Yishai Fleisher

The Israeli flag – a proud symbol of the miraculous achievement of the Jewish people’s sovereignty on their ancient ancestral homeland in a gleaming, growing state. Streaming blue and white across the land, it shows everyone that we are home, united once again in the mission of building a burgeoning life for our people and being a source of light for the world.

UNESCO has passed several resolutions attacking the connection between Israel and the Jewish holy sites, but this week, the Executive Board passed two new resolutions aimed specifically at the Biblical matriarchs. One rabbi sees this as a continuation of the Biblical battle between Isaac and Ishmael and a closer look shows how this is nothing less than an after-the-fact attempt to block the Jews’ return from exile.