Opinion

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 […]
May 23, 2021

Unprecedented precision: Israel could have killed thousands in Gaza — but didn’t

by James Marlow (JNS) — “Operation Guardian of the Walls” may have been the most targeted and accurate precision-bombing campaign ever facilitated by any military, anywhere, in the history of conflict and war. In the 11 days before the ceasefire, […]
May 12, 2021

With not enough Jews dying, Rep. Omar flips the Middle East script

by David Suissa (Jewish Journal) — Palestinian terror groups such as Hamas have a surefire strategy to win over the world’s sympathy: fire rockets into Israeli territory, trigger an Israeli response and wait for the global outrage against Israel’s response. […]
May 11, 2021

Reverting to failed pre-Trump policies leaving Middle East ablaze

Police Officers clash with protesters during a protest over tension in Jerusalem, in Ramla, on May 10, 2021. Photo by Yossi Aloni/Flash90 by Alex Traiman (JNS) — After one of the calmest extended periods in decades in the Middle East […]
March 25, 2021

Israel still can’t make up its mind about Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses supporters on election night at Likud Party headquarters in Jerusalem, March 23, 2021. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90. by Jonathan Tobin (JNS) — When the first exit polls were published, it seemed as if the […]