We Cannot Live Without Them By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

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They’re everywhere. Ubiquitous. The only thing worse and more pervasive than the terror attacks plaguing Israel is the fear and uncertainty that’s looming wider. With no end in sight, Israelis are finding new ways to go about their daily lives while avoiding putting themselves in danger. People outside of Jerusalem are avoiding going to Jerusalem. People in Jerusalem are avoiding …

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Bridging the Divides: A Conversation About Judaism and Zionism in the 21st Century

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM — On 21st October, in London, Rabbi Lord Sacks and Yair Lapid, Chairman of the Yesh Atid party in the Israeli Knesset, had a public conversation about how to bridge some of the growing divides within the Jewish people – between religious and secular, Israel and the Diaspora – and the meaning of Jewish identity and Zionism …

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Gregg Roman on the ‘Inextricable Connection’ between Islamists and Hitler

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Middle East Forum Director Gregg Roman appeared alongside Mouin Rabbani, a senior fellow at the Institute for Palestine Studies, and Sakarya University professor Norman Finkelstein on Al-Jazeera English on October 22, 2105, to discuss Benjamin Netanyahu‘s controversial statement that Palestinian Grand Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini contributed to Nazi planning of the Holocaust. The full video is available at http://www.meforum.org/5578/roman-al-jazeera Excerpt …

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Kerry Bashing By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

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Recent remarks by Secretary of State John Kerry give new meaning to the term “Foggy Bottom,” a name synonymous with the location of the US State Department. One might say these remarks represent seeing the peace process through foggy glasses, and a new low, or “bottom,” of US policy vis-a-vis Israel. I was shocked to see the plethora of news …

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WiesenthaI Center to UNESCO Director General: “Turning over The Western Wall to the Palestinians would be like turning over Mount Sinai to ISIS.”

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YONKERS, NY — October 20, 2015 — Amidst the unprecedented violence in Israel and the international uproar over Arab attempts to have UNESCO identify Jerusalem’s Western Wall – Judaism’s holiest site – as Palestinian, senior officials of the Simon Wiesenthal Center had a conference call with UNESCO’s Director General Irina Bokova earlier today. “This is a redline for the entire …

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Nothing to Fear than Terror Itself By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

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For background information consider also reading: “We are Frustrated and Scared and We are Strong and Resilient By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN”. I returned home to Israel this week from traveling overseas. I landed to news of five new terrorist attacks happening that morning, leaving three dead and dozens wounded. Suffice it to say, I quickly realized that though I thought I …

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We are Frustrated and Scared and We are Strong and Resilient By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

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This week, I had that very uncomfortable and awkward conversation with one of my kids. Actually, I had the same conversation with most of my kids. No, not THAT conversation. We talked about the situation of increased terror, heightened tension, and fear that’s been plaguing our lives in Israel these past weeks and for which there seems to be no …

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Why Do We Not Save Christians? By ELLIOTT ABRAMS

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They Need Help, And They Have No Good Place To Go The Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) liturgy, just followed in synagogues around the world, repeats several times references to God as one who rescues captives. The central daily Jewish prayer as well refers to God who “supports the fallen, heals the sick, sets captives free.” And throughout Jewish history, …

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What Chapter Will We Write in The Book of Life? By Rabbi JONATHAN SACKS

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In 1888, Alfred Nobel, the man who invented dynamite, was reading his morning papers when, with a shock, he found himself reading his own obituary. It turned out that a journalist had made a simple mistake. It was Nobel’s brother who had died. What horrified Nobel was what he read. It spoke about “the dynamite king” who had made a …

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Prayers for Peace from An Arab Friend By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

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Growing up in the 1970s I viewed Egyptians, and indeed most Arabs, as enemies. My father was Israeli and I knew full well that since he was a child, Israel waged an endless battle to preserve its independence in the face of Arab hostility. This became all the more so after the 1973 Yom Kippur War when, albeit that Israel …

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