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Iran’s Winning Streak

Iran is on a winning streak. As it sprints towards the nuclear finishing line, it finds itself - and its allies and clients - being wooed by one and all. In contrast, Israel has never been more isolated.

Obama’s Jewish Defenders

Two weeks ago, President Obama opened a diplomatic war on Israel. The proximate cause of his offensive was the Jerusalem District Planning and Building Board's decision to approve the future construction of 1,600 housing units in northern Jerusalem.

Obama’s Year Of Failure

12 Shevat 5770 – January 27, 2010
At the outset of President Obama's second year in office, his entire Middle East strategy lies in tatters. But Obama appears incapable of learning the lessons of his failures.

Pollard’s Shadow

8 Kislev 5770 – November 25, 2009
This month marks a distressing milestone - the 24th anniversary of Jonathan Pollard's imprisonment for transferring classified information to Israel.

The Fall Of Israel’s Left

10 Heshvan 5770 – October 28, 2009
The Israeli Left is in dire straits. The past several months have been some of the worst it has ever experienced.

Netanyahu’s Wrong Turn

Israel's leftist media is happy with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. And as Israelis have learned repeatedly in recent years, when the media are happy with a political leader, trouble is our doorstep.

Obama’s Green Light To Iran

The Iranian regime has a good reason to be happy these days. Last week President Obama made clear that the U.S. will not stand in the way of Tehran's nuclear program. Moreover, he told the Iranians that the Americans will do everything they can to prevent Israel from attacking Iran's nuclear facilities in a bid to prevent its acquisition of the means to commit a new Holocaust.

Growing Evidence Of Obama’s Troubling Mideast Mindset

1 Adar 5769 – February 25, 2009
Since the Democratic Party's presidential primaries a year ago, there has been an ongoing debate about how Barack Obama perceives the U.S. alliance with Israel.

Iran, Livni And The Price Of Political Stability

24 Elul 5768 – September 24, 2008
On Sunday, Israeli military intelligence commanders sounded the alarm bells on Iran.

With Biden On Board, Can Obama Be Trusted?

Many American Jewish observers welcomed Barack Obama's selection of Sen. Joseph Biden as his vice-presidential running mate.

Reading Ehud Barak

On July 14, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak castigated UN Security Council Resolution 1701, which set the terms of the cease-fire that ended the 2006 war between Israel and Iran's Lebanese army Hizbullah, saying, "UN resolution 1701 didn't work, isn't working and won't work." He added, "UN resolution 1701 is a failure."

Exercise In Futility

At Camp David in July 2000, PLO terror master Yasir Arafat was exposed as a fraud.

The Two-Pronged Assault On Religious Zionism

Israel's 2005 withdrawal from Gaza was presented to the world as a strategic bid to enhance prospects for peace between the Palestinians and Israel.

The Luckiest Jews In The World

I just published a collection of my essays in English. Each time I am asked if I am also releasing the volume in Hebrew I feel a pain deep inside me when I answer that no, right now, my publisher is only interested in an English edition.

Rice’s Betrayal Of Israel

19 Adar II 5768 – March 26, 2008
In her monthly trip to Israel and the Palestinian Authority next week, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is expected to criticize Israel for its announced plan to build new housing for Jews in Jerusalem.

Avoidance Vs. Confrontation

21 Adar I 5768 – February 27, 2008
Last week the IDF released statistics on rocket and mortar fire from Gaza on southern Israel. During 2007, 1,150 rockets were shot at southern Israel from Gaza.

The Red Herring Of Palestinian Statehood

16 Shevat 5768 – January 23, 2008
President Bush's visit to Israel earlier in the month had an air of absurdity to it.

Israel’s Egypt Problem

18 Tevet 5768 – December 27, 2007
Israel has a problem with Egypt. It isn't playing its assigned role.

The Death Of The Bush Doctrine

18 Kislev 5768 – November 28, 2007
At Annapolis this week, President George W. Bush buried his doctrine.

Pulling The Plug On Fatah

12 Heshvan 5768 – October 24, 2007
During the Israeli cabinet's weekly meeting Sunday, Shin Bet director Yuval Diskin reported that a group of Fatah members from the Palestinian Authority's "security services" plotted to assassinate Prime Minister Ehud Olmert during his meeting with PA Chairman and Fatah chieftain Mahmoud Abbas in Jericho this past August.

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