For 25 years, Women of the Wall have met for prayer services at the Kotel at the beginning of each Jewish month. In 2013, their struggle took the global stage, for better or worse.
Who should an American Jew support in a hypothetical rift between Israel and the United States? Hillel Halkin thinks the answer shouldn’t be so complicated.
The deal to strip Syria of its chemical weapons could benefit Israel. But it sends a disturbing message of American weakness in the face of global threats, Hillel Halkin writes.
With Egypt in a deep state of unrest and the world shocked at the bloodshed, Israel security experts are shaking their heads and whispering to themselves: ‘We told you so.’
With John Kerry proclaiming a fresh start to the Mideast peace process, Hillel Halkin explains why the two-state solution is dead — and offers his own alternative.
The Women of the Wall are childish provocateurs. Their protests stem from the narcissism of thinking that one’s rights matter more than anyone else’s, Hillel Halkin writes.
Would the Forward publish a cartoon in support of scientist Stephen Hawking’s decision to join the academic boycott of Israel? It did — and it should be ashamed of itself.
Yitzhak Rabin was poised to return the Golan Heights to Syria as part of a peace deal. Hillel Halkin writes that the current civil war proves why that would have been a catastrophic decision.
Hillel Halkin thinks Israel’s recent apology to Turkey over the Mavi Marmara incident was a mistake. He believes an apology is owed to those soldiers who boarded the flotilla and to the Israeli people.
An Israeli coalition including right winger Naftali Bennett would tackle the Haredi draft exemption but put peace on the back burner. Hillel Halkin explains why the left should embrace it.