It is one of those glaring, obvious points that are so seldom mentioned in polite circles.
They laughed at me, of course: "Are you nuts? 'Our' Arabs will throw stones against us? Not a chance! They have learned democracy. They will never join the Palestinian Arabs. They know they have a lot to lose."
Our ineffectual, fumbling, mumbling government is just as bad. Just another Judenrat.
It requires a Donald Rumsfeld to clearly understand what is necessary in order to gain respect and, more importantly, to be feared by the world.
A perceptual shift that can lead to a genuine peace can be found in Islamic art and thought.
The terrorists have struck against Israeli civilians in the heart of Israel once again.
To the terrorists, peace agreements and land treaties and photo-ops on the White House lawn mean one thing -- weakness on the part of the other party.
Nothing mentioned here is intended as halacha; I'm not authorized to make such determinations.
Why, what an excellent set of confidence-building concessions, I thought happily as the TV screen suddenly went black. I yawned as I rubbed my sleepy eyes.
I have long believed that the one time the Left is even more dangerous than when it is pursuing "peace" is when it suddenly gets all caring-pooh about the underprivileged.
"I'm glad you're carrying a gun," I replied. Clearly I was living more in Israel by then. But after a moment I said, "I think. I don't know you real well, do I?"
Why do we read this sad tale of Ruth, and why don't we think of the Book of Ruth as a sad story?
Does anyone actually believe that Hamas or any other of the other terrorist entities waiting in line to be rewarded for their bloodbaths against the Jews will be satisfied once the Jews leave the 'occupied territories'?
Challenged to correct the false settlement-dismantling assertion, the Times instead dissembled. On May 21, Weisman wrote: "The peace plan calls implicitly for settlements to be dismantled as part of a final settlement, its drafters say."
Every Jew who ventured to the Western Wall on that unforgettable day represented the living realization of his ancestors' dreams.
We have our own biblical roadmap that has been guiding the Jewish people from its very inception by the divine plan revealed to our father Abraham.
First and foremost, Ariel, you lied. The thin veil of twists and half-truths has fallen to the ground.
A few weeks may not be enough time to completely defeat the terrorists, but it certainly is enough time to have made a start of it.
Those who watch the Tennessee Country Music Network or Comedy Central have come across comedian Jeff Foxworthy. Foxworthy's shtick, based on an exaggerated hillbilly accent and mannerisms, revolves around his making pointed observations followed by his standard joke line, "then you just might be a redneck." (Example: "If you have eight motor vehicles in your yard and none work...then you just might be a redneck.")