December 11, 2018

David Suissa

David Suissa is President of Tribe Media/Jewish Journal, where he has been writing a weekly column on the Jewish world since 2006. In 2015, he was awarded first prize for "Editorial Excellence" by the American Jewish Press Association. Prior to Tribe Media, David was founder and CEO of Suissa Miller Advertising, a marketing firm named “Agency of the Year” by USA Today. He sold his company in 2006 to devote himself full time to his first passion: Israel and the Jewish world. David was born in Casablanca, Morocco, grew up in Montreal, and now lives in Los Angeles with his five children.
It’s easy to see the latest brouhaha over the Temple Mount in Jerusalem as a defeat for Israel. After all, Israel had to cave to Arab and Muslim pressure.
The acrimony that has built up between the leadership of American and Israeli Jewry reminds me of two squabbling parents threatening a divorce.
The latest twist in the time bomb that is the Temple Mount in Jerusalem is that Muslim leaders are rejecting the security measures implemented by Israel.
Surrendering to ultra-Orthodox pressure, Bibi reneged on a January 2016 agreement to ensure egalitarian prayer at the Western Wall.
We’ve all become obsessed with politics. Politics now colors every aspect of culture, including our personal lives.
Will you see the humanity in those with whom you disagree? Will you honor your obligations as much as you fight for your rights?
The first thought that popped into my mind after seeing the play “Oslo,” which won the Tony award for best play last Sunday night, was: “That’s it?”
The presenter was longtime Israeli diplomat and strategist Ambassador Dore Gold, who is now President of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.
Of all the things I’ve read about the latest jihadist terror attack from London, one line in particular from Prime Minister Theresa May stood out.
I was attending an event sponsored by the UCLA Debate Union, billed as “A Spirited Debate on BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions).”
Since its inception, Israel has been a country under siege. When it’s not attacked by terrorist forces, it’s attacked by diplomatic ones.
When I see President Trump get all excited about making “the ultimate deal,” I roll my eyes.
Imagine sitting down at a Passover seder and receiving a visitor who wants to kill you.
Israel is a land of many faces, with more than 100 nationalities coexisting and arguing with one another on a patch of land slightly larger than Vermont.
Where does this unusual Omer ritual come from? And what can it tell us about our people and our tradition?
The Syrian regime of President Assad is evil. Its use of chemical weapons to murder children was barbaric.
This is what happened to my friend Sharon Waxman, founder, CEO and editor-in-chief of the popular entertainment and culture news site, The Wrap.
I never met Don Rickles, who passed away today at 90, but if I had to guess, I would think he’d be a person who doesn't mix well with awkward silences.
If I use my freedom to wallow in self-pity, or say hurtful things, or engage in soul-sapping pursuits, am I really free?
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