news last week?
When US President Donald Trump withdrew peacekeeping troops from Northern Syria last month, he executed the latest in a string of historic betrayals by the West towards the Kurdish people.
From BDS to a re-election that Donald Trump does not win, consider the following scenarios ...
“There are bad people and good people,” she remembers. “I was saved in France by good people.”
Today we are operating in a very different philanthropic climate.
As much damage as Trump is doing to the nation today, his most lasting harm will be the generation of judges who will still have their jobs long after we’ve tried to forget him.
Imposing a 1% surcharge on tickets to be dedicated to reforestation would be more intelligent.
“Black Friday” is a shopping spree, encouraging people to flock to malls and the Internet, to shop.
Then again, what’s bad about free shipping and no tax? It’s not like its driving Israel into the sea amid a bloodbath that the Arabs have threatened since the 1940s.
His style of diplomacy was first put on display in 2017, when his bodyguards beat up peaceful protesters in Washington, DC.
One possible conclusion is that Israel is plagued by the existence of “parallel realities” – one experienced by the general public, and the other by its elected leadership.
Eroding the bipartisan consensus on Israel runs the risk of turning support of an ally into a partisan exercise.
The international community must acknowledge their return is an obligation, not a bargaining chip.
The Islamic Republic of Iran is castigated for ruling poorly. This flies in the face of the evidence.
A consumer campaign is necessary to preserve Shabbat as a national cultural-religious asset.
When US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently announced that Israeli settlements are not per se illegal, it touched off a political firestorm.
It’s strange because you - your life goes so swiftly. You look up one day you’re a teenager, the next day you’re a grandfather.
It is no accident or coincidence, then, that the theme of this year’s IAC national summit is “Israel. Together.”
The Israel Tax Authority's circular on founders’ shares is important for multinational corporations with Israeli subsidiaries, among others.
Polls commissioned this year by the Jewish Leadership Council (JLC) showed that a whopping 87% of British Jews consider Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to be antisemitic.
Believe it or not, there are non-resident American citizens who are prepared to renounce their citizenship.
In the back of everyone’s mind there will be a constant and nagging question mark over what happens next. Everyone that is, except for Iran.
Whether Netanyahu’s political acumen and personal ambition enable him to survive the current storm seems to be questionable at the moment.
Middle Israel: Neyanyahu's strategic asset is, for most Israelis, a strategic liability
Political Affairs: Immunity means he won’t go on trial, which means he won’t be convicted, and that’s the ideal situation for Netanyahu.
The tests revealed a growing gap in scholastic performance between Hebrew-speaking and Arabic-speaking pupils in Israel.
Social Affairs: Israel’s lethal brew is deficient education and demographics.
Fred Rogers lived in Squirrel Hill, and for 33 years he filmed “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” at the nearby WQED studios.
The media are generally not fair and for the most part should not be trusted, not in the United States, not in Great Britain and not in Israel.
If there is one NATO tenet that resembles a support column it is “the principle of collective defense."
The PA, Hamas, Fatah and a clutch of other Palestinian factions have agreed to hold elections for the legislature and then for president early next year.
There are two dominant parties in Palestinian politics: Fatah and Hamas.
Two Israeli citizens, presumed to be alive, Avera Mengistu and Hisham al-Sayed, have been in Hamas captivity for more than four years.
The French resolution helps provide the tools to fight against the intersection between antisemitism and anti-Zionism.
God did not descend on Sinai 3,332 years ago to give us a history lesson. Nor did he attempt a biology lesson. God came down to Sinai to teach us one thing and one thing only, theology.