Monthly Archives: October 2014

Army destroys Arab homes; media, UN, NGOs yawn

The army is destroying civilian structures and expelling residents en masse, claiming that the operation is necessary for security reasons. The plan is to create a buffer zone on the border with Gaza, to evacuate some 10,000 Arabs in a … Continue reading

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The folks in the White House are not holding back any longer. They are not moderating their hysterical antipathy to the Jewish state and its leaders as befits officials of the world’s leading superpower, but have turned to schoolyard taunts. … Continue reading

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Vote Republican

On November 4th there will be a midterm election in the US in which 33 of 100 senators and all 435 members of the House will be up for election (there are also state and local races). I’ve tried to … Continue reading

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Palestinian child soldiers

Recently, several Arab teenagers were shot fatally by Israeli security forces. Here is one of them, Orwah Hamad, 14: He was shot in the head with live ammunition. How could we do such a thing to a child? There is … Continue reading

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Obama Administration officials dump on Ya’alon again

News item: The White House refused to give Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon an audience with Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and National Security Advisor Susan Rice during his trip to the United States this week, … Continue reading

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Was Kahane right?

Some years ago I was arrested by the Israeli police and charged with “incitement to revolution.” The grounds? I had reached the conclusion that it was impossible to find a solution for the Arab-Jewish confrontation in the Land of Israel … Continue reading

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How to deal with irrationality and chaos — Part II

In my last post, I gave several examples of irrational or even crazy international behavior that is dangerous for Israel. A country or other entity behaves irrationally when it acts in ways that are inconsistent with reality, do not serve … Continue reading

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How to deal with irrationality and chaos — Part I

Words like ‘insanity’, ‘derangement’ and (more mildly) ‘irrationality’ are used more and more these days in discourse about the Middle East. In no particular order: The insane hatred for Israel in Europe. David P. Goldman explains the European derangement (his … Continue reading

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