Op-Ed: Israel should arm the Kurds

In recent days, the US administration has increasingly been putting pressure on the Kurds to back away from the Kurdistan Independence Referendum.  They are seeking for the Iraqi Supreme Court to declare that the...

1917 and the liberation of Jerusalem

On December 11, 1917, General Edmund Allenby’s forces officially liberated Jerusalem. Actually, a Jerusalem delegation, led by the mayor, surrendered the city to a pair of British army cooks on December 8. Thus began a...

From the war in Vietnam to the war in Israel

David Ramati, injured in Friday's terror attack, spoke of the moments before the terrorist rammed into him near Efrat in Gush Etzion. "When I really looked at him, he actually started smiling, big smile, and...

Anti-Israel Pejoratives in Mainstream Media

As part of our effort to focus Jewish homeland supporters’ attention on recognizing misleading terms and misperceptions that denigrate Israel and delegitimize the Jewish people’s historic homeland connection to Israel, we’ve put together a...

Galvanize People to Appeal to the Israeli government: Uphold basic moral law

Senior Israeli government minister, Yariv Levin, has proposed that the Israeli cabinet adopt a decision, which would become a precedent, not to enforce the decision of the court to destroy 17 homes in Nativ...

Balfour at the Knesset

An international conference discussing the significance of the Balfour Declaration has taken place at the Knesset in Jerusalem…reports Michael Kuttner. As stated on the invitation this gathering was intended to examine the historic context of...

Who Saved Israel in 1947?

November 29 marks the 70th anniversary of UN General Assembly resolution 181, recommending the partition of Mandate Palestine into two separate Jewish and Arab states. On that day in 1947, millions of listeners sat...

Israel and the New Geopolitics of Energy

Israel had an “oil problem” at birth.  In 1947, the American oil industry lobbied against the partition of Palestine for fear of alienating Saudi Arabia.  The oil embargo imposed by OPEC in 1973 seriously...

Watching at Beersheba

It is hard to describe the feelings of being in Israel for this very special moment. Particularly, that of being an Australian in Israel and more specifically, spending Tuesday in Beersheba. Overlay that with being a...

The Balfour Declaration: Did the British Promise Palestine to the Jews and Arabs?

On November 2, we celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration. Sent by British Foreign Secretary Lord Arthur James Balfour in a letter to Lord Rothschild, a leader of the British Jewish community,...