Getting at the Truth

June 1, 2021

Forget gaslighting critics, Israel set new standard for the ethics of fighting a war

by Rabbi Daniel Rowe (JNS) — Despite everything you may have been reading or hearing these last few weeks, Israel has delivered the greatest moral miracle in the history of warfare. The conduct of the Israel Defense Forces vis-à-vis the […]
May 20, 2021

About Black Lives Matter’s hostility toward Israel: We told you

by Joshua Washington Right now, Israel is at war with Gaza again. What seemingly began with an ongoing court case that was set to adjourn this year, has grown into a full-out war by Hamas, the ruling party in Gaza, […]
May 17, 2021

AP needs to look inward before castigating Israel

Despite protests over their Gaza office being destroyed, the Associated Press is still managing to get the news out by Richard Friedman So figure this one out. On May 15, after warning those inside to evacuate, Israel demolished a Gaza […]
May 16, 2021

A Muslim group issues Gaza statement. We added a bit to it.

Piles of stones inside the Temple Mount mosques, in preparation for unrest against Israel. Photo courtesy Ambassador Gilad Erdan’s Twitter feed. by Larry Brook On May 12, our friends at the Birmingham Islamic Society issued a statement about the current […]
May 15, 2021

Israel bombs Gaza AP office? Here’s the rest of the story

Image from the Israel Defense Forces website by Richard Friedman I have a good friend, a very thoughtful person who I’ve known for a long-time. She and I were reporters together at the Birmingham News and she went on to […]
May 11, 2021

Flashpoint: What is the true story of Sheikh Jarrah?

Palestinians and left-wing activists protest in the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah. April 16, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90. By Arsen Ostrovsky (The International Legal Forum) — The case of Sheikh Jarrah is a complex and long-running legal matter, […]
May 10, 2021

Debunking four media-fueled myths about the violence in Jerusalem

From the American Jewish Committee As the final days of Ramadan drew Muslims to the Al Aqsa Mosque to pray and the celebration of Jerusalem’s reunification drew Israeli marchers to the streets to celebrate, a wave of violence that had […]
May 8, 2021

Yes, “Sheikh Jarrah” embodies the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but not the way critics think

A view of the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of eastern Jerusalem. In the background is the city center. Credit: David Shankbone via Wikimedia Commons. by Micha Danzig This past week anti-Israel forces have been in overdrive over the Jerusalem District Court’s […]
May 6, 2021

Why is Human Rights Watch going after Israel’s Law of Return?

by Karen Bekker (JNS) — If you’re Jewish and live in the Diaspora, chances are there’s been some event in the news or in politics that at some point has made you say to yourself, “Well, if things really go […]