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 as when you kill your parents, and then plead for mercy before the court because…

Pro-Israel Christian Group Condemns Mainline Protestants’ Statement Defending Palestinians

By Michael Gryboski , Christian Post Reporter— A pro-Israel Christian organization has taken issue with a recently released joint statement by several mainline church groups denouncing violence against Palestinian protesters. Over the past few weeks, violent protests along the Gaza Strip border have resulted in around 30 Palestinian protesters being killed by Israeli soldiers. In…

Selling Illusions

By Earl Cox, JPost— Tne front of Hamas’s “March of Return” is a war of words – to project a sympathetic brand of the Palestinians as victims in order to influence global public opinion. While the terrorist group’s young recruits dress in kaffiyehs and sling Kalashnikovs over their shoulders, its leaders in coat and tie…