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Iranian Protests Show Iran Needn’t Be More Palestinian Than The Palestinians Themselves

It is unfair to expect a new regime to suddenly become favorably disposed to Israel. We can hope hat the current unrest will keep the government occupied and reduce the possibility of conflict between the two countries, especially along the Syrian border, at least for a while.

Obama Betrayed Iranian People; Trump Stands with Them

As an Iranian, I can tell you that the support of the US and Pres. Trump is invaluable to the ordinary Iranians: they feel helpless and alone in the face of the monsters who have been oppressing them for so long.

Behind the Latest Protests in Iran

Regime change is the work of the people of each country concerned; outsiders can only help by not propping up the oppressors.

Crystal Ball 2018

My diplomatic-political forecast for 2018: No war and no election in Israel, no division of Jerusalem, and no European support for Iranian protesters. I hope to see steps toward Arab-Israeli peace, and to see Saudi women driving – all the way to Israel.

From Berkeley To Europe: The Normalization Of Anti-Semitism

Across the globe, it is this green-red alliance that is the major purveyor of anti-Semitism. Anti-Semitism — not Islamophobia — is the most common hate crime in America based on religious targeting.

Palestinian Hostility to Peace Overlooked Following Trump Jerusalem Decision

The world turns a deaf ear to the hateful, belligerent statements of the Palestinians while censoring Israel and laying blame at its feet.

Reparative Therapy Redux

Dr. Salomon discussing conversion therapy, a widely discredited practice touted as therapy allegedly designed to change a person’s orientation from homosexual to heterosexual, recently banned by the New York City Council

My Mother, My Role Model: Reflections on the Shloshim of Grace Schwarzberg

May the life of Grace Schwarzberg – Gittel Brana bat Naftali HaKohen – be an inspiration to all and may her neshama have an aliya

Ambassador Friedman Is Right: There Is No Israeli ‘Occupation’

The wordsmiths at the US State Dept need to face reality in Judea-Samaria. The Israeli “occupation” of the portion where the Palestinian Arabs reside ended long ago, and the Israeli presence in the remainder of those territories is perfectly legitimate.

An Amazing Weekend Of Chazzanut

Recollections on a perfectly harmonious Shabbos.

The Radical New Israel Fund Stands With Tamimi Family

Worldwide media has celebrated the Tamimi family as “struggling against the resistance.” Some describing the blond-haired, blue eyed teenager as the ‘poster child’ for the Palestinian struggle - the reality is something vastly different.

A Bipartisan “Arc of Justice”: Trump Commutes Rubashkin’s Unjust Sentence

President Trump's act of justice and compassion teaches that even in this age of hyper-partisanship, there are issues of simple justice that can unite diverse elements and no one should ever give up on the quest for justice

For Israel, Trump is a Glimmer of Hope After a Long Darkness

As a master negotiator, Trump understands that, unlike the Arab-Israeli conflict, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as structured by Oslo was never resolvable bilaterally because the PA had neither the desire nor the ability to resolve it.

Trump Reverses Obama Doctrine On Iran

Obama jabbered endlessly about American leadership while simultaneously “leading from behind.” Trump actually pursues US leadership while simultaneously claiming the isolationist mantle of “America first.”

Regime Change Is the West’s Best Hope for Iran

Cracks are beginning to show as enraged demonstrators beat at the Islamic Republic’s foundations. Iran is a repressive regime that sacrificed its legitimacy long before its citizens took to the streets in revolt.

The Regime Chants “Death to America,” Iranians Chant “Death to Mullahs”

Now, people in Iran are demanding not just limited reforms but regime change. The government has been doing all it can to stoke the flames of hatred, but has been trying to deflect it to "Death to America" and "Death to Israel".

Assessing the Islamic World’s Ho-Hum Response to Trump’s Jerusalem Declaration

Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital provoked dire warnings of imminent uproar--which never happened because the Islamic world is too mired in its own domestic problems to mobilize over Jerusalem.

Obama, Hezbollah, and the End of Israel

Hezbollah, once just an Iranian proxy, has become a battle heartened army over the last few years of fighting to save Assad’s regime in Syria and now boasts over 100 thousand rockets aimed at Israel.

Debating BDS with Cornel West

West argued that BDS would encourage Israel to make peace with the Palestinians. I replied Israel would never be blackmailed into compromising its security, and that the Palestinians are disincentivized into making compromises by the fantasy that they will get a state through economic and cultural extortion.

Defining ‘Occupied’ and the Semantic Battle for Peace

Using the term “occupied territories” or “West Bank" (favored by US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman) is part of a high-stakes battle to determine the outcome of the debate about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Forward Thinking by Ambassador Friedman

I’m proud of Anbassador Friedman’s foresight on this issue. I hope that Pres.Trump sides with him and recognizes that the State Department’s adoption of the Palestinian narrative has only aggravated the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Threats of 2017 – Mideast, Terror, Weapons – Will Linger in the New Year

Many of the problems of 2017 will follow us into the New Year, 2018

The Iran Protests — and The New York Times

The Iranian people rose up against their oppressive government in June 2009. Now we are again seeing that this regime rules by brute force, is widely despised.

2017 in Review: Five Key Moments in US-Israel Relations

A look back at the following five key moments in U.S.-Israel relations during the past year

Time To Defund The United Nations

The UN has always been a foolish fantasy, a League of Nations knockoff that's been about as productive and twice as irritating. There's no reason for the US us to continue cutting checks to prop it up,

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