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Olmert: An Out-Of-The-Box Analysis

I do not think that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's government will fall in the near future.

Why Israel Should Not Give Up Its Nuclear Weapons: An Informed Response To Obama...

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.

Preserving Jewish Cemeteries In Poland

Every spring and summer, there is renewed activity throughout Poland regarding the preservation of Jewish cemeteries.

Stalling Tactics And The Dubai Solution

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.

Why Israel Should Not Give Up Its Nuclear Weapons: An Informed Response To Obama...

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.

Museum And The Auschwitz Institute For Peace And Reconciliation Raphael Lemkin Seminar Series

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.

The Rule Of Law And Other Troubles

For all of those waiting to see Olmert forced out of office, I suggest that you don't hold your breath.

Reflections On Israel’s Independence Day

"For 2000 years Jews would have gladly exchanged the horrors of exile for the current State of Israel.

Irena Sendler, 1910-2008

Last week Irena Sendler, a true heroine, passed away.

Pray For Us

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).

Pharaoh Lives

"If you do not let my people go," says Moses to Pharaoh, "all of Egypt will be filled with frogs."

Shamir’s Blunder

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).

Barack Obama And The Middle East ‘Cycle Of Violence’

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.

Yom HaShoah In Poland

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.

A Hug For A Betrayed Brother (Conclusion)

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.

Redeeming America’s Soul… Not By Presidential Elections

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."

They Called Me Mayer July: Painted Memories Of A Jewish Childhood Before The Holocaust

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.

A Hug For A Betrayed Brother (Part I)

My U.S. lecture tour was very successful. But a great surprise awaited me back in Israel.

When The Ship Of State Comes Apart: On Israel, Horatian Metaphor And The Post-...

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.

The Golan Heights Peace Plan

Is there a solution for the military crisis plaguing Israel's south?

Can Israel Slay Clocks? Understanding Chronology Of War And Terror In The Middle...

Protecting Israel from terrorism is, at least in part, an intellectual task. Let us, therefore, now think very deliberately about terrorism.

Sixty-Five Years Since The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

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.

Despair vs. Hope

Leaders with the Oslo mentality who have led Israel until now really do not have solutions to Israel's problems.

Can Israel Slay Clocks? Understanding Chronology Of War And Terror In The Middle East...

Over the years, regular readers of my column in The Jewish Press may have noticed a continuing regard for the concept of time.

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