Ranking the GOP Primary Candidates on Israel

Ranking the GOP Primary Candidates on Israel
US Senator Marco Antonio Rubio meets PM Netanyahu. Courtesy: timesofisrael.com The upcoming GOP Primaries are of great importance since the Republican candidate has a good chance of defeating Hillary Clinton in the general elections. While every American election is important, I feel this one carries special significance. There is an especially wide gap in world views and major issues across the ...

Bennett Hurting Chances of Future Election Success with Irresponsible Comments

Bennett Hurting Chances of Future Election Success with Irresponsible Comments
Naftali Bennett at Arutz-7 Press conference denouncing Duma suspects. Courtesy: israelnationalnews.com Naftali Bennett has, for the most part, been a successful leader early in his political career. He was able to unify the Bayit Yehudi party under his leadership and did well in both election campaigns he's led. Bennett has been monumental in calling for reform to the conversion law ...

Reactionary Right hurting own interests in protests over interrogation of Duma suspects

Reactionary Right hurting own interests in protests over interrogation of Duma suspects
Let me preface by saying I don't have the answers and don't know if the Jewish terror suspects were responsible for the Duma attack. I Courtesy: israelnationalnews.com believe this is only a small part of a bigger issue, however, that issue being that the extreme Right's victim mentality, political nearsightedness, and reactionary response to any perceived threat is hurting everyone--and giving the ...

Netanyahu’s snub of Donald Trump, Inability to stand up to American administration sign of wider issues

Netanyahu’s snub of Donald Trump, Inability to stand up to American administration sign of wider issues
Courtesy: thegatewaypundit.com While GOP primary front runner Donald Trump's ideas haven't been well-received by a large portion of the American public, the fact that Trump continues increasing his lead in the polls indicates there's more than just 'bite' to what he's saying. The American public is tired of Hispanic illegals bringing crime, values largely viewed as 'anti-American' and generation upon generation of ...

The Use–and misuse of Grammar in today’s world

The Use–and misuse of Grammar in today’s world
Courtesy: quotesgram.com In today’s world, there are a lot of rather unusual ways English grammar comes to the forefront of everyday life. Take the rap industry for example. They’ve come up with what may be labeled a new language altogether. Terms that don’t exactly appeal to the best senses of say—a Harvard law professor have become commonplace in this industry.  Endearing ...

Top 5 Tips for Keeping a Job

Top 5 Tips for Keeping a Job
After months of searching, you've finally been hired for that 'dream' job. Now, the only thing left to do is actually keep it for an extended period of time. Courtesy: pwinsure.com A company recruiter comparing a resume with 10 jobs over a three-year period with one featuring just two or three quality positions over a 10 year span has a pretty ...

There’s no “bad” in the world (based on the teachings of Rav Nachman)

There’s no “bad” in the world (based on the teachings of Rav Nachman)
If we believe in G-d, we believe that: Courtesy: http://www.shiachat.com Everything comes from Him and G-d is all-good and all-merciful. While these basic principles of faith originated with the Jews, they aren't unique to Judaism. Christians and Muslims conform to these very monotheistic concepts. They're part and parcel of belief in One G-d. The Chassidic masters beginning with the Arizal and continuing with Rav ...

Why the “Palestinians” will never agree to Peace

Why the “Palestinians” will never agree to Peace
Courtesy: http://www.pamelageller.com Since the inception of the 'Land for Peace' initiative following the Six-Day War, Israel has made two official offers (there have likely been a few dozen discrete attempts) to create a 'Palestinian' state west of the Jordan River: Barak's offer to Arafat in 2000 at Camp David and Olmert's relatively covert effort in 2008 to reach a peace agreement with Mahmoud ...

על מחרימינו.

על מחרימינו.
כשרועמים התותחים, 'המוזות' לא נחות. להן פי מאה החצים, פי אלף קורבנות. עוצמת קשתו של קופידון - קלע עלוב נגדן. לא אהבה תוליד המון עם צמא לחורבן. להן יש שם, להן יש קול שמהדהד בלב. הו טף, אל תוולד, אבוי, לטרף העורב! ואם היית ביש מזל - השכל לשרוד עכשיו, כי לא נולד עוד טרף קל שירחמו עליו. גם הנוצה שבידך תעוף למרחקים, גם לכאב שבלבך ישנם, ישנם בוכים! כשרועמים התותחים לא יסתירך הצל. אתה - מושיע ההורים, קולך הוא ישראל. .

Top 5 Things I miss about Chicago/Top 10 I Enjoy in Israel

Top 5 Things I miss about Chicago/Top 10 I Enjoy in Israel
I guess the title sums it up pretty well, so without further ado, here are my 5 favorite things about my hometown of Chicago where I grew up, and my top 10 when it comes to Israel, my historic homeland; a place I dreamed of growing up and was privileged enough to move to at the age of 19. Where ...

