David Hazony


The Moral Quandary That Is Hamas

By David Hazony

The Moral Quandary That Is Hamas
By suspending talks with the Palestinian Authority over its decision to join with Hamas, Israel was taking what can only be called a moral stand, writes David Hazony.Read More


Why Recognizing Israel as 'Jewish State' Is Key to Peace

By David Hazony

Why Recognizing Israel as 'Jewish State' Is Key to Peace
The most important issue in the Middle East peace talks is finally on the table. Palestinians must recognize Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state if the conflict is to end, David Hazony writes.Read More


The Sharon They Loved, the Sharon We Hated

By David Hazony

The Sharon They Loved, the Sharon We Hated
For Israelis, Ariel Sharon represented a treasured independence and fierceness of spirit, writes David Hazony. This is a Sharon that Diaspora Jews never understood.Read More


American Jews Should Own Their Success!

By David Hazony

American Jews Should Own Their Success!
‘If American Judaism could offer a compelling alternative to Israeli culture, rather than accept its eventual supremacy, what would that look like?’ David Hazony asks.Read More


London Meat Cleaver Attack Echoes Lessons of Boston Marathon Bombing

By David Hazony

London Meat Cleaver Attack Echoes Lessons of Boston Marathon Bombing
The attacks in London and Boston show the West is facing a totally new kind of terrorism. It may pose even greater threats to our liberty than Al Qaeda.Read More






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