Monthly Archives: December 2015

Rivlin’s folly

נתאי הארבלי אומר: הרחק משכן רע, ואל תתחבר לרשע, ואל תתיאש מן הפרענות – פרקי אבות א,ז Nittai of Arbel says: Distance yourself from a bad neighbor; do not associate with a wicked person; and do not despair of retribution. … Continue reading

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Notes on terrorism

History stands at the beginning stages of Islam’s latest attempt to dominate the world. That’s a very broad statement, of course. Do I mean political subjugation and occupation, as in the Arab conquests of the 7th century? Do I mean … Continue reading

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Why Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria are legal

Europeans like to say that “Israeli settlements outside of the Green Line are illegal under international law.” The US State Department prefers “illegitimate.” But they are wrong. Usually the explanation has something to do with Article 49 of the Fourth … Continue reading

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A monstrous culture of cruelty

The headline story in today’s Israel Hayom is about how the 1972 Munich Olympics terrorists tortured and mutilated their Israeli hostages. I didn’t bother to read it. I don’t need further reinforcement about the degree to which the Palestinian movement … Continue reading

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