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Solomon’s Judgment On A Hot Summer’s Day

1 Av 5769 – July 22, 2009
The first summer heat wave is already here, and with it the burning forests. If you have any doubt as to whose land this is, just take a look at the Judgment of Solomon that takes place here every time the desert wind blows in from the East. The Jews say, "The baby is mine" and plant trees. The Arabs say, "The baby is mine, and as long as he is in your hands, we will turn him to ashes."

Why Isn’t Gilad Shalit Home?

23 Tammuz 5769 – July 15, 2009
The painful history of soldiers who have fallen into the hands of terror organizations did not begin with Gilad Shalit. The list of soldiers kidnapped by terrorists is long and merciless: Ron Arad; Givati fighters Rachamim Alshich and Yosef Fink; the soldiers kidnapped from Har Dov - Omar Suweid, Benny Avraham and Adi Avitan; Nissim Toledano; Ilan Sa'adon; Avi Sassportas; Yaron Chai; Nachshon Wachsman; Aryeh Frankental; Ehud Goldwasser; and Eldad Regev. With the exception of Wachsman, Israel entered into extended negotiations to bring these soldiers home. But not one of them came back alive. Israel is currently employing the same method on behalf of Gilad Shalit.

Israel’s Moral Stance On Iran

16 Tammuz 5769 – July 8, 2009
"Israel does not interfere in Iran's internal affairs." That is more or less the reaction of Israeli officialdom to the unrest in Iran. Nobody questions this response. We have become accustomed to the fact that our response is not important. What does the oppression in China have to do with us? Why does the war in Chechnya concern us? Why is the slave trade in Sudan our business? And even more so, what does it matter what we think about Iran?

The Likud’s Shimon Peres

8 Adar 5769 – March 4, 2009
Here is the simplest way to describe what happened in Israel's election: the Right won and the Likud lost.

Israel’s Election

1 Adar 5769 – February 25, 2009
Israel is now entering a complex twilight zone. On the one hand, it is quite clear to all that the war that Benjamin Netanyahu waged against me caused the Likud to lose mandates.

The Runway To Marks & Spencer Passes Through Gaza

11 Tevet 5769 – January 7, 2009
"We dreamed that the new state would be a place in which the next chapter of the Bible would be written as a prelude to world-wide redemption. After all, you are the Treasured Nation. We had great expectations. But now look at what you have done."

Why I Will Not Appeal Likud’s Decision

27 Kislev 5769 – December 24, 2008
In response to the action of the Likud Elections committee that bumped me from the 20th to the 36th spot on the Likud Knesset list, I have received numerous phone calls from attorneys urging me to appeal to the Israeli Supreme Court.

Israel’s Fifth Column

7 Heshvan 5769 – November 5, 2008
Which super idealists in Judea and Samaria would be willing to trade places with the Jews living in one of Israel's mixed Jewish/Arab cities?

The Jewish Economy Triangle: Capitalism, Faith And Loving-Kindness

16 Tishri 5769 – October 15, 2008
Like every other aspect of running a country, economics is a complex business.

Taking Stock: Rosh Hashanah 5769

9 Tishri 5769 – October 8, 2008
It seems that God is reshuffling all the decks for the New Year, 5769.

Driving The Likud Bus To A Jewish Destination

2 Tishri 5769 – October 1, 2008
September 13 passed uneventfully in Israel. It was supposed to have been a national holiday: the anniversary of the signing of the Oslo Accords.

Hyacinths And The Jewish Renaissance

24 Elul 5768 – September 24, 2008
It's always hottest at the end of summer. I am not a meteorologist and I have not checked the latest statistics.

Who Is Responsible For Our Children?

17 Elul 5768 – September 17, 2008
In the past weeks Israel has been rocked by a rash of murders - murders of children at the hands of their parents or in one case, the grandfather.

The Russian Bear And The Israeli Ant

10 Elul 5768 – September 10, 2008
About a year ago I saw a Russian television broadcast in which Vladimir Putin, riding a noble steed, reaches the edge of a lake, deftly removes his shirt and in an impressive display of muscle, leans over and washes his face in the crystal- clear water.

Terrorist Release Psychosis

3 Elul 5768 – September 3, 2008
Yehudit Dasberg was one of the first victims of Oslo. Her daughter and son-in-law were murdered in a drive-by shooting near Gush Etzion.

Protesting Israel’s Participation In The Olympics

26 Av 5768 – August 27, 2008
A week ago Wednesday, about 50 people protested outside the Chinese embassy in Tel Aviv against Israel's participation in the Olympics.

No Strings Attached

19 Av 5768 – August 20, 2008
"He had recently become more religious," the reporters explained, as they described the second Jerusalem Muslim who attempted to use a bulldozer to murder Jews.

Anatomy Of Collapse (Conclusion)

12 Av 5768 – August 13, 2008
The perfect implementation of the expulsion without significant opposition from the soldiers leaves the IDF Samson shorn and blinded.

Anatomy Of Collapse (Part I)

5 Av 5768 – August 6, 2008
The Three Weeks of mourning for the Holy Temple in Jerusalem that stretch from the 17th of Tammuz to the 9th of Av now hold additional tragic memorial days.

My Interview With Maariv

27 Tammuz 5768 – July 30, 2008
The following is excerpted from the interview that appeared in the July 19th issue of Israel's Maariv newspaper:

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