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Comedian and actor Sarah Silverman. Credit: Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock.

Comedian Sarah Silverman calls out ‘Squad’ for trying to block Iron Dome funding

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Jewish comedian and actor Sarah Silverman criticized “The Squad” of left-wing Democratic lawmakers over recent attempts to block U.S. funding for Israel’s Iron Dome air-defense system. Referring to Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.)...
From left: Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) address U.S. President Donald Trump's remarks on Capitol Hill. Credit: Screenshot.

The Squad loves dead Jews: Support for Hamas implies nothing less

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“People Love Dead Jews: Reports from a Haunted Present” is the title of Dara Horn’s new book. I happened to receive a copy last week just as anti-Israel members of Congress were doing their...
An Iron Dome air-defense battery set near the southern Israeli city of Ashdod fires an intercepting missile on July 14, 2014. Photo by David Buimovitch/Flash90.

The baleful significance of the Democrats’ Iron Dome fiasco

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According to House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, when the Democrats withdrew from their embattled spending bill $1 billion in emergency funding for Israel’s Iron Dome defense system, this was merely a “technicality” that would...
From left: Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) address U.S. President Donald Trump's remarks on Capitol Hill. Source: Screenshot.

‘The Squad’ keeps inciting Jew-hatred, and their party keeps accepting it

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Scapegoating Jews for the problems in a society has always been a central feature of Jew-hatred. Since well before the German agitator Wilhelm Marr first utilized the phrase “anti-Semitism” in the late 19th century (to make Jew-hatred sound race-based, scientific...
From left: UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyani, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, U.S. President Donald Trump and Bahraini Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani at the signing of the Abraham Accords on the South Lawn of the White House, Sept. 15, 2020, Credit: White House/Joyce N. Boghosian.

How Abraham Accords have already impacted the Mideast

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One year since the establishment of the Abraham Accords—agreed to by Israel and the United Arab Emirates on Aug. 13, 2020 and then officially signed on the White House lawn on Sept. 15—the Middle East is...
The flags of Israel and the United States wave above a camp for U.S. service members supporting exercise Juniper Cobra at an Israeli Defense Forces site on Feb. 23, 2018. Credit: Sgt. Matthew Plew/U.S. Air Force.

Of stars, stripes and red flags

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Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid was ridiculed on Sunday for a blooper in a tweet about the Fourth of July. In the post, which he has since deleted, the Jewish state’s top diplomat and alternate prime...
From left: Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) address U.S. President Donald Trump's remarks on Capitol Hill. Source: Screenshot.

Ocasio-Cortez, Omar rebuke Biden’s support for Israel as ‘siding with occupation’

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) rebuked U.S. President Joe Biden over his statement supporting Israel’s right to defend itself amid escalating violence with Hamas, accusing the president of “siding with occupation.” Biden spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...
From left: Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) address U.S. President Donald Trump's remarks on Capitol Hill. Source: Screenshot.

Anti-Squad Republicans Should Be Careful to Not Overreach

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Rashida Tlaib’s mantra “From the river to the sea” may soon compete with “From the Narrows to the Potomac.” Or “Biscayne Bay to the Potomac.” “From the River…” etc. is meant as the stretch of...
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, incoming House Democrat representing Queens, N.Y. Credit: Ocasio-Cortez campaign.

When journalists become cheerleaders, it usually ends badly

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According to The Times of Israel, I misrepresented Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s feelings about Israel. In a piece written by Simona Weinglas, the TOI claims that I was wrong to write that the New York congresswoman and media darling, who is best...
From left: Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) address U.S. President Donald Trump's remarks on Capitol Hill. Source: Screenshot.

Will the Democrats’ generational shift turn the tide against Israel?

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For pro-Israel Democrats, the only thing that matters about 2020 is that former Vice President Joe Biden is at the top of the ticket. They have good reason to celebrate the fact that he...