Will the Real Nazi Antisemites Please Stand Up
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL— May 8, 2022 — I draw a distinction between someone who is antisemitic, and someone who says antisemitic things.  The two are not mutually exclusive.  Not everyone who says antisemitic things is necessarily antisemitic, but is definitely ignorant. Not every antisemite necessarily says antisemitic things, but is no less ignorant.   Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has demonstrated …

Jonathan FeldsteinWill the Real Nazi Antisemites Please Stand Up
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Warm Love and Hot Soup for Israeli Soldiers
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — December 26, 2021 —  One morning this week, I went to run some errands near my home in the Judean mountains.  In addition to being cold out, there have been an increased number of security/terrorist incidents around Israel in recent weeks, leaving several dead and injured, Israelis edgy and on guard, and many more soldiers on duty guarding …

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Rand Paul’s Very Bad Optics
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — December 19, 2021 — This week, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul blocked what would have otherwise been unanimous passage of the Iron Dome funding bill, HR5323, providing Israel with $1 billion to replenish its Iron Dome system following the war Israel endured with Palestinian Arab terrorists in Gaza this past May. During the eleven-day barrage, Hamas and other Palestinian …

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Ilhan Omar’s Backpack
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — December 2, 2021 — Recent reports have slammed Republican Congresswoman Lauren Boebert for comments that were offensive to her colleague, Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. Boebert shared a security-related incident in the US Capitol, quipping that she saw Congresswoman Omar, noticed she didn’t have a backpack, so everything would be fine. Since her comment, Congresswoman Boebert has been …

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Kamala’s Hillary Moment
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — September 30, 2021 — I followed reports of Vice President Kamala Harris’ recent exchange with a student at George Mason University with great interest, and dismay.  In many ways, she reminded me of an incident with Hilary Clinton, not in a good way. Kamala addressed students at George Mason to mark National Voter Registration Day. Following her remarks, …

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They Love Us, They Love Us Not
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — August 17, 2021 — In recent years, I have been uplifted by a relationship with a young Polish man from the town where my grandmother was born, and from which, thankfully, she fled. Otherwise, I wouldn’t be here to write this. “P” is bright, energetic, and passionately committed to documenting even minor details of the existence of …

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Sending Warm Greetings and Keeping Israeli Soldiers CooL  
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — August 9, 2021 — I was reminded of a great personal story as I drove my son back to his army base this past week. It was also an incredible parental teaching moment from 15 years ago this week. In 2006, Israel fought a war with Hezbollah in Lebanon.  The war lasted over a month.  Nearly 200 Israelis …

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The Battle of Entebbe
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — June 30, 2021 — As a dual American and an Israeli, July 4 has always had a dual special meaning.  That is, since 1976, America’s bicentennial. Like many American children, the year leading up to and during the bicentennial was a period of sharing national pride in all that America stood for, and its history.  Growing up …

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Israeli Arabs Are the Big Winners in Israel’s Election
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — March 25, 2021 — With most of the votes counted and no decisive outcome as far as who the next Prime Minister will be, or if Israel will be headed to an unprecedented fifth national election in less than three years, one thing is clear, the big winners in Israel’s national election this week were Israeli Arabs.  …

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It’s the Coalition, Stupid
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — February 5, 2021 — Among the well-known themes in modern US Presidential campaigns, many remember a guiding principle and mantra of Bill Clinton’s 1992 successful campaign defeating then incumbent President George Bush Sr., “It’s the economy, stupid.” The message was clear, that the economy was a pillar of the campaign and not to get distracted by tangential …

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