The Times’s Monumental Failure on Israel’s LGBTQ Rights
In “Coming Out in Lebanon,” published in the New York Times on December 30, Laura Boushnak and Mona Boshnaq praise the Middle Eastern country for slowly growing more tolerant to openly gay, lesbian, and transgender people. The Middle East, the reporters …
Jerusalem and Middle Eastern Christians
Christian leaders in the Middle East oppose U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The underlying issue is that Christians in the region side with the Palestinian cause against the Jewish state, on the whole. Exceptions exist, and …
Has Trump Really Isolated the U.S.?
In the days since President Donald Trump made his historic announcement about Jerusalem, the foreign-policy establishment has fumed about his decision. But even though all the predictions from the so-called “wise men,” as well as the “adults” in the administration, …
Impromptus: O Jerusalem! &c.
Like you, maybe, I have been looking at the issue for, what? Thirty-five years? In my observation, there will never be a right time to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, or to move the U.S. embassy from Tel …
Trump’s Non-Radical Decision on Jerusalem
President Trump made the laudable decision Wednesday to recognize reality: Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, and our embassy should be in that city.
That is not a radical position. It has been the consensus in the United States for …
Trump Exposes the Cause of Palestinian Rage
The reaction from the foreign-policy establishment and America’s European and Arab allies is unanimous. All are opposed to President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Moreover, the very real possibility of violence from the …
Move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem
President Trump needs a win. Fortunately, one is within reach.
In 1995, Congress passed the Jerusalem Embassy Act, a law that mandated moving America’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to a “unified” Jerusalem by May 31, 1999. But that move never happened, …
Steven Spielberg Finally Comes Clean about Munich Link to 9/11
Steven Spielberg’s 2005 moral-equivalence film Munich, which accuses Israel of perpetuating a cycle of violence by hunting down and assassinating the radical Palestinian perpetrators of the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre, ends with an unmistakable reference to 9/11. The very last shot of the …
The United Nations Misplaces Israel’s Capital City
Many media heavyweights — the BBC, Agence France-Presse, the Guardian, New York Times, Washington Post, CTV — pretend Tel Aviv is the capital of Israel. Even the Obama White House had a hard time figuring out where that capital city …
California Imam Blames The Jews…For ISIS
Not too long ago, video emerged of an imam at the University of California-Davis calling for the annihilation of the Jews and their “filth.” Now, there is a video of an imam at the Islamic Educational Center of Orange County, …
Nikki Haley’s Right: Time to Start ‘Taking Names’ at the U.N.
United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley’s recent threat — that the United States would be “taking names” of those who vote against it in the U.N. General Assembly — summed up everything liberals and the foreign-policy establishment hate about the Trump …
Staring Down the ‘Men of Violence’ over Jerusalem
Last week, when President Trump announced that the U.S. would no longer participate in the pretense that Tel Aviv is the capital of Israel, dire predictions came forth. There were warnings of immediate violence, global blowback, and even of …
Pro-Jerusalem Dems Slam Trump for . . . Being Pro-Jerusalem
President Donald J. Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and his decision to move the U.S. embassy there from Tel Aviv were reckless and destabilizing, and will fuel regional chaos.
At least that’s what top …
With Jerusalem Move, Trump Strikes at the ‘Psychological Barrier’
Jihadists, the tip of the sharia-supremacist spear, rationalize mass murder by denying the humanity of their enemies: Their doctrine teaches that non-Muslims are less than fully human and that their existence while refusing to accept Allah’s law is offensive. …
Donald Trump Strikes a Blow against International Anti-Semitism
President Trump’s decision to formally recognize that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and to announce plans to move America’s embassy to the seat of Israel’s government is one of the best, most moral, and important decisions …
Next Year in Jerusalem — Wait, No, They Might Really Mean It This Time!
Credit where it’s due: I did not think that any president would move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
Today Trump is, well, sort of doing that: “President Donald Trump will recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on …
Impromptus: L’Affaire Moore, &c.
If you’re Roy Moore’d out, I don’t blame you. But I’d like to make a few Moore points nonetheless. (I didn’t mean that as a pun, I really didn’t.)
From what he has said …
Impromptus: Without fear or favor, &c.
Last week, I wrote a tribute to, and appreciation of, Martin Bernheimer. (Go here.) He is a friend and colleague of mine. Moreover, he is one of the best critics of our time. For 60 years, he has been a music …
Did Theodor Herzl Make the All-Time Best Prediction?
Theodor Herzl (1860-1904) wrote in his diary on September 3, 1897, three days after the close in Basel of the Zionist Organization’s First Zionist Congress that he had chaired:
at Basel, I founded the Jewish State. Were I today to say …
Democrats Who Want to Be President Back Away from Israel
The shift to the left by Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York demonstrates the power of a party base that is abandoning the Jewish state.
Both were once rock-solid supporters of Israel. But …