Author Archives: Victor Rosenthal

Our Existential Choice

In my previous post I asked why Israel only “plays defense” in recent times. Why do we only bat the rockets away with Iron Dome, instead of ending our enemies’ ability to launch them? Why do we bomb empty Hamas … Continue reading

Posted in Israeli Politics, Israeli Society | 3 Comments

Why Does Israel Only Play Defense?

Since 1967 the amount of territory under Israeli control has shrunk significantly. At the same time, the threats to the security of Israelis have increased. Terrorism waxes and wanes, but never goes away. Although there are “peace treaties” (actually long-term … Continue reading

Posted in Israeli Politics, Terrorism, War, Zionism | 4 Comments

The Post-American Age and Israel

The American debacle in Afghanistan is bad for America, and bad for Europe. The jihadists of the Middle East have received a huge gift of military equipment. They may even receive “humanitarian aid” from the US, in return for releasing … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Terrorism, The Future, US-Israel Relations | 5 Comments

Running from Afghanistan

America has suffered a defeat of military and psychic proportions that have yet to be measured. I once thought that future historians would be likely to use 9/11 as the date that marked the end of the American era, the … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, American society, War | 3 Comments

Fight, damn it!

Losses are part of war. There’s no escaping it. The tragedy is immense. A person has precisely one chance at life, to love, to have children, to learn, to have a profession, to do all the things that a person … Continue reading

Posted in War | 6 Comments