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Palestinians Dismiss Prisoner Release as a ‘Bribe’

They regard the prisoner release as something Israel was supposed to have done years ago. Many will continue to see it as part of an Israeli-American scheme to extract concessions.

The Right Moment for Israel’s Danny Danon?

As Netanyahu appears to be making excessive and immoral concessions to the Palestinian Authority, Danon has emerged as a leading dissident ready to challenge his prime minister

My Week in Israel with Dr. Oz

Mehmet, perhaps the world’s most famous Muslim who is not a head of state, is a righteous and proud Ambassador of his faith and feels an innate kinship and brotherhood with the Jewish people.

Looking For God In Our Skyscrapers

The collective subconscious that pulls the young people of Tel Aviv’s trendy Shenkin Street to alternative lamentations on the city rooftops discovers something in Tisha B’Av.

Fixing Egypt’s Economy: No More Military Macaroni

The military has grown so large because of preferential tax treatment, subsidized labor, an extra-legal status, and old-boy networks.

The Deliberate Destruction of the Temple Mount

The nation of Israel is losing its grip on the Temple Mount.

The name of the diplomatic game over the past few weeks seems to have been "Bear Down on Israel." The pressure has come in many forms:

Can Samantha Power Change the UN?

By now it’s known that I have strongly supported Samantha’s nomination.

Follies Of The Knesset

While the Egyptian coup was taking place, the Knesset passed a law that testifies to the fact that Israel does not really have a democratic culture, either.

Survival Olympics

What were you thinking on Tisha B’Av, the saddest day of the year? The day when we mourn the destruction of our two Temples; our expulsion from Spain, England and France; the Crusades, the Holocaust; our two thousand years of wandering the earth?

Poland: Jews Aren’t Welcome

Nearly seven decades since the end of World War II, Poland is once again turning on its Jews. In a stunning move last week, the lower house of the Polish parliament rejected a bill that would have restored the legality of shechita, or kosher slaughter, by a vote of 222 to 178.

Islamists’ Scheme to Destabilize Jordan

Signs of the impending trouble awaiting King Abdullah emerged in the past few days.

The Eloquent Chief Rabbi Who Would Not Fight Israel’s Enemies

The central quality of leadership is not eloquence but moral courage, a preparedness to be hated in the pursuit what’s right.

American Price Tag

The principle that we must defend ourselves by ourselves was the guiding light of all of Israel’s governments – from the Sinai Campaign until the First Gulf War.

Dividing Jerusalem: Simply Dangerous

How many times does PA chieftain Mahmoud Abbas have to repeat that the Israelis are planning to rebuild the Holy Temple atop the most volatile spot in the world before the world begins to accept it as true?

Will Hamas Be Next?

The downfall of the Muslim Brotherhood regime in Egypt is a severe blow to Hamas

Political Persuasion, Palestinian Style

Originally published at the Gatestone Institute. The consequences in the long-term are disastrous: they embolden the radicals and help raise new generations of Arabs...

Two Insights

The Zionist momentum ended in the nineties.

Can Islam Be Reformed?

History and human nature say yes.

Did I Make Cory Booker ‘Too Jewish’?

Peter Beinart and Jeffrey Goldberg maintain far-left sentiments on Israel, while others invest their lives in bringing people like Cory Booker closer to the Jewish community.

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