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Slandering Bannon, Whitewashing Iran

A Ha’aretz writer is more concerned about anonymous white supremacists writing comments on websites than Iran being legitimized as a genocidal power.

United States Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power will meet with defectors from North Korea to highlight Pyongyang's dismal rights record

Samantha Power’s Failure to Stop Genocide at the UN

Today, I feel a personal responsibility to make this point: Samantha Power’s failure to stop genocide while in office renders her the wrong person to deliver the Elie Wiesel Memorial Lecture.

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Cory Booker Must Stop Defending the Iran Deal

Cory Booker is dead wrong on Iran. He adds damaging insult to catastrophic injury when he defends his support of a deal that will forever mar his public legacy.

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Hillary Clinton’s Private Emails About Israel

November will see one of the consequential elections of our lifetime. With Israel and the world enduring another cycle of terrorism, and the Jewish State’s very existence threatened by the catastrophic Iran deal, the American election has a direct bearing on Israel’s future.

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The Self-Implosion of Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Debbie Wasserman Schultz demonstrated with her support for the Iran deal that she would do anything — including selling out the security of her people — for political gain.

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

L.A. Times, New York Times Censor Anti-ISIS Ad, News Images

L.A. Times, New York Times Censor Anti-ISIS Ad, News Images

“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

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

Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem Accuse Israel of Genocide

Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem Accuse Israel of Genocide

What do Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz know about genocide? Well, apparently enough to know that Israel is committing one in Gaza against the Palestinians and Hamas. But seeing their public declaration to that effect, I wondered about their immersion in

Will the US Recognize Hamas Even After Murder of 3 Teens?

Will the US Recognize Hamas Even After Murder of 3 Teens?

The shocking murder of the three missing Israeli teens is a crime of unparalleled cruelty. In that they were killed for no other reason than being Jewish, it has holocaust dimensions to it.  This was not about war, not about

Pope Francis Should Not Have Prayed at Bethlehem Wall

Pope Francis Should Not Have Prayed at Bethlehem Wall

No one can deny that Pope Francis is a man who walks the walk. While many disagree with his neo-socialist world-view, who can feel anything but respect for a world leader who eschews the perks of office to champion the

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

Dr. Oz Visits Israel, Honors Impact of Positive Jewish Values

Dr. Oz Visits Israel, Honors Impact of Positive Jewish Values

I’m sitting on the plane to Israel with Dr. Mehmet Oz, his wife Lisa, his kids, my wife Debbie, and three of our nine children. It’s Mehmet’s first ever visit to the Jewish State and we’ve been talking for almost

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

Chuck Hagel's Anti-Gay Stance Deserves Scrutiny

Chuck Hagel's Anti-Gay Stance Deserves Scrutiny

A few years ago, I was out having dinner with my orthodox, gay, Jewish brother when a religious man walked over to me and asked if I was Rabbi Shmuley Boteach. From his aggressive posture, I knew in my gut

Rabbis Embracing Palestinian Statehood Won't Aid Peace

Rabbis Embracing Palestinian Statehood Won't Aid Peace

The New York Times has now devoted two major articles, including a page one feature, to a mostly boring story about Bnei Jeshurun synagogue on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, whose Rabbis (J. Rolando Matalon, Marcelo R. Bronstein, and

Rice's Failure in Rwanda Precludes Her from Becoming Secretary of State

Rice's Failure in Rwanda Precludes Her from Becoming Secretary of State

That Susan Rice either willfully misled the American people on the Benghazi attacks, or lazily absorbed intelligence briefings without the least bit of personal involvement, is obvious. That she was covering for the Obama Administration in denying a terror attack

Petraeus: Did a Great Man Have to Fall?

Petraeus: Did a Great Man Have to Fall?

Did General Petraeus have to resign? He opened himself as head of the CIA to blackmail, which is a major security breach. So the argument goes. But surely once he admitted the affair, he presumably couldn’t be blackmailed any more. 

The Storm that United a Divided Nation

The Storm that United a Divided Nation

I’m sitting here with my kids on Monday night and, aside from the glow of the laptop, the Sabbath has come early this week. Outside Hurricane Sandy is pounding our New Jersey town of Englewood. Earlier in the day we