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US Embassy in Jerusalem Enhances US Interests

President Trump is determined to avoid – rather than repeat – the mistakes of his predecessors, fending off pressure and threats by rogue regimes, and therefore advancing US interests, law and heritage and this is served by moving the US embassy to Jerusalem.

Israeli Bombing Syria ENHANCED US National Security

Evidence of the high rate-of-return on the annual US investment in Israel, which is erroneously defined as “foreign aid.” Israel is neither foreign to the US, nor is it a supplicant; it has been an unconditional junior partner of the US in the liberty-driven battle against rogue regimes.

US Palestinian Policy: Water or Gasoline?

Realizing the irrelevance of the Palestinian issue to the 1,400 year old endemic Mid-East turbulence, in general, and the eruption of the Arab Tsunami which has engulfed the Middle East since 2010, in particular, Trump concluded that the Palestinian issue represents a Red Herring, dwarfed by “major league” Middle East challenges/threats to regional and US interests

Trump’s State of the Union Bolsters Allies’ Confidence

The confidence of US allies in the Middle East – facing lethal threats internally and externally - was undermined by President Obama’s worldview but has been enhanced by President Trump’s State of the Union,

President Trump’s Security Strategy: The Impact on Israel

Apparently, Trump does not embrace the myth of the Palestinian issue as – supposedly - a core cause of regional instability, a crown-jewel of Arab policy-makers, nor the crux of the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Israel – Island of Success

Israel's economy had a robust 2017 and next year looks even brighter!
Rejuvenation: The Whole is Greater than the Sum of its Partition

Critical Lessons of the 1947 Partition Plan

Policy-makers and public opinion-molders, who sacrifice the lessons of the past on the altar of oversimplification and wishful-thinking, are doomed to repeat past mistakes and suffer their dire consequences.

Palestinian State: Enhancing or Eroding US National Security?

The Palestinian track record of duplicity and working against Western interests should compel the West to reevaluate its support of the Palestinians.

Wake up America, Islamic Terrorism Targets YOU!

To defeat Islamic terrorism, Western societies – led by the US - must rid counter-terrorism of the "lone wolf" mentality; acknowledge the inherently non-compromising nature of Islamic terrorism and confront Islamic rogue regimes militarily,

Iran: Will Congress Rise to the Challenge?

When examining the impact of the JCPOA on the US national security, Congress should assess the dramatic erosion of the US posture of deterrence, as reflected by the surging geo-strategic posture of Russia

Concessions to Palestinians: Choking or Inflaming Terrorism?

The “land-for-peace” attempts have made light of the collaboration of the Palestinian establishment with Nazi Germany, the Soviet Bloc, the Ayatollahs, Venezuela, Cuba and North Korea.

Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles): Guide for the Perplexed, 2017

The temporary structure of the Sukkah highlights the historical significance of the permanent Jewish State in the Land of Israel Chag Sameach!

Islamic Terrorism – Extrinsic or Intrinsic?

Is Muslim contempt toward Western culture extrinsic or intrinsic to Islam?

UN-masking the UN

“UN” as defined in dictionaries: a negative prefix, expressing “absence,” “lack,” “deficiency” and “adverse” applies perfectly to the UNited Nations-an UN-fit, UN-deserving, UNder achievement

Israel: Cybersecurity Powerhouse

Israel has become a cybersecurity powerhouse, creating more than 300 cybersecurity startups, exporting in 2016 $6.5BN in cybersecurity products

Quo Vadis the Arab Tsunami (a.k.a. “the Arab Spring”)?

Where is the Arab Tsunami heading? The chaotic intra-Arab roller-coaster may have shifted, temporarily, to a relatively-lower gear, but it is surging on brutally!

Arabs Marginalize the Palestinian Issue

Despite showering the Palestinian issue with substantial talk, the Arab/Islamic walk has mostly been directed elsewhere, Arabs have never shed blood nor dedicated their economic power on behalf of Palestinians

Obstacles to Peace: A Politically-INCORRECT Diagnosis

Contrary to political-correctness, the Palestinian issue has never been the crux of the Arab-Israeli conflict, a crown-jewel of Arab policy-makers, nor a core-cause of regional turbulence

Secretary Tillerson’s Political-Correctness

Will Trump and Tillerson embrace Middle East reality and reject political correctness thus sparing the US further erosion of its posture of deterrence in the Middle East and beyond? We shall soon see...

Israel’s Economy Surges Against All Odds

Despite all the challenges, Israel's economy is thriving at a rate greater than almost all Western nations.

US-Israel Relations: a Mutually-Beneficial Bilateral Bond

A 10-minute-video produced by the "Israel Institute for Strategic Studies” (IISS), featuring Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger,

Passover Guide for the Perplexed, 2017

Some history, some fun facts, some Halacha and... Next Year in Jerusalem

The Flawed Nature of US Security Guarantees

US security guarantees in exchange for Israel's withdrawal from the dominant sites in YESHA, would create a short-term false sense of security while dramatically eroding Israel's posture of deterrence

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