Israel

New Turkish Leadership Still Anti-Israel, Pro-Terrorist

They're shuffling the deck chairs on the Turkish ship of state but don't expect any changes in the government's virulent anti-Israel/anti-Semitic behavior or its support for Islamist terrorists. 

That's because President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan has picked his protégé and foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu to succeed him as prime minister.

The Editor's Desk: 10 Lessons From The Gaza War

The JW's Gary Rosenblatt reflects on empathy, anti-Semitism and ISIS.

08/20/2014
Editor and Publisher

If you listen carefully you can hear the fraying of the unity that has held American and Israeli Jews together over the last six weeks of the war in Gaza.

Gary Rosenblatt

Jews Press UN Chief On Perceived Anti-Israel Bias

Delegation slams choice to head war crimes probe, UNRWA in meeting with Ban Ki-Moon.

08/20/2014
Staff Writer

A review of 40 United Nations statements made during the Gaza war found that only once was there a mention of Hamas’ so-called “terror tunnels” dug under the Gaza-Israel border to launch terrorist attacks in Israel.

Ban Ki-moon, United Nations secretary-general, told Jewish group he will consider its recommendations. Getty Images

Starbucks’ Venti Israel Problem

08/19/2014
Staff Writer

For Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, Israel has always been a fraught topic. Raised in a Brooklyn Jewish family, he’s been accused of supporting Israel and also of not supporting Israel, although in general he keeps his religious sentiments and commitments very private.

Grounds for controversy?

As Online Anti-Semitism Grows, So Do Efforts To Counter It

08/19/2014

Berlin - It’s been 17 years since Suzette Bronkhorst co-founded the Dutch Complaints Bureau for Discrimination on the Internet, but she said she doesn’t remember the level of anti-Semitic speech on social media platforms ever being this high.

Time To Reexamine US-Turkey Relations

Turkey took another step away from democracy and closer to becoming an extremist Islamist state and patron of terrorists this week when Recep Tayyip Erdogan became the country's first elected president.

He has said he wants to build a "new Turkey" that will respect the diverse views of his nation, but he is the one most responsible for the deep divisions that plague it and damaging its international standing. 

Rabbi Pens Book On Israel/Gaza Conflict In 36 Hours

Author of web-hit 'I'm Done Apologizing For Israel' compiles book on Israel's right to defend itself in less than two days.

08/15/2014
Staff Writer

Rabbi Menachem Creditor, a pulpit rabbi in Berkeley, C.A. and the author of several books, figured he would write another book one day.

He didn’t imagine that it would take him only one day to do it.

'The Hope: American Jewish Voices in Support of Israel' is on sale on amazon.com.

Rockets From Gaza Break Ceasefire Still

Two-hours before the 72-house ceasefire ended, Hamas fired rockets into southern Israel.

08/13/2014

Rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel two hours before the deadline of a 72-hour cease-fire between Hamas and Israel.

Hamas fired rockets into southern Israel two hours before the ceasefire ended. Getty Images

Playing Politics Over Israel

08/13/2014
Editorial

‘I don’t worry about Israel’s survival,” President Obama told New York Times columnist Tom Friedman the other day.

Maybe that’s part of why we do worry about the future of the Jewish state’s existence in an increasingly bloody, hostile and chaotic region — especially at a time when the administration is trying mightily to avoid getting caught up in military conflicts overseas.

Evangelical Leaders Will Travel To Israel To Signal Their Support

08/12/2014

Several high-profile evangelical leaders will travel to Israel next week as a part of the “Christians in Solidarity with Israel” trip put together by the National Religious Broadcasters in response to the most recent conflict in Gaza.

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