Opinion

Jerusalem Post's talented team of journalists provides insight into their work presented in the opinion section. This section highlights the beliefs and values that experienced writers who are witnessing the Middle East turmoil unfold. Their first hand encounters with world leaders have shaped their opinions and world views to be shared on this page.

 Beth Israel Synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, where four hostages were held.

Amid antisemitic violence, Jewish solidarity is needed - editorial

 THEN-PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Benny Gantz sit at the government table in the Knesset plenum in this photo from 2020. The formation of the Netanyahu-Gantz coalition created an unprecedented form of government.

Israel’s governmental institutions must be strengthened - opinion

 FOREIGN MINISTER Yair Lapid (front left), MK Mansour Abbas (front right) and other officials visit a school in the Neve Midbar region of the Negev.

The loss of governability - opinion

 CHILDREN AGED 5-11 receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Katzrin. Why are we penalizing children too young to receive the vaccine?

Don’t punish under-fives for being too young to be vaccinated - opinion

By JENNIFER COHEN
Letters

Letters to the Editor January 17, 2022: National pastime

 IRAN’S FOREIGN MINISTER Hossein Amirabdollahian (left) meets with International Atomic Energy Agency Director-General Rafael Grossi in Tehran in November. The foreign minister seems to adopt a dual rhetoric when discussing the Vienna talks.

Iran's 'charming' online rhetoric has come to an end - opinion

 A SCENE resulting from the intense Hezbollah rocket fire from Lebanon that hit northern Israel during the Second Lebanon War in 2006. Within a few hours of an Israeli strike, Iran ordered Hezbollah to activate its arsenal.

Israel should not attack nuclear Iran alone, but should join a NATO 2.0 - opinion

By BOAZ GANOR
Israel's opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu is seen gesturing at the Knesset, on July 26, 2021.

Israel needs to remove the Netanyahu fault line - comment

This 2017 billboard in Budapest was part of a Hungarian government campaign to “demonize George Soros,” the report said.

Support for Israel must not serve as a cover up for antisemitism - opinion

IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi attends a Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee meeting in November.

It's time for an IDF mindset change - editorial

 PRIME MINISTER Naftali Bennett sits at the government table in the Knesset plenum with Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and Defense Minister Benny Gantz. Might Bennett go the way of Sharon, Olmert and Livni?

Can PM Naftali Bennett be converted regarding West Bank issues? - opinion

 US PRESIDENT Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris pay their respects this past Tuesday at the crypt of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta.

Martin Luther King Jr. left a powerful legacy against hate - opinion

 A KEREN KAYEMETH LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund tree-planting takes place in the Binyamin region on Tu Bishvat.

Tu Bishvat invites appreciation of trees and greenery in Israel - opinion

 SAUDI ARABIA is leading efforts to achieve a boom in regional development with the Vision 2030 project.

Peaceful coexistence ensures mutual survival and prosperity - opinion

 PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY leader Mahmoud Abbas addresses PA officials in Ramallah.

The dangers of an Arab state are still true - opinion

By MORTON A. KLEIN
Antisemitic graffiti on a Jewish family house in the city center of Lyon in France.

The antisemitism noose is getting tighter - opinion

By BRUCE PORTNOY
 A CONFRONTATION takes place at a service with Women of the Wall at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.

The Western Wall partition won't bring Diaspora Jewry closer to Israel - opinion

By SOL WERDIGER
 SHLOMI SHABAT – infected by COVID a second time.

Grapevine January 16, 2022: A step too far?

 Bedouin women gesture as they stand by an Israeli policeman during a protest against forestation at the Negev desert village of Sawe al-Atrash, southern Israel

Negev crisis: Seeing the forest for the trees - editorial

 The funeral of Eli Kay, the lone soldier who was fatally shot by a terrorist in an attack in Jerusalem's Old City, November 22, 2021.

Arguing with the US over house demolitions - opinion

A rally takes place in the Gaza Strip last month marking the 34th anniversary of the founding of Hamas. Israel is likely to wage a multifaceted war against Iran’s terrorist proxies this year.

My crystal ball on 2022 - opinion

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