Heroes sometimes surface, when the timing and circumstances are right. Fortunately. And when they do, it's always in the context of triumphing ... good over evil.
On November 24, 2015 the General Assembly of the United Nations passed six anti-Israeli resolutions -- in one day. Some of them relate to issues that should be addressed: Occupation, settlement building, Palestinian rights, peace. But the text of each and every one is outrageous.
During several meetings I recently had with EU officials, they argued that it is time to revive the Middle East Quartet. I took the opposite position because I believe that the Quartet failed from the onset to breathe new life into the peace negotiations. In fact, it has become a major impediment to the peace process.
Imagine US Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elana Kagan going together, along with eight other Jewish women, to the Western Wall in Jeru...
A highlight on cinema screens this year is an innovative Palestinian film that has received high accolades from Michael Moore. The Wanted 18, directed by Amer Shomali and Paul Cowan, has already won various awards
In the end, Oslo unleashed another one of the paradoxes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict - it was the Israeli left, always accused of being too sympathetic toward the Palestinians, that wanted the separation in the first place, and the most significant peace agreement the left signed ultimately played into the hands of the Israeli right.
It may sound tough to say that the terror caused by radical Islamists is caused by radical Islam, but it's no more than a simplistic diversion from the more difficult strategic question about how a pluralistic society prosecutes a "war on terror" without discarding its foundational values.
It doesn't matter where you live in the world; one pastime that makes an appearance during those pre-teen and teenage years (and for many into adulthood) is video games.
Imagine exploring the High Sierras in summer, and feeling thirsty you reach out for your bottle of water, only to discover that it is empty! You walk...
Together we went to Rwanda and discovered what peace and reconciliation really means. Together we faced our fears and faced each other. Do Israelis and Palestinians have to go all the way to Rwanda to finally believe that peace is possible?
I lived in the UK as Rabbi to the students of Oxford University for over eleven years. I participated in countless debates on Israel with some of the ...
Ultimately, history is instructing us that peaceful coexistence between Muslims and Jews has been the norm, it is violent conflict that has been the aberration in this relationship between the two great faiths.
Here was a couple that found the courage to celebrate after sudden and unimaginable tragedy. They found a way to transform sorrow into joy, tears into triumph, and death into life.
Brussels is renowned as a foggy place. But its is starting to feel like people are now slowly beginning to see what is at stake.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei rarely meets with world leaders, but this week he hosted Russian President Vladimir Putin, who made his first visit to Iran since 2007. Putin held talks with Khamenei and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani.
"On eagles' wings" is how my grandparents arrived in Israel in 1949. That was the name given to the mass exodus of the Jewish community in Yemen, who arrived in Israel on chartered planes only to see the Holy Land they had dreamt of for so many years, for the first time.