Monthly Archives: June 2015

We’re not on the verge of war — yet

Someone recently asked me if I thought we would be at war again soon. Not just Gaza, but the big one — Hizballah and Iran. As the West’s red lines crumble, it’s a forgone conclusion that Iran can have a … Continue reading

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Palestinian and American terrorists have similar motivations

When I heard about the terrorist mass murder in the South Carolina church, I had a familiar feeling. It was the same feeling I had one morning last November, when I learned of the massacre at the Kehillat Bnei Torah … Continue reading

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The American sickness

When I came back to Israel after 26 years, obviously some things were different. But they were inessential things, like parking and economics and military threats. Israelis are still Israelis. I’ve been away from America for less than a year, … Continue reading

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In the Middle East, the nice guy finishes last

A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes. — Mark Twain …in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility. … the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces … Continue reading

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Israel hits back in infowar

Israel’s government seems to finally be waking up to the fact that it can’t allow our name to be blackened without challenge. In response to the anticipated release of the latest collection of blood libels from the UN ‘Human Rights’ … Continue reading

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Is Israel a democracy?

Israel’s Declaration of Independence calls for a Jewish and democratic state. This is creatively ambiguous because very few people agree on precisely what each of these characteristics entails, although they have very strong opinions. This isn’t a theoretical discussion; both … Continue reading

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Comparing occupations

Israel is constantly being told that its control of Judea/Samaria is illegal and undemocratic. We are told that if we continue to hold this territory without making all the inhabitants citizens of Israel, then we are an apartheid state, which … Continue reading

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Restating the problem

The peace processors, with US president Obama in the lead, never seem to give up. The reason for their lack of success is simple: they are trying to do something impossible: satisfy Arab aspirations without destroying Israel. Why do they … Continue reading

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