November 8, 2022

Lies and unapologetic antisemitism from the UN ‘Commission of Inquiry’ on Israel

Navi Pillay, chair of the “United Nations Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and Israel,” addresses a press conference. Credit: U.N. Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré. by Anne Bayefsky (Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs) — Antisemitism at the […]
October 26, 2022

Newark School District adds anti-Israel book to sixth-grade curriculum

by Susan Eisensten (JNS) — The school board of Newark, N.J., is drawing attention from Israel advocacy and education organizations as well as parents for adding an anti-Israel book to its mandatory curriculum. The book “A Little Piece Of Ground” […]
March 11, 2022

Progressive charity platforms in U.S. help foment terror in Middle East

by Irit Tratt (JNS) — In a $2 billion contract sealed last summer, the global investment firm Apax Partners announced that it would be acquiring EveryAction, a fundraising portal that currently hosts more than 18,000 organizations and serves as parent […]
September 13, 2021

As Afghanistan collapses, Israel learns value of international security “guarantees”

by Amir Avivi and Or Yissachar (JNS) — Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, one of the architects of the war in Afghanistan, made a point of distinguishing between the “known knowns” (already known variables), the predictable, though still […]
August 12, 2021

U.S., Israeli militaries tighten air defense cooperation

Representatives from the Israeli and U.S. Air Forces during a meeting in July 2021. Credit: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit. by Yaakov Lappin (JNS) — Representatives from the U.S. and Israeli Air Forces met last month to discuss a remarkable development: what […]
June 15, 2021

Time to change the focus of Israel advocacy and go on offense

Hamas militant holds up child during military parade, 2017, image via IDF online by Larry D. Weiss (BESA) — In recent years, Israel has fared poorly in the court of public opinion. Palestinian advocates have engaged in a well-organized offensive […]
June 10, 2021

Deputy consul general discusses frustration of fighting war on two fronts

Deputy Consul General Alex Gandler by Richard Friedman Israel and Jews everywhere who feel an attachment to the Jewish state are fighting a two-front war. Each battle is perplexing and dangerous in its own way. The first is the asymmetrical […]
April 18, 2021

On Israel Memorial Day, Birmingham couple reflects on family loss

From Israeli Foreign Ministry‘s website by Richard Friedman As Jews, we are taught all Jews are responsible for one another. Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day, provides a sacred framework for all Jews remembering one another. This powerful truth was brought […]
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 […]
March 4, 2021

International Criminal Court’s Israel probe “hypocritical” and antisemitic

Chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Fatou Bensouda, December 2019. Credit: Mike Chappazo/Shutterstock. by Sean Savage (JNS) — The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in the Hague announced on March 3 her intention to open an investigation […]
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 […]