Defending Israel

October 2, 2020

Claims of Israeli ethnic cleansing have no place in a student paper, or anywhere

by Jennifer Roskies (JCPA) — “A Jewish Argument for Divestment,” the opinion piece in the Columbia Daily Spectator on Sept. 23, is distressing on two counts. First, that it was penned by two Jewish Columbia University students, who take pride […]
September 10, 2020

Israeli, U.S. defense companies take cooperation to new level in Iron Dome production — coming to Ala., Ark.?

A view of the Iron Dome air-defense system. Credit: Rafael Advanced Defense Systems. by Yaakov Lappin (JNS) — The United States’ Raytheon Missiles and Defense company, and Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems made an unusual announcement in August, stating that […]
August 26, 2020

The Dean Of America’s Intellectual Pro-Israel Defenders Has Died

by Moshe Phillips  Edward Alexander, the Jewish scholar and author who passed away last week at age 84, was called “Seattle’s Jeremiah” by his hometown newspaper. An Israeli publication once hailed him as “Jewry’s premier polemicist.” For more than half […]
July 22, 2020

Outgoing UN Ambassador Danon says World Gradually Changing Perspective on Israel

Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon (left) walks with U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley as she arrives for a meeting at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem, June 7, 2017. Photo Yonatan Sindel/Flash90. by Josh Hasten […]
July 10, 2020

Atlanta Israel Coalition hosting virtual event on racism, antisemitism and hate

The Atlanta Israel Coalition, in partnership with a wide range of organizations, is presenting “Let’s Rise Up Together from the USA to Israel: A Virtual Solidarity Conversation on Racism, Antisemitism and Hate.” The webinar will be on July 16 at […]
March 5, 2020

AIPAC CEO warns of danger to bipartisan “foundation” of support for Israel

AIPAC CEO Howard Kohr speaking at the annual AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, March 2. Credit: AIPAC. (JNS) WASHINGTON — The theme of this year’s AIPAC Policy Conference was billed as “Today. Tomorrow. Together,” the essence of which seemed to […]
February 13, 2020

Christian Arabs face challenges by being in the Israel Defense Forces

by Jonathan Feldstein In a first-ever for Israel and the Israel Defense Forces, a Christian Israeli Arab recently enlisted as an Israeli Air Force cadet. Nationally, only 10 percent of cadets who begin the prestigious course graduate and earn their […]
November 27, 2019

With frequent traumatizing rocket attacks, Israeli children don’t want to leave their shelters

An Operation Lifeshield shelter By Richard Friedman As we go about our lives with many of us living in tranquil and secure communities, it’s easy to forget the deadly threats Israeli parents and children face almost daily in the southern […]
November 6, 2019

Crisis or opportunity? Israel, U.S. must tread carefully as Lebanon nears collapse

By Ken Cohen (FLAME/ — It is imperative that the United States and Israel’s other allies ensure that Lebanon not become another Afghanistan — a terror group masquerading as a state. This is a real danger now, and Israel is […]
October 29, 2019

Georgia State anti-Israel advocacy prompts push to bar CAIR from U.S. college campuses

Pro-Palestinian activist Said Durrah speaks at a CAIR Georgia event on Feb. 24, 2018. Source: Facebook. By Shiryn Ghermezian (JNS) — The watchdog group is calling on the U.S. Department of Education and Georgie State University to keep the […]
August 21, 2019

Exactly What “Occupation” Is The Target of Activists?

By Steve Frank (JNS) — It seems that just about everyone wants to “end the occupation” in Israel. The call rings out from the editorial pages of The New York Times and The Washington Post, from pro-Palestinian NGOs, from progressive […]