Category Archives: US-Israel Relations

It will be OK

Israelis are sometimes criticized for saying “yehiye b’seder” [it will be OK] without sufficiently considering the consequences. But there is such a thing as decision paralysis, when you can’t act because you never feel that you have enough information. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Now is the Time to Break the Israeli-Palestinian Stalemate

For decades, some people have been calling for a “two-state solution.” The Israeli Left, the American establishment, even the leaders of the Palestinian Authority claim to want it. Some were fond of saying that “everyone knows what the solution is,” … Continue reading

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Obama’s Last Minute Plot Against Israel

Yes, as through this world I’ve wandered I’ve seen lots of funny men; Some will rob you with a six-gun, And some with a fountain pen. – Woody Guthrie On 23 December 2016, lame-duck President Barack Obama struck back at … Continue reading

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Timidity is no Virtue

You annex foreign land, not your own country. – Menachem Begin Right now Israel is facing a momentous decision to do something that is practically nothing. That is to extend Israeli civilian law to some parts of Judea and Samaria, … Continue reading

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The Manufactured Outrage over “Annexation”

Annexation. The word is spat out with such vitriol that one would think that what is contemplated is mass murder. From Mahmoud Abbas to Jordan’s King Abdullah, to the European Union, to Justin Trudeau, the condemnations, warnings, and threats continue … Continue reading

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