Category Archives: Terrorism

Remembering the Sbarro Massacre

In my previous blog I wrote incorrectly that 16 Israelis were murdered in the 2001 Sbarro Restaurant bombing, with one victim remaining unconscious only to die later. The truth is that 15 died in the explosion or immediately after, and … Continue reading

Posted in Israel and Palestinian Arabs, Terrorism | 3 Comments

Where Do You Think We Live?

I’ve been writing regularly for fifteen years, and to my very great sorrow, there is one story that I find myself writing over and over. Here is the 19 December 2021 version: On Thursday night, three yeshiva students were riding … Continue reading

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When Will Israel Regain her Honor?

In 1981, Menachem Begin presented what he thought were the most important lessons to be learned from the Holocaust. Many people remember the first lesson, “if an enemy of our people says he seeks to destroy us, believe him,” and … Continue reading

Posted in Israel and Palestinian Arabs, Israeli Society, Middle East politics, Terrorism | 3 Comments

A Drastic Proposal

In my morning paper there is a discussion of the home front defense drill that will be taking place today, simulating an all-out war with Hamas and Hezbollah. Warning sirens will be activated in various places, and note will be … Continue reading

Posted in Iran, Terrorism, War | 6 Comments

Another Sovereignty Test

On 19 October 2021, Israel’s Minister of Defense, Benny Gantz, designated six Palestinian NGOs as “terrorist organizations” closely linked to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), one of the most vicious and bloody-handed of the numerous terrorist … Continue reading

Posted in Europe and Israel, Terrorism, US-Israel Relations | 1 Comment

Understanding Israel-Hatred

The state of Israel has been in existence only for 73 years. The Zionist project has been around for somewhat longer, beginning in the 19th century. Since 1860, some 116,000 Jews and Arabs have lost their lives in wars, terrorism, … Continue reading

Posted in Academia, Diplomatic warfare, Europe and Israel, Iran, Israeli or Jewish History, Jew Hatred, Terrorism, The Jewish people, War, Zionism | 1 Comment

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