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Relevance: 10% Posted on: January 26, 2011
International law is not a suicide pact. This particular sentence should be very familiar to this column's readers. Every state facing plainly existential harms always has the right to defend itself beforebeing attacked. In the increasingly urgent matter of Israel and Iran, a subject on which I have been commenting ...
Relevance: 10% Posted on: January 19, 2011
In the past I have written about global anarchy and its strategic implications for Israel. Today, I want to assess something far more specific and ominous: global chaotic disintegration. Such an unraveling is already an evident fact of life in several different parts of the world. Moreover, substantial and sudden ...
Relevance: 10% Posted on: May 15, 2012
I admit, I like a bizarre news story like the next gal. So I definitely had to click to read this item from the AP: "Police say a man named Joseph Glynn Farley was arrested in a Southeast Texas city for riding his unicycle in the nude, distracting drivers and creating ...
Relevance: 10% Posted on: July 25, 2012
In 1903, the English colonial minister offered a district for a Jewish settlement in Uganda to the Zionist leadership, whereby the English government brought to realization its efforts “to bring to pass the improvement of the Jewish race.” The 6th Zionist Congress (August 23-8, 1903) concerned itself with the English ...
Relevance: 10% Posted on: February 25, 2009
The sea of people pouring out of the elevators on the tenth floor of Sotheby's varied greatly in their age, dress, and religious associations. But as they entered the exhibit, they shared a universal expression of awe and reverence. Thirteen thousand rare and ancient books looked down from the shelves ...
Relevance: 10% Posted on: October 20, 2010
Only a selective end to its nuclear ambiguity would allow Israel to exploit the potentially considerable benefits of a Samson Option. Should Israel choose to keep its Bomb in the "basement," therefore, it could not make any use of the Samson Option.
Relevance: 10% Posted on: October 11, 2006
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's stated recognition of Israel's right to exist is part of a "political calculation" aimed at ultimately destroying the Jewish state, a terror group leader and member of Abbas's Fatah party told WorldNetDaily in a widely circulated interview."The base of our Fatah movement keeps dreaming of ...
Relevance: 10% Posted on: April 12, 2012
As a vascular surgeon for over 20 years I care for wounds daily. As an occasional mohel for 30 years I am familiar with all aspects of milah. I thus feel obligated to share my perspective on this most important topic. If I don't, who will? In order to decide ...
Relevance: 10% Posted on: December 26, 2012
WASHINGTON – On a wintry day at a small Iowa shul in November of 2003, John Kerry got all verklempt.
Relevance: 10% Posted on: October 30, 2013
There are many observant Jews who contributed much to secular and Jewish life in America and yet have, unfortunately, been essentially forgotten. One such man is Adolphus Simson Solomons (1826-1910).
Relevance: 10% Posted on: March 25, 2009
In many ways, Iran is now the Islamic terrorist writ large, the individual murderer in macrocosm. Although military analysts are certainly correct in pointing out that Iran is the major sponsor of Hamas and related Islamic terrorist groups (e.g., Hezbollah), it is as a direct threat to Israel that ...
Relevance: 10% Posted on: March 28, 2013
Connections between the Jewish and American traditions of liberty.
Relevance: 10% Posted on: August 19, 2010
It is not always easy, in studying world politics, to know when power is really "powerful," and when weakness is really "weak." Oddly enough, some states that are presumably very powerful in measurable military terms may occasionally have to yield to others that seemingly lack power altogether. Even more ...
Relevance: 10% Posted on: October 14, 2009
Following his early June speech delivered in Cairo, U.S. President Obama pretty much gave the final green light to Tehran. More precisely, with regard to ongoing Iranian nuclearization, the president signaled plainly that further economic sanctions, and not any defensive military action, were the only remaining option. In Jerusalem, one ...
