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The futility of ‘never again’

On Wednesday evening, April 11, Jews in Israel and around the world marked the annual commemoration of Yom HaShoah, the day of remembrance of the Holocaust. It is a time...

In denial about Mahmoud Abbas

PASSOVER EDITION 5778 SECTION A PAGE 5 Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas keeps telling the world what he thinks. The curious thing is not that he makes...

Here, Trump has gone establishment

It turns out that in some cases, the Trump administration can behave just like its predecessors. President Donald Trump has been rightly accused of smashing precedents...

Gun control discourse is hot air

Jewish groups don’t hesitate to weigh in after the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla., but the futile nature of the discussion about guns points toward...

Gaza needs to look in the mirror

Gaza is broke. As the Feb. 12 front-page New York Times feature explained at length, the conflict between the Gaza Strip’s Hamas overlords and the Fatah party that...

‘Outside-in’ is inside out

Sinai strikes are a reminder that Israel should never count on Arab states to guarantee its safety. It’s the other way around. We’re not hearing much anymore about...

Israel’s blacklist is a pointless blunder

The term “blacklist” is one that brings up memories of McCarthysim to most Americans. But those on a new Israeli “blacklist” who are to be blocked from entry to...

Defining ‘occupied’ and the semantic battle

In a demonstration of how completely at odds his views are from those of the foreign policy establishment, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman reportedly asked the...

How Trump and Abbas prove liberals clueless

Earlier this month, more than 10,000 Israelis turned out for demonstrations in Tel Aviv against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Their purpose was to draw attention to...

What’s this? Unity on Trump announcement?

If there is one thing that the overwhelmingly liberal American Jewish community generally agrees on these days, it’s President Donald Trump. The vast majority of Jews...