The UN is No Friend to Israel

By James Legee, November 28, 2012

This Thursday, Palestine hopes to achieve non-member observer state status in the United Nations General assembly.  It is likely that they will succeed. This recognition continues a trend of what can be described as at best, cold, and at worst, hostile, relations between the United Nations and Israel. Throughout the United Nation’s history, Israel has [...]

15 Seconds

By John Michaelson, November 16, 2012

Even if you can’t fight with Israel, you can support her efforts online.  Please, share these posters with your friends.  Get the word out that Israel’s fight is a fight for self defense!

Rally to Support Israel!

By John Michaelson, November 16, 2012

If you’re in Los Angeles, come out to support Israel this weekend!

War’s One Truth

By Shoshana Rubin, November 15, 2012

“War is hell.” There has never been and never will be a more apt description.  War is ugly.  It is bloody.  It is shameless.  It is unconscionable. And, sometimes, war is necessary. We cannot avoid war when our enemies pursue it so relentlessly and that is a shame.  Hamas has launched hundreds of rockets at [...]

Tell Us What You Really Think, Vincent Browne

By Elke Weiss, November 9, 2012
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If you haven’t heard Vincent Browne’s inflammatory comments, check them out here. Dear Vincent Browne, As a young journalist, I look to people like you to be my models of proper behavior.  It is the job of a journalist to speak truth to power, to scrutinize every word they say, and to hold them accountable. [...]

The Dream of Success: How Israel and the United States Make it Happen, Part II

By James Legee, October 30, 2012

For the first part, look here. The roots of success are found in a civil society and the rule of law.  In America and Israel, hateful speech is met not with violence, but with counter arguments, moral suasion, and sanction. Anecdotally, when swastikas began to trend on twitter, the Times of Israel held a public [...]

The Dream of Success: How Israel and the United States Make it Happen, Part I

By James Legee, October 23, 2012

We continue our series “The World Without Israel” with a two-part piece by James Legee.  Here he examines democracy’s place in Israel and the United States.  Tomorrow will conclude with an examination of the fruits of the democratic harvest. Israel and America are not mirror images.  To think so is naïve, but just as the [...]

The Happiness Deficit

By Elke Weiss, October 12, 2012

We begin today a series entitled “A World Without Israel.” In it, we look at the ways in which Israel’s existence has enriched American lives. Our first entry is from Elke Weiss, Law Student, Grad Student, Journalist, and Blogger who will be at Comic Con this weekend I know that given world events pop culture [...]

Dishonest Discussions Drown out the Silence

By Elke Weiss, October 2, 2012

Last Saturday, the NYU’s New School hosted a troubling panel entitled “The Jewish-American Relationship with Israel at the Crossroads.”  The panel program explained that they were there to discuss the “possibility that increasing awareness of the conflict among the American Jewish community is creating a more critical stance towards Israel.”  This is an interesting topic [...]

The Substance of Hate

By James Legee, September 27, 2012
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For what is hopefully the last time, the leaders of the world at the United Nations General Assembly were unfairly forced to endure another vitriolic speech from the “President” of Iran.  I use the term President loosely, for the Iranian people suffer under Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s rule, despite his claims of service to the noble people [...]