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Published Op-Eds

November 22, 2020

Effi Eitam is a deplorable choice to head Yad Vashem

The Times of Israel

The former lawmaker has espoused views about Arabs that violate the spirit of the World Holocaust Remembrance Center's mission

July 2, 2020

‘Zion shall be redeemed with Justice’: Why I oppose annexation

The Times of Israel

The fact that another nation lives with us here in the Land of Israel is not a mistake of Providence. We are destined to live here together in peace

June 21, 2020

Open Letter to Chairman of JNF, Danny Atar

Rabbi Melchior writes to the chairman of the KKL-JNF appealing for a Sumarin family not to be evicted from their home in Silwan.

January 16, 2017

Don’t dismiss the Islamic ruling on suicide attacks

The Times of Israel

Make no mistake: When a top Muslim cleric stopped permitting these deadly terror acts, it mattered -- a lot

August 25, 2016

A rabbi backs the burkini ban? Absurd

The Times of Israel

Exploiting the irrational fears that terror creates is a blow against the basic values of the French Revolution

July 4, 2016

Elie Wiesel: The man who rose from the dead

The Times of Israel

I think that every person who met Elie felt that standing before him or her was a man risen from the dead

February 29, 2016

A Broad View of the “MK Suspension Law,” or more accurately, the “MK Dismissal Law”

The Times of Israel

A Broad View of the “MK Suspension Law,” or more accurately, the “MK Dismissal Law”

February 29, 2016

Warning: Israel's Government Has a Democracy Problem


Why invest millions in hasbara when the Israeli government itself, advancing laws such as that seeking to oust Arab lawmakers, is doing its utmost to destroy our democracy?

August 17, 2015

There is another way

The Times of Israel

Against the bleak backdrop of incendiary hatred, there are good people, Jews and Moslems, working for peace

June 4, 2015

Israel and Kosovo – Here and Now

The Times of Israel

Israel must immediately recognize Kosovo, and thus recognize reality

February 19, 2015

Coalition of civilizations

The Times of Israel

Scores of young Muslims turned to my community in Norway to relay the message that terrorists who will attempt to harm Jews, will have to harm them first

February 15, 2015

My Response to Terror

The Times of Israel

His childhood synagogue in Copenhagen was attacked, but he says the response is to reach out to Islam

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