Monthly Archives: November 2015

What Is To Be Done (apologies to Lenin)

After the recent terrorist outrages in Paris and Beirut, there are many voices calling for Something To Be Done. It’s not as easy as it sounds. But before talking about Daesh (IS, ISIS, ISIL, etc.) and how to deal with … Continue reading

Posted in Islam, Terrorism | 5 Comments

Terror children, the latest Palestinian innovation

I opened my newspaper Wednesday morning to read that two Palestinian terrorists had attacked a security guard in a car on the oft-targeted Jerusalem light rail. The guard was stabbed twice; one of the terrorists was shot and the other … Continue reading

Posted in Israel and Palestinian Arabs, Terrorism | 1 Comment

Jeffrey Goldberg finally gets it, then quickly loses it again

It’s not enough to start thinking clearly. You need to finish as well. You need to follow your logic to where it goes, even if it is uncomfortable. Apparently Jeffrey Goldberg hasn’t done that yet: Unlike Obama, several of his … Continue reading

Posted in 'Peace' Process, Israel and Palestinian Arabs | 6 Comments

What to expect from the Netanyahu/Obama meeting

As I write this, PM Netanyahu is in Washington, preparing for his scheduled meeting with President Obama today. The Washington Post reports that The leaders plan to discuss how to counter Iranian aid to Hezbollah and Hamas; the Russian and … Continue reading

Posted in US-Israel Relations | 2 Comments

Has the URJ become an enemy of the Jewish people?

Reform Judaism, represented by the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), is now the largest Jewish denomination in the US and Canada, claiming 2.2 million members out of the estimated total of 6.5 million Jews in those countries. You would expect … Continue reading

Posted in American Jews | 2 Comments