Defending Israel

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 […]
August 20, 2019

They praised the killer of a Senator’s niece — and then organized Rep. Tlaib’s trip

Rep. Rashida Tlaib. Photo courtesy JNS By Moshe Phillips First, they praised the terrorist who murdered a United States Senator’s niece. Then they were chosen by Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib to organize her now-canceled trip to Israel. Tlaib’s outrageous choice of […]
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, […]