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Israel’s New Government: Not What You Think

The problem of this government is more likely to be one of personalities, marginal issues that get blown up in importance, and jockeying for financial benefits for different constituencies.

The Secret Document that Set Obama’s Mideast Policy

In August 2010, Obama ordered a secret report on unrest in the Arab world.

New Netanyahu Coalition Govt All Cobbled and Ready, Maybe

The biggest losers, without a doubt, are the Haredi parties, Shas and United Torah Judaism.

Obama Training Radical Islamists in Syria

Despite the current policy's serious problems and visibly dangerous outcomes there is no major debate it.

What to Expect From Obama’s Visit

Israeli officials will be very polite in discussions and sarcastic when they talk among themselves afterward.

With Obama’s Friends, Who Needs Enemies?

If the US cannot depend on its new “allies,” despite the supposed popularity of Obama and its policies in those places, then how can they be said to be allies at all?

Advice to Western Leaders: Don’t Visit the Middle East

Visits of Western leaders complicate old problems and create new ones, and moreover, the chances that these visits will yield a positive effect or result in a real solution to any problem, is quite low.

World Bank Distorting Truth, Blaming Palestinian Failures on Israel

Starting in 1994, Palestinian poverty has been increasing steadily, until it really started revving down, so to speak, in more recent years.

Egypt Cuts off Hamas, Postponing Next Gaza War

The Egyptian regime doesn't want a war or even a high level of conflict at this time.

The ‘Imperialist Tool’ of the Middle East

Historically, inasmuch as there was any European or American “imperialism” in the Middle East it made use of Arab political factors over Israel.

US Backs Islamists More than Egyptians Do

We are going to be told often in the next two months that things are going to get better in Egypt. It's likely that they are going to get worse.

Obama is a Disaster, but Israel Must Applaud Him

Despite Obama's disastrous Middle East policy, in practice, there have been no real, material, or huge problems in direct U.S.-Israel relations.

Why the CIA Director is Wrong: Islamism Scarier than Al Qaeda

What the Obama Administration has done is like trying to reduce crime by turning over the cities to the Mafia and letting it make the laws and also run the police and court systems.

How Old Movies Show What New Movies Say Are Lies

Classic westerns demonstrate that Americans have long been tolerant and understanding toward other peoples.

The ‘Whipped Cream’ Arabs of Israel

Arabs outside of Israel envy Arab citizens of Israel, labeling them "Arab al-Zibda," or "whipped cream Arabs."

Dead in the Water: Obama’s Military and Iran

It is unconscionable of Obama to handle the sequestration threat the way he has - crippling our ability to readily strike Iran.

What Kerry Doesn’t Know About Democracy and Islam

Pretending there’s no elephant in the world doesn’t protect anyone from getting trampled.

Who Will Morsi Heed: Allah or Tom Friedman?

This is all a tragedy for the poor victims in the Middle East and a farce for the well-paid, much-honored careerist opportunists and ideologues in the West.

The Book of Esther: A Political Analysis

Especially remarkable is the behavior of Esther. Warned of Haman’s plan, Esther wants to do nothing lest she place herself at risk.

Israel, the Republicans and Obama’s PR Strategy

There is a foreign-policy aspect of 'perception benefits' Obama hopes to garner from a photo-op tour of Israel.

Terrorists to the West: Hand Over All Your Property

It’s bad enough to be mugged repeatedly but it’s even worse to provide the weapons and money for the assailants while also praising them.

Purim Guide for the Perplexed 2013

A Purim lesson: Be wary of enemies, posing as partners of peace, concealing a strategic goal of extermination.

Hagel Nomination Defeat Is in Everyone’s Interest

A secretary of defense should not just be a “yes-man.” He should represent an independent point of view and also represent his department’s interests.

Five Months After the Benghazi Embassy Murders: The Killers Frolic Free

Obama went to sleep and he has yet to wake up. And there's graphic proof for that assertion in the streets of Benghazi today.

America Leaves Afghanistan to the Mercy of the Taliban and Iran

Iran is waiting for the United States to flee from Afghanistan in order to take control of it and its resources.

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