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One Strike and You’re Out?

19 Iyyar 5773 – April 29, 2013
In the Hebrew Bible everyone is flawed and everyone makes mistakes.
Lag Baomer in the Haredi neighborhood of Meah Shearim.

Lag BaOmer: The Fire Burns

18 Iyyar 5773 – April 28, 2013
Few of those dancing in the circle passing around the fire know what they are truly commemorating and yet the act is its own commemoration.

Palestinian Journalists Declare War on Israeli Colleagues

PA officials and journalists later explained that the ban does not apply to some journalists working for the Israeli daily Ha'aretz and who report on 'Palestinian suffering.'
Herbert Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel

Viscount Samuel, Meet Secretary Hagel

16 Iyyar 5773 – April 25, 2013
Sometimes one is better off when an opponent feels compelled to prove his bona fides.

25,578 – The Silver Platter

15 Iyyar 5773 – April 24, 2013
Israel recently commemorated Memorial Day in memory of its fallen heroes. Sadness permeates the day as we remember the sons, daughters and parents who have sacrificed their lives so that the Jewish Nation can continue to exist.
Louis Rene Beres

Obama’s Flawed Advice To Israel (First of Two Parts)

One must presume that President Obama’s most recent calls for Israeli cooperation in the Middle East peace process are balanced, fair, and well-intentioned. Why not? At the same time, unsurprisingly, these all-too-familiar calls are manifestly thin, in the sense that they lack any genuine intellectual content.

Is Ascending the Temple Mount Irresponsible?

The following is my response to a woman who criticized me for visiting the Temple Mount. In a letter to me, she claimed that I broke the law and irresponsibly provoked Arab anger. She suggested that my actions should conform to the will of the “majority.”

A Tribal War in Boston

14 Iyyar 5773 – April 23, 2013
The Afghan soldiers murdering American soldiers often do it unprompted and sometimes even without any prior planning.

Kissing the Crocodile

If the fathers of Europe would like to see a future for their children, then they must stop bringing crocodiles home to their birthday parties.

Boston Bombing Lesson: Ban Niqabs and Burqas

13 Iyyar 5773 – April 22, 2013
One must expect future non-suicide bombers to turn to niqabs or burqas, as many terrorists and criminals have repeatedly done.

And Hate the Sinner Too

Forgetting how to hate can be just as damaging as forgetting how to love.

Refusing to Be Terrorized

There is no need for Obama to play Therapist-in-Chief. It's not his job, even if he is better at it than he is at his real job.

The April 14 World

11 Iyyar 5773 – April 21, 2013
There was no such clear dividing line when September 11 faded from memory and we returned to a September 10 world.
Former Palestinian PM Salam Fayyad

Salam Fayyad and the ‘Major Blow’ to Peace

As prime minister of the Palestinian Authority, Fayyad was never involved in any of the peace talks with Israel.
Syrian rebels at a training session near Idlib, in the north-west.

Report: US Fears Syria Rebel Victory, for Now

9 Iyyar 5773 – April 18, 2013
Though my suggestion to now back Assad to prevent Jihadi takeover and allow both sides to fight themselves to exhaustion was rejected, it seems now the administration is taking note of my counsel.

What Are They Crying About? (Conclusion)

8 Iyyar 5773 – April 17, 2013
It is always easiest to blame the rest of the world and not to make an accounting of your own ideology.

Canadian Ministerial Visit to Jerusalem: A Geneva Convention Lesson

Rather than ask why Minister Baird met with Minister Livny in the eastern Jerusalem office, why not ask why Minister Livny agreed to meet there with Minister Baird?
Louis Rene Beres

Understanding Israel’s National-Security Policy

Needed changes in Israel's decision making process have simply not kept up with the growing complexities and synergies of Israel's always-hostile external environment.

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