Commentary

Feb 10, 2016

By Martin Raffel

In responding to Gary Rosenblatt’s column (“Frustration with Israel is Growing Here at Home,” Jan. 8), Gerald Steinberg of NGO Monitor accuses American Jews and our leaders (“Why Israel Is Frustrated With American Jewish Leaders,” Jan. 29) of “only listening to marginal voices in Israel” and “missing the big picture.” Steinberg is wrong on both counts.

Jan 04, 2016

Susie Gelman

The images are shocking. Celebrants at a Jewish wedding in Jerusalem dance to a rock band while brandishing assault rifles, guns, knives and a fake Molotov cocktail, and repeatedly stab a photograph of Ali Dawabsheh, the 18-month-old Palestinian toddler who was murdered along with his parents by Jewish terrorists in the West Bank village of Duma five months ago.

Dec 04, 2015

By Susie Gelman

This op-ed was published by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.

WASHINGTON (JTA) – If Israel does not take steps now to preserve the option of two states and secure its own destiny as a Jewish and democratic state, it will wake up one day soon to find out it’s too late.

Nov 24, 2015

By Martin Raffel

This article was published in The Times of Israel.

The following is an excerpt of the speech that I gave to the Dallas Federation on November 20, 2015 on healing the Jewish community’s wounds following the bitter debate surrounding the Iran nuclear deal:

Oct 15, 2015

By Roberta Fahn Schoffman

As I sit in my home inJerusalem, venturing out only when necessary, shivering with each ping of the cell phone that alerts me to some new horror, I wonder how this place survives and how we come out of it on the other side of despair. I don’t have answers, I have questions.

Oct 13, 2015

Israel Policy Forum deplores in the strongest possible terms the wave of attacks being carried out by Palestinian terrorists against Israeli civilians.

Sep 03, 2015

With the agreement reached between the P5+1 and Iran now assured, attention must shift to its effective implementation and to the renewal of the unassailable relationship between the United States and Israel. 

Aug 24, 2015

Jewish Americans are fighting over Iran deal as though only Israel is at stake, obscuring the fact that this is a global, not parochial, issue.

Aug 19, 2015

Rather than gamble Israel's security on the hope that Congress will reject the Iran deal, Israel's premier should insist on a NATO-style treaty.

Aug 03, 2015

Concluding the nuclear deal with Iran has intensified political arguments not only in Washington but also within the pro-Israel community. 

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