Liberal American Jews are free to disagree with President Trump. Yet, if they still consider themselves Jews, they owe Trump a measure of respect for his support for the Jewish state of Israel and cracking down on its enemies.
Many American Jews may feel fondness for Israel but do not respect the people of Israel to determine what is good for Israel themselves. They discount the Israeli perspective and do not fully appreciate Israeli democracy.
Before the establishment of Israel, the destiny of millions of Jews was decided by the whims of Christian Europe and the Muslim world. What has changed dramatically is that today there is a powerful Jewish state.
Because every single day, all around us, anti-Semitism is alive, festering, growing, becoming more deadly, more horrific and more violent. And there are people - too many people - who feed that hatred.
The UN and EU, who completely ignored terrorist arson, missiles and general destruction aimed at Israel for the past eight months, have now suddenly woken up. The prospect of Jews defending themselves is more than they can bear.
Properly understanding the conflict’s origins is critical for the assessment of what can be done to resolve it. The PA’s Supreme Shariah Judge is very clear about the Islamic view, but are we listening?
The BDS and social justice warriors are so misaligned and so distorted, they fail to represent real justice. Have they ever done anything beneficial to the very people in whose name they claim to be carrying out their activities?
She was the Iron Lady of the Zionist Movement, whom all looked up to. Yet she put her faith in the men around her, leading to the hardest week of her life. Remembering Golda Meir on the 45th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War.
Beyond a nearly universal approval of Israel’s existence, Jews outside of Israel have to reconcile Israel’s political necessities and national interests with those of their home nation, very often putting them at odds.
The Israeli government would never tolerate a nonchalant, less than maximum deterrence approach by other governments to Jewish communities the world over. Citizens of Israel should expect the same from our government here.
Admitting Hamas is wrong means acknowledging Israel has been right, and an entire industry of ‘peace making’, the fodder that the current ‘narrative’ provides academia, journalists and a host NGOs would collapse, leaving thousands looking embarrassingly stupid.
Contrary to the prevailing view of the American establishment, Trump decided that the connection with Israel was more important for the interests of his country than to try to advance the failed "peace process".