Month: January 2019


Retired Israeli Major General Says Trump’s Peace Plan is Existential Threat to Israel

Left to Right: Gershon Hacohen, Rabin, Clinton, Arafat, President Trump

It is expected that President Trump will roll out his peace plan for Israel and the Arabs after Israeli elections are held on April 9. Right-wing journalist Caroline Glick has an interview with recently retired Israeli Major General Gershon Hacohen in Breitbart regarding the possible dangers we may need to be on guard against. Hacohen …

antisemitism, Freedom of religion, Israel, Quality of Jewish Life

When Jews are Attacked for Visiting Shrines

Joseph's Tomb

Because Joseph’s Tomb is in Nablus, a city that is under Palestinian Authority autonomy, visits to the holy site by Jewish pilgrims are fraught with danger. For this reason, visits are coordinated with the IDF, to minimize the potential for people getting hurt. What makes a visit dangerous? Why would people be hurt for visiting …

American Jewry, antisemitism, Orthodox, Quality of Jewish Life

Another Antisemitic Attack in New York

Screenshot of tweet regarding Jewish man assaulted in Crown Heights

According to Algemeiner, “More than 160 antisemitic hate crimes were documented by the NYPD in 2018, an increase of almost 25 percent over the previous year,” and now there’s been another attack on a Jewish man, this time on a Saturday night in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights. (I leave it to you to consider: is 19 …

Israel, Jewish pride

IDF Soldier Makes Music, and G-d-Willing, Not War

Israeli female soldier plays piano in train station

Israel’s IDF soldiers aren’t just brave, they’re cultured, too. One young female soldier entertained people waiting in an Israeli train station by playing Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody with an unparalleled proficiency. Her playing was full of Jewish soul. I guess we know what she’s going to do when she gets out of the army. May she …


Will Brazil Move Its Embassy to Jerusalem?

Brazilian Bolsonaro supporters celebrate with Brazilian, US, and Israeli flags

On Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in Brazil for the inauguration of the new president-elect Jair Bolsonaro, said it’s only a matter of time until Bolsonaro moves the Brazilian embassy to Jerusalem. “Bolsonaro told me it was ‘when, not if’ he moves the embassy to Jerusalem,” said Netanyahu in a meeting with leaders of …