Relevance: 10% Posted on: August 10, 2011
When on October 6, 1973, Egyptian and Syrian surprise attacks came dangerously close to jeopardizing Israel's survival, it was because of a monumental intelligence failure. Similarly, on January 18, 1991, the scream of air-raid sirens could be heard in every corner of Israel. The Iraqi Scuds that slammed ...
Relevance: 10% Posted on: February 21, 2014
The film uses scholars, activists and carefully selected film clips to unravel the magical marketing mystery of J Street.
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Islamism represents the transformation of Islamic faith into a political ideology.
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US President Barack Obama's sentiments notwithstanding, nuclear arms are not per se destabilizing or "warmongering." They are not necessarily anti-peace. Rather, in certain identifiably volatile circumstances, nuclear weapons can actually be indispensable to the avoidance of catastrophic war.
Relevance: 10% Posted on: February 25, 2009
In what is yet more evidence that universities have become, as Abigail Thernstrom has described them, “islands of repression in a sea of freedom,” Toronto’s York University witnessed a near riot of some 100 pro-Palestinian Israel-haters, as police had to be called to usher Jewish students to safety after they ...
Relevance: 10% Posted on: November 24, 2010
Hamas Chief Pessimistic On Peace Prospects The political chief of Hamas believes the new "pro-Israel" Congress will put the kibosh on President Obama's attempts to create a Palestinian state. Dr. Ahmed Yousef, chief political adviser to Hamas in Gaza, hailed Obama as a "man of good intention" while wishing ...
Relevance: 10% Posted on: November 24, 2004
Every four years, it seems, we Americans must display infinite forbearance in the face of irrepressible foolishness. Transforming all serious meaning into manipulation and marketing, our presidential election process has now been reduced to an endless barrage of numbing cliches and empty witticisms.
Relevance: 10% Posted on: July 27, 2012
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Swiss playwright Friedrich Durrenmatt was certainly not thinking about Israel's national security when he wrote these words in A Dangerous Game, but his argument still fits perfectly in understanding the Jewish State's prospects for survival. Indeed, and not without considerable irony, unless Israel soon begins to fashion its essential strategic ...
Relevance: 10% Posted on: June 6, 2013
Things have never been so good in the Jewish state.
Relevance: 10% Posted on: February 24, 2012
These are excerpts from the sefer Inside Purim, which contains additional answers to the following questions and much more.
Relevance: 10% Posted on: December 4, 2013
Saudi media warned that the Iran regime will not be fettered by the accord.
Relevance: 10% Posted on: October 1, 2004
Federation Follies It was nice, in an ironic way, to read Arlene Peck's op-ed column "Not One More Dime For Federation," Aug. 20).Just three days before I received the issue of The Jewish Press containing Ms. Peck's article, I got a call from the New Mexico Federation asking for a ...
Relevance: 10% Posted on: July 16, 2012
Egypt's Coptic Christian minority fears that the restoration of parliament, which will grant greater powers to Islamists, will be used to institute Sharia law and stifle religious freedom.
Relevance: 10% Posted on: October 6, 2004
After thirty-one years, the FBI has opened an investigation into the involvement of PLO leader Yasir Arafat in the murders of two U.S. diplomats in Saudi Arabia.
Relevance: 10% Posted on: August 21, 2013
His singular foreign policy accomplishment, trumpeted ad nauseam, was the execution of Osama bin Laden.
Relevance: 10% Posted on: January 3, 2007
I have written previously here about Iran's nuclearization and its accompanying intent to annihilate Israel. Still, the whole story has not yet been told, and it is now time to think more carefully and systematically about ensuring Israel's survival. The time for exclusively visceral reactions is now over. Instead, we ...
Relevance: 10% Posted on: June 20, 2012
Genocide has always been prohibited by international law. In the words of the Genocide Convention, a binding multilateral treaty that codified post-Nuremberg norms and that entered into force in 1951, the sorts of murderous acts long advocated by Arab/Iranian leaders and jihadist terror groups qualify very precisely as criminal. The ...
