Larry Brook

April 9, 2021

Independence and Hope: From Dr. King’s Montgomery church to the Israeli Embassy

Wanda Howard Battle of Montgomery recorded the “Star Spangled Banner” and “Hatikvah” on the bimah at Temple Beth Or. She was accompanied by violinist Clare Weil, a Temple Beth Or member who serves as president of the Montgomery County Board […]
April 7, 2021

Jerusalem Declaration: An antisemitism definition that defends antisemites

by Mitchell Bard (JNS) — In the latest installment of Jews are our own worst enemies, a group of 211 professors have decided they should redefine anti-Semitism because they are not happy with the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition. To […]
April 6, 2021

Jordanian instability is bad news for Israel

Portraits of the late King Hussein of Jordan (left) and his son, King Abdullah. Credit: amnat30/Shutterstock. by Ariel Ben Solomon (JNS) — The arrest last weekend of nearly 20 people, including former Crown Prince Hamza bin Hussein, by Jordanian authorities […]
April 5, 2021

The lie of “medical apartheid” is the vaccine version of the blood libel

by Edwin Black (JNS) — An egregious lie has been making the rounds lately. It is a timeworn smear against the Jewish people in a modern guise. The ancient blood libel — “Jews are poisoners,” used to stoke anti-Semitic violence […]
March 31, 2021

Despite slide among some Democrats, U.S. support for Israel still strong

American and Israeli flags flying together. Credit: John Theodor/Shutterstock. by Mitchell Bard (JNS) — Gallup has released its annual survey data regarding American opinion toward Israel, and the news is once again mostly positive. Support for the Palestinians has increased […]
March 25, 2021

Israel still can’t make up its mind about Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses supporters on election night at Likud Party headquarters in Jerusalem, March 23, 2021. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90. by Jonathan Tobin (JNS) — When the first exit polls were published, it seemed as if the […]
March 25, 2021

IDF doctor “overwhelmed” at needs following blasts in Equatorial Guinea

Israel Defense Forces Lt. Col. Dr. Yigal Chechik, a member of the emergency delegation to Equatorial Guinea in March 2021. Credit: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit. by Lt. Col. Dr. Yigal Chechik (Israel21c) — Editor’s Note: On March 8, at least 100 […]
March 23, 2021

ESPN Host/Basketball Star Gold-Onwude Reflects on Israel Experiences

Rosalyn Gold-Onwude at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. Source: Instagram. by Howard Blas (JNS) — When Rosalyn Gold-Onwude was a college student at Stanford University, she participated on Birthright Israel. Several years later, she went on her second trip — […]
March 22, 2021

Place a Flower for Hadar on the Seder Table

Hadar Cohen will never marry, have children or comfort her parents in their old ages. She was a heroic, 19-year-old Border Policewoman stationed at the Damascus Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem when she was murdered by terrorists, February […]