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October 30, 2018

Boston’s Sweet Messages for Southern Israel

“Living in Eshkol is ninety-nine percent heaven and one percent hell. We endure the hell because of the heaven. We prepare for the one percent, but we can’t focus on it.”

These were the words of Michal Uziyahu, a resident of Eshkol, who stood with our small Boston delegation on a platform looking toward Gaza. 

May 01, 2018

As Israel Welcomes Giro d’Italia, BDS Pedals Tired Accusations

Israel will soon host the opening stages of the Giro d’Italia, the first time the prestigious race will take place outside of Europe. Considered the most beautiful of cycling’s three Grand Tours, Giro d’Italia is the world’s fourth most watched sporting event, with an estimated one billion people expected to tune in.

Naturally, Israel’s critics are outraged. According to the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement, the tour is a “perverse effort to conceal crimes of occupation and apartheid” through sport-washing.

April 12, 2018

U.N. Setting Back Women's Rights

The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women recently gathered for its annual session and with the passage of a single resolution cemented the body’s legacy of moral perversion.

It deemed to condemn just one country in the world for violating the rights of women: Israel. The verdict is as nonsensical and disgraceful as it is, sadly, typical.

March 22, 2018

Stand-Up Nation

We already know that Israel is the Start-Up Nation. A week spent learning about Israel’s commitment to global responsibility in Kenya, made it clear that Israel deserves a second nickname – the Stand-Up Nation.

February 11, 2018

Living with the Iran Deal

This weekend marked the 39th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, and hundreds of thousands of Iranians took to the streets to celebrate. In a show of Western defiance, the regime displayed its Ghadr ballistic missile which has a range of 2,000 km – roughly the distance between Tehran and Jerusalem. Many of the revelers burned American and Israeli flags, while others burned a white sheet reading “BARJAM,” the Farsi acronym for the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, more commonly known as the nuclear deal.

December 27, 2017

Don’t Let Facts Disrupt a Good Allegation

It has been three weeks since the United States recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the sky has not fallen. In the days leading up the announcement, there were dire warnings of violent unrest which many believed was reason enough for the United States to forgo its announcement. Fortunately, American foreign policy is not yet determined by Buzzfeed polls.

October 29, 2017

In a Year of Anniversaries, It’s Time to Look Forward

November brings with it two important anniversaries for the State of Israel. The second of the month will mark 100 years since Britain endorsed the establishment of a national home for the Jewish people. November 29 will be 70 years since the United Nations passed General Assembly Resolution 181 calling for the partition of the British-ruled Palestine Mandate into a Jewish state and an Arab state.

Both dates commemorate significant historic steps toward the establishment of the Jewish state. Unsurprisingly, both have sparked a litany of accusations of original sin against the Palestinian people.

August 06, 2017

A day in Area ‘A’

As part of a work study tour, I spent a day in and around Ramallah. We visited a refugee camp, met with a high ranking Palestinian Authority minister, spoke to university students, and walked around downtown. Israelis are forbidden from travelling to Ramallah, and few tourists venture into the de facto Palestinian capital. The article and photos that follow share some of our experiences.

July 25, 2017

Palestinian Terrorism and the Culpability of the Int’l Community

The metal detectors have come down. Since this was never about metal detectors, it comes as no surprise that tensions have yet to subside.

Muslim leaders have instructed worshippers to continue to stay away from the Temple Mount. The Waqf, the Islamic Trust that governs the compound, says it will ‘conduct a study’ about restarting visits, with Sheikh Raed Dana saying, “We as Waqf listen to the street. The street says yes and we say yes; if the street says no, we will say no.” These are the words of a religions leadership that isn’t seeking to ease tensions, but rather further inflame them.

July 21, 2017

Temple Mount Crisis: It’s Not About the Metal Detectors

Tensions in and around Jerusalem have soared since Arab Israeli terrorists murdered two Israeli police officers and injured a third in the sacred Temple Mount complex in the Old City last Friday. 

 

Israel responded with new security measures, including installing metal detectors that have been met with unjustified outrage. It’s of little consequence to the enraged that security is common at holy sites throughout the world and the new measures will protect all worshippers visiting the Temple Mount. But then, reason can’t compete with a good narrative, and the narrative that Jews are threatening the al-Aqsa Mosque is a surefire way to win the hearts and minds of the Palestinian public.

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