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Melanie Phillips, a British journalist, broadcaster and author, writes a column for JNS every two weeks. Currently a columnist for The Times of London, her personal and political memoir, “Guardian Angel,” has just been published by Bombardier. Her work can be found at her website, www.melaniephillips.com.

Israeli Arabs cast their votes at a polling station in the Arab town of Beit Safafa on March 17, 2015, in the Israeli general elections for the 20th parliament. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.

In a deadlocked election, the real winners are Israeli Arabs

If nothing else, one clear result of Israel’s frustrating general election gives the lie to the claim that Israeli Arabs were being intimidated from casting their vote. This arose from a failed attempt by Israeli...
U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton speaks at a press conference in David Citadel Hotel in Jerusalem, on June 25, 2019. Photo by Noam Revkin FentonFlash90

Boltonism must not be allowed to disappear

John Bolton’s departure from the Trump administration should have had the left cheering from the rafters. Bolton has long been a bogeyman in liberal circles on account of his refusal to appease the enemies of...
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas (center) delivers a statement at a conference in Ramallah on Oct. 18, 2014. Photo by Flash90.

Puncturing the big lie of Palestinian identity

Mahmoud Abbas, the head of the Palestinian Authority, recently claimed that the Palestinians were the descendants of the Canaanites. “This land is for its people, its residents and the Canaanites who were here 5,000 years...
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Credit: Flickr.

Boris Johnson: Will He Be Good for the Jews?

Britain now has its first celebrity prime minister. On Tuesday, Boris Johnson was elected leader of the Tory Party following Theresa May’s resignation over her failure to deliver Brexit. On Wednesday, Johnson “kissed hands” with...
Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party UK with MP Andrew Gwynne. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

What to do about the ‘fangs’ of anti-Semitism in Britain’s Labour?

In recent days, plotting within the British Labour Party to get rid of its far-left leader Jeremy Corbyn has moved up a gear as deep concern over the party’s precipitous plunge in the opinion...
Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (left) with President Hassan Rouhani. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

The dark shadow Iran is casting on the world

In Israel, as the drumbeats of war grow ever louder, people are preparing with a mixture of dread, stoicism and determination for the long-feared, ultimate showdown with Iran. After reported Iranian attacks on two oil...
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.). Credit: Leopaltik1242/Wikimedia Commons.

The dangerous drive to correlate Islamophobia with anti-Semitism

The Somali-born congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), who has made a number of anti-Semitic remarks, is currently embroiled in controversy over her marriage history. When claims against her of bigamy and immigration fraud first emerged...
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.). Credit: YouTube.

Tlaib strives to alter narrative of hate fomented by Arabs

What has caused the deeply alarming upsurge in anti-Semitism across the West? As many have observed, there are three principal sources: the political left, Islamic culture and neo-fascist or white-supremacist cults. One further factor, though,...
The Union Jack and European Union Flag. Credit: Publicdomainpictures.net

Of compromise and betrayal: From the Golan to Brexit

Two current sources of uproar tie Britain, the United States and Israel into a matrix of hypocrisy, double standards and spinelessness. The first was the welcome announcement by President Donald Trump that the United States...
Chelsea Clinton. Credit: Kyle Cassidy via Wikimedia Commons.

After the New Zealand mosque attacks, pointing fingers of blame

It’s not often that I find myself in the same boat as Chelsea Clinton. At a vigil in New York for the 50 Muslims slaughtered by a gunman at two New Zealand mosques, Clinton was...

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