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Israel And Its Enemies: Future Wars And Forceful Options (First Of Three Parts)

29 Adar 5766 – March 29, 2006
As the continuing flow of new missiles to Iran reveals, the Bush administration (refers to first President Bush) remains committed to misconceived policies in the Middle East. Even if Israel were to yield West Bank and Gaza to create a new state of Palestine (with east Jerusalem as its capital), the government in Teheran would persist in planned aggression against the Jewish state. Altogether unconcerned with the fate of the Palestinians, this government will be satisfied only by Israel's disappearance.

Mazal Tov, Rabbi Mattisyahu Kos

Chag Hasmicha is a celebration honoring newly ordained rabbis.

The Return Of Al Gore?

It was a far-fetched scenario as recently as a year ago, but Al Gore is quietly making something of a political comeback. Moderate Democrats who despair that the early frontrunner for their party’s 2008 presidential nomination, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, is likely unelectable, can’t help remembering that Gore won half a million more votes than George W. Bush in 2000. Meanwhile, the party’s base voters, appreciably more to the left than the country at large and angry at what they perceive to be Clinton’s drift to the center, are looking for someone other than her to carry the anti-Bush, antiwar banner.

Thoughts On The Jericho Prison Raid

23 Adar 5766 – March 22, 2006
Was the Israeli raid on the Jericho prison last week necessary and justified? Absolutely.

Understanding Jihadist Strategy

It was along this line of thought that the Algerians started their war against civilians - without mercy, without quarter.

Letters To The Editor

Flawed HistoryAccording to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the president of Iran, the Holocaust never happened. Even more malevolent than Ahmadinejad's denial of the Holocaust is the...

Pull The Plug On UNRWA

The only problem is that the humanitarian group that will receive the lion's share of the aid is one of the most thoroughly politicized and terrorist-infiltrated organizations in the world.

An Upside-Down View Of Victims And Victimizers

In these modern times, there are plenty of Jewish leftists who ask how we wronged our enemies and what we can do to further abase ourselves before them.

To Understand The Middle East, Read This Book

People also often ask me why people like President Bush and Condoleezza Rice don't understand the dynamics of the Middle East. My guess is that neither of them has ever read this book.

A Brief And Shining Moment Of Cultural Literacy

Ozick did not say so, but this is similar to what Anne Frank's father, Otto, and the various people who worked on her diary and on the play about her, also did.

The True Infrastructure Of Hamas

Since the latest Arab attacks on the streets of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, the fashionably operative counter terrorism strategy in Israel has focused on "smashing the infrastructure of Hamas." With this in mind, the United States will now send at least $100 million of equipment to Israel for advanced bomb detection devices, X-ray systems and robotics devices, as well as for advanced thermal and radar sensors.

The Old Shtetl Lipno

There is evidence of Jewish presence in Lipno as early as the 18th century.

Walt’s Paper Trail

Judging from the shocked reaction among right-wing bloggers to a paper on U.S.-Israel relations written by professors Stephen Walt of Harvard and John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago and issued this month by Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, one would think the paper’s authors were a couple of unknowns with no discernible paper trail.

Court-Sanctioned Bigotry Against Our Children

Of course, there are those who say this is a perfectly reasonable system. After all, you don't have to send your children to a religious school.

The Leader We Pray For

16 Adar 5766 – March 15, 2006
In the pantheon of insults and degradations that Israel and its ambassadors have suffered, this hardly tops the list.

The Persecution Of Israeli Heroes By Israeli Academic Leftists

In the campaign in the UK to organize an academic boycott of Israeli universities, led by the British Association of University Teachers (AUT), it turned out that University of Haifa faculty member Ilan Pappe was the driving force, seeking to create a boycott of his own university. That campaign ultimately fizzled and failed.

A Seder In Saddam’s Palace: Reflections of an Orthodox Soldier Home from Iraq

Due to the nature of the work in which I was engaged, I am unable to provide details of what I did for the army in Iraq.

Shattering The Myth Of Mad Jewish Scientists

While these hoary tales circulate even in respectable Arab and Persian circles, what is overlooked is the role Jews have played in the eradication of some of the most deadly diseases that afflict Jews and non-Jews alike.

Esther And Agunot: Contemporary Lessons From An Ancient Story

The key to solving the dilemma lies, for the most part, with the policies of teachers of Jewish law and the rabbinic courts.

Letters To The Editor

To Err Is HumanPlease allow me to use this space to apologize to readers for my faux pas in my Purim front-page essay ("Purim:...

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