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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Editorials

Social Media and American ‘Values’

“Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too.” —Voltaire.

This week the editor of a large Jewish newspaper was attacked online for publishing an op-ed that he didn’t write. The article was certainly controversial and more than a little divisive. It called into question

Show Resolve, Human Rights Commission!

When the Syrians condemn another nation at the United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHRC), it’s time to take a look at the value of the UNHRC.

To think that the same Syrians who attacked their own people with chemical weapons and have seen hundreds of thousands perish in a civil war can serve as

Offer It $50 Billion, and PA Still a No-Show

Offer the Palestinian Authority $1 billion that it could use to compensate the families of its terrorists. They’d take it in a second.

Propose $50 billion in infrastructure improvements, economic investment, a transportation corridor linking Palestinian-controlled areas of the West Bank to Gaza. The PA

AJPA: Jewish Journalism, ‘Objectivity’ and Ourselves

Last week in St. Louis, the 75-years-young American Jewish Press Association (AJPA) held its annual meeting, and for the first time I joined the conference. Since my work at The Jewish Link involves some publishing business as well as editorial, I attended sessions for both tracks offered at AJPA. What I learned from my fellow

An Obscene Comparison

No, migrant detention centers are not concentration camps.

That this is even a conversation in this nation is reprehensible and dangerous.

What is happening at the United States southern border cannot be compared to a Dachau or Ravensbruck.

Four Years Later, Netanyahu’s Warning Rings True

In March of 2015, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a joint session of Congress and flat out warned the American people that any deal with Iran, especially one that involved militarization of nuclear-grade material, was a bad deal.

The PM fell under mostly Democrat criticism, as did

Recognizing Israeli West Bank Towns

U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman was on point this week when he declared that, given certain circumstances, Israel “has the right to retain some, but unlikely all, of the West Bank.”

Let’s not forget the not-so-distant past when Israeli PM’s Ehud Olmert and Ehud Barak all but offered the

A Happy, Productive Shavuot

The Jewish Link wishes its readers and advertisers a wonderful, productive learning-filled Shavuot.

This is a holiday where we have not prepared by cleaning our house of its very last grain of chametz. Nor are we building fragile sukkahs or tediously inspecting lulavim or etrogim.

Germany, Keep Wearing Your Kippot

What ever happened to the saying “Never Again”?

Especially in, of all places, Germany.

It appears as if even the government’s anti-Semitism commissioner Felix Klein has forgotten one of the greatest lessons of the Holocaust when he told a German tabloid last

Protecting Our Freedom and Laws

With Lag BaOmer upon us, we leave our days of spiritual mourning and take a day to be festive and enjoy the warmth of a wedding or the flame of a bonfire. And don’t forget to get that haircut!

These past 32 days have been shocking. We’ve witnessed an alarming amount of anti-Semitic vitriol and

It Is Not Islamophobic to Tamp Down Holocaust Revisionism

No, it’s not “Islamophobia” to criticize Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s ignorant assessment of any role the Arabs might have had with re-settlement of Europe’s post-Holocaust Jewish community in Israel.

To think that the Michigan freshman congresswoman gets a “calming feeling” when she thinks of the

After Just 71 Years…

Certainly there is much to be concerned about, especially with the escalation in terrorist hostilities emanating from Iran through its Gazan terrorist proxies.

But it’s Israel’s 71st anniversary.

The glass is absolutely more than half full. So as you