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Learning From Mistakes: A Counterintuitive Approach

7 Tevet 5773 – December 19, 2012
It was the late Abba Eban who famously said that "the Arabs never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity." In his time that was for the most part true, and it arguably worked for Israel's benefit, particularly when Israel found itself in a tight diplomatic squeeze.

The Adventures of the Jewish Nurse in the Land of Israel

Thoughts and proposals on the ongoing nurses’ strike in Israel.

In Israel’s Election Campaign Telling the Truth Is against the Law

6 Tevet 5773 – December 18, 2012
A number of radical leftist approached the chairman of the Central Election Committee...

Post-Chanukah Musings at the Maccabees’ Hometown

How could we have been standing those 200 yards away on this incredibly meaningful site, in the town where the Maccabees’ efforts assured Jewish continuity and be in the dark?

The European Union: A Palestinian Pawn

The EU has been following the PA line in condemning Israeli construction in E-1, calling for Palestinian unity, and voting for a unilateral Palestinian state.

Syrian Rebels in Control of Border Area with Israel

5 Tevet 5773 – December 17, 2012
Although the wider regional implications of Assad's pending collapse remain unknown, the fall of the Alawite regime will undoubtedly strike a major blow to Iran.

The Unbearable Silence about the Jewish Refugees

Today, fewer than 4,500 Jews remain in Arab countries. Israel absorbed and integrated 600,000 of the more than 850,000 who left.

The US Should Learn from Israel How to Permit, Not Outlaw Guns

3 Tevet 5773 – December 16, 2012
Jews have an obligation to fight laws that would ban their access to guns.

Hebron Border Policewoman Taught Us Everything We Need to Know about Chanukah

1 Tevet 5773 – December 13, 2012
Seeing Israeli soldiers run from marauding, rioting Arabs is a disgrace.

According to Islam, Muslims Should Not Be at War With Jews

29 Kislev 5773 – December 12, 2012
Sinem Tezyapar says, "Let us adopt a language of peace, a language of love. This is easy! And there is no other way."

Utilizing Halacha To Address Difficult Social And Medical Issues

A writer of non-fiction for the general community has to know the topic well; a writer for the observant Jewish community has an additional requirement – to understand that Jewish law, halacha, informs our decisions and actions.

The Disunited Arab Republics

The Russian revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin was fond of the phrase “one step forward, two steps back.” In the current Middle East, we have taken many more than two steps backward – and we are repeating patterns that are more than five decades old.

Bibi’s Message Was No Blunder

The conventional wisdom about the Israeli government’s decision to allow new building projects in Jerusalem in the E1 area between the city and the Ma’ale Adumim suburb is that it was a blunder.

The Real ‘Obstacle to Peace’

It is striking to see that within the EU there is but one country courageous enough to stand with Israel: the Czech Republic.

Is There a Censor in the House?

Israel has become the paradise of Arab intelligence analysts.

Hamastan: The Genie in the Bottle

28 Kislev 5773 – December 11, 2012
The genie will be let out according to the strategic needs of Sunni Islam.

Better Dictators than Elected Islamists

Ideologues are dictators on steroids who don't moderate upon reaching power but dig themselves in.

Mullahs Capitulate, Human Rights Lawyer Ends 49-Day Hunger Strike

27 Kislev 5773 – December 10, 2012
She concluded her starvation protest after the Iranian dictatorship acceded to her main demand

Morsi Engineering a Train Wreck in Egypt

23 Kislev 5773 – December 6, 2012
Dealing with the material needs of the Egyptian people is not high on Morsi's agenda.

Please, America, Learn from Egypt’s Experience: Avoid Socialism

It should take just one visit to the Middle East to understand what America is all about.

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