The fundamental issue and biggest problem is that the Israeli government tacitly accepts the idea that Judea and Samaria are occupied territories – in other words, land that belongs to somebody else
Many Women of the Wall members applauded the passage of UNSC resolution 2334 demanding Israel return to pre-67 borders. WoW has no problem with the Kotel in Arab hands, just no separate prayers!
A great, quick overview of the Jewish legal claim to Israel.
Hezbollah's stated goals since its founding in 1985 were the elimination of Western influence, the assertion of Islamic (Shiite) dominance over Lebanon and the destruction of Israel. Nothing's changed
The Left, having been emasculated at the ballot box, now uses the Court to achieve its aims and it is attempting to do so again with the appointment of Rabbi Karim to the post of IDF Chief Rabbi
Jerusalem has been the capital of the Jewish people for millennia, whether we controlled it or not. Trump has a chance to recognize it as Israel's capital and end the hypocrisy of 3 administrations
The funeral should have been held on the day Peres died, as is customary in Judaism. Then it would have been impossible for most of these political celebrities to be here.
A major reason for Israel's indecisiveness is the increasing influence and control over Israeli decision-making by the US – whose government, at the same time, has become less and less supportive.
Peres has always been a Zionist and does not believe that there is an irreconcilable conflict between the Jewishness of the state and democracy, nor that one should be sacrificed for the other
If America goes down, so does that thing called Western civilization. Unfortunately, the American political system has failed: there is no great leader anywhere near the horizon.
The European-supported Left in Israel works to encourage Israelis to feel guilty toward Palestinians, and to make Palestinians more angry at the Jews.
Virtually all Palestinians believe a false narrative designed to combine with the features of the Arab and Muslim culture in such a way as to create endless, insoluble conflict with the Jewish state.
Trump's chance came from a combination of circumstances: The economic slaughter of America's working class and Obama's contempt for this group. PC mania, and a grossly dishonest/disliked Dem candidate
Obama is easily “infuriated” by Israel but the problem in the US-Israel relationship is America has trouble treating Israel as a sovereign nation.
Israel is doing better than ever but the relative stability of the post-WWII period – or even of the longer Western ascendance over the Ottoman empire – may be coming to an end
It is not a human right in the West to espouse, as does Islam, an ideology that embraces conquest and destruction of Western civilization. Islam is not merely a religion, it is an ideology.