Category Archives: Editorials

Mark Werbner, right, an attorney for the plaintiffs in a case against Jordan-based Arab Bank, talks with reporters outside the federal court in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Thursday, August 14, 2014. (photo credit: AP/Richard Drew)

US jury convicts Arab Bank of financing Hamas terrorism

In a landmark decision, a New York jury on Monday found the Jordan-based multinational Arab Bank liable on 24 counts of supporting terrorism by transferring funds to Hamas. The verdict came after the jury deliberated for nearly two full days after a month-long trial at

The July 9th Symposium: Standing Up for Israel

As Hamas rockets launched from Gaza were falling upon Israel, The July 9th Symposium convened at the United States Congress Capitol Visitors Center, held to assess the past ten years since the issuance of the International Court of Justice Advisory Opinion on Israel’s Terrorism Prevention

March of the Living

Reminder of ‘lives and futures lost, stolen and trampled, but not forgotten’     The year 2014 marks the 70th anniversary of the deportation of the Hungarian Jewish community to the Nazi killing camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau. The gravity of this passage of time was clear-

Targeting Israel – Again

The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) boasts a tawdry history of maintaining a morally perverse and inequitable focus on America’s most loyal ally, the State of Israel. The recently completed UNHRC March session in Geneva is another failure of this perverse United Nations system, which

What’s Right With the Middle East

Israel is the nation-state of the Jewish people The State of Israel is the nation-state of the Jewish people. “The Arab League, meeting in Cairo … endorsed the Palestinian Authority president’s rejection of Israel’s demand for recognition as a Jewish state” according to The Washington Post (March

Countering Illegal Boycotts of Israel

Educational, corporate and political organizations have stepped up efforts to isolate Israel through academic discrimination and economic blacklisting. Wrongly, organizations funded either directly or indirectly by U.S. taxpayers are advocating these boycotts. The American Studies Association announced a boycott of Israeli academic institutions, following boycotts announced by the Association for

Wrongful Accusations of Apartheid

It’s an old game: blame the innocent and make the innocent look guilty. What Israel built was not a border, but a barrier against death and destruction. What Israel built was protection, not apartheid. The separation wall between North and South Korea is armed and