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The implications of communal shut-down

For many Jewish communities in the US, this was the week when synagogues were abandoned. In an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus, houses of worship were...

What is Israel’s ‘Joint Arab List’?

Winning the most votes in Israel’s latest election was a triumph for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud Party. But it wasn’t enough to end the yearlong...

Wait and see, most Jews will vote for Bernie

This is a scary moment for centrist and pro-Israel Democrats. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ overwhelming victory in the Nevada caucuses, coupled with the disastrous debut of...

They want to be the first Jewish president

Bernie Sanders and Michael Bloomberg both want to be the nation’s first Jewish president. But they couldn’t possibly be more different. Sanders is a socialist who is...

Where is Bethlehem? Not a trivial matter

There’s no escaping controversy any time that Israel or the Palestinians are mentioned. That’s a lesson the producers, writers and star of the long-running...

Trump, an anti-Semite? What?

How could a speech that centered on advocating support for Israel and opposition to anti-Semitism, and in particular, the BDS movement, be considered anti-Semitic...

Bloomberg’s wealth and anti-Semitism

This week America got another Jewish candidate, as well as another billionaire, in the Democratic 2020 presidential race. The entry of former New York City Mayor and...

Settlements: Israeli Jews vs. American Jews

When Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced this week that the US no longer considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank to be in violation of international law,...

Ilhan Omar isn’t the only hypocrite on Armenia

Last week’s overwhelming vote by the House of Representatives in favor of a resolution condemning the genocide of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire from 1915 to 1923...

Trump trashes brave people

The excuses President Donald Trump and his loyal fans continue to put forward for his disastrous decision to give Turkey a green light to invade Syria continue to be as...