Modern Psychology/Psychiatry: Stealing Your Money in Broad Daylight

Modern Psychology/Psychiatry: Stealing Your Money in Broad Daylight
Picture: www.cchrint.org What prompted me to pen an article with such a seemingly-absurd title? Well, based on my own life experience and trends I've begun noticing lately, I'm convinced there is absolutely no need for the profession of psychiatry/psychology; that these people are, in fact, out to make quick profit from your suffering. Let me explain. Prior to Freud, there was ...

Elul and Lessons in Spirituality

Elul and Lessons in Spirituality
The holy month of Elul is upon us once again. The Chassidic masters taught that this is the month when the Gates of Heaven are open to our prayers more than any other time of year, and we have the capacity to bring down blessings of peace and plentitude into the Lower Worlds. This is the month of t'shuva--correction of ...

Time for Israel to Openly Support the Kurds, Distance Itself from Turkey

Time for Israel to Openly Support the Kurds, Distance Itself from Turkey
As Turkey continues another genocidal campaign--this time against the Iraqi Kurds and the U.S. government abandons them in favor of a Picture: http://www.TheGuardian.com stronger, more important ally in its fight on ISIS, Israel must take a stand and tell the world it will not--cannot condone the massacre of the only other group in the Middle East that's taken an unequivocal position ...

Guest Post on Gay Pride Parade Attack in Jerusalem

Guest Post on Gay Pride Parade Attack in Jerusalem
  Courtesy: http://www.vosizneias.com The following is commentary on the Gay Pride attack that took place in Jerusalem last week. It was written by my friend, Peter Wyetzner. While I happen to diametrically oppose the views expressed below, I believe it's imperative of every open-minded individual to have the capacity to listen to others whom they may not agree with, but who don't cross any red ...

Why they hate us: Anti-Semitism Explained

Why they hate us: Anti-Semitism Explained
Courtesy: lehrhaus.org The Jewish people have been persecuted since the dawn of mankind. When Abraham, the first Jew, sets out on his quest to reveal the true G-d and rid the world of idol-worship, we're told of how the evil ruler Nimrod throws him in a burning furnace. While Abraham comes out unscathed, persecution at the hands of the local ...

Dealing with and Overcoming Internet Addiction

Dealing with and Overcoming Internet Addiction
So I set out to research this new, mostly-unexplored phenomenon and discovered a world hereto unknown to me. Keep the following two points in mind while reading this: 1) If an activity doesn't help you progress on a personal/career level, there's no reason for engaging in it. 2) If you know that you have a short attention span and get carried away with destructive activities, that, may be in itself reason enough to at limit Internet consumption.

Will 2015 be the Second Time an American President Forces Netanyahu out of Office?

Will 2015 be the Second Time an American President Forces Netanyahu out of Office?
Photo credit: http://www.bloombergview.com Benjamin Netanyahu, a brilliant MIT-educated diplomat who served as a commander in the elite Sayeret Matkal IDF unit, speaks excellent English and has earned the privilege to lead a nation at its most critical moments was ushered into office in a close call over Shimon Peres in 1996 after Rabin's premiership was cut short by Yigal Amir's ...

ISIL Poses Long-term Threat to Israel, West

ISIL Poses Long-term Threat to Israel, West
The Islamist terrorist group ISIL has taken over large swaths of land in Syria and Iraq. Just to place things in perspective, it now controls of an area roughly 10 times the Masked ISIL gunmen take Jordanian pilot Mu'ath Safi Yousef al-Kaseasbeh whose plane was shot down in Raqqa, Syira prisoner. Photo credit: presstv.ir size of Israel. This is just to ...

Prominent Minority Activists Lead Panel Discussion at Tel-Aviv University on Intl’l Human Rights Day

Prominent Minority Activists Lead Panel Discussion at Tel-Aviv University on Intl’l Human Rights Day
Yesterday (Tues, 11/12), the Im Tirzu movement held two panel discussions related to the international celebration of 'Human Rights Day.' Prominent activists from the right attended and made it clear that the left doesn't have a monopoly on issues of human dignity, freedom of speech and human rights. First panel discussion First Panel Discussion: Social Activists for Jewish Rights Opening remarks were ...

Could Anett Haskia be a Game Changer in the Next Election?

Could Anett Haskia be a Game Changer in the Next Election?
Original article by: United with Israel Staff; editing mine. Muslim Zionism has Capacity to Swing Israeli Election From R-L: Anett, myself, and Y. Anett Haskia is an Arab Muslim Zionist. By serving as a role model for young Arab Israelis, she hopes to influence change and help bring about a lasting peace. At first glance, Anett Haskia appears to be your typical Israeli ...

Top 7 Job Sites in Israel

Top 7 Job Sites in Israel
Photo credit: Haaretz.com I'm looking for a new career opportunity after a Copywriter position in Tel-Aviv ran its course. While I have 10+ years of experience, speak fluent English, Hebrew and Russian, am a talented writer/journalist who knows his way around the social media/SEO world, it's been a rough go lately. And yes, I've turned down a number of offers where ...