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Understanding Israel’s National-Security Policy

Needed changes in Israel's decision making process have simply not kept up with the growing complexities and synergies of Israel's always-hostile external environment.

Protesting the ‘Evil Decree’? Why Not a Counter Rally?

They can say all day long that they are not protesting Israel. The fact that they will be out there in the middle of Manhattan talking about 'gezeirot' says otherwise.

The Ups and Downs of Life in Israel (Book Review)

Choosing Life in Israel evinces what it means to be emotionally, spiritually, and viscerally drawn, as a Jew, to the siren song emitted by Israel.

Why Did Ben Gurion Agree to Army Exemptions for Haredim?

Ben-Gurion would do anything to make sure that Menachem Begin's Herut Party would stay out of power.

What Are They Crying About?

Why throw years of friendly cooperation into the trashcan?

Visiting a Friend

Unlike some of his biggest detractors, I believe that the President actually likes Israel and values the friendship of the Israeli people.

Israel’s New Government: Not What You Think

The problem of this government is more likely to be one of personalities, marginal issues that get blown up in importance, and jockeying for financial benefits for different constituencies.

Will it Be Good for the Jews?

Benjamin Netanyahu made his bed when he put pragmatic secular politics over Jewish values.

The ‘Two-State Solution’: Dream or Nightmare?

We keep hearing these fantasies which claim that there's a safe and just way to divide up Judea and Samaria between Jews and Arabs, which is preposterous.

A Coalition of Wannabes

It's not that the various coalition partners don't trust Bibi, but that he doesn't really trust them.

Strange Bedfellows

Haredi leaders could not care less if Israel retains Judea and Samaria - as long as their Mosdos (religious institutions) get funded.

Do We Finally Have a Coalition?

I can't imagine a tougher challenge for Lapid. It's so much easier to complain from the outside.

Coalition Burn Out

I must admit that I really don't care which parties are in Bibi's government coalition anymore.

Get Serious

A political tsunami is approaching, and the Jews in the land of Israel are fighting over total non-issues. If it weren’t so sad, it would be comical.

Jew Against Jew, I Don’t Like This

Bennett's pact with Yair Lapid, is not good for the country and is leading to fraternal hatred.

We Could Be Without a Coalition for a Long Time

Like it or not, coalition or not, Netanyahu may continue as Prime Minister for quite a while.

Respect for Rabbis in the Political Sphere

This is Torah. This is its rightful place in all our lives, both private and public.

Who is the Real Naftali Bennett?

Now, the NRP is getting nervous. They should have looked more carefully before signing the Ketuba, marriage contract with Bennett.

A New Beginning?

The era of Godless leadership in the Knesset ended with Menachem Begin. One might even say it ended with the Six Day War.

Bennett and Lapid Lost the Game of ‘Chicken’ and We Got Livni

Bennett shouldn't have trying to play chicken against a pro.

A Messianic Vision: An Interview with Likud MK Moshe Feiglin

In an exclusive interview with the Jewish Press, newly elected MK Moshe Feiglin affirms he is still trying to revolutionize Israel.

Excerpts From My First Knesset Speech

When, against all odds, we managed to restore the Likud and the national camp to power in 1996, it turned out that the Right really didn't have an alternative to Oslo.

Report: Likud’s No. Two Considering Resigning Over Sexual Allegations

Gideon Sa'ar, a contender to replace Netanyahu as party chairman, may be taking recent allegations more seriously than initially believed.

Jewish Home: Bringing in Livni Makes it Harder for Us to Join the Gov’t

The criticism focused on the fact that Livni will be given a leading role in negotiations with the Palestinians, by the Likud said the Prime Minister will lead the negotiating team.

Jewish Home to Likud: Ball in Bibi’s Court

"Despite the mudslinging campaign against us before the elections, we recommended Netanyahu to form the next government."

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