Monthly Archives: February 2016

Bring back the Iron Wall

The vicious ax attack on an unarmed security guard at a mall last Thursday night stood out among the hundreds of similar incidents in the last few months because of its extreme brutality, because the terrorist and the victim worked … Continue reading

Posted in Israel and Palestinian Arabs, Terrorism | 1 Comment

Being the Jew that fights back

Recently, Palestinian human rights activist (really) Bassem Eid was threatened by anti-Israel demonstrators, and had to have a police escort out of a talk he gave at the University of Chicago. Caroline Glick noted this incident as more evidence that … Continue reading

Posted in American Jews, Zionism | 2 Comments

It’s a MAD, MAD world

Si vis pacem, para bellum [he who desires peace, prepare for war] – Vegetius Anyone older than about 30 remembers the “balance of terror,” or in academic terms, the doctrine of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD). This meant that the US … Continue reading

Posted in Iran, War | 1 Comment

How the US is helping Iran and hurting Israel

This may be the worst short-term consequence of the Iranian nuclear deal of all: Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan is on a two-day tour of Moscow to meet with his counterparts about the signing of a new $8 billion arms … Continue reading

Posted in Iran, US-Israel Relations | 2 Comments

A world without Jews (2012)

Thanks to Facebook’s ‘memories’ feature, I was reminded of this post from four years ago. I liked it so much I am re-running it. No need to change a word. Thought experiment time: Perhaps one day, the Jews of the … Continue reading

Posted in The Jewish people | 1 Comment

Soothing words and golden handcuffs

I have never understood why Israel grants legitimacy to the so-called ‘Middle East Quartet’ of the US, UN, EU and Russia. Each of these entities is hostile to Israel to some extent. None of them has demonstrated an understanding of … Continue reading

Posted in Europe and Israel, US-Israel Relations | 6 Comments

The leading indicators don’t look good for America

In economics, a ‘leading indicator’ is something that can be used to predict the future behavior of a market or even a national economy. For example, if the number of building permits issued per month increases, then one might expect … Continue reading

Posted in Academia, American politics | 4 Comments

Who is guilty of stupidity?

The three members of Israel’s Knesset – Jamal Zahalka, Haneen Zoabi and Basel Ghattas – who met recently with the families of three terrorist murderers, were condemned from all sides of Israel’s political spectrum. In addition to harsh criticism from … Continue reading

Posted in Israeli Arabs, Israeli Politics | 2 Comments