In 2012, The Jerusalem Post editor-in-chief Yaakov Katz and Israeli historian Yoav Hendel published a book on the covert war that has raged between the sons of Judah and the offspring of ancient Persia for over three decades. They called the book Israel vs. Iran: The Shadow War. In February, the war came out ofContinue Reading »
US Ambassador Nikki Haley has put the UN on notice. “There’s a new sheriff in town,” she declares, and no one is happier to hear it than Benjamin Netanyahu and his beleaguered government. As an international organization that was pivotal in the establishment of the Jewish state, it is ironic that the United Nations hasContinue Reading »
Prime Minister Netanyahu recently remarked that “the peace between Israel and Egypt is robust; it is a strategic peace benefitting both countries.” Yet, a mere 50 years ago, Egypt was so hostile toward Israel that they were party to the Khartoum Resolution which contained the infamous Three No’s: “no peace with Israel, no recognition ofContinue Reading »
“I think not going is losing.” — Gili Cohen Gili Cohen first hit the judo mat when she was four years old. An Israeli citizen from Ra’anana, just 20 minutes north of Tel Aviv, the 26-year-old is now a leading judoka who competed in the 2016 Rio Olympics. In October, she climbed the podium atContinue Reading »
North Korea tested a nuclear weapon on September 3rd that literally shook the region. The United States Geological Survey, a government entity that measures earthquakes, reported on their website a “possible explosion” measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale. They reported the rumble was felt by persons in China, Russia and Japan. And symbolically, theContinue Reading »
There’s complicated, and then there’s Lebanon. The country’s government is effectively controlled by Hezbollah, a terrorist organization. That same group murdered current Prime Minister Sa’ad Hariri’s father, but now he is something of a figurehead for the government mastered by Hezbollah. Meanwhile, the Lebanese army is tasked by the United Nations with keeping Hezbollah’s armsContinue Reading »
Recognizing the Jewish State “We expect everyone who talks about a peace process to recognize the State of Israel and, of course, to recognize a Jewish state. We are not prepared to accept bogus reconciliations in which the Palestinian side apparently reconciles at the expense of our existence. Whoever wants to make such a reconciliation,Continue Reading »
“Be favorable Lord our God toward Your people Israel and their prayer, and restore the service to the Holy of Holies of Your Temple.” Every day for thousands of years the Jewish people have prayed these words. Millions upon millions of prayers have gone up to the heavens directed toward one place, the Temple MountContinue Reading »
Iran and Syria have long been allies in the fight against Israel and the West, with Iran generally the more powerful benefactor in the relationship. But the civil war in Syria—and Iran’s military involvement there—has given Iran the opportunity to not just help their ally, but to use them as a testing ground for aContinue Reading »
Nikki Haley, US Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) has made it a point to deal with inequities toward Israel at the UN. In May she penned an open letter in the Washington Post in which she took the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to task for its anti-Israel bias and unfair judgments againstContinue Reading »
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