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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Editorials

Issues That Unite Us, and People Who Divide Us

We understand that this is a fraught issue. In its entire existence as a state, Israel has permitted critics of every level to tour the country, to meet with government officials and members of Knesset. Many of those same critics have gone on so-called “Israel-warts-and-all” tours, which include meetings with Israeli officials in

Never, Ever Can Israel Let Its Guard Down

There has been so much difficult news involving killings of a massive nature in this country, but the news of the brutal murder of Cpl. Dvir Sorek, HY”D, in Israel cannot be overlooked.

Only 18, the hesder yeshiva student had his entire future ahead of him. His life was taken by two Palestinian

This Tisha B’Av the World Is Counting On Us

Throughout history, the Nine Days leading to Tisha B’Av have been fraught with sadness and tragic events impacting Jews and non-Jews alike.

As the wax on the Havdalah candle was barely dry last Motzei Shabbat, we learned of a horrible mass shooting that ultimately claimed the lives of at least 22

Sadly, Their Messages Are Still Timely

The message delivered at a recent Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey meeting was clear and to the point.

Rep. Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) and Elan Carr, the U.S. Special Envoy for Monitoring Anti-Semitism, told their audience that the rise in U.S. anti-Semitic acts is closely mirroring European violence

‘For Today Germany Hears Us/But Tomorrow the Whole World Shall’

Do we really want to “go there” again? Could it be possible that after all we have learned we are going back to the days when Germany’s example led the world as purveyors of genocidal hate against the Jew—the bearded, long-nosed, money-grubbing Jew—held up as an example of all that is wrong with the world?

Tuesday’s Successful Vote Is Just a Start

398-17.

This was the result of Tuesday’s House of Representatives vote on Resolution 246 rejecting, in a powerful statement, the Boycott, Divestment and Sanction (BDS) movement.

The measure had 349 co-sponsors, many of whom spoke passionately in favor of Israel and

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