Monthly Archives: February 2016

Soothing words and golden handcuffs

I have never understood why Israel grants legitimacy to the so-called ‘Middle East Quartet’ of the US, UN, EU and Russia. Each of these entities is hostile to Israel to some extent. None of them has demonstrated an understanding of … Continue reading

Posted in Europe and Israel, US-Israel Relations | 6 Comments

The leading indicators don’t look good for America

In economics, a ‘leading indicator’ is something that can be used to predict the future behavior of a market or even a national economy. For example, if the number of building permits issued per month increases, then one might expect … Continue reading

Posted in Academia, American politics | 4 Comments

Who is guilty of stupidity?

The three members of Israel’s Knesset – Jamal Zahalka, Haneen Zoabi and Basel Ghattas – who met recently with the families of three terrorist murderers, were condemned from all sides of Israel’s political spectrum. In addition to harsh criticism from … Continue reading

Posted in Israeli Arabs, Israeli Politics | 2 Comments

Hillary’s advisers from Hell

So it turns out that the advice Hillary Clinton gets from her advisers regarding Israel is overwhelmingly anti-Israel: …the stream of anti-Israel advice received by Hillary was much more comprehensive than that which came from just [Sidney Blumenthal]. In the … Continue reading

Posted in American politics | 6 Comments