The Sin of the Spies in Every Generation

This week's Torah portion is Shlakh Lekha. As the Hebrew Nation mobilized to liberate the Land of Israel from Canaanite rule, Moshe dispatched a team of twelve tribal chiefs – each the spiritual leader of hi...

UN Makes World Peace With Yoga

(Originally published on Israel Hayom) Tuesday was International Yoga Day, an initiative of the United Nations. Irina Bokova, the UNESCO director general, gave a speech on the occasion to those who had been wa...

Being Igbo in Israel, A Conversation with Chief Hiben Daniel

It is not often when you get to sit with a truly special person.  I first met Chief Rabbi Hiben Daniel on my way to the Kotel last year.  He informed me that he was the head of the Igbo in both Israel and Nigeria. At that time I was more interested in business...

The ‘New Normal’?

(Originally published on Israel Hayom) In Michel Houellebecq's dystopian novel, "Submission" (2015), which takes place in an imaginary France ‎in 2022, when the Muslim Brotherhood has won elections and rules t...

Defeating Foggy Bottom in Israel

History will mark Israel's election last year as a watershed moment.  Whether the country fully identifies and supports Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu really doesn't matter. As Minister Zeev Elkin said yesterday...

Imbecility Squared – Part 2

(Originally published on Arutz Sheva) A comprehensive Israeli policy declaration accepting, in principle, the Arab Peace Initiative (API), with requisite adjustments to accommodate Israel’s security and demo...

Can Chaos Be Controlled?

Israel increasingly finds itself in a chaotic world. The West it so latched onto all these years seems bent on pursuing suicidal policies in the face of a Radical Islamic war seeking to destroy it. The irony is that the chaos that has metastasized was encourag...