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While most of Europe is critical of Israel's war against Hizbullah, the country that most Jews think of being the most anti-Semitic is hosting a group of Israeli youth from northern Israel to ease their trauma.

How the Government Class Lives

The government middle class is the most hopeless middle class in all of history. It aspires to nothing and it dreams of nothing.

Religious Freedom for Me, but not for Thee

Opposition from Jewish groups to a Supreme Court decision defending the rights of a believer is a discouraging retreat from principle.

We Are All Gilad Shalit

When Gilad Shalit was abducted two years ago, we were told that the kidnappers were part of a clandestine terror group, some sort of popular front over which Hamas had no control.

INTO THE FRAY: The Ruinous Results of “Conflict Management”

Conflict management has not countered successful Palestinian efforts…to change crucial strategic facts on the ground with deleterious long-term implications on Israel’s security.

Language, Ecstasy And Immortality: The Always Deeper Meanings Of Suicide-Bombing Terrorism

Terrorism is not always what it seems. When it involves suicide bombing in Iraq or Israel, it often has little if anything to do with war or politics. Rather, its truest meanings are rooted in distinctly private expressions of fear, dissatisfaction, cowardice and loathing.

For Israel, Better the ‘Blessing’ than the ‘Curse’

Israel must continue to base its policies toward both Iran and 'Palestine' upon an utterly candid and unvarnished awareness of threats to Jewish life.

Yawning over the Latest Headline News from the Middle East

In general, the regions these days hosts unchanging, repetitious and dreary news.

Palestinians Flee Hamas, Ask Israel to Imprison Them

Hamas is continuing to prepare its next war against Israel instead of improving conditions in Gaza

Good And Evil

Ideologies that forgo the struggle for good from the outset are ideologies that assume that if we forgo our search for the light switch, the light will somehow turn on by itself. Darkness loves those types of vapid ideologies.

The Tony Award

I never really cared for Tony Kushner. To bestow an honorary award to a notorious Israel critic, especially by academia, is nothing new. Honorary awards and Nobel Peace Prizes seem to be increasingly synonymous with, at best, meaningless efforts, and, at worst, anti-Semitism as a prerequisite for the recipient.

The Old Shtetl Gostynin

The town of Gostynin was founded in the 13th century. It is located on the Skrwa Lewa River, approximately 60 miles northwest of Warsaw and 14 miles southwest of the city of Plock.

INTO THE FRAY: “Conflict management” – The Collapse of a Concept

While Israel has been “managing the conflict”, its non-state adversaries have been enhancing their capabilities so dramatically that they now a grave strategic threat

A Farewell to Peace

With the stroke of his pen, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas sealed the fate of the peace process, effectively declaring an end to any chance of reaching an agreement with the Jewish state.

Sigmund Rolat And Wayne Zuckerman Honored At YU Museum

The exhibit "And I Still See Their Faces," at the Yeshiva University Museum in the Jewish History Center in N.Y., was the site of a gala reception honoring two of Polish Jewry's greatest friends, Mr. Sigmund Rolat and Wayne Zuckerman.

Radegast Station Of Lodz

The name Radegast Station might not be familiar to most people.

Vishkov

There is no definitive information on when Jews first came to Vishkov, but at the turn of the 20th century, the cemetery was the final resting place of at least four generations.

“Mainstream” and Abbas’ Jihad

A majority of Palestinians support Hamas and the direction of support is increasing.

INTO THE FRAY- To: “Bogy” Yaalon; cc: Dore Gold; Re: Israel’s Security Imperatives

Despite my personal bias in favor of Former Defense Minister,Moshe “Bogy” Yaalon, I must confess that I have been disturbed, disappointed and, at times, even dismayed at some of his recent decisions

After Annapolis: A Palestinian State And International Law (Part One)

Now that the Annapolis "Peace Summit" has concluded, it is likely - that in time - a new terror state will be declared in the region. Strangely, Israel's Prime Minister Olmert is convinced that the creation of "Palestine" is essential to his country'ssurvival. Of course, this position might make a great deal of sense if the planned Palestinian state were to be led by Buddhist monks, but the intrinsic and endemic violence of both Fatah and Hamas make such a leadership rather implausible.

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