Watch my book launch in Jerusalem!

How journalism went off the rails, how Israel went from weak to strong in 46 short years, what Netanyahu did to my business card–if you missed the launch for my book, “Why Are We Still Afraid?” at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem, you can sample some of the fun in these clips of my lecture and my conversation with author and colleague Matti Friedman.

Anti-Semitism–bad, but not that bad

President Trump’s new special envoy warns that anti-Semitism in the US is at its highest level since the Holocaust.

He is wrong. He is scaring us unnecessarily, harmfully.

Elan Carr is new at his job as envoy to fight anti-Semitism. It’s understandable, maybe, that he would overstate his case at the beginning of his run, but it’s inexcusable.

It fits into the mentality—mistaken or misleading, take your pick—of seeing the world as a dangerous, threatening place for Jews, when the reality, especially in the United States, is the opposite.

Today, Jews are the most successful minority in the US.