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Abbas, Hamas, Flirting With Syria’s Assad

23 Heshvan 5774 – October 27, 2013
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.

Adelson ‘Bomb Iran’ Comment Exposes Double Standard (Full Video)

21 Heshvan 5774 – October 25, 2013
The reaction to his statement has been illuminating as to the double standards that are often employed on matters relating to Israel.
MK Moshe-Feiglin

Cannabis and Liberty

20 Heshvan 5774 – October 24, 2013
This Sunday, my legislative proposal on medical marijuana will be brought to a vote in the Ministerial Legislative Committee.

Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

20 Heshvan 5774 – October 23, 2013

PLO: Battle for Succession Has Begun

There's no shortage of candidates for PA deputy president -- including Marwan Barghouti, jailed for five life sentences for his role in terror attacks.

The Art of the Scribe

18 Heshvan 5774 – October 22, 2013
There are thousands of unqualified soferim in both America and Israel who sell items that, far from being first-rate, are not even kosher.

Muslim Russia?

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

How Jerusalem’s Arabs Act Against Their Own Interests

14 Heshvan 5774 – October 18, 2013
The overwhelming majority of Jerusalem's Arabs are still afraid of the radicals.
Louis Rene Beres

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.”

Israel Will Stand Alone

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!”

The Never-Ending Struggle for Jerusalem

What exactly does MK Hanegbi mean when he says "no division of Jerusalem?"
MK Moshe-Feiglin

The Temple Mount Has Already Been Ceded

Step by step, all Israeli governments since 1967 have ceded the Temple Mount.

Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

13 Heshvan 5774 – October 16, 2013

Rabbi Soprano, the Cattle-Prod Divorce Specialist

10 Heshvan 5774 – October 14, 2013
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.
Louis Rene Beres

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.
MK Moshe-Feiglin

Preconception And The Bomb

Last week we witnessed the collapse of the preconception that has guided Israel’s strategy for dealing with the Iranian nuclear threat.

A Primary Lesson In How Far We’ve Fallen

6 Heshvan 5774 – October 9, 2013
With national and international crises making headlines, the New York City mayoral race has all but receded to the back pages. But with the first of three scheduled debates between the two remaining major party candidates less than a week away, voters will finally be able to concentrate on substantive issues and policy rather than the circus we were treated to over the summer.

Islamism in Disarray

3 Heshvan 5774 – October 7, 2013
Both Salafis and mild reformers have gained strength.

Obama Negotiates Amid Iranian Genocidal Intent

Crimes were committed, but not a holocaust, against both Jews and non-Jews, and even this must still be verified by historians...

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