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UNESCO isn't the only one to blame...

October 20, 2016  •  Jerusalem Post

The scandalous decision by UNESCO to expunge the Jewish identity of the Temple Mount has aroused howls of protest from across the political spectrum, and rightly so.

Meeting on Tuesday in Paris, the 58-member Executive Board of the UN agency affirmed a resolution which caters to Islamic extremism by labeling the site a Muslim shrine while ignoring mountains of evidence dating back 3,000 years regarding its sanctity for the Jewish people.

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As the EU crumbles, Israel should rejoice

October 6, 2016  •  Jerusalem Post

Barely a week has passed since the start of October, but this month is already shaping up to be a disaster of epic proportions for the architects of the European Union.

Over the course of just a few hours this past Sunday, the continent's supranational superstructure suffered two damaging body-blows – one in the UK, the other in Hungary – which have further eroded its already shaky foundations.

Like a tower of blocks teetering on the brink of collapse, the 28-nation alliance appears doomed to have a past that is far sturdier than its future, and this is great news as far as Israel is concerned.

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When will American Jews stop ignoring the Bnei Menashe Jews?

September 22, 2016  •  Jerusalem Post

Having recently celebrated his 90th birthday, Mendel Kingbol has a great deal for which to be thankful.

Residing in Afula, he fulfilled a life-long dream when he made aliya from the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram a decade ago.

With an abiding faith in God, 43 beautiful grandchildren living throughout the Jewish state, and several great-grandchildren too, Kingbol would appear to have every conceivable reason to bask in a sense of contentment as he enjoys his golden years.

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Stop the crackdown on China's Jews

September 8, 2016  •  Jerusalem Post

Over the past two years, a series of disturbing developments has taken place in Kaifeng, China, one that threatens the future of the city's tiny Chinese Jewish community. Inexplicably, certain local authorities have launched what can only be described as a crackdown on any expression of Jewish life in Kaifeng, and it is time for Israel and world Jewry to speak out and raise this issue with Beijing.

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The Princeton 'man ban'

September 1, 2016  •  Jerusalem Post

In the 26 years since I tossed my tasseled cap into the air along with hundreds of other proud graduates of Princeton University, I have never felt as ashamed of my revered Ivy League alma mater as I did this past month. In a move that seems almost to have been designed to tarnish the vaunted institution's reputation, the school's Office of Human Resources issued a document entitled "Guidelines for Using Gender Inclusive Language" that quickly became a running joke, as well as a starkly sad commentary on the state of American liberalism.

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