Moshe Phillips column
Moshe Phillips
Moshe Phillips is the President of the Philadelphia Chapter of Americans for a Safe Israel / AFSI. The chapter's website is at: Moshe's blog can be found at and Moshe tweets at

Egypt is not at peace with Israel, admits John Kerry
Moshe Phillips
May 14, 2013

In a press conference in Washington on April 30th U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry admitted that Egypt is not at peace with Israel. In response to reporter . . .

Netanyahu proves not "only a Nixon could go to China"
Moshe Phillips
May 10, 2013

From February 21 to 28, 1972 President Richard Nixon visited Communist China and forever changed the geopolitical landscape of our planet. The phrase "'Only . . .

The ADL & Al Sharpton: Wrong on the Islamic attack on the Boston Marathon
Moshe Phillips
April 26, 2013

Abe Foxman, the ADL's longtime National Director, seemed to want to do everything possible to direct attention away from the possibility that the Boston . . .

Note to John Kerry: Kyrzakhstan & Palestine are both myths
Moshe Phillips
March 2, 2013

On John Kerry's first international trip as U.S. Secretary of State he made a gaffe worthy of Joe Biden. The headline of London's Telegraph read "John Kerry . . .

Did the wrong McCain school Hagel on the Middle East?
Moshe Phillips
February 4, 2013

The wrong McCain may have had the job of taking Senator Chuck Hagel to school on the Middle East. Senator John McCain earned plenty of headlines for his . . .

The other big Israeli election story: the other Yair
Moshe Phillips
January 26, 2013

The Israeli election news that has captured the moment is the surprising success of Yair Lapid's new party, Yesh Atid (There's a Future), and the fact that it . . .

John Kerry at State: a disaster for Israel
Moshe Phillips
December 29, 2012

President Obama's decision to nominate Senator John Kerry as his next Secretary of State will prove to be a disaster for Israel. The choice of the American . . .

The Joe Biden vs. Paul Ryan debate & Israel
Moshe Phillips
October 11, 2012

Vice President Joe Biden and Representative Paul Ryan will have only one debate this election season on October 11 at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. . . .

Gentleman's agreement & Hollywood's Israel problem
Moshe Phillips
July 20, 2012

In 1947, Hollywood gave us "Gentleman's Agreement," a thoughtful and compelling portrait of anti-Semitism in America in the period directly after World War Two . . .

Yitzhak Shamir: warrior & statesman (1915-2012)
Moshe Phillips
July 3, 2012

With the passing of Yitzhak Shamir we are seeing the near end of an era. How many individuals that could truly be considered among the founders of the State of . . .

Was Anne Frank murdered at Auschwitz?
Moshe Phillips
November 2, 2011

The Monday, October 24, 2011 Philadelphia edition of the free commuter daily newspaper Metro contained a 300 word article by Bruce Walsh about a Center City . . .

Who should replace Andy Rooney?
Moshe Phillips
October 3, 2011

CBS News and the producers of Sixty Minutes have a unique opportunity to add a bold new voice to network television with the retirement of Andy Rooney and at . . .

An interview with author Howard Riell
Moshe Phillips
September 26, 2011

QUESTION: Let us begin by asking the obvious; what is Riell Truth — Stay Angry! about and what made you write the book now? ANSWER: The book is based . . .

Recalling a heroine of Israel's founding generation
Moshe Phillips
August 30, 2011

"A woman of valor, who can find?" — Proverbs The widespread renewed interest in American Civil War history this year caused by the marking of the 150th . . .

Remembering 9/11 without limit
Moshe Phillips
August 25, 2011

I knew instinctively that it would happen. I just did not know when. For me it happened on 8-8-2011. That's when I saw the first significant tirade in the . . .

I still miss President Reagan
Moshe Phillips
June 12, 2011

June 5, 2011 was the seventh anniversary of the death of President Ronald Reagan. Last February in the hours before the Steelers versus Packers Super Bowl game . . .

Pat Buchanan: hater of Israel, defender of old Nazis
Moshe Phillips
May 18, 2011

Pat Buchanan's Friday, May 13th article about a convicted Nazi murderer "The Persecution of John Demjanjuk" (see: . . .

Thomas Friedman, anti-Semitism, and Louis Farrakhan
Moshe Phillips
April 27, 2011

For decades New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman has used newspapers to indoctrinate his readers in his personal idea of what are moral and just policies . . .

Meet England's Helen Thomas: Patrick Seale
Moshe Phillips
February 18, 2011

Patrick Seale is a columnist that is not at all well known in the U.S. At least not yet that is, however that may soon change. His criticism of America and . . .

A giant of pro-Israel activism in America is gone
Moshe Phillips
January 25, 2011

A true giant of pro-Israel activism in America is gone. Herb Zweibon, the founder and president of Americans For A Safe Israel / AFSI, died on Tu B'Shevat, . . .

2011: Israel & Hamas will go to war
Moshe Phillips
January 1, 2011

All one has to do is scan late December's headlines to know that the battle lines have already been drawn for 2011. Hamas and Israel will either go to war  . . .

