Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel and his Australian counterpart reaffirmed the strong relationship between their two countries as the former completed his landmark visit to the island nation. The statement issued Thursday by Netanyahu and Malcolm Turnbull also said that “Australia re-affirmed its commitment to Israel’s right to exist as the nation-state of…
If Benjamin Netanyahu could pack up the audience at the Central Synagogue in Sydney and take them back to Israel, he would.
For almost two decades, American presidents have supported a Palestinian state alongside Israel. Last week, Donald Trump questioned that commitment, thus potentially changing the course of Middle Eastern and Jewish history.
A Zionist anti-Semitism has moved from the fringe to, quite literally, the center, and from the realm of the apocalyptic imaginaire to the realm of American nationalist-fascism.
Trump and Netanyahu will drive Democratic voters, particularly millennials, away from the defend-Israel-at-all-costs posture that has dominated political discourse for decades.
The president responded to a question about anti-Semitism in America by talking about his election victory.
Trump said, in reference to the Holocaust, “no other people has endured what the Jewish people have endured.”
While a peace deal will not have creamy eggplant as its foundation, perhaps one day we’ll be able to sit around one table to celebrate all that we share rather than spending the day on a bus to talk about all that separates us.
Dan Shapiro, ambassador to Israel under ex-President Obama, doesn’t think Trump and Netanyahu will have the best meeting this week.
The Australian government and Jewish community leaders, assuming that both care about Israel’s future as a Jewish and democratic state, ought to seek from Netanyahu unambiguous answers to the following questions.