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The Lawfulness Of Israel’s Use Of Force Against Terrorist Bases In Lebanon

8 Av 5766 – August 2, 2006
International law is not a suicide pact. Israel's distinctly measured use of force against terrorist bases in Lebanon is entirely consistent with international law. Although some would mistakenly contend that Israel's essential actions express "aggression," the incontestable right of individual self-defense is plainly codified in Article 51 of the United Nations Charter. Indeed, by persistently allowing its territory to be used as a base of terrorist operations against Israel, it is Lebanon that is in flagrant violation of the charter.

A Package From Home

I am not sure if many readers understand the severity of a young soldier's life during periods of conflict.

The Old Shtetl Rymanow (Part I)

While the Ukraine was the birth place of the Chassidic movement, Poland and especially the Galicia area soon became the hub for most Chassidic activity after only two generations.

Israeli Government Authority Must Be Based On A Capacity To Protect Its Citizens

1 Av 5766 – July 26, 2006
Every Jew is familiar with Deuteronomy 30:19: "I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Therefore, choose life, that you and your descendants may live." This Torah obligation is binding not only upon individuals, but also upon states - especially the always imperiled State of Israel.

The Old Shtetl Gostynin

The town of Gostynin is located 14 miles southwest of the city of Plock and approximately 60 miles northwest of Warsaw.

Facing Iran And Hamas: How Shall Israel Stand?

23 Tammuz 5766 – July 19, 2006
For the president of Iran, threats to annihilate Israel are now a daily ritual. Were it not for his country's complementary capacity to inflict genuinely existential harms, these threats would not be worrisome. But Iran's capacity to become fully nuclear is now more imminent than had ever been recognized by our own intelligence communities. It follows that a persistent refrain of genocidal intent issuing from Tehran must now be taken with utmost seriousness in Jerusalem.

Iran, Hamas And Jewish Survival: Israel’s Obligation To Defend Itself Fully

16 Tammuz 5766 – July 12, 2006
Israel now faces existential destruction from two main sources: The Islamic Republic of Iran and the aspiring Islamic republic of "Palestine." One source is an established state with an expanding near-term potential to inflict nuclear harms. The other is a Hamas-led configuration of terror groups that seeks to become a state for the immediate purpose of annihilating an existing state. Neither Iran nor Hamas is particularly subtle or circumspect about what it hopes to inflict upon Israel. On the contrary, both are entirely explicit about their unrelenting intent to commit genocide.

Krakow Jewish Festival

Last week saw the greatest modern (post-Holocaust) celebration of Jewish culture in Europe at the Krakow Jewish Cultural Festival.

Defending Israel In An Apocalyptic Time: Elements Of A Successful Nuclear Targeting Doctrine

9 Tammuz 5766 – July 5, 2006
With steady Iranian nuclearization correctly at the forefront of world public attention, no country has more to fear than the State of Israel. Less than half the size of Lake Michigan, Israel fully understands that the Iranian president's incessant bluster about wiping the Jewish State "off the map" is far more than mere posturing. It is, rather, an unambiguous declaration of criminal intent to commit genocide.

Pultusk

Located just north of Warsaw on the Narew River, Pultusk is a small rural town described as being located on an island in the middle of a river.

After Olmert’s ‘Realignment’: Israel’s Approaching Sickness Unto Death

2 Tammuz 5766 – June 28, 2006
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert now gives guns to Arab terrorists while planning to surrender more of his country's essential heartland. The apparent rationale of Israeli arms to Fatah is to diminish the contending power of Hamas. Inevitably, these same weapons will be used to murder individual Jews. Surely they will do absolutely nothing to help Israel.

Remembering The Kielce Pogrom

July 4th is an important date in history. In the United States it is a day to celebrate independence from England.

The Middle East Madness Of Mutual Suicide

25 Sivan 5766 – June 21, 2006
"There is but one truly serious philosophical problem," says Camus in The Myth of Sisyphus, "and that is suicide." Nowhere is Camus' observation currently more correct than in the darkly reciprocal relationship between Israel and Hamas.

Myszyniec, Ostroleka

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Abe Schwartz of Detroit.

The Sanhedrin Reestablished (Part III)

11 Sivan 5766 – June 7, 2006
The new Sanhedrin first met in Tiberius because it was foretold that it would be renewed there and would be relocated to Jerusalem.

The Pope Comes A Calling

Last week Pope Benedict XVI went to Poland to honor his predecessor, Pope John Paul II.

Iran Policy Committee On Growing Iranian Nuclear Threat To Israel

4 Sivan 5766 – May 31, 2006
The following remarks on Iranian nuclearization were delivered by Professor Louis Rene Beres at the National Press Club, Washington DC, May 10, 2006, on behalf of the Iran Policy Committee. They were televised nationally and internationally, including in Iran where, via the Iranian resistance movement, they were viewed by millions.

The Sanhedrin Reestablished (Part II)

Part I of this article discussed the background and early days of the new Sanhedrin.

The Sanhedrin Reestablished (Part II)

Part I of this article discussed the background and early days of the new Sanhedrin.

Private Restitution Proposal Possible

The issue of restitution for private property owned by Jews in Poland has long been a sore spot for many Jews of Polish origin.

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