Student Union opens ‘hasbara’ room in effort to fill public diplomacy vacuum.
Posted on: May 3rd, 2006InDepth → Columns → Louis Rene Beres
The April 17 suicide bombing in Tel Aviv included the usual breakdown of casualties - the steadily rising number of dead and of those casually described as "merely wounded." But what, exactly, does it mean to be in the second category? Consider just a few of the carefully documented medical answers.
Posted on: May 3rd, 2006Sections → Magazine → Archives
The conservative minority government of Poland's Law and Justice party has agreed to enter a coalition with two extreme-right parties.
Posted on: April 26th, 2006InDepth → Columns → Louis Rene Beres
Israel would be entirely correct that the Declaration of Principles (DOP) was intended to establish an "autonomy," not a state. Further (according to Ambassador Shoval), "Palestinian statehood is contingent on the Palestinians destroying their terrorist infrastructure, of which Hamas itself is an integral part." However, the Palestinians themselves will certainly understand something very helpful to their cause. That is: there are applicable norms supporting statehood that exist outside the narrow legal context of the specific Israeli-Palestinian agreements.
Posted on: April 26th, 2006Sections → Magazine → Archives
This week the Jewish world commemorated Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, on the anniversary of the fall of the Warsaw Ghetto.
Posted on: April 19th, 2006Sections → Magazine → Archives
Mati Pavlack, a rabbinic student studying at Yeshiva University, returned to Poland for Pesach to help the local population prepare and celebrate the holiday.
Posted on: April 12th, 2006InDepth → Columns → Louis Rene Beres
Israel's preemptive action could still be entirely law enforcing, even if Iran and the Arab enemies of Israel were not in a declared condition of belligerence with the Jewish state. The customary right of anticipatory self-defense has its modern origins in the Caroline incident, which concerned the unsuccessful rebellion of 1837 in Upper Canada against British rule (a rebellion that aroused sympathy and support in the American border states). Following this case, the serious threat of armed attack has generally been taken to justify militarily defensive action.
Posted on: April 12th, 2006Sections → Magazine → Archives
Jews had always been permitted to settle in Zakroczym without restriction.
Posted on: April 5th, 2006InDepth → Columns → Louis Rene Beres
At the conclusion of the recent [first] Gulf War (Operation Desert Storm), the [first] Bush administration announced plans to sell Saudi Arabia, a country of six million inhabitants, an arms package. Included were over 500 tanks, 48 F-15 fighter planes, Apache helicopter gun ships, more than 30 Patriot batteries, tens of thousands of armored vehicles, multiple rocket-launchers and command/control systems.
Posted on: April 5th, 2006Sections → Magazine → Archives
No details are available on the origins of the village of Kiernozia.
Posted on: March 29th, 2006InDepth → Columns → Louis Rene Beres
As the continuing flow of new missiles to Iran reveals, the Bush administration (refers to first President Bush) remains committed to misconceived policies in the Middle East. Even if Israel were to yield West Bank and Gaza to create a new state of Palestine (with east Jerusalem as its capital), the government in Teheran would persist in planned aggression against the Jewish state. Altogether unconcerned with the fate of the Palestinians, this government will be satisfied only by Israel's disappearance.
Posted on: March 29th, 2006Sections → Magazine → Archives
Chag Hasmicha is a celebration honoring newly ordained rabbis.
Posted on: March 22nd, 2006InDepth → Columns → Louis Rene Beres
Since the latest Arab attacks on the streets of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, the fashionably operative counter terrorism strategy in Israel has focused on "smashing the infrastructure of Hamas." With this in mind, the United States will now send at least $100 million of equipment to Israel for advanced bomb detection devices, X-ray systems and robotics devices, as well as for advanced thermal and radar sensors.
Posted on: March 22nd, 2006Sections → Magazine → Archives
There is evidence of Jewish presence in Lipno as early as the 18th century.
Posted on: March 15th, 2006InDepth → Columns → Louis Rene Beres
For the moment, fears of a nuclear war in the Middle East remain focused narrowly and correctly on Iran. In the coming months, before that country is able to deploy a fully operational nuclear capability, Israel will have to preemptively destroy essential parts of the Iranian nuclear infrastructure.
Posted on: March 15th, 2006Sections → Magazine → Archives
There is no definitive information on when Jews first came to Vishkov, but at the turn of the 20th century, the cemetery was the final resting place of at least four generations.
Posted on: March 8th, 2006InDepth → Columns → Louis Rene Beres
It is exceedingly unlikely, but not entirely inconceivable, that Israel would ever decide to preempt enemy state aggression with a nuclear defensive strike. While circumstances could surely arise where such a defensive strike would be completely rational, it is enormously improbable that Israel would ever permit itself to reach such dire circumstances. To wit, and following Project Daniel, Israel will assuredly not allow Iran to proceed to the stage of an assembled nuclear weapons capacity.
Posted on: March 8th, 2006Sections → Magazine → Archives
Kurzelow is mentioned first in the 12th century, in a pastoral dispatch of the pope of that time, who fixed in it a new ecclesiastical district.
Posted on: March 1st, 2006InDepth → Columns → Louis Rene Beres
The year 2006 could become a fateful one for Israel and for the entire world. Still struggling to survive in the very worst of international "neighborhoods," the always imperiled Jewish State knows only too well that nuclear war and genocide need not be mutually exclusive.
Posted on: March 1st, 2006Sections → Magazine → Archives
The town of Gostynin was founded in the 13th century. It is located on the Skrwa Lewa River, approximately 60 miles northwest of Warsaw and 14 miles southwest of the city of Plock.
Posted on: February 22nd, 2006InDepth → Columns → Louis Rene Beres
Soon, Israel will have little choice but to preemptively destroy Iran's developing capacity for nuclear weapons and nuclear war. Confronted by a declared enemy state that remains openly genocidal as it forges ahead with illegal nuclearization, Israel will face many tactical difficulties.
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