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No Dancing With Wolves

15 Kislev 5773 – November 28, 2012
At times, complicated issues are most clearly understood in simple terms. Speaking before the Knesset in 2006, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (who at the time was the opposition leader) captured, in two brief sentences, that which lies at the heart of the ongoing, centuries-old Arab-Israeli conflict: “The truth is that if Israel were to put down its arms, there would be no more Israel. If the Arabs were to put down their arms, there would be no more war.”

A Big-Time Pollster In The Making?

I come across Yair Michaeli standing amid the bustle of an Israeli shopping mall, a clipboard in his hand. He appears to be a serious-minded Israeli haredi. What is he doing in a place like this?
Pro-Israel rallies in Europe are a rarity.

Israel Paying the Price for the West’s Self-Hatred

In Europe, Israel-bashing remains one of the favorite pastimes of the media.

Hamas Is Fooling Everyone, Everywhere (Video)

Is Hamas really on its way to moderation and pragmatism, as some Western political analysts and diplomats have come to believe?
Israelis wave flags and signs saying "Together We'll Win" during a demonstration supporting an Israeli ground operation in Gaza.

There are no Jewish Sectors, Only One Nation

14 Kislev 5773 – November 27, 2012
This past week should teach us one thing; in the eyes of the enemy, Israel is one Israel.

Anachronisms

Frequently, when speaking with groups here in Hebron, I ask if anyone knows where the name ‘Palestine’ originated? More often than not, no one replies. So, let’s set the record straight.

King Abdullah in Trouble with Jordan’s Palestinians

13 Kislev 5773 – November 26, 2012
Last week, protests broke out in Jordan after a government decision to raise fuel prices.
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman speaking to Channel 2 News.

Speak Softly, Carry a Big Russian?

12 Kislev 5773 – November 25, 2012
With elections in mind.

Hamas’s Victory: How Muslims See It

It hard to imagine that at least some of Israel's leaders do not understand the Muslim mindset.

Converting Denmark into a Muslim Country

Over the past several years, immigrant gangs have proliferated geographically across all of Denmark.
The author, MK Arieh Eldad, of the Power to Israel party.

The Hollow Ceasefire and How It Can Be Fixed

The sole purpose of this ceasefire is to allow Netanyahu to survive the coming election.
Young Arabs faced an Israeli tank last Friday, and the tank came out the loser, because we communicate with the other side in Hebrew, not Arabic.

It’s Time We All Learned to Speak (and Act) Arabic

11 Kislev 5773 – November 24, 2012
Linguistics for the next round of fighting.
How do Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz not choke on their lies?

You Make Me Sick

9 Kislev 5773 – November 23, 2012
Are you really unaware how hollow you sound, how callow?
Israeli soldiers sit atop a tank at a staging area outside the central Gaza Strip November 22, 2012.

Operation Pillar of Defense: Postscript

9 Kislev 5773 – November 22, 2012
The same government that caved to the media and the Schalit Task Force by releasing 1,027 terrorists from prison last year has caved yet again—this time despite the fact that Hamas violated red lines by shooting missiles at Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
MKs Aryeh Eldad (R) and Michael Ben Ari of the new party "Power to Israel." I will look for less "reasonable" politicians to vote into power next time.

I Am a Loser Today

I am not ashamed to say I am an Israeli Jew, I am a loser today in the war with Hamas.
President Obama hosting Jordan's King Abdullah.

Has Obama Decided to Get Rid of Jordan’s King Abdullah?

Unless the U.S. clarifies its position regarding King Abdullah and reiterates its full backing for his regime, the Muslim fundamentalists are likely to step up their efforts to create anarchy and lawlessness in the kingdom.

Tefillah L’Shlom Medinat Yisrael: A Plea For Prayer

8 Kislev 5773 – November 21, 2012
Minutes after candle-lighting, sirens rang out in Jerusalem, disturbing the peace and tranquility ushered in by Shabbat. Earlier that day, my wife and I assured our parents that we are far from the rockets in our home in Har Nof, a quiet suburb nestled in the Jerusalem Forest.

A Resilient Nation

Where else but in Israel would a fresh-faced, eight-year-old Little League rookie wearing a New York Mets uniform smile and casually ask you, “By the way, during the game today, if a rocket is fired at Modiin, where do we run?”

Is Israel’s Response ‘Disproportionate’?

The fact that the casualty toll from the first days of the Gaza fighting was three Israelis and 30 Arabs “underscores what critics of Israeli policy called Israel’s disproportionate use of military force,” The New York Times reported on Nov. 17.

Letter from the Front: The Dean of Lander College for Women Writes to Students...

While spending Shabbat with her family in Jerusalem, Marian Stoltz-Loike, Ph.D, dean of the Lander College for Women-The Anna Ruth and Mark Hasten School (LCW), and the vice president for Online Education at Touro College, heard the piercing sound of an air raid siren, a warning that a rocket attack from Gaza was imminent. The following is a letter she sent to the students of LCW about her harrowing experience:

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