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A UN observer at a lookout point near the Israel-Syria border in the Golan Heights, June 25, 2017. (Basel Awidat/Flash90)

The Golan Heights: A primer

JERUSALEM — President Donald Trump tweeted that after  52 years it is time for the US to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which he said is of...

A picture among flowers and tributes near Al Noor mosque on March 18, 2019 in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Carl Court/Getty)

Murdered in New Zealand, mourned in Denver

“We really appreciate you coming. This means a lot to us.” This sentiment was repeated over and over again by members of the Muslim community to the Jewish guests...

Adam Milstein (Lev Radin via Getty Images)

Milstein pulls out of AIPAC conference

WASHINGTON — Adam Milstein, a major pro-Israel funder, has withdrawn from speaking at next week’s annual AIPAC policy conference following a series of tweets in...

Benjamin Netanyahu arrives at the Israeli parliament on November 19, 2018. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Bibi straddles extreme positions

JERUSALEM — It wasn’t so long ago that most major Israeli politicians supported establishing a Palestinian state. Now it’s not clear that any of them do, including...

Esther Voet

Dutch Purim prank about anti-Semitism doesn’t go down well

AMSTERDAM — The Netherlands’ main Jewish weekly is the kingdom’s oldest commercial magazine and one of its most reputable publications. Which is why many Dutch...

Police in Christchurch, New Zealand, after shootings at two mosques on March 15, 2019. (Screenshot)

New Zealand Jews sickened by deadly mosque attacks

Jewish groups from New Zealand and beyond expressed their horror at the slaying of at least 49 people at two mosques in Christchurch Friday. The New Zealand Jewish...

Albert Einstein

Einstein manuscript reveals concern about Nazism

JERUSALEM — Albert Einstein writes about science and concern over the rise of the Nazis in Germany in 110 new manuscript pages made public, for the first time, at The...

Puppets of Jews on display at the Aalst Carnaval in Belgium on March 3, 2019. (Courtesy of FJO)

Belgium float makers defend anti-Semitic puppets

BRUSSELS — I initially had some sympathy for the creators of an anti-Semitic carnival float in Belgium. Studying their CVs and past creations for the annual carnival...

Rep. Ilhan Omar, l, with Rep. Nancy Pelosi, March 8, 2019. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

The Omar issue isn’t going away

WASHINGTON — Democrats came to an agreement last week on a resolution to denounce anti-Semitism and other forms of bias, but most — particularly the House speaker,...

AIPAC Policy Conference at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, March 6, 2018. (Michael Brochstein/Getty)

With ‘Jexodus’, Trump challenges, angers Israel bipartisanship

WASHINGTON — The House hearing was about foreign aid, and almost as soon as it started it took a political turn: The most powerful congressional appropriator was...