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Defending Israel After Baker-Hamilton: Getting Down To Nuclear ‘Brass Tacks’

5 Shevat 5767 – January 24, 2007
Following the Iraq Study Group report, it seems clear that legally-binding non-proliferation expectations for Iran may soon be abandoned, and that Israel - once again - may be offered as a convenient sacrifice to civilization's irremediable enemies.

Interesting Polish Jewish Web Sites

I am often asked, "Where do you get all the information that you write about in your weekly column?"

Survivor Park In Lodz

27 Tevet 5767 – January 17, 2007
The city of Lodz had once been the second largest Jewish community in all of Poland.

After The Iraq Study Group: Reconsidering Israel’s Policy Of Nuclear Ambiguity

From the beginning, Israel's policy on its nuclear weapons and doctrine has been to keep the bomb quietly in the "basement." To be sure, this deliberate policy of nuclear ambiguity has done very little to deter "ordinary" conventional enemy aggressions or acts of terror. But it does seem to have been entirely adequate in keeping Israel's foes from mounting existential attacks.

Fifty Years Of World Bnei Akiva

I recently joined an overflow crowd of more than 1,000 current or former Bnei Akiva members for a reunion at the Jerusalem Theater.

Iran’s Nuclear Program And Planned Genocide Against Israel (Conclusion)

20 Tevet 5767 – January 10, 2007
What [would be] the effect of Israel-PA agreements in bringing about a Palestinian state? Here, it is altogether probable that Israel's substantial loss of strategic depth would be recognized by Iran as a significant military liability for Tel-Aviv. Such recognition, in turn, could heat up Iranian intentions against Israel, occasioning an accelerated search for relevant capabilities and consequently a heightened risk of nuclear war initiated from Tehran.

Relics and Restoration

As of December 4, 2006, an exhibition recapitulating the international project, "Do Not be Afraid to Know Me" is being presented in the Opole town hall.

Iran’s Nuclear Program And Planned Genocide Against Israel (Part I)

13 Tevet 5767 – January 3, 2007
I have written previously here about Iran's nuclearization and its accompanying intent to annihilate Israel. Still, the whole story has not yet been told, and it is now time to think more carefully and systematically about ensuring Israel's survival. The time for exclusively visceral reactions is now over. Instead, we must ask: What, precisely, does the Iranian fusion of nuclear capability and genocidal intent really mean for Israel?

Does Anyone Care?

In 2002, Israel surrounded the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem to restrain a group of 39 Arab terrorist gunmen who were firing at them from inside the church.

The Jewish King Of Poland

Saul Wahl's story is one of the most intriguing of all the legendary stories concerning Polish Jewry.

Chanukah In Poland

6 Tevet 5767 – December 27, 2006
The Polish Jewish community held its first public menorah-lighting ceremony Sunday evening, the third night of Chanukah.

The Urgent Need For An Israeli Nuclear Doctrine

Israel's policy of opacity or deliberate ambiguity on nuclear weapons had already been breached long before Prime Minister Olmert's public statement on December 11th. And it was also breached at the prime-ministerial level, no less. More than 10 years ago, Shimon Peres explicitly undermined Israel's longstanding commitment to keep the bomb in the "basement."

Israel, The Baker-Hamilton Report And Regional Nuclear War

29 Kislev 5767 – December 20, 2006
Blessed by newly anticipated changes in American foreign policy, certain of Israel's adversaries could soon attempt to bring the Jewish State into the eternal darkness, into fire, into ice. It is therefore essential for Israel's leadership to take immediate steps to ensure that a Baker-Hamilton [Iraq Study Group heads] engendered failure of Israeli deterrence will not occasion a regional nuclear war. Israel must continue to plan around the sound understanding that nuclear deterrence and conventional deterrence remain critically interrelated.

Chelm Revisited

We recently returned to Israel after a short visit to the United States.

‘Give Me Your Children’: Voices From The Lodz Ghetto

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum opened an exhibit last week remembering the children of the Lodz Ghetto.

Why Children Shoot Other Children At School

22 Kislev 5767 – December 13, 2006
We Jews have had to grow accustomed to perverse celebrations of death by large segments of the Islamic world. Sadly, such familiarity is now compelled by the rationale of Islamic terrorists in justifying their wanton murder of Israelis. For these terrorists, the Jewish worship of life is a sign of weakness and an expression of shaky faith.

Wysokie Mazowiecie

Recently the Jewish cemetery at Wysokie Mazowiecie held a ceremony marking the first stage of its restoration project.

Recognizing Terrorism As A Sacrificial Rite: The Darkly Primitive Roots of Arab/Islamic Suicide Bombing

15 Kislev 5767 – December 6, 2006
One of the most basic facts about our current Clash of Civilizations remains unrecognized. The true rationale of Arab/Islamic suicide bombing terrorism does not lie in politics. It is, more than anything, an example of religiously based blood sacrifice, a primal ritual designed to enlist divine assistance in Jihad.

The Keys

A visit to the United States, while pleasant, often restores for us the excitement of living in Israel and reminds us of why we went to live there in the first place - especially around this time of year.

Jewish Polish Posters At JCC

8 Kislev 5767 – November 29, 2006
It is a little known fact in the Jewish world that Poland is famous for its artistic posters.

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