Defending Israel

August 18, 2019

CUFI calls for return to bipartisanship on Israel

U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman spoke at the CUFI Washington Summit in July. Just after the controversy involving Israel cancelling a visit “to Palestine” by U.S. Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, both of whom are Democrats and advocates […]
July 24, 2019

Cardoza-Moore says Reps. Omar, Tlaib should enter region through Gaza tunnels

While Israel has stated it would not bar Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from entering Israel on their upcoming Middle East trips, and it is assumed that, as with most visitors, they will enter via Ben-Gurion Airport, an evangelical […]
July 12, 2019

Opinion: Warping “justice” — The Problem with Opposing the “Occupation”

By Jonathan Tobin (JNS.org) — The radical anti-Zionist IfNotNow group hit the jackpot last week with its initial investment in efforts to impact the 2020 presidential election. IfNotNow’s attempts to infiltrate Jewish summer camps and alter the way they teach […]
July 10, 2019

CUFI Summit: This Year, it was Christians United Against Anti-Semitism

While Israel is always the primary focus for the now 7 million member Christians United for Israel, at this year’s Washington Summit, the emphasis was on fighting the rise of anti-Semitism “in our Congress, in our churches and on our […]
June 10, 2019

Opinion: True progressives are Zionists

Temporary Minister of Justice and the only gay member of the Likud Party, Amir Ochana, attends the annual Gay Pride Parade in Jerusalem on June 6, 2019. Photo by Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90. By Jonathan Tobin (JNS.org) — The irony is […]
May 16, 2019

NYT’s Stephens: West in values “crisis,” Israel on the right track

From left: Political consultant Rivka Kidron; executive director of Migdal Or Atara Solow; deputy head of mission at Israel’s Embassy in Washington Benjamin Krasna; dean and founder of Migdal Ohr Rabbi Yitzchak Dovid Grossman; and New York Times columnist Bret […]
April 19, 2019

Female Muslim braves threats to serve in IDF infantry battalion

N has to remove her uniform and leave her army-issue weapon at the base when she goes home on leave. (Photo: Miri Tzachi) By Bat-Chen Epstein Elias (Israel Hayom/JNS) — When Cpl. N., who serves in a mixed-gender infantry battalion, […]
April 15, 2019

(Editorial) “Academic” hate-fest at UNC/Duke Gaza Conference

(From our sister publication, Southern Jewish Life) As an alumnus of the University of Virginia, throwing shade at the University of North Carolina or Duke University is something that comes naturally (*cough* March Madness), and is generally reciprocated. Of course, […]
January 23, 2019

Ten Toxic Terms that Pro-Israel Advocates Must Fight

By Lee Bender and Jerome R. Verlin (JNS) Mainstream Western media coverage of Israel is laced with expressions intentionally crafted to delegitimize the Jewish state. By forfeiting this language, we forfeit our history. The good news is that these terms […]
December 12, 2018

At International Human Rights Day conference, Israeli minorities praise Jewish state

From right to left: Ze’ev Jabotinsky, grandson of the famous Revisionist Zionist leader; Yishai Fleisher, spokesperson of the Jewish Community of Hebron; and Im Tirtzu CEO Matan Peleg. Credit: Koby Dovraz. (JNS) — The Zionist organization Im Tirtzu held its […]
September 20, 2018

First “Made in Mississippi” canister delivered for Israel’s Arrow 3 missile defense

The first “Made in Mississippi” Arrow 3 anti-ballistic missile canister was delivered to Israel Aerospace Industries during an Aug. 27 ceremony at Stark Aerospace in Columbus. Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant and several members of Mississippi’s Congressional delegation were at the […]