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American Democracy as Masquerade

8 Shevat 5774 – January 9, 2014
Once upon a time in America, every adult could recite at least some Spenglerian theory of decline.

Presidential Expectations and Mideast Peace

1 Shevat 5774 – January 2, 2014
President Obama’s core argument is still founded on incorrect assumptions.

Israel’s Strategic Options at the Eleventh Hour (II)

24 Tevet 5774 – December 27, 2013
Specific strategic lessons from the Bar Kokhba rebellion.

Israel’s Strategic Options at the Eleventh Hour

17 Tevet 5774 – December 20, 2013
Still facing an effectively unhindered nuclear threat from Iran, Israel will soon need to choose between two strategic options.

Irony and Intuition: Understanding Israel’s Best Philosophy of Survival

10 Tevet 5774 – December 12, 2013
For states, as for individuals, fear and reality go together naturally.

Physics and Politics in the Elusive Search for Mideast Peace

2 Tevet 5774 – December 5, 2013
So much of the struggle between Israel and the Arabs continues to concern space.

After the U.S.-Iran ‘Rapprochement

26 Kislev 5774 – November 29, 2013
An undifferentiated or across-the-board commitment to nuclear ambiguity could prove harmful to Israel's's overall security.

On Targeted Killing and International Law

18 Kislev 5774 – November 21, 2013
It is, after all, difficult for any civilized people to acknowledge self-defense imperatives that could allow killing as remediation.

Releasing Terrorists as a ‘Gesture for Peace’

11 Kislev 5774 – November 14, 2013
A core element of international law is the basic rule of nullum crimen sine poena, or "no crime without a punishment."

Palestinian Terrorism and Statehood

4 Kislev 5774 – November 7, 2013
In law, one man's terrorist can never be another man's freedom fighter.

Preparing for a Primal Struggle

27 Heshvan 5774 – October 31, 2013
Within Israel's decisional boundaries, diplomatic processes that are premised on assumptions of reason and rationality may soon need to be reconsidered.

Power And Survival (Second of Two Parts)

14 Heshvan 5774 – October 17, 2013
As I noted here last week, “the situation of survival is the central situation of power. Yet, as the ‘Middle East peace process’ makes Israel's survival more and more problematic, this enterprise now effectively deprives Israel of its power. Left to proceed, the process will eventually permit Israel's enemies to enjoy a triumph that still remains cleverly concealed, the conspicuous triumph experienced by certain still-living persons, when confronted by the powerless one who is dying.”

Power And Survival (First of Two Parts)

6 Heshvan 5774 – October 10, 2013
Believing, naively, in a universal international obligation to preserve life, Jerusalem fails to understand that death is identified by its enemies as a zero-sum event.

Syria Is Only a Microcosm

30 Tishri 5774 – October 3, 2013
In the most truly critical issues of mega-survival, we humans may now be living far more absurdly than ever before.

To Become a ‘Martyr’: Understanding Major Hasan

21 Tishri 5774 – September 25, 2013
Again and again, we hear the nearly visceral incantations from Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and Fatah: "We love death."

Syria (Today) and ‘Palestine’ (Tomorrow) II

14 Tishri 5774 – September 18, 2013
Easily misrepresented or abused, international law can generally be manipulated to serve virtually any preferred geo-political strategy.

Syria (Today) and ‘Palestine’ (Tomorrow)

8 Tishri 5774 – September 12, 2013
Now more than ever it is apparent – incontestable, in fact – that the Arab/Islamic world has long been preparing to destroy itself.

Switzerland And The Jews: A Realistic Assessment

12 Tammuz 5773 – June 19, 2013
My parents arrived as Austrian Jewish refugees in Switzerland almost exactly sixty years ago.

If You Liked the Arab Spring, You’ll Love ‘Palestine’

5 Tammuz 5773 – June 13, 2013
What, exactly, can we expect from 'Palestine'?

The ‘Merely Wounded’ In Terror Attacks

28 Sivan 5773 – June 6, 2013
Back in 2009, the now infamous Goldstone Report was first released by the UN’s Human Rights Council.

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