Category Archives: Politics & World Events

If I Google Thee, Oh Jerusalem

Jerusalem has been the focal point of Jewish national aspirations for 3,000 years. When we had our original sovereign nation in the Land of Israel, Jerusalem was its political and spiritual capitol for centuries. And after the destruction of the Temple and the subsequent exile, throughout the 2,000 year history of Jewish life in the […]

Thank You Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

“Israel must be wiped off the map”. These were the bold words of the newly elected Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, at “The World Without Zionism” conference in Tehran on October 26. The gathering, which was, according to The New York Times, “in preparation for an annual anti-Israel demonstration held each year on the last Friday […]

You, See

Two indescribable tragedies were witnessed in the last couple of months. Thousands of Jews were forcibly expelled from their homes by their own brethren, 1800 families uprooted from their land, and a nation torn apart in the process. In New Orleans, an entire city sunk under water, destroying lives and killing unknown thousands of people. […]

What in the World?

For those of us who haven’t forgotten already, how do we come to terms with what is perhaps the worst natural disaster in history? In the face of such an indescribable tragedy, how are we to explain why these things happen? To even attempt to bring reason or justification for what happened, or why these […]

The Quest for World Peace

The term peace usually elicits images of warring nations and sworn enemies coming together to make a pact to end hostilities. But is this really peace? Perhaps a more holistic approach to the concept of peace will result in a more comprehensive, just and lasting peace; not peace as the antithesis to war, but true […]

What is Disengagement?

Disengagement. It sounds very definitive, almost like the proclamation of a new course of action, a strategy for ending the war in Israel. But what is this plan, how did it come about, and – most importantly – where is it taking us? First of all, we have to clarify the fact that there was […]

Say No to Terror

A South Korean civilian was beheaded by terrorists in Iraq last week. His life could have been saved. The terrorists made their conditions for his release clear in a videotaped statement: “We ask the government of South Korea and the people of Korea to pull their forces out of Iraq and not to send additional […]

Who Will Revolt for Them?

In the sixties, student groups caused a fervour on university campuses and other institutions across North America. Fighting against the injustices that permeated every institution in both the public and private sphere, they took on any authority that they felt interfered with the civil rights and liberties of every oppressed group on earth. Jewish students […]

Why does Israel feature so prominently in the news media?

Israel receives approximately 75 times more coverage than other nations of equal population, and 10 times more than those engaged in armed conflict. Even minor statements from Israel overshadow stories of actual human catastrophes happening all over the world. In Congo, Sudan and other hotspots, tens of thousands are being murdered in racial genocide, and […]

No Justice, No Peace

“You are either with us, or against us.” This is the famous battle cry of the war on terror, and indeed it is the motto of any war that plagues the global village. There is no such thing as neutrality, as many a nation proved during the Second World War. In the war on terror, […]