I do not think that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's government will fall in the near future.
We have seen (in last week's list of reasons, numbers 1 and 2) that Israel needs nuclear weapons, among other purposes, to deter large conventional attacks and all levels of unconventional attack by enemy states.
Every spring and summer, there is renewed activity throughout Poland regarding the preservation of Jewish cemeteries.
Now that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's doctors did not significantly stall the police investigation into his highly suspect activities, we must brace ourselves for the prime minister's next delaying gimmick.
According to a May 1, 2008 article by Aaron Klein in WorldNetDaily, Joseph Cirincione, director of nuclear policy at the Center for American Progress, and an adviser on nuclear issues to Senator Barack Obama, has essentially urged Israel to give up its nuclear weapons.
The phenomenon of genocide is a uniquely human creation. Since the dawn of history, it has occurred on all the inhabited continents among diverse ethnic, religious, social and geographic groups. It has caused the deaths of more people than all the wars and individual murders combined. It is difficult to predict, to prevent or to limit. Its perpetrators mostly face impunity. In sum, genocide is as pervasive as it is intractable.
For all of those waiting to see Olmert forced out of office, I suggest that you don't hold your breath.
"For 2000 years Jews would have gladly exchanged the horrors of exile for the current State of Israel.
Last week Irena Sendler, a true heroine, passed away.
Having recently celebrated Israel Independence Day, I wonder why so many Jews refuse to pray for the State of Israel and for our Jewish sons and daughters who serve in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).
"If you do not let my people go," says Moses to Pharaoh, "all of Egypt will be filled with frogs."
Nobody really expected Israel to react to the Katyusha rockets launched from southern Lebanon that hit the northern Israeli town of Shelomi (on the morning of Jan. 8, 2008).
Senator Barak Obama has displayed basic intelligence and understanding on many complex policy issues, and his "debate promises" in support of Israel were forthright and plausibly meaningful.
Last week's front page of The Jewish Press showed Crown Prince of England, Prince Charles, affixing a mezuzah to the door of a new Jewish center in Krakow, along with Rabbi Gluck, the Chief Rabbi Of Galicia and Rabbi Schudrich, the Chief Rabbi Of Poland.
Esther Pollard doesn't live in a luxury apartment. For years, Esther rented a tiny room in a cheap motel close to the prison to be near her husband.
Every four years America looks to a new president as a source of real hope. And every four years the code word of each yelling aspirant is "change."
Most memoirs written by former Jewish citizens of Poland talk in detail of the Shoah, such as the book I wrote about last week, The Zoo Keeper's Wife.
My U.S. lecture tour was very successful. But a great surprise awaited me back in Israel.
Horace was born in 65 BCE, and died in 8 BCE. His ode (I, 14) on the "Ship of State" pertains to ancient Rome, but it might just as well refer to Israel after "Palestine".
Every year there seems to be a new bestseller with a Holocaust theme that reveals a new story of heroism in the most horrible of times.
Is there a solution for the military crisis plaguing Israel's south?
Protecting Israel from terrorism is, at least in part, an intellectual task. Let us, therefore, now think very deliberately about terrorism.
In what has been one of the major memorial events in Poland commemorating WWII, Warsaw saw a gathering of world leaders this week at the 65th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
Leaders with the Oslo mentality who have led Israel until now really do not have solutions to Israel's problems.
Over the years, regular readers of my column in The Jewish Press may have noticed a continuing regard for the concept of time.