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Why There Is No Peace in the Middle East

Peace is not possible in the Middle East because values and goals other than peace are more important to Middle Easterners. Most important are loyalty to kin, clan, and cult, and the honor that is won by such loyalty.

Trump Should Demand an End to the Arab Boycott of Israel

Trump can make history with a simple yet firm demand from America's ostensible Arab allies: if you are serious about peace with Israel, then drop the boycott once and for all.

Balfour Declaration Centenary–and Calls for its Boycott by the Guardian

Though the Balfour Declaration is ambiguous--it does not define exactly where “in Palestine…a national home for the Jewish people” would be--the original League of Nations British Mandate for Palestine included what is now Israel, Jordan, the West Bank and Gaza for Jewish settlement

Palestinian Unification Must Honor Palestinian Commitments

Before naively and blindly welcoming any such inter-Palestinian unification, serious international leaders should insist and ascertain that the basic components for positive unification are included in any unification agreement.

Palestinian Terrorists: 64; Koby Mandell Act: 0

The result of the Koby Mandell Act was the creation of the Office of Justice for Victims of Overseas Terrorism (OVT). The record of the OVT is horrendous with ZERO prosecutions brought against Palestinians who have murdered Americans

INTO THE FRAY: The “Jordan-is-Palestine” Conference-Why I agreed to participate

Of all the “Right-wing” alternatives for the two-state formula, the “Jordan-is-Palestine” concept is the only one not inconsistent with the underlying principles of the “Humanitarian Paradigm”

Netanyahu, Tell the World the Truth!

No matter what the Israeli government decides to do, it has no Religious Legitimacy in Judaism. No Israeli leader or government has the moral, historical, or spiritual right to take away parts of the Promised Land from the Jewish People and give it to others.

The Coming Confrontation Between Israel and Iran

Whatever the debate over the JCPOA, there may well be a broader consensus in the administration that Iran’s growing military role in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and elsewhere in the region must be countered.

Here A Fascist, There A Fascist, Everywhere A Fascist

The hysteria, and evident delusion, over the perceived sudden resurgence of fascism and the subsequent demonization of anyone who expresses conservative thought, supports Trump, or refuses to cave to the thrall of identity politics and political correctness on campuses, has given campus activists a new and potent tool in their campaign against any ideas they do not like –meaning, of course, any ideas that challenge their preconceived and leftist notions.

Gun Safety Is Our Issue Too

Since Columbine, mass shootings have become much more deadly. NO ONE should have access to a gun without proper screening and training--and, outside of the military, NO ONE should have assault weapons

An Anti-Semitic Smear Gets Another Hearing

Those who want to besmirch Israel’s supporters as undermining U.S. interests without being rightly labeled as anti-Semites are fooling no one.

The Greatest Libel Since the Blood Libel

That America today oppresses minorities and women is as far from the truth as was the claim that Jews used Christian blood for matzah. Indeed, no country in the world is so accepting of minorities as fellow citizens as America.

Humanitarian Crises Can Be Good News for Gaza

Ironically, all three Hamas-Israel wars of the past decade might have been averted had the international community not tried so hard to “protect” Gaza’s civilian population.

Ongoing Kulturkampf with the ultra-Orthodox

If current trends are sustained, haredi growth as a percentage of Israel’s total population is expected to be 14% in 2024 and 27% in 2050, when haredim will account for 35% of the total Jewish population.

Age Of Identity

World wars made national identity, and later made identity, in general, a dirty word. Seventy years later, humanity once again is seeking identity. The holiday of sukkot exemplifies the concept of identity for the Jewish nation, and all the nations of the world.

Palestinian Human Rights — and Wrongs

The Palestinian Authority has treated detainees in ways that even the most infamous of Mafia gangsters would find appalling.

The Incredible Genesis Of Israel’s Air Force: An Interview with Author Robert Gandt

Israel’s fighter pilots shot down 24 hostile airplanes in air-to-air combat during the war without losing one.

The Iran Nuclear Deal: To Certify Or Not To Certify

So even if there is no certification, the U.S. doesn’t automatically opt out of JCPOA, as The New York Times erroneously editorialized last week.

The Administration, Transgender Rights, And Contraception

It could hardly be argued that the lawmakers of the time had “transgenderism” even remotely in mind when they acted to outlaw sex discrimination.

Developing The Special Bond

We have neither of the mitzvos at this point. The tefillin were sold and the esrog is invalid. Let us at least have shalom bayis [marital accord and harmony].

Concessions to Palestinians: Choking or Inflaming Terrorism?

The “land-for-peace” attempts have made light of the collaboration of the Palestinian establishment with Nazi Germany, the Soviet Bloc, the Ayatollahs, Venezuela, Cuba and North Korea.

How Palestine “Occupies” Itself

On the one hand, the Palestinians claim the Israeli “occupation” makes serious negotiations with Israel impossible. On the other, they claim the “occupation” makes the development of local institutions and civil society impossible.

Center for Jewish History Hosting Jewish Voices for Peace Events

Jewish Voices for Peace, Mr. Fishback, David N. Myers, and the American Jewish Historical Society have the right to their opinions. They, however, should not be 'leaders' in the normative Jewish community.

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