Relevance: 10% Posted on: November 21, 2013
Two days after severing its connections with Al-Quds University following its president's "unacceptable and inflammatory" verbal attack, Brandeis University also removed the Al-Quds President from the Advisory Board of a Brandeis Center for Ethics and Justice
Relevance: 10% Posted on: February 12, 2013
Erdoğan's Turkey is no longer a trustworthy partner for the West but more like a mole in its inner sanctum.
Relevance: 10% Posted on: October 15, 2013
In California, Columbus Day became Indigenous People's Day, which sounds like a Marxist terrorist group's holiday.
Relevance: 10% Posted on: October 16, 2011
Generally, the Israeli is despised in the Islamic world because he or she is a Jew, a condition of presumed infirmity that can never be "remedied." Consider the following facts:
Relevance: 10% Posted on: October 25, 2006
We Jews have experienced so much pain in our long and arduous history that the pain of Islamic terrorism seems to be just another episode of indescribable suffering. To an extent, this is certainly true. For the moment, we must endure, and - in the end - we shall prevail. ...
Relevance: 10% Posted on: September 3, 2013
Last week we expressed our support for William C. Thompson in the Democratic mayoral primary, Scott Stringer for comptroller, and Charles J. Hynes for Brooklyn district attorney. For City Council we endorsed Alan Maisel (46th District, Brooklyn), Mark Treyger (47th District, Brooklyn) and Chaim Deutsch (48th District, Brooklyn). Here ...
Relevance: 10% Posted on: December 8, 2011
Soon, at least meteorologically, the Arab Spring will become an “Arab Winter. It will also be an apt change of metaphor. After all, from the standpoint of civilizational vulnerabilities to jihadist terror, nothing will have been improved.
Relevance: 10% Posted on: December 11, 2013
Filling two vacuums at once – one of Orthodox women taking a more public role and a second of Modern Orthodox Jews demonstrating the merits of religious Jewish practice – Allison Josephs has transformed her sweet and engaging webisodes and blog into a larger force. Jew in the City is ...
Relevance: 10% Posted on: September 1, 2010
The blast of the shofar carries loudly and clearly over long distances. Because of that, it was often blown in biblical times as a means of communication - to announce times of danger or the onset of peace. Today the shofar is sounded in connection with the Jewish holidays of ...
Relevance: 10% Posted on: January 4, 2012
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The next chapter of the award-winning novel.
Relevance: 10% Posted on: October 9, 2013
Why Israel Should Not Give Up Its Nuclear Weapons: An Informed Response To Obama Adviser Joseph Cirincione (Part I)
Relevance: 10% Posted on: May 28, 2008
According to a May 1, 2008 article by Aaron Klein in WorldNetDaily, Joseph Cirincione, director of nuclear policy at the Center for American Progress, and an adviser on nuclear issues to Senator Barack Obama, has essentially urged Israel to give up its nuclear weapons.
Relevance: 10% Posted on: June 14, 2012
Over the past several months President Obama has generally focused his attention away from the Middle East “peace process.” It is fair to ask, therefore, whether his core preferences for a settlement – carving a Palestinian state out of the still-living body of Israel and “a world free of nuclear ...
Relevance: 10% Posted on: May 17, 2006
"May we be worthy of our role." So ends the author's dedication of The Jewish Revolution (1971) to his son, Aryeh. Scholar, writer and active Zionist, Israel Eldad warned the Jewish people against relying on others to defend them. Boldly recognizing that it had been the consistent miscalculations of "Jewish ...
Relevance: 10% Posted on: April 28, 2010
Of the many intellectual perversions currently taking root on college campuses, perhaps none is more contradictory to what should be one of higher education's core values than the suppression of free speech.
Relevance: 10% Posted on: February 12, 2014
As U.S. credibility and stature diminish, the president and his secretaries of state and defense engage in eloquent denial.
Relevance: 10% Posted on: September 24, 2013
Muslims of the Far East see the Arab jihadis of the Middle East in much the same way that non-Orthodox Jews view Charedim.
