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Galileo and the Likud

PM Netanyahu's recent opposition to two Knesset bills underscores a worrying drift in Israeli political culture from the most basic democratic governing principles like separation of powers, and checks and balances.

When the Moderates are Radicals

The Islamists are not “moderate” and many of the alleged moderates are not moderate. Hence, the hope for moderation and real democracy is limited by the small numbers of those who hold them.

Rambam Hospital Doctors Save Gaza Girl with Congenital Heart Defect

Rambam Medical Center Public Affairs Director David Ratner describes how the life of a young Palestinian girl was saved by the hospital.

Jewish Press Exclusive: Likud Elections Exposed

An official ballot member and secretary for the Likud primary gives a first-hand account of the controversy surrounding the election.

Second Thoughts About The Mosque Fire In Tuba-Zangariya

Conventional wisdom states that the January 14th mosque fire in Tuba-Zangariya was perpetrated by vindictive Jewish vandals, but upon closer inspection, such a claim seems dubious at best.

Preempt Iran — At All Costs!

A discussion about the cost of a pre-emptive strike on Iran's nuclear facilities that reflects skepticism and acquiesces to a nuclear-armed Iran ignores precedents, plays into Iran's hands, and threatens Israel's existence.

The AP’s Gonzo Journalism

There is a place for what Hunter Thompson called “Gonzo journalism,” but it isn’t a wire service news report, where the ancient Five Ws are still appropriate.

Israel Ranked 2nd Most Educated Country in the World

Results were derived from OECD report, Education at a Glance 2011.

Jewish Democrats Malign Newt Gingrich

The National Jewish Democratic Council website blasted Gingrich last week for opposition "to the values of the vast majority of American Jews,” when in fact Gingrich's position are highly consistent with "Jewish values".

The Wannsee Legacy: Lessons for Genocide Prevention

Let me please start with Fanny Englard, an active survivor of the Holocaust and a friend of mine. She grew up in Germany/Cologne and...

Where Were $3.4 Billion of American Tax Dollars Spent?

USAID continues to offer funding to Arab 'development and humanitarian projects' in Hebron despite Abu Mazen’s attempt to unilaterally declare a ‘Palestinian state’ at the UN in September 2011.

Will Netanyahu Call Early Elections?

Israeli national elections are scheduled for November 2013.

Syria on the Brink: Arab League Suspends Mission, Shifts Focus to UN

The Arab League suspended its observer mission Sunday after government violence this weekend resulted in the deaths of approximately 200 civilians.

Kadima MK Breakdown: Who Supports Livni vs. Mofaz?

The battle lines in the Kadima primaries in March have been drawn: Livni-Mofaz, Round II

Obama’s Success Trumps Israel’s Defense

Roger Cohen’s New York Times column was the latest in the Obama camp’s efforts to pressure Binyamin Netanyahu to risk Israel’s being nuked by a nuclear Iran rather than cause any ripples in President Obama campaign for re-election to a second term.

CAMERA: Much Needed Media Watchdog

The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting (CAMERA) monitors media of all types for biased or false reporting about Israel and seeks to educate the public about Middle East issues.

Israel Is Not About to Attack Iran and Neither is the United States: Get...

On the surface, of course, there is apparent evidence to assume Israel will attack Iran. Yet any serious consideration of this scenario says this isn’t going to happen.

Will New Oil Sanctions Be the Game-Changer in Iran?

EU outlawing of Iranian oil imports is already hurting the Iranian economy. But will it have an effect beyond that?

Politics, Israel, the Economy: A Chat With Rep. Bob Turner

New York’s 9th Congressional District will forever be remembered not only for the departure of disgraced veteran Congressman Anthony Weiner but also for who replaced him. Bob Turner’s victory marked the first Republican win in that district since 1923, and his September 2011 election stunned the Democratic Party.

Saving Lives in Judea and Samaria – The Untold Story

Many Palestinians in Judea and Samaria turn to the IDF and to Israeli medical emergency services to receive medical attention. Whether ill or wounded, local Arabs receive immediate life-saving medical treatment regardless of existing security tensions, and with no pre-requisites.

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