Dr. Kissinger is the most consequential figure in US foreign policy of the past century. His record regarding Jews and Israel remains controversial, but I think that on balance Kissinger deserves respect.
To be a Doresh Yerushalayim, a seeker of Jerusalem, involves attending to her welfare and dreaming of full redemption.
The illustrious Jewish-American novelist is a penetrating and courageous critic of contemporary society and its attitudes to Jews and Israel.
“Wine-washing” Israel with outstanding fruit of the vine. A selection of superb Israeli wines, with an emphasis on Mediterranean style wines (Rhone Valley varietals).
Israel’s future depends more on repairing a modicum of national unity and even global Jewish accord than it does on countering Iran. But competing visions of Israel’s essence and identity are at play.
On the 75th Yom Haatzmaut, focus on the brilliance bursting forth from the nation of Israel in realms galore.
A comprehensive picture of Iranian belligerence and its tectonic threat to Mideast and global stability.
A review of five developments in Israeli winemaking, including new varietals growing in Israel, the move to Mediterranean varietals, the new Judean Hills and Foothills Appellation of Origin, winemaking in the Negev, outstanding new micro-producers, and more.
The US president is neighing about Israeli democracy and stiffing Netanyahu to counter Israel’s insistence on acting against Iran.
My fifth annual list (for 2022-2023) of favorite books on Israeli, Jewish and other matters, ranging from diplomacy to Torah commentary.
Israel needs creative maneuvering to ensure its security, alongside devotion to Zionist and Jewish goals. Announcing the new Institute for Zionist Strategy and National Security (Misgav), led by Meir Ben Shabbat. (I am involved too.)
Beware the doomsday discourse about irreparable depredations in Israel’s democratic moorings. The poison it pumps into Israel’s soul and standing is far worse than its proximate cause.
Compared to the ongoing Palestinian terrorist mega-pogrom against Israeli Jews, the Huwara rampage must rank as one the weakest pogroms in the ugly history of pogroms. So where is the anguish over Israeli Jews continuously murdered by Palestinian terrorists?
Fight fire with fire. The terrorists want to chase Israel off this land; in response, Israel should lay stakes on more land each time they fire a shot.