Anti-Semitism Hasn’t Gone Away—but Jews Need No Longer Feel Powerless

In a speech at the U.S. Capitol on Monday, in anticipation of Yom Hashoah, the Israeli ambassador Ron Dermer reflected on the resurgence of anti-Semitism in the U.S. and Europe, the recent synagogue shooting, and the blessed fact that Jews, with their own state, are no longer powerless in the face of those who mean them harm. (Video, 10 minutes. A transcript is available here.)

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Benjamin Netanyahu Is a Successful Leader, Not a Magician

Sept. 20 2019

Following the inconclusive results of Tuesday’s election, weeks may elapse before a prime minister is chosen, and there is a chance that Benjamin Netanyahu’s political career isn’t over yet. Perusing the headlines about Netanyahu over the past year, Ruthie Blum notes how many have referred to him as a political “magician,” or some variant thereof. But this cliché misses the point:

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