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World Barks As ‘Building Jerusalem’ Caravan Moves On

With the international community barely having finished expressing its outrage over Israel's decision to build in E-1, between Jerusalem and Maaleh Adumim (reported at length in last week's column), two other similar decisions have been made that are sure to re-ignite the flames.

Jerusalem: Build, Baby, Build!

Israel this week took an important step toward strengthening Jerusalem and preventing any chance of its future division. Despite increasingly strident objections from the U.S., Europe and the Palestinians, the Jewish state is moving forward with plans to expand the capital’s Jewish population.

Gun Control and Gun Control Culture

Both the Left and the shooters agree that the people you are shooting at should not have guns.

Gun Control, Thought Control and People Control

6 Tevet 5773 – December 18, 2012
The Left seeks to create a society where everyone is a lab monkey except the experts running the experiments.

The Road to Damascus

5 Tevet 5773 – December 17, 2012
Telling apart the right Syrian rebels from the wrong Syrian rebels is tricky. The Free Syrian Army, once hailed as a moderate secular organization, has more Al Qaeda in it than the dirt in Tora Bora.

Guns, Guns, Guns

4 Tevet 5773 – December 16, 2012
The issue isn't really guns. Guns are how we misspell evil.

Learning to Value the Lives of Children

Yet the one thing I have always known, amid the hills and valleys of life: whether or not you succeed in your public endeavors, you cannot fail at your private commitments.
Hamas supporters burn a mock coffin with pictures of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during a protest organized by Hamas in Gaza.

Radical Palestinians Vastly Outnumber Moderates

1 Tevet 5773 – December 13, 2012
When Abbas says that a Palestinian state within the pre-1967 lines would lead to a just and comprehensive peace in the Middle East, he is ignoring the fact that a large number of Palestinians think otherwise.

The Darkness and the Light

Sixty-four years is a long time for oil to burn, especially when the black oil next door seems so much more useful to the empires and republics across the sea.

Is Christianity’s Notion of Abortion Based on Mistranslated Text?

What is lost in the discussion are the Biblical underpinnings of abortion and how this is not primarily a legal issue but a religious one.

How to Win the Demographic and Culture Wars

Can American traditionalists quadruple their numbers in 40 years?

Does God Want A Center-Right Israeli Government?

29 Kislev 5773 – December 12, 2012
I write this column with my bags packed. I’m lighting four candles in Israel and my fifth I will light Wednesday evening at about 9 p.m. in the lobby of the Avenue Plaza Hotel in Boro Park. I’ll have my guitar in hand, and everyone is invited.

For Israel, What Next In The Matter Of Iran? (Third of Three Parts)

Sometimes, in complex military calculations, truth is counter-intuitive. In essence, the persuasiveness of Israel's nuclear deterrent vis-à-vis Iran will require prospective enemy perceptions of retaliatory destructiveness at both the low and high ends of the nuclear yield spectrum. Ending nuclear ambiguity at the optimal time could best allow Israel to foster precisely such needed perceptions. This point is very important and possibly overriding.

My Knesset Platform (Part I)

The main junction from which the different opinions on most issues in Israel diverge is the question of identity. Israel does not have clear borders because it does not have a clear identity. The dispute is not really over peace or security. The dispute is about identity. The more solid our Jewish identity, the stronger the connection between our land and us. The stronger the desire to retreat from our Jewish identity, the stronger our desire to retreat from the land. When we connect to our identity, we will connect to our land and we will merit clear borders and peace.

Does New Neighborhood Negate PA Contiguity?

International opinion has it that the new planned Israeli neighborhood between Jerusalem and Maaleh Adumim will prevent the creation of a contiguous Palestinian state. Unfortunately, though, that is not true.
Salafi group holds a picture of Osama bin Laden during a protest in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, Friday, May 6, 2011.

The Salafi Crusades

27 Kislev 5773 – December 10, 2012
The Salafi political victories, militia victories and terror attacks are all part of the same phenomenon, and it is about time that we confronted it for what it is.
U.S. ambassador to the UN Susan Rice

Rice’s Failure in Rwanda Precludes her from Becoming Secretary of State

Rice was part of Bill Clinton’s National Security Team whom in 1994 refused any intervention whatsoever in the Rwanda genocide that left 800,000 dead.

A Holiday of Resistance

26 Kislev 5773 – December 9, 2012
Chanukah commemorates the physical and spiritual resistance that is required of us sooner or later in all times.

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