What is it about Us?

Vic Rosenthal Today I read a very interesting piece by Times of Israel editor David Horovitz, an interview with David Brog, who runs Sheldon Adelson’s Macabee Task Force. The objective is to fight delegitimization of Israel and BDS on college campuses; but rather than applying a predetermined formula, the group cooperates with local pro-Israel students…

Trump’s Critics Desecrate the Holocaust

Jay Winik Separating alien families was an inhumane policy. Likening it to the Nazi genocide is obscene. Almost everyone, including President Trump, agrees that separating alien children from their parents and housing them in detention centers was an untenable policy that needed to be changed. Some have said, not without justification, that the images were…

US Correcting the Imbalance at the United Nations

The United States pulling out the Human Rights Council at the United Nations is a cause for rejoicing among American Jews and Jews everywhere. In a world where no one wants us, where every effort is made to denounce the legitimacy of Israel to exist, this action brings closer to reality the almost mind-numbing unfairness…

Howard Sachar Dead at 90; Jewish Historian Par Excellence

The death of Jewish historian Howard Morley Sachar brings to an end a brilliant and compelling career of the historian who came to be synonymous with the wide sweep of history when it comes to explaining the experience of Jews living on this earth. Dr. Sachar, a George Washington University scholar and professor, died on…

Mahmoud Abbas Hospitalized; No One and Nothing Lasts Forever

The so-called “leader” of the Palestinian “people,” Mahmoud Abbas, has been put in the hospital again, after two earlier visits last week following an operation on his inner ear. Although reports by spokespeople about the Palestinian president were all hopeful and playing down the seriousness of his hospitalization, Abbas himself is not feeling well. He…

World Anger No Wonder to Me; But Then, I Am a Jew

What happens if 35,000 Gazan protesters led by their Hamas masters break through the fence at the Israel/Gaza border? Do they sit down quietly after breaking through? Do they bring offerings of peace in true Ghandian fashion for their Israeli masters? Do they chant loving pieces from the Qur’an? Do they sit in peace and…

This Year in Jerusalem: Donald Trump and 70 Years of Israeli Glory

At about 4:00 on the afternoon of Friday, May 14, 1948, a small, humble man who chaired the Executive Committee of the Jewish Agency in British Mandate Palestine named David Ben-Guriyon stepped before a microphone in the main gallery of the Tel Aviv Art Museum and made a proclamation Jews everywhere had long awaited: The Land of…

Zombies against Good Guys as Gazans Mass for Mayhem and Death

The expected massing of as many as 100,000 Gazans trying to break through the Israeli wall at the border protecting humanity one one side from the dystopian society spawned by Hamas on the other, is a mess that cannot be solved. The two forces — the zombies from Gaza trying to get through the wall to…

Israel and the Middle East in the Age of Trump

A new age is upon us in the Middle East with the United States, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt leading the way. North Korea is helping, too. Unless everything fails with the North Koreans on the peninsula, and the entire Kim Jong -un show is a fraud, his outreach for peace in a place where…