Posts Tagged ‘opinion’

New Poll Shows Gen Z Has Most Negative Opinion of Cancel Culture

According to a new survey of millennials, reading books, using cash and talking on the phone are some of the signs that you are “living in the dark ages.” Yes, really. They poll of 25-40 year olds was conducted by Energy retailer Love Energy Savings. Using cash was the top answer, with 28 per cent […]

Opinion | Republicans Shouldn’t Sign on to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

The conventional wisdom is that the Senate has to prove that it can work, and the test of its functioning is how much of Biden’s spending Republicans endorse. This is a distorted view of the Senate’s role, which shouldn’t be to get on board a historic spending spree for which Biden won no mandate and […]

Bloodshot-Eyed Clarence Thomas Shares Judicial Opinion On Nacho Cheese Vs Cool Ranch Doritos

Bloodshot-Eyed Clarence Thomas Shares Judicial Opinion On Nacho Cheese Vs Cool Ranch Doritos WASHINGTON, D.C.—Supreme Court Justice Clarance Thomas has issued his long-awaited judicial opinion on whether Cool Ranch or Nacho Cheese is the best flavor of Dorito. Experts hope his written opinion may finally bring the age-old debate to rest. “It took me a while to […]

Opinion | What Biden’s Anti-Crime Agenda Gets Wrong

The Joe Biden of the 1990s would know exactly what to do—throw cops and enhanced sentences at the problem, toward the goal of arresting more criminals and keeping them off the streets longer. But that was a long time ago, and Biden has since said that approach was a mistake. So, he’s left with measures […]

Why Did Twitter Censor an Eminent Infectious Disease Expert for His Opinion on COVID Vaccines?

Martin Kulldorff, one of the world’s preeminent and most cited infectious disease epidemiologists from Harvard University’s School of Medicine has experienced what many others in the field have experienced during this pandemic, censorship and ridicule. Kulldorff has been quite critical of the response to COVID by multiple governments, including the measures put in place to […]

Hanan Amiur: Guide to Manipulate Public Opinion

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What will it take for me to go back to synagogue? – opinion

When I was very young, what motivated me to go to shul on Shabbat morning was the fire station two houses away from the synagogue. My dad was the rabbi of the only congregation in Annapolis, Maryland, and shul attendance was a family affair. If I behaved during services, my big brother would take me […]

Proposed limit on US aid to Israel tests the pro-Israel diaspora – opinion

In the partisan changeover that resulted from the 2020 US elections, there were bound to be some tests and challenges for those of us who identify within the broad spectrum of “pro-Israel.” The first is now upon us: a proposed bill emerging in the House of Representatives that places a set of limitations on how […]

For #MeToo transgressors, the only cure is banishment – opinion

Text Messages is a column sharing wisdom from the weekly Torah portion produced with The Jewish Week. In the years following the reckonings with sexual harassment and assault prompted by the #MeToo movement, there has been debate over the correct communal response to those accused of sexual misconduct and whether perpetrators should be pushed to the edges […]

What’s really driving the Morocco-Germany rift – opinion

Morocco’s decision to suspend contact with Germany’s embassy in Rabat surprised many in Morocco and elsewhere, prompting a wide array of speculations as to why. With the move coming after the parliament of the state of Bremen had hoisted the flag of Polisario’s self-proclaimed republic, many were quick to point to Western Sahara as the […]

Rejecting IHRA antisemitism definition is a return to dark past – opinion

Madame Mayor Jeanne Barseghian, In representing the Green Party (EELV), you must be sensitive to the environment. You would thus be aware of the Natzweiler-Struthof camp nearby, where in 1943, a gas chamber was built for 80 Jewish prisoners at the request of Strasbourg’s University Institute of Anatomy. Their skeletons were to be used to […]

Offended by Christian seders? Don’t have one. – opinion

Open the pages of an early printed Talmudic text and you are likely to encounter the florid signature of Domenico Gerosolimitano. Why did he leave his personal autograph on so many precious volumes?   Domenico was no studious rabbinic sage bent over the Talmudic page, nor an enthused Jewish bibliophile happy to run across these sacred […]

Middle East needs to learn lessons from the Holocaust – opinion

We are undergoing a historic change across the Middle East in the wake of the Abraham Accords, moving into an era of greater empathy and compassion as well as a stronger understanding of the concept of coexistence.But even in 2021, we still have many lessons to learn and the Holocaust is an essential pillar of […]

A time of reckoning for Israel’s Haredi public opinion leaders: ‘We are guilty’

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January Opinion Piece

By Dr. Ron Weiser AM  Prime Minister Netanyahu has suddenly shifted the goal posts and his political future may depend on how his imaginative and daring initiative shapes up. Over the past two years in what is effectively the one election cycle being played out now for the fourth time, I have continuously described the… […]

December Opinion Piece

By Dr. Ron Weiser AM Although it is Chanukah, it very much seems as if we are witnessing a Purim spiel in two arenas. Having put to bed the normalisation deals with the UAE and Bahrain, the more complex deals with Sudan and Morocco rely heavily on US incentives for them to go ahead. In […]

