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INTO THE FRAY: Israel in Wonderland

The demise of Shimon Peres unleashed a tidal wave of mendacity & hypocrisy underscoring the dominance the delusional dictates of political correctness have over political discourse in (and on) Israel

Shimon Peres (1923-1985;1986-2016): Which Do We Mourn?

Which Peres do we mourn? The dour hawkish Peres, who got it right? Or the internationally-acclaimed dovish Peres, who got it disastrously wrong?

INTO THE FRAY: Obama at the UN – Why he was right…almost

Obama’s UN address was an eloquent concoction of soaring rhetoric & banal platitudes, of statements of the obvious & of the obviously false, delivered with impeccable polish and panache.

INTO THE FRAY: Ethnic Cleansing—Why Bibi was Quite Right…and Dangerously Wrong

Netanyahu is right to excoriate Palestinians demand to purge Jews as ethnic cleansing, but what are the perils entailed in them dropping that demand?

INTO THE FRAY: The Perils of the One-State Proposal

Annexation of Judea-Samaria together with its Arab population, will culminate in Lebanonization of Israel and the end of the Zionist dream—as surely as the two-state paradigm it was meant to replace

INTO THE FRAY: “The Only Relevant Question…”

“The day is fast approaching when the Palestinian Authority we have known for the past 22 years will cease to exist”. Israel must be prepared

INTO THE FRAY: “Mowing the Lawn” Won’t Cut it—

By avoiding confrontations in which Israel can win, Israeli governments risk backing the country into a confrontation which it cannot win.

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

INTO THE FRAY: The New “Nuts”—Jeffrey Goldberg, the Jerusalem Post & the Question of...

For those who subscribe to progressive liberal values of pluralism and tolerance, who is nuts: Those who support the establishment of a self-governing Palestinian entity--or those who oppose it?

INTO THE FRAY: What!!!???????

There is every reason, both “concretely & in principle”, why Jews living in a Palestinian-Arab state, under Palestinian-Arab sovereignty is unacceptable

INTO THE FRAY: Duma-one year (and THREE arson attacks) Later

With continuing unsolved arson attacks in Duma, seven months after a coerced confession & an indictment wildly at odds with eyewitness accounts, troubling questions must be raised.

Into the Fray: What if the GOP Wins? – Potential Payoffs and Pitfalls for...

The changes in the Republican platform are a welcome development, but they create new challenges for Israel & much depends on how it meets them

INTO THE FRAY: Israel and American Liberal Jewry: The REAL Reasons for the Rift

Incredibly, according to Israel’s “liberal” detractors, the only remedy for Israel’s “democracy deficit” is to establish yet another Muslim-majority tyranny.

INTO THE FRAY: Utterly Unconscionable

From an Israeli long-term point of view, the “deal” between Israel and Turkey is incomprehensible.,Devoid of any logic on every imaginable level—national, ethical, security and even commercial.

Into The Fray: Egregious Ehud

In his unrestrained and unjustified harangue, Barak did not balk even at inflicting severe harm on his country’s image and the government’s international credibility.

INTO THE FRAY:Imbecility Squared – Part 2

With changing patterns of Arab enmity, the major challenge to Israel’s existence as the Jewish nation-state is no longer repulsing invasion, but resisting attrition.

INTO THE FRAY: Like manna from heaven—for Israel’s detractors

Any allusion that Israel is somehow comparable to Nazi Germany is not criticism. It is a blood libel

Gaza – A Port is No Panacea for Poverty

Hamas are not burrowing tunnels because Gaza has no port. They are burrowing them despite the fact it does not have one.

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