The lack of an effective and proactive public relations campaign by the Israeli government has long been lamented. Somehow, advertisements showcasing Israel’s gorgeous beaches and the Tel Aviv nightlife just don’t cut it when the international media regularly bash Israel for its “apartheid” treatment of the Palestinians. But even a superficial Israeli hasbara effort wouldn’t get snickered at if it had consistent and corresponding government policy to sustain its claims.
Is anyone looking at who, exactly, is criticizing the Western world's actions that defend it against terrorism? Do they really believe that terrorism can be successfully fought without violence?
Unlike nearby Israel, which is also surrounded, Cyprus lacks either a military option or protective fences.
A weak and divided Fatah could further boost Hamas's popularity among Palestinians.
Should the crackdown succeed in isolating, weakening, and destroying the Islamists, then others will replicate it elsewhere.
Within Israel's decisional boundaries, diplomatic processes that are premised on assumptions of reason and rationality may soon need to be reconsidered.
Israel Prize Laureate Geula Cohen calls for accelerated and frequent action in the Knesset and outside of it until the “historical crack” is found, through which the application of Israeli sovereignty over Judea and Samaria can be advanced.
None of this is a criticism of Reform Jews who are my brothers in every way.
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's gestures toward President Bashar Assad will only bring him closer to Iran, Hizbollah and radical Palestinian groups that oppose any peace with Israel.
The reaction to his statement has been illuminating as to the double standards that are often employed on matters relating to Israel.
This Sunday, my legislative proposal on medical marijuana will be brought to a vote in the Ministerial Legislative Committee.
There's no shortage of candidates for PA deputy president -- including Marwan Barghouti, jailed for five life sentences for his role in terror attacks.
There are thousands of unqualified soferim in both America and Israel who sell items that, far from being first-rate, are not even kosher.
In Russia, Christians are declining by 0.6 percent a year and Muslims are increasing at the same rate, which will have dramatic effects over time
The overwhelming majority of Jerusalem's Arabs are still afraid of the radicals.
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.”
To me, the biggest joke of it all was the gleeful announcement by Rabin that “We are no longer an am livadad yishkone, a nation that dwells alone!”
What exactly does MK Hanegbi mean when he says "no division of Jerusalem?"
Step by step, all Israeli governments since 1967 have ceded the Temple Mount.
In Israel, it’s easy to throw a recalcitrant husband in jail for refusing to grant a get. In the United States it’s much more challenging.
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.