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Who Is the Sovereign in Israel?

The lords of the land attempted to prevent the residents of Nazareth Illit from voting for Gabso. But the people – heaven help us – disobeyed the lords of the land and nevertheless elected him.

Temple Mount: Police at Breaking Point

While the Temple Mount evokes such strong Muslim emotions, it is no longer clear that it does the same for most Jews.

The Silver Lining of Obama’s Weak America

Barack Obama's approach pulls the United States back from its customary adult role and has it join the children.

Obama Turns on Israel

Israeli responses have been stark, blunt unlike anything in memory.

Palestinians: We Do Not Trust the Americans

The last time the Americans tried to extract concessions from the Palestinians, within a few weeks the Palestinians launched the Second Intifada against Israel; Abbas has already threatened as much.

Palestinian Terrorism and Statehood

In law, one man's terrorist can never be another man's freedom fighter.

Post-Election Construction: Will It Happen?

Gilo, Har Homa and Ramat Shlomo – among the Jerusalem neighborhoods liberated from Jordanian control during the Six-Day War – are scheduled to gain hundreds of apartments.

Heavier Artillery Needed To Fight Israel’s PR War

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.

Allies, Adversaries and the Right to Self-Defense

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?

Cyprus Joins the Middle East

Unlike nearby Israel, which is also surrounded, Cyprus lacks either a military option or protective fences.

Palestinians: the War between Mahmoud and Mohamed

A weak and divided Fatah could further boost Hamas's popularity among Palestinians.

Global Ramifications of the Anti-Muslim Brotherhood Campaign in Egypt

Should the crackdown succeed in isolating, weakening, and destroying the Islamists, then others will replicate it elsewhere.

Preparing for a Primal Struggle

Within Israel's decisional boundaries, diplomatic processes that are premised on assumptions of reason and rationality may soon need to be reconsidered.

‘Every Day without Israeli Sovereignty Advances the Palestinian State’

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.

The Growing Extremism of Reform Leader Eric Yoffie

None of this is a criticism of Reform Jews who are my brothers in every way.

Abbas, Hamas, Flirting With Syria’s Assad

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)

The reaction to his statement has been illuminating as to the double standards that are often employed on matters relating to Israel.

Cannabis and Liberty

This Sunday, my legislative proposal on medical marijuana will be brought to a vote in the Ministerial Legislative Committee.

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

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

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