Articles by David B. Goldberg

Picture this: An American Evangelical pastor kneeling in the Oval Office of the White House and praying for President Donald Trump, with the pastor’s hand placed on the president’s shoulder. It’s no fiction. On October 12, Pastor Andrew Brunson, who had been in a prison in Turkey since 2016 on false charges of espionage, and ...

The charge heard most against Israel is some version of “Israel is a colonial power occupying the land of others.” Those are code words. Use them and instantly sympathy is garnered for the underdog. In the case of Israel, the Palestinian-Arabs are the presumed victims, a persecuted minority oppressed by imperialist Israel. Indeed, Israel is ...

The inconsistency is glaring. In Ramallah, the headquarters of the Palestinian Authority, propagandists work day and night to portray Israel as evil occupiers oppressing millions of helpless Palestinians. But has anyone heard PA President Mahmoud Abbas condemn the Syrians, Russians or Iranians for killing 3,840 Palestinians? That is the number of dead in Syria since ...

Since the establishment of the modern State of Israel on May 14, 1948, Israel has indicated a consistent readiness for peace. Decades ago, Israel’s Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir said famously, “We want to meet our Arab neighbors on the football field, not the battlefield.” Rather than moving closer towards any resolution, however, it seems the ...

Compassion for the sick, Israeli style What does a doctor do when his patient in a hospital bed is hiding what appears to be a bomb? In Israel, you just continue working as usual. That is what happened when Dr. Eitan Zeidman of Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon was treating a terrorist who was shot ...

The Jews are the chosen people, have their own land, are successful in all walks of life. But anti-Semitism is growing, is normal again. The internet is rife with examples. Israel is held to a higher standard than other nations. China, Russia, Saudi Arabia and dozens of other nations make a mockery of human rights, ...

The 1963 movie by that name was an epic, 210-minutes-long madcap comedy hit featuring dozens of Hollywood stars. But that celluloid extravaganza was nothing compared with what we are witnessing in real life today, for the world truly has gone mad. Consider the Anne Frank story. The Jewish schoolgirl fled the Nazis and hid in ...

Something peculiar is going on. It’s an extraordinary trend I’ve observed in recent months: Support for Israel is growing, at least for now. • Diplomats and government representatives are flocking to Israel. Their eagerness to witness Israel’s scientific advances, high-tech achievements and security expertise in person are evidence of significantly warmer relations. Officially, there is ...

– Evangelical Christian, former terrorist, exposes the Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been blunt in naming the enemies of Israel. To the news media, at the United Nations and at every public forum, he has employed a frank strategy of identifying those inciting and funding terrorism and acquiring weapons of mass destruction. This ...

On one subject the world is united: Pressuring Israel to give up land (which was conquered in a war begun by her enemies) in order to create a never-before-seen terrorist entity. Pointing out the world’s hypocrisy, a liberal Israeli reader wrote to The Jerusalem Post:     Preconditions Although I am willing to accept a ...