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Does Anyone Give a Damn About Syria?

6 Shevat 5773 – January 17, 2013
Perhaps our President should focus less on construction of apartments and homes and do something instead about the bombs and rockets that are killings tens of thousands of innocent Arabs.

After Pillar of Defense: Separating Appearance from Reality

6 Shevat 5773 – January 16, 2013
Now that the dust has settled in Gaza following Israel’s Pillar of Defense operation, it is easy yet again to feel sorry for the Palestinians. After all, as anyone already knows who clings desperately to The New York Times, the still-lingering images are so evidently palpable and painful. And the Arab suffering – the grievous suffering. Wasn't it disturbingly "one-sided" and “disproportionate”?

The Investor’s Guide To Israel’s Political Market (Conclusion)

When people thought that Avigdor Lieberman would someday be prime minister, I explained that Yisrael Beiteinu would disappear from the political map. The reason is that, like Kadima, the former foreign minister’s party is about a person, not a party.

One Hundred Wars

The media would rather spend its time lamenting Israel's fall to the far right by covering the rise of a party that says the twenty year old peace process has failed.

Fatah’s Armed Gangs are Back

4 Shevat 5773 – January 15, 2013
The US and EU, who have been funding and training the Palestinian security forces in Judea and Samaria, need to bang on the table -- now -- and demand that Abbas rein in the Fatah militiamen.

Religion’s Most Repellant Idea

How can anyone calling himself a Rabbi have the chutzpah to ever justify the death of innocents?

We’ll Keep the Red Flag Flying Here and Other Jingles

3 Shevat 5773 – January 13, 2013
While the American Democratic Party may not have an official anthem, the British Labour Party does.

Islamists in Jordan Oppose Upcoming Elections and Democracy Altogether

1 Shevat 5773 – January 12, 2013
It now remains to be seen whether the Salafi Jihadists will resort to violence to prevent or foil the parliamentary election.

Arab Terrorism and Religious Sacrifice

28 Tevet 5773 – January 9, 2013
Sometimes, pragmatism handily trumps belief. Back in the earliest days of Arab terrorism against Israel – going back to May 1948 and even earlier – many disparate groups were able to cooperate in a presumptively common war against the Jewish state.

Hagel’s Homophobia and Biblical Indifference to Israel

Why would the Senator insist on the Biblical teachings regarding homosexuality but not those of protecting Israel?

Israel Is Forever

My most recent column elicited a fascinating response from an American woman. Before I share that letter and my reply, I will briefly reiterate the substance of that Dec. 28 column, which was titled “My Reasons to Be Jolly.”

The Investor’s Guide To Israel’s Political Market (Part I)

The 2013 Israeli elections were supposed to have been boring. The pundits promised that the final result is already clear and there is nothing new under the sun. However, with less than two weeks to go until the polls open, we are in the throes of one of the most fascinating election campaigns that Israel has known. It is a campaign that faithfully reflects the deep currents of change in Israeli society. Nobody can yet predict its final outcome.

Debating on Iranian TV – And More (Video)

27 Tevet 5773 – January 8, 2013
The 25-minute show was the most hare-brained and loony of my 35 years going on television.

Hollow Men in a Hollow Earth

The Left has created an endless number of professional openings for professional idealists.

Why Jews Are So Bad at PR

There are many potential Ron Dermers at the world’s universities today, if only we can nurture their gifts in their formative years.

Drinking for the State

25 Tevet 5773 – January 7, 2013
Prohibition is long gone but the consequences of it are still with us today.

Investor’s Guide to the Political Market

24 Tevet 5773 – January 6, 2013
In a 12 year struggle, we have led the Religious Zionists deep into the ruling party. The Likud, in turn, gladly opened its gates wide.

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