Jerusalem Post's talented team of journalists provides insight into their work presented in the opinion section. This section highlights the beliefs and values that experienced writers who are witnessing the Middle East turmoil unfold. Their first hand encounters with world leaders have shaped their opinions and world views to be shared on this page.
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
Readers of The Jerusalem Post have their say.
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.
Emily Oster explores new ways to think about the dilemmas of child-rearing
Book review: A new guide to prayer
Toronto, like many post-war Jewish communities, was welcoming to the refugees – and not.
RUNNING UPHILL: Hanukkah is only eight days a year, but each candle can ignite a full year’s worth of change. Here are the eight miracles – four global and four personal
When I was young, few of us in Israel had full sets of grandparents’
“You’re not sick enough to write about your health,” my friend intoned. “No one will take you seriously unless you’re close to death.”
Even if one subscribes to the prevailing international perspective that Israel’s presence in Judea and Samaria is a form of occupation, what is one to make of the Irish parliament?
Israelis have wavered over the years regarding the territories’ legal status. But most avoided Hansell’s sloppiest distortion – which Levin echoed blindly.
Some European consumers, Europe’s top judges ruled, might be too ethically refined to buy products made by Jews.
The latest atrocity emerges from McGill University in Montreal.
Israel cannot and should not interfere directly in the US elections. Yet it would be a great mistake to sit quietly.
Holocaust distortion is so prevalent in Lithuania, which has initiated and led many of the initiatives in Eastern Europe to rewrite the narrative of World War II and the Holocaust.
The mullahs are worthless. They live in the Middle Ages. They murder, rape, terrorize, torture and eliminate anyone who stands in their way.
The Kurds in Iran face intersectional oppression in that they are systematically disadvantaged and targeted by the Islamic regime’s security apparatus.
The complex nature of the oil market and geopolitical context was not fully understood by countries outside the Iran-Saudi Arabia or US-China relations realm.
I would like to look at the phenomenon itself and ascertain what it can contribute to this ancient/modern city, Jerusalem, the center of the Jewish halachic world.
It is a historical fact that no country in the Eurasian region has a closer strategic relationship with Israel than Azerbaijan.
Today, both countries are also grappling with extreme uncertainty. America and Israel are in uncharted territory owing to enormous and widening domestic, political and social divides.
In a wake-up call to Europe, Macron warned that if Europe did not begin to think strategically and not just commercially, there was a considerable risk that it would disappear geopolitically.
The Agriculture Ministry said it had foreseen the shortage of local butter, and recommended that the Finance Ministry allow the import of butter without extra tariffs.
The Knesset is by no means a malfunctioning parliament, but that its legitimation function is of the highest importance.
Readers of The Jerusalem Post have their say.
Like many successful entrepreneurs, WeWork founder Adam Neumann failed a few times, identified a real need, built an innovative product and succeeded in creating a real business.
Today’s schools focus on teaching the whole child: heart, soul and mind. There is even a focus on spirituality in our schools. God has finally made it into the curriculum!
Bilateral relations at the political level are developing today. However, if an Azerbaijani Embassy in Israel had been opened, relations would have developed in a completely different way.
Locally, of course, such idiomatic use is less common than where English is the mother tongue and baseball is the great pastime.
Suicide bombers are undeniably lethal, but their lethality depends on the successful discharge of an explosive, what’s inside the explosive device, and how many people are caught within the range of the blast.
As the old joke goes, while some organizations are looking for a mission, Chabad is a mission looking for an organization.
Academic departments at public and private universities alike have a moral responsibility to host speakers with diverse viewpoints in order to expose students to a breadth of opinions.
But that wasn’t how the neo-Ottomans believed it. For them, Arabs – the most precious of all Muslims – were admired and cherished.
This claim was first put forth in a letter from the Knesset’s legal adviser, Eyal Yinon, to the speaker of the Knesset with regard to the situation of MK Haim Katz.
It's a steep price to pay but one that the Israeli government felt was worth it to save the life of a single soldier.
Middle Israel: Mutiny on the Likud’s ‘Bounty’
Avichai Mandelblit clearly took Netanyahu’s side – or at least he pushed hard to keep himself out of the discussion of forcing Netanyahu out.
Jeremy Corbyn has come under fire from Jewish leaders and lawmakers both outside and within his party for his failure to combat antisemitism in Labour.
Sa’ar is fully aware of the difficult path he has embarked on.
Behind the Lines: Turkey already has the will and the raw materials. This knowledge is the factor it currently lacks.
Metal Point is the outcome of a collaboration between Thyssenkrupp and the Israeli company Impact Labs.
Maybe you really can have your cake and eat it too.
Imagine a world where you can undergo rehabilitation and many types of medical treatment in your own home, on your own time, without sharing a room with other patients.
Taxes on road fuel are relatively high, yet rarely fully reflect the cost of environmental harm, especially with some road transport sectors offered preferential rates.
Waters’ new documentary, shot during his 2017/2018 concert tour, debuted internationally this October in limited theaters.
Jordan’s claims to the West Bank following its 1949 seizure were never internationally recognized, and Israel usurped this land in a defensive war.
I found it interesting to see how Israel reacted to the rockets from Gaza this time, as opposed to how it acted in the past.
The task of theology requires an assessment, not only of the Bible, but of reality around us.