Opinion writer faces backlash for article calling on future US first lady Jill Biden to drop ‘Dr’

A writer is facing a backlash after being accused of misogyny in a Wall Street Journal op-ed he wrote calling on incoming US first lady Jill Biden to drop the use of the honorific “Dr”. Joseph Epstein, who formerly taught English at Northwestern University, wrote that Dr Biden, who has a doctorate in education, should […]

Thanksgiving in crisis: Judaism teaches us to be grateful – Opinion

The medical, financial, social and emotional challenges, coupled with the stresses we are experiencing within civil society, have made this a hard time to focus on our blessings. How can we express gratitude at a time of such difficulty? Somehow we must. Our country is not in perfect shape, and our lives are at times […]

There’s a hunger crisis in the US. Jews must push leaders to act – Opinion

(JTA) — This week, families around the country will celebrate Thanksgiving amid a new and devastating reality. While our celebrations might look and feel different than other years, many of us will likely recall our blessings in new ways as well. Food on the table will have heightened meaning, as we know that millions of Americans […]

Trump Campaign Lawyer Blasts Media: ‘Your Opinion Doesn’t Matter’

Trump campaign lawyers Jenna Ellis, Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell held a press conference on Thursday to provide an update on ongoing legal challenges related to the presidential election. During the heated conference, the campaigns senior legal adviser Jenna Ellis also blasted the establishment media coverage of the campaign’s fight over the integrity of the […]

US presidential election: So what do the opinion polls say on the eve of the vote?

The US presidential election is gearing up to be a close race as current president Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden fight for the country’s top post. The much-anticipated showdown is on Tuesday and the candidates have been flat-out trying to win battleground states. So what does the polling say on the eve of […]

October Opinion Piece

By Dr. Ron Weiser AM Direct Etihad passenger flights to Israel; the formation of Kosher Arabia which will apparently make it easier to get kosher food in Abu Dhabi and Dubai than in Sydney or Melbourne; a public sukkah in front of the world famous Burj Khalifa Tower; and normalisation with Sudan around the corner. […]

Teacher Tells Student She Doesn’t Have the Right to an Opinion Because She’s “White” and “Blonde”

The English Department at the University of Chicago has said that it will only enroll students who want to undertake ‘Black studies’ this college year, reasoning that it is a move in solidarity with the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement. Campus Reform points to the University’s admissions webpage, which contains the disturbing announcement. “For the 2020-2021 […]

September Opinion Piece

It’s quite amazing how the State of Israel at this moment in time, has become a mirror image of the two sides of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s operating styles. Internally, whilst the raison d’etre for the formation of this coalition government was to fight Covid 19, it has descended into a shambolic series of policies and […]

Social Media Giants Remove Viral Video of Doctors Talking About Coronavirus, Masks & Treatment

What Happened: A video circling around the internet about a group of doctors giving a press conference in the United States talking about the coronavirus and sharing their professional opinion has been deleted by social media platforms, and virtually wiped off the face of the internet. In the video, the doctors were promoting Hydroxychloroquine as a […]

Watch: Alan Dershowitz & Robert F Kennedy Jr. Have A Vaccine Debate

Would it not have been serving to have seen this happen already? A vaccine discussion, between two sides with different perspectives. Made available for everyone to see in a big way – perhaps through mainstream media. Sure, Dershowitz and Kennedy are not physicians, they are lawyers by trade. However, just like it can happen for […]

Physicians For Informed Consent Say Infection Fatality Rate of COVID-19 Is 0.26 Percent

What Happened: The Physicians For Informed Consent (PIC) recently published a report titled “Physicians for Informed Consent (PIC) Compares COVID-19 to Previous Seasonal and Pandemic Flu Periods.” In their article, they stated the following: The public has been made aware of the number of COVID-19 deaths and reported cases that have occurred since the beginning of […]

Israel needs Palestinian violence to shift world opinion — and ‘The New York Times’ helps out!

Once again, the New York Times has turned over its coverage of the ongoing Gaza protests to Hasbara Central, Israel’s propaganda apparatus. Today’s article, on the fifth Friday of the Great March of Return, ran on the print edition’s front page, and should be regarded not as a “report,” but as a prior justification for […]

An Opinion About Religion That’s Hard To Disagree With – Even If You’re Religious

Next Story Years ago I had a work colleague who considered himself an intellectual. He was also a member of a religious denomination. It was his stated belief that only people who belonged to his particular denomination would be saved, and the entire rest of humanity was doomed. When I asked him how he, as an […]

The Denial Of The Right To An Opinion – Britain’s Inexorable Slide Into Fascism

March 20, 2018 By Julian Rose In Britain, during this last week, something very nasty made its presence known to the nation. And it was not Putin or Russia. It was a coldly executed , psychologically loaded attempt to silence those who wished to express an opinion, other than the one […]

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