Editor's Notes: A symbol of settler resistance or of Israeli indecision?
The fate of Amona has the government in a quandary ahead of December 25, the date set by the court for its evacuation.
... Pubdate: Fri, 21 Oct 2016 04:54:40 GMT
A really new Middle East
Israel must never forget David Ben-Gurion’s and Ze’ev Jabotinsky’s dictum that only the Jewish state’s own capability to defend itself would assure its security and eventually bring about peace.
... Pubdate: Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:52:53 GMT
Woe is us
Two things for sure: It turns out I had not seen it all. And I will not again make fun of Israeli politics or the Israeli political system. Woe is us. But it ends well.
... Pubdate: Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:45:57 GMT
The perfect response to UNESCO: Succot
This special connection of Jews and non- Jews to the Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount - and to the holiday of Succot - is not limited to the past and the present.
... Pubdate: Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:42:49 GMT
Jerusalem Post Letters to the Editor: Readers have more to say about UNESCO
Shmuley Boteach quotes UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova, who notes that the “Western Wall is the holiest place in Judaism.”
... Pubdate: Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:40:43 GMT
The B’Tselem controversy: Democracy is for Palestinians too
It is our right and obligation, as Israelis, to oppose the occupation.
... Pubdate: Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:40:22 GMT
Comment: Gaza may be avenue worth pursuing
With Gaza’s economy in ruins, the time may be ripe to revisit industrial zones along the border.
... Pubdate: Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:25:44 GMT
Know Comment: Not a peep from the pope
The hypocrisy of the nations is a constant in Israel’s foreign relations.
... Pubdate: Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:30:11 GMT
Jerusalem Post Editorial: Not just Micronesia
As noted by The Jerusalem Post’s Tamara Zieve, the vote sparked an uproar among Mexico’s Jewish population of 45,000.
... Pubdate: Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:25:16 GMT
Reading Ecclesiastes in the 21st century
Idealized peace was and remains a messianic vision, which, in Judaism, is outside the options in the real world.
... Pubdate: Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:21:21 GMT
First 100 days
This election places our commitment to the State of Israel front and center. Just as our ancestors did for us, let us do all we can to make Israel safe and secure.
... Pubdate: Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:07:49 GMT
Fear and Faith, Part II: The strengths, weaknesses and delusions of ISIS
Western politicians often abuse ISIS’s image to attain electoral goals, even at the price of enhancing the organization’s strength.
... Pubdate: Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:23:26 GMT
Here and There: Our Ethiopian brethren – the good news and the bad
The government would do well to invest more in organizations such as ESRA, rather than initiating one committee after the other to no avail.
... Pubdate: Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:44:23 GMT
I have never, not once, seen a situation of separate seating where women were assigned the more advantageous seats.
... Pubdate: Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:37:27 GMT
Grumpy Old Man: The Saunder B. Rifkin commemorative column
Authentic Jewish leadership comes from dedication, humility and a willingness to dirty your hands; Not just from visibility or money.
... Pubdate: Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:28:16 GMT
A Dose of Nuance: Still time to reimagine
Shimon Peres was a model for being able to change oneself, says the writer.
... Pubdate: Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:12:55 GMT
Starting a conversation
Israel’s official narrative whenever its security officials’ use of force is questioned always starts as one of total justification.
... Pubdate: Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:08:58 GMT
October 19, 2016: UNESCO
The Obama administration wrongly calls legally established settlements in Judea and Samaria “obstacles to peace,” and their expansion “inflammatory and provocative.”
... Pubdate: Wed, 19 Oct 2016 18:44:46 GMT
Roger Waters is the ‘odd man out’
Hundreds of artists do the same every year, creating spaces for Arabs and Jews, religious and secular, Left and Right to come together, sing together, dance together.
... Pubdate: Wed, 19 Oct 2016 18:39:20 GMT
It is a source of shame that the capital’s most well-known club, Beitar Jerusalem, is notorious for its demonstrative hatred of Arabs.
... Pubdate: Wed, 19 Oct 2016 18:31:18 GMT
Center Field: Today’s epidemic of little lies undermine democracy
Let’s judge the candidates by their public stands and actions, not by illegally- obtained or illegitimately-publicized private exchanges.
... Pubdate: Wed, 19 Oct 2016 18:22:22 GMT
Candidly Speaking: Strength and unity will overcome our adversaries
Netanyahu is far from perfect and many Israelis harbor a strong animus toward him and point out that he is even unpopular in his own party.
... Pubdate: Wed, 19 Oct 2016 18:16:04 GMT
The battle for Mosul, and its aftermath
The Iraqi decision to start the offensive on October 17 took the Turks by surprise and preempted a Turkish move toward Mosul.
... Pubdate: Wed, 19 Oct 2016 18:00:55 GMT
Trump or Clinton: The Israeli interest
Beyond past experience with the GOP, Trump’s own assertions have been anything but “pro-Israel” in the traditional and right-wing sense of the term.
... Pubdate: Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:35:39 GMT
Fundamentally Freund: UNESCO isn't the only one to blame...
The UNESCO vote is a slap in the face to history, archaeology and theology, and represents an assault on the very foundations of the Judeo-Christian tradition that underpins Western civilization.
... Pubdate: Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:27:35 GMT
Encountering Peace: Secret back channels
I believe that peace can only be reached through a negotiated agreement and that the only way to conduct successful Israeli-Palestinian negotiations is through a secret back channel.
... Pubdate: Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:22:27 GMT
Haredim and the IDF
On Friday, a man who had been threatening Deputy Defense Minister Eli Ben-Dahan for promoting haredi enlistment was arrested.
... Pubdate: Tue, 18 Oct 2016 17:08:39 GMT
Don’t let symbols blind you to the mundane at the Temple Mount
Once again Israeli leaders denounce UNESCO and tell their people with an odd tone of satisfaction: “The whole world is against us; we you told you so!”
... Pubdate: Tue, 18 Oct 2016 17:06:47 GMT
Comment: UNESCO’s failed history test
The UNESCO resolution is a modern pogrom against the Jewish people’s connection to its historic homeland.
... Pubdate: Wed, 19 Oct 2016 08:23:48 GMT
LETTERS: Ultimate destination
Kol hakavod to Ambassador Danny Danon for his excellent work at the United Nations.
... Pubdate: Tue, 18 Oct 2016 17:00:46 GMT
Jesus at the Aksa Mosque – the UNESCO version
Not surprisingly, the effort to deny Judaism’s connection to its holy places was initiated by the Palestinian Authority under that moderate lover of peace, PA President Mahmoud Abbas.
... Pubdate: Tue, 18 Oct 2016 16:56:51 GMT
Hillary’s ‘foreign intervention’ hypocrisy
Hillary may be no dummy, but she is a great hypocrite.
... Pubdate: Tue, 18 Oct 2016 16:52:19 GMT
America’s next president should learn from Israel on dealing with disaster
Every president must face crises, without knowing in advance what those crises will be. In seeking for guidance on how to confront this difficult situation.
... Pubdate: Tue, 18 Oct 2016 16:49:21 GMT
UNESCO’s absurd decision reflects the world’s honest opinion
Israel was not established to be a safe haven for Jews, but to foster a society that presents a desirable and sustainable alternative to a ruptured and hate-filled world.
... Pubdate: Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:44:32 GMT