Category Archives: War

“Everyone knows” … but everyone’s wrong

I don’t know how many times I’ve seen Judea and Samaria referred to as “occupied Palestinian territories,” and Jewish settlements there called “illegal under international law.” But the territories are not “Palestinian,” they are not “occupied,” Jewish communities there are … Continue reading

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Israel loves its army

When the body of Sgt. Zachary Baumel, missing for 37 years since the battle of Sultan Yacoub in the First Lebanon War, was returned to Israel, I first heard it on the hourly radio newscast. Almost the entire newscast was … Continue reading

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What to do about Gaza

Moshav Mishmeret is an agricultural community about 21 km. north and slightly east of Tel Aviv. It is about 125 km. north of Rafah, which is at the southern tip of the Gaza Strip, on a line that passes almost … Continue reading

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Trumping the Golan

By recognizing Israeli sovereignty in the Golan Heights, President Trump struck a blow against the idiotic principle of “land for peace,” when he tweeted, After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over … Continue reading

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Our Strategic Balagan

Balagan: chaos, total disorder, huge mess. Borrowed from Russian. The incendiary and explosive balloons continue to be sent across our southern border, and the Hamas special “night unit” continues to burn tires and throw explosives over the fence, as well … Continue reading

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