The Chutzpah of Hamas

The Chutzpah of Hamas

By Rabbi Stuart Weinblatt, Congregation B’nai Tzedek— Like so many Yiddish words (and curses) the word “chutzpah” is very descriptive. The best definition is the old joke which appears in Leo Rosten’s classic lexicon, “The Joy of Yiddish.” He explains chutzpah...
Europe’s About-Face on Israel

Europe’s About-Face on Israel

By Melanie Phillips, Algemeiner— A strange, startling, and deeply unfamiliar sound was heard this week. A Trump tweet imploding perhaps? Kim Jong-Un finally destroying his nuclear arsenal? A distant rumble from the Hawaii volcano? No. It was the sound of the...
Gaza Riots: Really About the Embassy?

Gaza Riots: Really About the Embassy?

By Bassam Tawil, Gatestone Institute— Much of the world is convinced that the Palestinian protests that took place on May 14 and 15 were directly connected to the inauguration of the US embassy in Jerusalem. This misapprehension can be traced directly to the...