A new poll claims that 22% of American Jews believe “Israel is committing genocide against the Palestinians.” That would be alarming—if they actually know what genocide is. But do they?
There is reason to suspect that as the word has become commonplace in public discourse, its meaning has been diluted and compromised. The unexpected ways in which the term
Antisemitism is back with a vengeance. According to the Anti-Defamation League, acts of assault, vandalism and harassment against Jews are at the highest level “since ADL’s tracking began in 1979.”
Can you imagine the shock and outrage if the official website of one of the two major American political parties praised Dylann Roof, the racist perpetrator of the South Carolina church massacre?
That’s the equivalent of what the Palestinian Authority did this week. So, where’s the shock and
When everything public is seen through a partisan lens, tragedies like the Surfside disaster still bring communities together and remind us about what is most important.
It has become a trope of American culture that the idea of sending “thoughts and prayers” in response to a
The Palestinian war against Israel is no longer something that the West can regard as a quarrel in a faraway country between people of whom they know nothing.
At a recent congressional hearing in America, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), who has a long history of antisemitic and anti-Israel remarks, equated
After a surge in vioalent antisemitism inspired in no small part by vicious attacks on Israel by members of their party’s left-wing, some Jewish Democrats have had enough. After Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) compared the United States and Israel to Hamas and the Taliban, the 25 Jewish members of the House of Representatives who are Democrats
By now, everyone has seen video footage or read articles about angry, young thugs in New York City searching for Jews to beat up or attack with fireworks. We’ve seen the cars in Los Angeles chasing an Orthodox Jew from a synagogue, screaming Allahu Akbar (“God is great”) and the convoy of cars targeting diners at an outdoor
The tsunami of violent targeting of Jews by pro-Hamas criminals has reached the tri-state area. Just last week, a community rally in Tenafly signaled New Jersey officials that they must do more to combat antisemitic attacks. And a few days ago, Joseph Borgen (see the Queen's Jewish Link's interview with him on page 72), who was severely
The people of this country are blessed. The unprecedented speed of development and deployment of the vaccine for COVID-19 has brought us to a place where with God’s continued help and blessing we can hope that the worst of the pandemic is behind us.
But the worst seems to lie squarely ahead of India,
Journalists are expressing their outrage that the 12-story Al-Jalaa building housing the Gaza headquarters of Associated Press and Al Jazeera was targeted during retaliatory Israeli airstrikes on Saturday.
Al Jazeera Jerusalem bureau chief Walid al-Omari said that by striking the building, Israel was
Americans can’t imagine the panic of people who may have no more than 15 seconds to find shelter for themselves, their children, their elderly parents and the disabled. How can this be described as anything but “terror”?
While the American media has been focused on domestic issues, the escalation
For those who think that the cause of social justice is not merely an element integral to Judaism but its main focus, this is a heady time. The Black Lives Matter movement and ideas like critical race theory have moved from the margins to the political mainstream. The notion that our societal goal should be “equity” rather than equality