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JUNE 7, 2018 - Since March 30, tens of thousands of Gaza residents have gathered on Fridays at the Israel border. The protests, dubbed “The Great Return March” by writer and activist Ahmad Abu Artema, were initially intended to be nonviolent acts of civil disobedience. Abu Artema envisioned that the marches would empower Palestinians to Read More

JUNE 7, 2018, JERUSALEM – It’s been on everyone’s lips since Donald Trump began running for president: “fake news.” You know, anything reported in the mainstream media (or MSM, now a pejorative term to many) that’s not to Trump’s liking or the liking of his core voter base. There is indeed such a thing as Read More

MAY 24, 2018, JERUSALEM – Much has been made in recent weeks about events along Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip, especially those of May 14, when more than 60 Palestinians were killed. It’s not entirely unprecedented for Israeli soldiers to face off against civilians rushing a border fence. On May 15, 2011, a few Read More

MAY 24, 2018 – As social activists throughout the world take aim at Israel, labeling the 60 who died when they tried to storm the Israeli border as victims of a massacre, there are many reasons to mourn the dead in Gaza. It was a massacre, but the blame must be assigned to Hamas and Read More

MAY 24, 2018 – Like that famous 1976 New Yorker illustration by Saul Steinberg that presented Manhattan as the over-large center of the world, those of us in Jerusalem usually have an inflated sense of our own significance in the universe. Then along come the events of the last couple weeks to totally justify that Read More

MAY 24, 2018 – At the opening ceremony for the US embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, as Israeli soldiers shot at Palestinian protesters, killing 60 and wounding 2,400, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proclaimed to widespread cheers, “The Temple Mount is in our hands!” President Trump’s actions are being hailed as a fulfillment of biblical Read More

MAY 24, 2018 – Those close to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas are going to great lengths to hide the true condition of his health. With his hospitalizations becoming more frequent, many expect him to face the music, declare he is unable to perform his duties and name a successor or, at the very least Read More

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Governor Charlie Baker’s commitment to making Mass­achusetts better is truly an inspiration and his passion for making our communities safer and stronger is second to none. I was proud to join him recently at an event celebrating the greater Jewish community, where he personally spoke about his administration’s efforts to increase public safety and curb Read More