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The Ferocious Battles for Israel on Western Campuses

The Ferocious Battles for Israel on Western Campuses

The Jewish State is fighting wars for its very survival against barbarous, genocidal foes like Hamas, Hezbollah, and Iran. But far outside the Middle East, ferocious battles are being fought on the campuses of the world’s great Universities for Israel’s
Why ISIS and Hamas Wear Masks

Why ISIS and Hamas Wear Masks

The biblical story of Saul teaches us a powerful lesson regarding the individual’s moral choice and what that choice may lead to.   In ancient Israel, as the era of the judges was ending, it came time for the Israelites
The New York Times Censors our Anti-ISIS Ad

The New York Times Censors our Anti-ISIS Ad

“America reinforces its values and thus its security by being transparent about even the worst abuses of those values, not by hiding the evidence deep in a file drawer.” This sentence is from a New York Times editorial of 30
Protocols of the Elders of Hamas

Protocols of the Elders of Hamas

I was at the UN Security Council hearing on the war in Gaza on Thursday as a guest of Ambassador Eugene Gasana of Rwanda who held the Security Council presidency through July.  I heard the regular condemnations of Israel for being
How Jewish Values Enrich the Earth

How Jewish Values Enrich the Earth

On 18 May our organization, This World: The Values Network, will host our second annual International Champions of Jewish Values Awards Gala. This year’s honorees, hosts, and guests include Governor Chris Christie, Governor Rick Perry, Sean Penn, Senator Cory Booker,
Cory Booker: Courage on Iran

Cory Booker: Courage on Iran

President Obama has dropped the hammer on sixteen Democratic senators who have joined a bold Robert Menendez, Democrat of New Jersey, and Mark Kirk, Republican of Illinois, in co-sponsoring new legislation that will increase sanctions against Iran should they fail
Does President Obama Hate Evil?

Does President Obama Hate Evil?

The greatest moral failure of our time is a refusal to hate evil. Hatred of evil implies both the right to make judgments as well as a belief in moral absolutes, both of which are anathema to liberalism and modern sensibilities. 
Why They Hate Us

Why They Hate Us

Boy, do they hate America. I’m on a flight in Tanzania, having left Rwanda, when I meet a very fine Pakistani family going on safari. We exchange pleasantries. They have children studying in the UK, as do many upper-class Pakistani
When American Ambassadors Were Still Untouchable

When American Ambassadors Were Still Untouchable

I just finished one of the best books I’ve read in a long time, In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson, which tells the story of Ambassador William Dodd, President Roosevelt’s first Ambassador to Hitler.  The book chronicles the
Stephen Hawking Rejects the Zionism of Einstein

Stephen Hawking Rejects the Zionism of Einstein

Has Stephen Hawking really left the company of Albert Einstein, an avowed Zionist who worked to create the State of Israel, and replaced him with the august company of Elvis Costello and other Israel boycotters? I hosted Hawking for a lecture
The Danger of Treating North Korea Like a Farce

The Danger of Treating North Korea Like a Farce

Yet again, the United States, and, indeed the world, finds itself having to confront a dictatorial regime led by a maniacal leader who continuously threatens both our country and those of our allies. Although Iran typically leads international headlines in
Adelson: From Caricature to Real Life

Adelson: From Caricature to Real Life

In the interests of full disclosure, let me first offer that Sheldon Adelson and members of his family donated to my campaign for Congress when I was ran last year (yes, I know I lost. But ‘Shmuley for President 2016′
AIPAC's Silence on Chuck Hagel

AIPAC's Silence on Chuck Hagel

Anyone who watched Chuck Hagel’s lamentable performance before the Senate Armed Services Committee last week had to conclude that the man is inadequate at best and woeful at worst as the choice for the next Secretary of Defense.  Here was
Why Bibi Is Not Intimidated by Obama

Why Bibi Is Not Intimidated by Obama

I’m sure Jeffrey Goldberg got it right. Whatever the reason the President leaked his unhappiness with Bibi to Goldberg just a few days before the Israeli election–whether in an effort to influence the vote against Bibi, serve payback to Bibi

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