Maybe it is time Jewish American leadership was more like Queen Esther, who wasn't afraid of losing her position or her life for the sake of her brothers and sisters, and less like those whose fears of accusations of disloyalty or increased anti-Semitism prevented them from acting to save millions.
You can imagine yourself in full Roman battle garb parading to the blasting trumpets and cheers of crowds hailing the return of your victorious legion.
At this year's Jerusalem Film Festival, I was pleased to see a new development in Israeli cinematic language. Three films stood out as using groundbreaking methods of presentation, taking the innovation of Israeli movies to a new level
How significant might President Obama's deal be? Let's use American presidential history to frame the question.
Supporting and strengthening Israeli solidarity is a key element in any nonviolent Palestinian resistance strategy. Israeli and international solidarity that is not a cover to occupation must be acknowledged, welcomed and encouraged.
The United States, Israel and Iran should all ratify the CTBT to close the door on nuclear testing. It's a vital step toward peace and a step away from nuclear weapons.
The general consensus of Jerusalemites I spoke with, including many who characterize Barkat's politics as "right-wing" compared to their own, feel that he has been a good mayor for Jerusalem, and that life is better in Jerusalem due to his administration.
It is vital for United States' interests in the Middle East that America have a chance to try and influence the new emerging Middle East. The road to this opportunity passes through Tehran.
Jews are in mourning. They have been, at this time of year, for nearly 2000 years, and more. Every year they recall that their most sacred site, the Jerusalem Temple, was destroyed at this time.
How can the international community allow Israel to continue to invade Gaza, over and over again, and inflict such massive pain and devastation on the Palestinians with total impunity? Is there any moral basis left to Israel's prosecution of this uneven "war" and to the international community's inaction?
TEL AVIV -- Netanyahu is an ideologue of Jewish catastrophe: risks and challenges cannot be approached with a view toward resolution; they must be held up as reminders for the Jewish people to keep up their guard.
The year is 2039. The ten-year nuclear agreement of 2016 had ended. The Iranians fully implemented their responsibilities for little more than the first four years--just until all the US and EU sanctions were lifted.
The book quiets notions of easy acts of bravery in the face of overwhelming evil. It disrupts the good versus evil storyline that we, as viewers and readers, have come to expect and yearn for.
Most Jewish students -- and Jewish people in general -- who visit Israel and Jerusalem never meet non-Jews on their visits to Israel. They leave the country without encountering the reality that Jerusalem is holy to Christians and Muslims, as it is for Jews.
If Iran poses an "existential" threat to Israel and to the Arab-Sunnis, perhaps the time has come for them to reach a deal on the Palestinian issue? The Iran deal may be the first step in a process that would allow Middle Easterners to finally start writing their own histories instead of expecting Washington to.
Oddly enough, Senator Kirk and his party find themselves on the same side as the Iranian hardliners who denounced the deal as a sell-out of their national interests. Senator Kirk probably knows better than that. Is it possible that his ideology is preventing him from putting our national interest at the forefront?