Let's recall Rendell's record on Islamo-fascism & terror
Moshe Phillips
December 17, 2010

The retrospectives on Governor Ed Rendell's twenty-four years of service to Philadelphia and to Pennsylvania are starting in earnest now. As he marks his last . . .

Philadelphia, New York & Boston newspapers ignore Pearl Harbor Day
Moshe Phillips
December 7, 2010

Metro International brands itself as the "world's largest international newspaper." But the bottom line is the Swedish owned company consistently slaps its . . .

Netanyahu vs. Goldwater & Churchill: Why not victory?
Moshe Phillips
November 12, 2010

The headline in Israel's most influential daily newspaper stated "Netanyahu: Direct talks are only path to true Mideast peace" (see . . .

The Clinton-Mezvinsky wedding & court Jews
Moshe Phillips
August 25, 2010

The media coverage of the marriage ceremony of Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky took several weeks to abate. The rabbi who co-conducted the Clinton-Mezvinsky . . .

Bias against Israel time and time again
Moshe Phillips
August 10, 2010

On Saturday, August 7, 2010 Time Magazine demonstrated, yet again, that it is one of the most anti-Israel mainstream media outlets in the United States today. . . .

Kofi Annan's holocaust problem
Moshe Phillips
August 8, 2010

In June a shockingly disturbing article about Holocaust education appeared in The New York Times online and The International Herald Tribune and was written by . . .

Texas congressmen and "a night to honor Israel"
Moshe Phillips
July 14, 2010

In June several Congressmen from Texas loudly declared their support for Israel at a time when few other politicians anywhere else on the planet are ready to . . .

Does J Street stand for Jordan Street?
Moshe Phillips
May 14, 2010

J Street, the controversial Jewish pressure group that was created to lobby for a Palestinian state, is back in the news. J Street is now in the news in, of all . . .

When is a dirty bomb attack not a terrorist attack?
Moshe Phillips
April 30, 2010

Critics have been accusing The Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper of failing to accurately report on terrorism and terrorists for years and have pointed to the . . .

What every American should know about the UN
Moshe Phillips
December 17, 2009

Tragically, most Americans pay little attention to the UN and the business that it does. The mainstream media shares fault for this because they conceal the . . .

You may not be "Pro-Israel" if....
Moshe Phillips
December 4, 2009

The recent media attention garnered by the relatively new J Street lobby necessitates an examination of the very notion of the term "Pro-Israel." Until very . . .

Israel, Taiwan, and Nixon in the Obama era
Moshe Phillips
September 8, 2009

The mainstream media paid little attention in August when Israel sent much needed aid to Taiwan in response to the deadliest typhoon to hit the Chinese island . . .

Who is Israel's Sarah Palin?
Moshe Phillips
July 13, 2009

With Alaska Governor Sarah Palin back in the headlines it is worth recalling that some pundits attempted to draw parallels between the then Republican Vice . . .

How will Netanyahu change Israel forever?
Moshe Phillips
July 9, 2009

While keen observers of Israel's political scene clearly understand that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is Israel's most Americanized prime minister in its . . .

The land of Israel: is there an alternative?
Moshe Phillips
June 26, 2009

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wants to wipe the state of Israel off the face of the planet. Sadly and strangely, two American born Jewish writers seem content to go along . . .

Learning from Yoni Netanyahu and Entebbe
Moshe Phillips
June 18, 2009

The name Netanyahu first appeared in the world's news headlines twenty years before Benjamin Netanyahu was originally elected Israel's prime minister in 1996.  . . .

Do you remember your 21st birthday?
Moshe Phillips
June 1, 2009

Do you remember how you marked your 21st birthday? Do you remember how you celebrated? Do you remember who was at the party? Do you remember the gifts?  . . .

The politics of meaning vs. Israel
Moshe Phillips
March 19, 2009

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's first Middle East trip included criticism of Israel on an unprecedented scale. Not since James Baker's tenure as the 61st . . .

Thursday the rabbi got fooled
Moshe Phillips
February 25, 2009

Rabbi Brad Hirschfield can be counted among the foolish people who thought that they knew Muzzammil Hassan and what he stood for. "Mo" Hassan is the Islamic TV . . .

2008's must read books on Israel & Zionism
Moshe Phillips
January 14, 2009

There should be little doubt that when Israel's defensive actions in Gaza have ceased, that President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton will start to . . .

The Fort Dix terrorist case and profiling
Moshe Phillips
December 28, 2008

The convictions of the five terrorists who plotted to murder American soldiers at Fort Dix in 2007 should cause some much needed attention to be placed on the . . .

What U.S. newspaper is the most fair to Israel?
Moshe Phillips
December 11, 2008

Newspaper publishing firms in the U.S. have increasingly found themselves the subject of news reports as of late. Tribune Co. is in the headlines for having . . .

A new strategy for Jerusalem's Old City
Moshe Phillips
December 5, 2008

Jerusalem's Old City is the holiest part of Judaism's holiest city. What we now call the "Old City" is what the Bible means when it refers to Jerusalem. There . . .

The great Islamophobia fake-out
Moshe Phillips
November 19, 2008

Politically conservative campus activists in the U.S. will soon face a tough new front on the battlefield of ideas. A controversial Left-wing think tank is now . . .

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