Relevance: 10% Posted on: August 11, 2010
As I sit to write this article less than a week before my wedding, my mind keeps returning to a particular work, which one must grapple with if one intends to take the history of Jewish art seriously.
Relevance: 10% Posted on: March 18, 2013
The anti-Israel movement in a snapshot: A young woman who was writing a message of peace for Israel was physically and verbally assaulted, and thrown out of a public park, by people who claim to be, and are referred to by the mass media, as "peaceful," "non-violent," "free speech" activists.
Relevance: 10% Posted on: December 21, 2011
Even if the Palestinian Authority were to succeed with its strategy for incremental statehood at the United Nations, persisting expressions of violence against the innocent would still be terrorism.
Relevance: 10% Posted on: April 5, 2006
At the conclusion of the recent [first] Gulf War (Operation Desert Storm), the [first] Bush administration announced plans to sell Saudi Arabia, a country of six million inhabitants, an arms package. Included were over 500 tanks, 48 F-15 fighter planes, Apache helicopter gun ships, more than 30 Patriot batteries, tens ...
Relevance: 9% Posted on: January 10, 2007
What [would be] the effect of Israel-PA agreements in bringing about a Palestinian state? Here, it is altogether probable that Israel's substantial loss of strategic depth would be recognized by Iran as a significant military liability for Tel-Aviv. Such recognition, in turn, could heat up Iranian intentions against Israel, occasioning ...
Relevance: 9% Posted on: January 3, 2013
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Itshak Holtz is an artist totally immersed in the Jewish genre. He was born in Poland, grew up in Israel, mainly in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Geula, and for the last 35 years he has maintained homes in both New York and Jerusalem.
Relevance: 9% Posted on: March 28, 2007
One would think, certainly by now, that foolish optimism about Iran should have been swept completely away. One would now assume, with altogether good reason, that Iran has absolutely no intention of abandoning its nuclear program, and that it does not display markedly genocidal stripes only for Islamic public consumption. ...
Relevance: 9% Posted on: July 2, 2013
"Yeshiva University is not only an institution. It is a faith, a vision, a dream, a destiny. It has been my faith, my vision, my dream, and my destiny."
Relevance: 9% Posted on: January 11, 2012
According to ancient Jewish tradition, one that certain Talmudists trace back to the time of Isaiah, the world rests upon thirty-six just men, the Lamed-Vav tzaddikim.
Relevance: 9% Posted on: July 19, 2013
The future is bleak.
Relevance: 9% Posted on: October 5, 2011
Oddly enough, even Shimon Peres, the unrelenting Israeli champion of a "two state solution" in the Middle East, initially identified Palestinian statehood as an existential threat to Israel. In his book, Tomorrow is Now (1978), Peres had warned: "The establishment of such a state means the inflow of combat-ready Palestinian ...
Relevance: 9% Posted on: March 29, 2006
As the continuing flow of new missiles to Iran reveals, the Bush administration (refers to first President Bush) remains committed to misconceived policies in the Middle East. Even if Israel were to yield West Bank and Gaza to create a new state of Palestine (with east Jerusalem as its capital), ...
Relevance: 9% Posted on: April 4, 2013
Under all relevant criteria of international law, Iran's ongoing stance toward Israel remains unequivocally genocidal.
Relevance: 9% Posted on: September 28, 2010
out half a year ago, my friend Miriam asked if I knew of any artists or architects whose repertoires included sukkahs. My thoughts immediately turned to the gorgeous sukkah my grandfather designed and built every year and to the retractable roof in the dining room at the Bostoner Rebbe's synagogue, ...
Relevance: 9% Posted on: September 21, 2012
At this point in Israel’s problematic diplomatic agenda, there is really only one overriding policy question: Can any form of negotiation with the Palestinians, Fatah and/or Hamas, ever prove reasonable and productive? From the very beginning, even before formal statehood in 1948, Israel has sought courageously and reasonably to negotiate with ...
