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The Hollow Ceasefire and How It Can Be Fixed

11 Kislev 5773 – November 25, 2012
The sole purpose of this ceasefire is to allow Netanyahu to survive the coming election.

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

11 Kislev 5773 – November 24, 2012
Linguistics for the next round of fighting.

You Make Me Sick

9 Kislev 5773 – November 23, 2012
Are you really unaware how hollow you sound, how callow?

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.

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.

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:

US Doesn’t Want to See Hamas Crushed

Israel’s leaders know that there isn’t a diplomatic solution. But what can they do? Over the years, Israel has become so dependent on the U.S. — for advanced weapons, spare parts, etc. — that it is almost impossible to say no to US demands.

An Arab View…

7 Kislev 5773 – November 20, 2012
Scenes of jubilation over the rocket attacks on Israel were also reported in several Palestinian cities in the West Bank, including Ramallah, the center of Palestinian "pragmatism and moderation."

It’s Not Just About The Internet… We’re Creating Apathetic Robots

6 Kislev 5773 – November 19, 2012
The Orthodox Jewish world continues to seesaw back and forth about the pros and cons of the Asifa on Technology at Citifield in New York. Debates abound about on the best Internet filters, blocks and technological band-aids to which will surely repair the dangerous environmental influences of the outside world. Let’s ban or block the Internet and suddenly our children will be less distracted, our communities more heimish and our learning and davening more for the sake of Heaven instead of rote blabbering to get it over with.

And Now for Something Completely Different: Accountability and Unity in Israeli Politics

I will also work towards being your “Congressman” in the Knesset, with the level of connection and accountability that Anglos are accustomed to.

No Room for Moderate Palestinians

5 Kislev 5773 – November 18, 2012
Obviously, the Palestinians have been radicalized to a point where they are not ready to hear about any concessions to Israel or tolerate the presence of an Israeli businessman in a Palestinian city.

How Morsi Took Power in Egypt

Morsi's power today unquestionably brings major short-term benefits for himself and the Brotherhood.

We Need To Chill Out About Obama

1 Kislev 5773 – November 14, 2012
● The president of the United States, in the midst of a policy dispute with the Israeli prime minister, glared into the television cameras and angrily declared, “It is not the business of other nations to make American foreign policy.” Barack Obama? No, Ronald Reagan.

On Being Sandy

It was William Shakespeare who posed the question "What's in a name?" These days, if someone calls you "Shakespeare" it probably means he or she thinks you are pretty bright, or at least can write well.

The Campaign That Never Ends

As the dust settles and the fog lifts from this tumultuous year of political campaigning, we are left to wonder how our country will evolve. Will the economy bounce back? Will our schools make progress? And how about U.S. relations with Israel? Will they grow weaker or stronger? Will the administration support an Israeli strike on Iran?

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