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Daniel Gordis
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 22, 2016
Donald Trump's scary promises to Israel
Under Trump, the world's two largest Jewish communities, in Israel and in the U.S., face dangers that just months ago would have been unthinkable.
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 19, 2016
U.N. rewrites history; Jews look on bright side
The absurdity of a UNESCO resolution that denies any historical Jewish connection with the Temple Mount in Jerusalem may end up giving Israel a rare upper hand at the U.N.
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 23, 2016
Israel ponders the future without its fathers
Israelis will soon face an uncertain future without their founding generation, who always surmounted the seemingly unsurmountable.
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 18, 2016
The thrill of victory, the agony of another snub
The refusal of an Egyptian athlete to shake his Israeli counterpart's hand is symbolic of the Arab street's continuing rejection of the legitimacy of the Jewish state.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 9, 2016
Palestinian attacks wound Israel's reputation
The latest round of Palestinian violence with is costing Israel far more than the human toll.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 5, 2015
Abbas' U.N. speech was a cry for attention
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' threat before the General Assembly to ignore or annul the 1993 Oslo Accords was more a cry for attention than anything else.
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 20, 2015
Israelis feel surrounded yet alone after Iran deal
To many Israelis, the Obama administration has become synonymous with betrayal of Israel.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 30, 2015
America can learn from Israel's gun culture
Despite the hundreds of thousands of guns legally and illegally owned in Israel, Israelis kill each other with firearms at a small fraction of the rate of Americans.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 19, 2015
Israel's neglected Holocaust survivors deserve better
The Israeli government virtually ignores the nation's Holocaust survivors, a quarter of whom live in poverty.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 24, 2015
American Jews finding it harder to like Israel
The gap between American and Israeli Jews is growing as Israel becomes more Middle Eastern and less European.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 10, 2015
Netanyahu hit by a perfect storm
The upcoming Israeli election will almost certainly prove to be much closer than what Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ever imagined it would be.
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 16, 2015
Charlie Hebdo horror revives fears in Israel
The Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris and the hostage scene in the kosher market — the image of frightened European Jews hiding in a freezer — were for many Israelis a haunting reminder of Jews hiding from Nazis.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 6, 2015
Palestinian Authority still doesn't want a state
Last week's failed attempt by the Palestinian Authority to obtain recognition from the U.N. Security Council has mostly disappeared from the world's front pages. Indications are that PA President Mahmoud Abbas did not want the resolution to pass.

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