After Fatah-Hamas Reconciliation The Endless Futility Of Israel’s ‘Peace Process’ (Fourth Of Five Parts)
Relevance: 9% Posted on: August 3, 2011
Israel's persisting legal obligation to abrogate the Oslo Accords, as we have seen, stemmed from certain peremptory expectations of international law. Israel, however, also has substantial rights of abrogation here that bind its behavior apart from any such expectations. These particular rights derive from the basic doctrine of Rebus ...
Relevance: 9% Posted on: February 22, 2012
In the strict Islamic view, not merely in the more narrowly Jihadi or Islamist perspectives, Israel must be seen as the individual Jew in macrocosm. The Jewish state must be despised on account of this relationship – that is, because of the allegedly “innate evil” of each individual Jew.
Relevance: 9% Posted on: June 30, 2010
The high-minded centerpiece of Barack Obama's still-emerging strategic doctrine is "a world free of nuclear weapons." Although plainly misconceived -this presidential policy expectation is both unattainable and undesirable- Israel can hardly ignore it. On the contrary, planners in Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv will now have to self-consciously fashion and possibly reconcile ...
Relevance: 9% Posted on: July 5, 2006
With steady Iranian nuclearization correctly at the forefront of world public attention, no country has more to fear than the State of Israel. Less than half the size of Lake Michigan, Israel fully understands that the Iranian president's incessant bluster about wiping the Jewish State "off the map" is far ...
Relevance: 9% Posted on: June 19, 2013
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We all already understand that modern physics has witnessed revolutionary breakthroughs in the meanings of space and time. These stunning changes remain distant from the related worlds of diplomacy and international relations. Ironically, however, much of the struggle between Israel and the Arabs is plainly about space. Not so ...
Relevance: 9% Posted on: September 27, 2011
Bettelheim, like the Greek poet Homer, understands that the force that does not kill, that does not kill just yet, can turn a human being into stone, into a thing, even while it is still alive. Merely hanging ominously over the head of the vulnerable creature it can choose ...
Relevance: 9% Posted on: January 22, 2012
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For the moment, fears of a nuclear war in the Middle East remain focused narrowly and correctly on Iran. In the coming months, before that country is able to deploy a fully operational nuclear capability, Israel will have to preemptively destroy essential parts of the Iranian nuclear infrastructure.
Relevance: 9% Posted on: December 26, 2012
Here in Israel, keeping your head in the sand is seen as an unbearably expensive option.
Relevance: 9% Posted on: September 27, 2011
PA Planning For Post-UN Bid BacklashThe Palestinian Authority has quietly made plans to run its government in exile following its petition for the declaration of a Palestinian state at the United Nations, this column has learned.The contingency is to be put in place if Israel cracks down on Palestinian institutions ...
Relevance: 9% Posted on: January 18, 2006
Conspiracism is probably best characterized as a form of mental illness.
Relevance: 9% Posted on: November 16, 2011
I had just finished reading The Prime Ministers (Toby Press) and enjoyed every one of its 700-plus pages. Yahuda Avner’s “fly on the wall” account spans the governments of Levi Eshkol (Six-Day War), Golda Meir (Yom Kippur War), Yitzhak Rabin (Entebbe, Oslo), and Menachem Begin (peace treaty with ...
Relevance: 9% Posted on: June 6, 2007
Despite altogether unimagined transformations of weapons technologies, some ancient principles of warfare remain entirely valid. Founded upon the essentially persistent nature of human behavior in organized conflict, these principles can be ignored only at great strategic risk. For the always-imperiled state of Israel, there is especially much to be learned ...
Relevance: 9% Posted on: June 29, 2011
In Israel, a core disagreement has emerged between Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Ya'alon and former Mossad Chief Meir Dagan.
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The unraveling of relations between Erdoğan and Gülen overshadow the corruption scandal.
