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The Very Busy Life Of Michael Wildes: Lawyer, Hatzolah member, and counsel to Melania...

28 Tevet 5777 – January 25, 2017
When questions were raised during the presidential campaign about whether Melania Trump had violated immigration law when she first came to the United States from Slovenia, the Trumps turned to Wildes, despite their political differences.

What Aid to Israel Buys America

US military aid to Israel is a win-win situation: Israel gets help in buying the arms it needs to defend itself and America gets an ally that doesn’t need or want its military protection.

The 400-year-old Foundation of the Unique US-Israel Ties

The 10 Commandments have been integral to the legal, cultural, religious and political fabric of the American people highlighting the 400-year Judeo-Christian foundation of the US-Israel covenant

An Orthodox Rabbi at the White House

Orthodox Jews only make up about 10% of the 5.3 million American Jews and are the fastest growing denomination by far and overwhelmingly support the Republican Party.

Guide for the Diplomatically Perplexed: Trump 1.0

Given the sad state of US diplomacy after 8 years of Obama--the last 4 with Kerry as Sec'y of State-- and with Trump now in office, now is appropriate to review the basics of international diplomacy.

Arab Regimes Behind the Women March? The Linda Sarsour Connection

27 Tevet 5777 – January 24, 2017
You best know a man by his enemies. Trump’s enemies are Sarsour and her ilk at CAIR, Islamists, terrorists like the Muslim Brotherhood and regimes that support them like Jordan, under King Abdullah

President Trump vs. the Department of State

Contrary to the State Department worldview, Arab policy-makers never considered the Palestinian issue a top priority, nor a core-cause of regional turbulence, nor the axis of the Arab-Israeli conflict

Trump Fires Up Europe’s Anti-Establishment Movement

26 Tevet 5777 – January 23, 2017
"There is a genuine feeling that Trump taking over the WH is part of a bigger, global movement. Our critics, looking at Trump's candidacy and his speech yesterday, would call it the rise of populism"

Do the Media Lie?

We can no longer take the media’s word on anything as gospel; Nor can we immediately side with those claiming the media are lying just because what they are reporting contradicts are own world-view

Advice for President-elect Trump from a Veteran Mideast Envoy (satire)

A parody letter supposedly penned by one of the most reviled envoys to Israel, asking for a job in the pro-Israel Trump administration.

The Obama/Kerry Parting Tailwind to Terror

The UN resolution, followed by Kerry’s speech on the peace process, made the PA realize it no longer had to worry about incitement: The good old days when the world blamed ONLY Israel, were back.

Pursuing Essential Achdut In Charged Times

25 Tevet 5777 – January 22, 2017
Listening to the ear-piercing stridency of those on the political-religious left and those on the political-religious right of American Jewry makes ideology seem more important than practical outcome.

Tim Kaine Needs A History Lesson

There’s a reason the “two state” proposal attracted the support of so few sitting US presidents: it’s a bad idea. A Palestinian state would pose a lethal danger to Israel and destabilize the region

Confronting the Politicization of the Holocaust

If the Holocaust is now primarily an instrument to be deployed in politics, rather than a central historical memory with a direct bearing upon politics & ethics, we can expect its further manipulation

But at Least He Won the Nobel Peace Prize

The final, dismal scorecard that Obama is turning in today wouldn’t win him a local cookie-baking award from the Girl Scouts of America, never mind a global peace prize.

Effective Jewish Advocacy Begins With Jewish Education

We cannot take the next generation’s connection to Judaism or the Jewish people for granted. We must redouble our efforts to advocate for a strong Israel and a strong American Jewish community.

The Most Appropriate And Effective Response To Terrorism

United Hatzalah of Israel's heroes--those who rush out at any given moment to save others--are Jews, Arabs, Druze, Bedouins, and Christians. They hold different beliefs and speak different languages.

Generals, Gimmicks and Gobbledygook

The basic elements of the Commanders for Israel’s Security (CIS) “new unilateralism” replicate precisely the conditions that prevailed in South Lebanon until the IDF’s ignominious retreat.

Moving the Embassy: Just A Start

22 Tevet 5777 – January 20, 2017
Assuming Trump will not be intimidated and indeed move the embassy to Yerushalayim, will the presence of the U.S. embassy in Yerushalayim ensure the city's future as Jewish and Israeli?

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