If surrendering US primacy in the region to Russia was the result of US passivity and inaction, the intrusion of Iran into Syria can very definitely be attributed to ill-conceived, active American policy.
The real test of Hamas’s March of Return campaign in Gaza lies in its ability to mobilize mass violence in Jerusalem, Ramallah, Bethlehem, Hebron, and other parts of the West Bank. So far, most of the Arab inhabitants of those areas are content to watch the events on their screens rather than in the streets.
It is amazing when you think that these men, women and children, who lived for months or years not knowing if they would survive another day, went on to live into their eighties, nineties – some even became centenarians.
As we approach May 8, the 73rd commemoration of Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender to the Allies, many Jews – and many Poles – need to be reminded of both groups’ significant battlefield contributions to the Allied victory.
It probably doesn’t feel this way to the people trying to explain why Israel has to defend herself, but over the past week, since Hamas’ border fence “protests” from Gaza cranked up, there has been a distinctly tinny, perfunctory sound to the adverse media coverage and political shouting.
The budgeting of millions to pay terrorists and their families incentivizes terror. At a time when the US, with bipartisan legislation, signaled it would not tolerate the encouragement of terror, Abbas’s and the PA’s defiance is astounding.
Israel must convey that it will consider the continuation of the “March of Return” an overt act of war, and all the participants in it, enemy combatants—who must expect to face all the risks that entails.
Many descendants of Jews are knocking on Israel's door, asking to be allowed in. All we need do is turn the knob, pry open the entrance, and they will come. It is time to close the historical circle and restore "lost Jews" to our people.