Opinion

October 6, 2021

Biden’s record on Israel as president: So far, so good

U.S. President Joe Biden with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in the Roosevelt Room at the White House on Aug. 27, 2021. Source: Embassy of Israel/Twitter by Mitchell Bard During the 2020 campaign and since he became president, conservatives have […]
August 11, 2021

Connecting with Israel in a special way 

by Trotter Cobb Far and wide, country to country and across different cultures, one thing that binds people is parenting special needs kids. This was brought home to me not too long ago through a Zoom chat with an Israeli […]
July 16, 2021

The 800-year apology: What is the real challenge to reconciling Christians and Jews?

The Canterbury Cathedral. Credit: Leonid Andronov/Shutterstock. by Melanie Phillips (JNS) — The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has announced that the Church of England plans to offer its “repentance” over antisemitic church laws that were passed in the 13th century. […]
June 17, 2021

What really happened at much-maligned Jerusalem Flag March

by Douglas Altabef (JNS) — The Jerusalem flag march was what it was always intended to be — a celebration. The world held its breath as mostly high school students showed their love of Israel and commitment to an undivided […]
June 15, 2021

Alabama Christian says critiques of ally Israel were unfair and wrong

Left, Trotter Cobb. Right, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey and Israeli Consul General Anat Sultan-Dadon by Trotter Cobb I’m a retired Alabama businessman who likes to write.  I’m an American Christian and don’t know every nuance of the Middle East. But […]
June 11, 2021

No, “from the river to the sea” means Jewish genocide, not coexistence

May 2021 Palestine rally in Birmingham by Larry Brook No, “River to the Sea” is about Jewish genocide, or at best ethnic cleansing, not coexistence. If one attends an anti-Israel — er., “pro-Palestinian” rally, it generally takes mere moments for […]
June 6, 2021

What can a skeptical world expect from Naftali Bennett as prime minister?

Yamina Party head Naftali Bennett gives a press conference at the Knesset in Jerusalem on May 30, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90. by Jonathan Tobin (JNS) — This isn’t the way he planned on becoming prime minister of Israel. When […]
June 2, 2021

Newest way to malign Israel: Label it white supremacist

by David Suissa (Jewish Journal) — Israel-hatred is very much like Jew-hatred — the haters will always find new ways to hate. If you have any doubt about the irrational hatred for Israel, just consider the United Nations. According to […]
June 1, 2021

End of an era? The tragedy of Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a press conference at the Knesset on May 30, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90. by Jonathan Tobin (JNS) — It didn’t have to end this way. In what may be only a matter […]