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Amona and the Lie of ‘Private Land’

The legal authorities in Israel have all the legal tools necessary to completely reject the petitions against the residents of Amona.

Ancient Temple Site: Center Of Prayers And Incitement

What could be more natural for a column dealing with Jerusalem than to pay special interest to the Temple Mount, the site of the Beit HaMikdash and the very center of the world? Especially given the distinct impression that throughout Israel, interest in this holiest spot has been swelling notably?

‘Everything Is Great!’

In recent years, the way people greet each other in Israel has changed. For as long as I can remember the greeting was always, “mah shlomcha,” which is equivalent to “How are you?” The Israeli answer was generally, “B’seder, Baruch Hashem,” equivalent to “I’m OK, thank God.”

Switzerland And The Jews: A Realistic Assessment

My parents arrived as Austrian Jewish refugees in Switzerland almost exactly sixty years ago.

Big Brother Is Watching

Israel is a country that understands security concerns. Many civil rights have been sacrificed in the name of security and Israelis are used to being checked every time they enter a shopping center, a large store or any public building. Americans recently learned that they, too, are subject to many checks on their most private activities.

No Strategy Without Vision

Without a vision, strategy is impossible. Tactics become farcical.

Peter Beinart’s Attack on Me and Cory Booker

Noone, least of all me, wants to see any Arab child suffer, God forbid.

Letter to Netanyahu: Who Really Owns Temple Mount?

I was surprised to learn that the MK Miri Regev-led Knesset Interior Committee and I, a Knesset member, were not allowed to visit the Temple Mount.

Developments in Syria and Turkey

Secure Freedom Radio Originally published at Daniel Pipes

Israelis Have So Many Reasons to Be Happy, Mr. Kerry

Things have never been so good in the Jewish state.

The ‘Merely Wounded’ In Terror Attacks

Back in 2009, the now infamous Goldstone Report was first released by the UN’s Human Rights Council.

The Price Tag of Terror

We are witnessing a complete loss of common sense on the part of Israel’s government and security forces

The Housing Freeze: What Netanyahu Should Tell Kerry

When we talk about developing Jerusalem and ensuring that it remains united under Jewish sovereignty, what could be more critical than actually building Jewish housing? Yet it is an open secret that the Netanyahu government has been waging a long-running general construction freeze in the Jewish areas of Judea and Samaria (Yesha), as well as in the liberated areas of Yerushalayim.

Palestinians: Why Abbas Chose this Prime Minister

On the political arena, the appointment of Hamdallah will have no impact whatsoever.

Palestinians Threaten their Own Businessmen

They have begun threatening businessmen who want to work with Israeli counterparts.

Palestinians: Kerry Trying to Bribe Us to “Sell Out”

Kerry's plan to boost the Palestinian economy has hardly impressed the Palestinian Authority leadership.

Who’s Calling the Shots at the Temple Mount?

“This area is under Muslim sovereignty,” the senior officer on the Temple Mount said to me. “I thought that we were in Jerusalem, the capital of Israel,” I answered, as I set out on a series of letter-writing campaigns and meetings with the chief of Israel police, the attorney general and the minister for internal security.

What Would Happen If…

The Israeli Parliament is usually controlled by a coalition of different political parties because no one party receives enough votes to have a majority. Unlike in the U.S., where there are two major political parties and one of the two political parties commands a majority of the seats in the Senate and/or in the House, in Israel the government is composed of many, many small political parties, each pushing its own agenda.

France and the Jews

Many readers have probably seen the film “Sarah’s Key,” a powerful 2010 movie that reminds its viewers of overwhelming French collaboration with the Nazis. Even today it seems widely believed that France carried on more or less heroically under the German occupation, and that the 1942 roundups of Jews in occupied France must have been carried out by the SS or Gestapo directly. In fact, however, as “Sarah’s Key” instructs in understated yet utterly hideous detail, these roundups were executed, more or less enthusiastically, by the regular French police.

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