Relevance: 9% Posted on: February 24, 2010
President Obama, imprisoned by clichés, still seeks to follow the so-called "Road Map" to Middle East peace. At the core of this fictionalized cartography is a deceptively pleasing image of two states, one Arab, the other Jewish, living gently side-by-side. In reality, the birth of "Palestine" would signal the unambiguous ...
Relevance: 9% Posted on: January 9, 2013
Like one of those telenovelas that are so popular on Latin American television stations, the slow yet inexorable deterioration of Venezuela’s president, Hugo Chavez, has been soaked in drama and cloying sentimentality.
Relevance: 9% Posted on: November 26, 2008
Apparently Israel is no longer a voting issue for most American Jews.
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I should have paid more attention in Hebrew School. I never knew I’d really be going to Israel. But then again, while I was daydreaming about baseball when I should have been paying attention, ...
Relevance: 9% Posted on: December 1, 2010
Bruce Cohn, manager of the rock band The Doobie Brothers, purchased his Sonoma County winery in 1974, and since then has been equally well known for his olive oil and his philanthropy as for his wine. Cohn seems to have done a fine job of precisely what a family-owned boutique ...
Relevance: 9% Posted on: November 12, 2011
As the continuing flow of new missiles to Iran reveals, the Bush administration [Editors Note: This refers to first President Bush] remains committed to misconceived policies in the Middle East. Even if Israel were to yield West Bank and Gaza to create a new state of Palestine, with East Jerusalem ...
Relevance: 9% Posted on: January 11, 2012
WASHINGTON – President Obama on Monday announced that Jack Lew, his director of the Office of Budget and Management – a Cabinet-level position – would replace William Daley as White House chief of staff.
Relevance: 9% Posted on: September 12, 2013
A Penn junior studying at al Quds University laments the "worldwide systems of white supremacism and colonialism," and especially Israel as the "settler-colonial apartheid state," but ignores al Quds' glorification of murderers of Israelis, Americans, teenagers and children.
Relevance: 9% Posted on: August 3, 2011
The Gaza flotilla and the flytilla may have been failures, but they were also missed opportunities for Israel. It's no secret that a portion of Israel's tourist trade comes from "protest tourism" - philosophy students and poetry Ph.D.s who want a chance to visit the Holy Land, throw some rocks ...
Relevance: 9% Posted on: June 10, 2009
In one of the most complex and controversial of biblical narratives, the book of 2 Samuel recounts an almost operatic moment in which Uriah the Hittite, husband of Batsheva, was instructed by King David to unknowingly carry his own death sentence to the Jewish general Yoav (Joab). Had Uriah betrayed ...
Relevance: 9% Posted on: September 4, 2012
In tough economic times, you make tough economic decisions. Unless you're the Palestinian Authority. Palestinians receive the highest levels of aid per capita, use it to fund terrorists in prison and at the same time rack up high debts, such as their NIS 700 million debt to the Israel Electric ...
Relevance: 9% Posted on: September 21, 2011
Jorge Luis Borges, the very special Argentine writer and philosopher, sometimes quite happily identified himself as a sort of Jew. Although lacking any apparent basis in halacha, he nonetheless felt himself to be a deeply kindred spirit: "Many a time I think of myself as a Jew," he is quoted ...
Relevance: 9% Posted on: June 1, 2012
With the ongoing about Syrian regime atrocities, regional and global attention has seemingly shifted from more usual concerns about Palestinian statehood. Nonetheless, the two issues are closely related, especially in their common reflection of irremediable fragmentations in the Arab world and in their resultant propensities for escalating violence and cruelty.
Relevance: 9% Posted on: February 15, 2006
In calculating the Iranian threat to national survival, Israeli strategists will have to consider both enemy capabilities and enemy intentions. Yet, because such threat components are never entirely discrete, but rather interdependent, interpenetrating and interactive, these strategists will have to look closely at all pertinent relationships.