Douglas Altabef

American Jews are signalling their own dire straits

American Jews are decoupling, not only from their brethren and the idea of a coherent Jewish people, but also from reality itself Anyone looking for conclusive evidence that the American Jewish community is in a dangerous tailspin might just have found his smoking gun. A recently released survey by the …

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Evyatar, the window into the new government.

Given that the government is trying to show unity, why is the Evyatar outpost being tackled so soon, if at all? The new government is trying to show its unity, not courting controversy, though there will inevitably be controversies thrust upon it. Given this orientation, it seems strange that Evyatar, …

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One law for all constituents.

Israeli Arab willingness to riot was not due to desperation, but brazenness, a brazenness born out of coddling and accommodation.Op-ed. A friend who runs a very impactful Zionist NGO made an astute comment the other day: do you know when the seed of the Lod riots was planted, he asked? …

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A Number is Worth 1000 Words.

Much has been made of the tectonic shift driving apart the Jews of Israel and America. If one were looking to encapsulate that mindset split in one salient fact, it might be this: Recent polls show that 63% of Israelis favor Donald Trump over Joe Biden, while 70% of American …

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Yes, there was a Nakba, but it was not about Arabs.

May 15 is the day the Arabs mourn the ‘catastrophe’ of Israel’s establishment, but the real Nakba was that of the Jews of Arab lands. My organization, Im Tirtzu, has become famous (some would say infamous) for our calling out the lies, misrepresentations and deliberate distortions attached to marking “Nakba …

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Fighting fire with fire: The Right discovers Lawfare.

Left wing organizations have long viewed judicial activism as their best antidote to electoral failure, but that is about to change. It seems like an axiom of political quantum mechanics that the Left is extremely well financially endowed, while the Right operates on air. Armed with financing from European governments …

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Israel is the Happiest Real Country on Earth.

Friends, In finally cleaning off my desk (Hey, what’s a lockdown for?), I came across the hard copy of my op ed from almost exactly two years ago in the Jerusalem Post which analyzes the recent ranking Israel had received as the 11th happiest country in the world.  My premise …

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Trump’s deal highlights the great Jewish rift.

There are numerous lamentations about the negative implications for Palestinians and the manifest injustice being paid to them. One of the less remarked upon, but nevertheless most painful series of reactions to President Donald Trump’s long awaited “Deal of the Century” has been the response of the organized American Jewish …

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