Opinions

Opinion: U.S. paper tariffs impact the Chronicle

Posted on: August 7, 2018 | 26 Av 5778 by Rob Golub

  If you’re whitewater rafting and notice some unexpectedly busy rapids up ahead, best to give it your full attention. Here at the Chronicle, we can see the white froth just around the bend. It has our attention. What shall we do? The tussle over international trade has come home to the Chronicle. As you […]

Opinion: Are you not watching ‘Fauda’ on Netflix?

Opinion: Are you not watching ‘Fauda’ on Netflix?

Posted on: July 9, 2018 | 26 Tammuz 5778 by Rob Golub

  If you are not watching “Fauda” on Netflix, I must ask, are you seriously not watching “Fauda” on Netflix? “Fauda” is an Israeli-made TV show about the conflict. It’s a work of fiction, about the undercover efforts of an Israel Defense Forces unit, trying to outsmart elements of Hamas. The best parts of the […]

Commentary: Specter of Karl Marx haunts us still

Posted on: June 26, 2018 | 13 Tammuz 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

  “What is the worldly cult of the Jew? Bargaining. What is his worldly god? Money. … Money is the jealous god of Israel before whom no other god may exist.” A non-Jewish anti-Semitic lowlife did not write those words. The author of the essay “On the Jewish Question,” from which these sentences come, was […]

Poll: Is President Trump doing a good job?

Poll: Is President Trump doing a good job?

Posted on: June 7, 2018 | 24 Sivan 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

We asked this question one year ago, so we’d now like to see if your answers have changed. We’ll run a comparison in our next print edition, coming out July 1. Love him or hate him, you’ve got to admit he brings out opinions! Share yours in our poll!

Opinion: Likud, Hamas and Gaza

Posted on: June 4, 2018 | 21 Sivan 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

  Last month’s events unfolded with nauseating familiarity. We have seen this time and again. One side provokes the other which leads to response which leads to retaliation which leads to violence, accusations and the beginnings of new provocations. The only difference is the number of casualties and the heat of the lulls as we […]

Opinion: Gaza in my dreams

Opinion: Gaza in my dreams

Posted on: May 31, 2018 | 17 Sivan 5778 by Rob Golub

  In my dreams, I can see a better way in Gaza. Palestinians spent weeks engaged in a “Great March of Return,” a series of protests at the Gaza-Israel border that have included gunfire at Israel Defense Forces soldiers, throwing rocks and rolling burning tires at the security fence. Palestinians have been wounded and killed […]

A reasoned argument for opposing embassy move

Posted on: March 23, 2018 | 7 Nisan 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

The Chronicle recently featured three commentaries on the U.S. embassy in Israel. All favored its move to Jerusalem. On an issue this fraught, it seemed important to present an alternative view. To be sure, one of the commentaries, by Zak Mazur, appeared to oppose the embassy move. But as Mazur made clear, he was only […]

Opinion: A call for justice for Holocaust survivors

Posted on: February 28, 2018 | 13 Adar 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

  Gideon Taylor of the World Jewish Restitution Organization writes this piece on the successful efforts of Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) to get restorative legislation passed. Now, Taylor wants to see it pass the House of Representatives. Seventy-three years ago, Howard Melton was liberated from a death march from the […]

Opinion: Local rabbis say Israel should ‘shelter the powerless’

Opinion: Local rabbis say Israel should ‘shelter the powerless’

Posted on: February 15, 2018 | 30 Shevat 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

  From its pre-state days, Israel has aspired to be both a light to the nations and a normal country like any other. These two countervailing goals were articulated by Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion. He often spoke to the aspiration that Israel should become, in the language of Isaiah, “a light to the […]

Israel is my Jewish state, your Jewish state

Posted on: February 15, 2018 | 30 Shevat 5778 by Rob Golub

International politics is roiling, like a pot that needs its lid lifted. We hear of controversial news regarding Israel – does it ever leave you feeling angry or conflicted? Has Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s questionable attentiveness to Diaspora relations left you wondering? No doubt, the news out of Israel can be difficult to synthesize at […]