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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!’

13 Tammuz 5773 – June 20, 2013
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

12 Tammuz 5773 – June 19, 2013
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

10 Tammuz 5773 – June 18, 2013
Noone, least of all me, wants to see any Arab child suffer, God forbid.

If You Liked the Arab Spring, You’ll Love ‘Palestine’

5 Tammuz 5773 – June 13, 2013
What, exactly, can we expect from 'Palestine'?

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.

Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

5 Tammuz 5773 – June 12, 2013
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Developments in Syria and Turkey

1 Tammuz 5773 – June 9, 2013
Secure Freedom Radio Originally published at Daniel Pipes

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

29 Sivan 5773 – June 6, 2013
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

25 Sivan 5773 – June 2, 2013
They have begun threatening businessmen who want to work with Israeli counterparts.

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

22 Sivan 5773 – May 31, 2013
Kerry's plan to boost the Palestinian economy has hardly impressed the Palestinian Authority leadership.

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