Why are we consciously succumbing to a deal which, on one hand, will save some lives now, but will surely doom many more innocent Israeli lives in the future?
Soon after Israel began its counteroffensive, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire. It declined to make any statement condemning Hamas.
Of course, all overseas Jews are touched by the Simchat Torah massacre in very intimate and highly personal ways. And yet nothing compares to being with our brethren in person and in Israel.
If focus is the fuel that will keep us moving in the right direction, then that’s what we need more than anything else right now.
The “progressive” wing of the Democratic Party has grown larger, and its illiberal ideology has become weirdly respectable. Many elements of this creed favor the Palestinian narrative.
The reaction of Democratic officialdom to their base’s uprising is what I call their “Casablanca” moment.
What Hamas did on October 7 is not fraught with ambiguity or complexity—the rapes, murders and kidnappings are heinous crimes that should shock the conscience of all human beings.
Who carried out the latest attack in Jerusalem? To judge from the words of the U.S. secretary of state and the U.S. ambassador, you’d never know the killers were Palestinian Arabs who were members of Hamas.
Political scientist Norman Finkelstein has made a career out of bashing Israel, but when it comes to why Gazans are so unhappy, he gets a lot of things wrong.
The IDF set out to minimize civilian casualties and in the process became the most moral army in the world.