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Posted on: October 10th, 2007InDepth → Columns → Louis Rene Beres
Can the Olmert government protect Israel's citizens? After last summer's Lebanon war, this is hardly a serious question. Further, following Iran's continuing defiance of the international community in its illegal nuclearization, a defiance carried out with literal impunity, the consequences of Israel's national impotence could soon be genuinely existential. Let us be candid. This is the case even before Mr. Olmert proceeds with his plan to give up the Golan.
Posted on: October 10th, 2007Sections → Magazine → Archives
In 1938, by decree of the president of the Republic of Poland, all 10 B'nai B'rith Lodges were closed down.
Posted on: October 2nd, 2007InDepth → Columns → Louis Rene Beres
Amid the growing chaos of internal Palestinian violence, the manifest error of every Middle East Peace Process should be altogether obvious. Quite predictably, Fatah and Hamas now validate years of informed Jewish opposition to both the original Oslo Agreements and to the equally twisted cartography of a so-called "Road Map."
Posted on: October 2nd, 2007Sections → Magazine → Archives
During my recent trip to Poland I visited many cemeteries where great tzaddikim are buried.
Posted on: September 25th, 2007InDepth → Columns → Louis Rene Beres
In Claude Lanzmann's monumental documentary, SHOAH, one of the surviving leaders of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising remarks: "If you could lick my heart, it would poison you." Sadly, the time may still come - if Prime Minister Olmert is permitted to continue following Washington's cartography - that surviving Israelis will someday express similar sentiments.
Posted on: September 19th, 2007InDepth → Columns → Louis Rene Beres
Can the current government of Israel protect its citizens? Clearly, Israelis have already experienced the Oslo and Road Map "peace process," as a Terror Process. If Judea/Samaria are soon transformed into "Palestine," the peace process will once again become a war and terror process.
Posted on: September 19th, 2007InDepth → Columns
Let me begin by wishing all of my readers a very happy and healthy new year. This past year was filled with many wonderful joys and several sorrows, but we thank Hashem for another year of life.
Posted on: September 19th, 2007Sections → Magazine → Archives
Before Rosh Hashanah - Yom Kippur, it is customary to pray at the graves of one's parents.
Posted on: September 11th, 2007InDepth → Columns → Louis Rene Beres
Here we go again. The more things change, the more they remain the same. Now it is Hebron, where a number of soldiers have correctly refused intrinsically wrongful orders to evict fellow Jews from their homes. Now it is Homesh, where authentic Jews labor industriously and heroically to remedy earlier IDF evictions.
Posted on: September 11th, 2007Sections → Magazine → Archives
For many, Polish Jewry is a misnomer; they (even those that come to visit) think that there is no longer any Jewish life, that it was all killed in the Holocaust. In the past year, I have been privileged to see just how much life there is in Poland.
Posted on: September 5th, 2007InDepth → Columns → Louis Rene Beres
Terrorism is not always what it seems. When it involves suicide bombing in Iraq or Israel, it often has little if anything to do with war or politics. Rather, its truest meanings are rooted in distinctly private expressions of fear, dissatisfaction, cowardice and loathing.
Posted on: September 5th, 2007Sections → Magazine → Archives
A Day of Remembrance for the Jews of the Lodz Ghetto was recently held in the city.
Posted on: August 29th, 2007InDepth → Columns → Louis Rene Beres
Already from its imperiled beginnings in May 1948 - indeed, even before statehood - Israel has sought desperately to negotiate with its enemies. Always, always - it has preferred peace to war. Nonetheless, challenged by interminable Arab aggression and subversion, diplomacy has almost always failed Israel.
Posted on: August 29th, 2007InDepth → Columns
Part I of this series introduced the 6,000-mile driving tour to the Canadian Rockies that my wife, Barbara, and I took in the van driven by my brother, Avi, and our sister-in-law, Martha.
Posted on: August 29th, 2007Sections → Magazine → Archives
This past week I had the honor of attending the Remembrance Day commemorations that took place in the Polish town of Piotrkow Trybunalski.
Posted on: August 22nd, 2007InDepth → Columns → Louis Rene Beres
In view of major current developments concerning Saudi Arabia, Israel and the United States (especially the recently-announced sale of billions of dollars of new advanced weapon systems to Saudi Arabia), this very early article by Professor Beres warrants another close look. One must wonder, as all of Professor Beres' prior warnings on Saudi Arabia have now proved correct, why President Bush insists upon further arms for Riyadh. At a minimum, the president should be concerned that the monarchy could soon be overthrown by al-Qaeda and kindred Jihadist elements, a transfer of power that would give Islamist insurgents control over all of the latest advanced American weapons.
Posted on: August 22nd, 2007Sections → Magazine → Archives
This year's International Summer Yiddish Language And Culture Seminar will take place August 13 - September 2.
Posted on: August 15th, 2007InDepth → Columns → Louis Rene Beres
The following is the original text of an important lecture delivered by Professor Louis Rene Beres to the Dayan Forum, Israel, on March 11, 1994 (Ambassador Zalman Shoval, presiding). It remains entirely relevant today, especially with Israeli Prime Minister Olmert's: (1) recent release of Palestinian terrorists as a "goodwill gesture;" (2) the Prime Minister's equally incomprehensible support of one murderous terrorist faction (Fatah) against another (Hamas); and his corollary commitment to the altogether twisted cartography of a markedly one-sided "Road Map."
Posted on: August 15th, 2007InDepth → Columns
Our fourth Shabbat was observed in Toronto. My former Chabad chavrusah, Yosef Baruch Spielman, had arranged Shabbat hospitality for us at the home of his niece and nephew, Elisheva and Rabbi Chaim Weinman.
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