Monthly Archives: November 2015

Calling their bluffs

The strategy of the Palestinian Arabs is simple. We can see it in operation in “micro” and “macro” forms. Everyone is familiar with the micro form: an Arab protester, even a child, comes up to an Israeli soldier and tries … Continue reading

Posted in Information war, Israel and Palestinian Arabs, Terrorism | 4 Comments

My journey from Left to Right

Yes, I admit it. I started out in life as a leftist. In 1982 I thought that we went too far in Lebanon; we should have stopped at the 40 km. line promised by Sharon. I was horrified by the … Continue reading

Posted in Israel and Palestinian Arabs, Israeli Politics | 3 Comments

You can’t win the war you don’t fight

This can’t be allowed to continue. Yesterday there was another fatal stabbing at Etzion junction, a place which has seen several murders and countless terror attacks. A beautiful young woman, Hadar Buchris, was murdered for the crime of being Jewish … Continue reading

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Israel is a safe space

Lately there is a controversy in the US about demands by students for “safe spaces,” which apparently are places where like-minded folks can vent their prejudices without having to worry about hearing dissenting opinions. It made me think about a … Continue reading

Posted in Israeli Society, Jew Hatred, Terrorism | 3 Comments

Moderate Islam doesn’t exist (and neither does radical Islam)

I received lots of feedback on my last post, What Is To Be Done (apologies to Lenin). Some correspondents said that I should have distinguished between ‘radical Islam’ and plain old Islam. The radical kind is our enemy, they suggest, … Continue reading

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What Is To Be Done (apologies to Lenin)

After the recent terrorist outrages in Paris and Beirut, there are many voices calling for Something To Be Done. It’s not as easy as it sounds. But before talking about Daesh (IS, ISIS, ISIL, etc.) and how to deal with … Continue reading

Posted in Islam, Terrorism | 5 Comments

Terror children, the latest Palestinian innovation

I opened my newspaper Wednesday morning to read that two Palestinian terrorists had attacked a security guard in a car on the oft-targeted Jerusalem light rail. The guard was stabbed twice; one of the terrorists was shot and the other … Continue reading

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Jeffrey Goldberg finally gets it, then quickly loses it again

It’s not enough to start thinking clearly. You need to finish as well. You need to follow your logic to where it goes, even if it is uncomfortable. Apparently Jeffrey Goldberg hasn’t done that yet: Unlike Obama, several of his … Continue reading

Posted in 'Peace' Process, Israel and Palestinian Arabs | 6 Comments