Monthly Archives: September 2014

Why the Palestinian Arabs lack civil rights

Israel’s Left is unhappy. Nobody votes for their parties and their chance of returning to power is negligible. You can see them boiling with frustration — they used to run things here, and now they are a permanent opposition, reduced … Continue reading

Posted in 'Peace' Process, Israeli Politics | 1 Comment

Are Israelis safer than Americans?

41 days ago I returned to Israel after 26 years of exile in the US. Well, not exactly exile — We could have come back any time, as my wife reminded me often. So finally we did, and last week … Continue reading

Posted in Terrorism | 2 Comments

Three lessons of 9/11 + 13

…when the Lord your God grants you respite from all your enemies around you in the land which the Lord, your God, gives to you as an inheritance to possess, that you shall obliterate the remembrance of Amalek from beneath … Continue reading

Posted in Islam, Terrorism, The UN, War | 1 Comment

Why a Palestinian state is not the answer

Every once in a while I feel the need to write some form of this post to explain to Americans yet again why a Palestinian state is a bad idea. This is not a big issue in Israel, despite the … Continue reading

Posted in Israel and Palestinian Arabs | 3 Comments

How Israel can lose in the UN what it won on the ground

News item: UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States is open to a new U.N. resolution on Gaza but only if it contributes to sustaining the Israeli-Palestinian cease-fire, the U.S. envoy to the United Nations said Wednesday. … A draft … Continue reading

Posted in The UN, War | 2 Comments