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  • Passover’s lesson of perseverance fits Israel at the UN

    UNITED NATIONS (JTA) — As Jews everywhere celebrate Passover, I find it fitting to share a timely lesson for Israel in navigating the often uncharted waters of the United Nations. It is an insight I shared at this year’s U.N. model seder, where dozens of ambassadors joined with Israel to rejoice in the liberation of…

  • Honor the memory of Nazi victims by speaking out against anti-Semitism

    (JTA) — The world comes together every Jan. 27 to remember the most devastating tragedy in history: the Shoah. We remember the victims of the Nazi regime. The loved ones lost and the shameful treatment of human life and human dignity. We also make sure to remember our history, as painful as it may be,…

  • A day to join Israelis in an unbroken circle of grief

    NEW YORK (JTA) — This year I will mark two of Israel’s most important national holidays – Yom Haatzmaut (Independence Day) and Yom Hazikaron (Memorial Day) – far away from home. These are special days in Israel and for the Jewish people throughout the world, when people of all political and religious persuasions set their…

  • Op-Ed: Artificial wound of Palestinian refugees has festered too long

    It is time for the international community to enact fair and practical solutions for the world’s refugees, Israel’s U.N. ambassador writes.

  • Op-Ed: How Palestinian ‘lawfare’ could backfire

    There is clear legal and diplomatic recourse for unilateral Palestinian action on statehood, Knesset member Danny Danon writes.

  • Op-Ed: If more terrorists go free, I will resign

    Israel’s deputy defense minister, Danny Danon, vows to resign if an additional round of Palestinian prisoners are released.

  • Op-Ed: Israel intended no offense with ad campaign

    Like any successful campaign, the ads by Israel’s government to lure back expatriates were intended to get people talking. However, they certainly were not meant to offend American Jews, writes the chairman of the Knesset’s Committee for Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs.

  • Op-Ed: Ill-advised settlement freeze weakened Israel strategically

    By freezing Jewish settlement construction in the West Bank without freezing Palestinian construction, Israel’s 10-month freeze sent the message that Israeli historic and legal claims to these lands are less legitimate than those of the Palestinians, the deputy Knesset speaker argues.

  • Op-Ed: In defense of Jewish heritage

    Rioting by Palestinians over Israel’s inclusion of two West Bank shrines on a new list of national heritage sites has nothing to do with religion, and their blatant and egregious revision of history must end, writes the deputy speaker of the Knesset.

  • Op-Ed: President Obama needs to revisit Israel

    President Obama must go back to Israel to see just how much has changed — since he was there 12 months ago as Candidate Obama — to better formulate America’s vital positions concerning Israel and its neighbors, writes the head of World Likud, Knesset lawmaker Danny Danon.