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Obama And The Israeli Election

3 Shevat 5769 – January 28, 2009
President Barack Obama must think very highly of the Fatah terror group. In his first foray into foreign affairs after being sworn into office last week, Obama telephoned Fatah chief Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah and pledged his support for Palestinian statehood.

How Conservatives Lose Elections

27 Kislev 5769 – December 24, 2008
It would seem that in recent years conservative candidates in both Israel and the U.S. have forgotten how to win an election.

American Jewish Indifference

28 Heshvan 5769 – November 26, 2008
Apparently Israel is no longer a voting issue for most American Jews.

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?

26 Av 5768 – August 27, 2008
Many American Jewish observers welcomed Barack Obama's selection of Sen. Joseph Biden as his vice-presidential running mate.

Reading Ehud Barak

20 Tammuz 5768 – July 23, 2008
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

22 Sivan 5768 – June 25, 2008
At Camp David in July 2000, PLO terror master Yasir Arafat was exposed as a fraud.

The Two-Pronged Assault On Religious Zionism

23 Iyyar 5768 – May 28, 2008
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

18 Nisan 5768 – April 23, 2008
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.

Dealing With A Hostile Entity In Gaza

13 Tishri 5768 – September 25, 2007
The Olmert government's September 29 decision to define the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip as a "hostile entity" was greeted with quite a few raised eyebrows.

The Gaza Debacle

15 Elul 5767 – August 29, 2007
On August 25, two heavily armed terrorists wearing Israeli army uniforms climbed over the fence separating Israel from Gaza undetected in the early morning fog.

An Idiot’s Guide To Diplomacy

10 Av 5767 – July 25, 2007
The simple fact that a state's foreign ministry's job is to use the tools of diplomacy to advance the state's national interest has escaped the attention of Israel's Foreign Ministry and Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni.

The Forecast For Jerusalem

5 Sivan 5767 – May 22, 2007
The Israeli government and the Jerusalem municipality cancelled the ceremonies last Wednesday marking the fortieth anniversary of the unification of the city in the Six-Day War.

Saying Goodbye To Israel’s Fighting Philosopher

7 Iyyar 5767 – April 25, 2007
Sunday, just hours before the people of Israel bowed their heads in memory of the 22,305 Israel Defense Force soldiers who have fallen in the country's wars, a funeral took place in Kedumim in Samaria.

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