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Vice President Biden On Israel And Iran U.S. Finally Acknowledging The Limits Of Diplomacy...

Finally, Vice President Biden has acknowledged what has been argued in this column and elsewhere for several years. Speaking for the president, to be sure, Biden asserted that Israel, as a "sovereign nation," has every right to protect itself against a nuclearizing Iran. Understood in terms of international law, the precise preemptive action that Mr. Biden has in mind is called "anticipatory self-defense." Today, however, the real problem is less a matter of law than of operational cost and complexity. Although the vice president is correct about Israel's legal right to stay alive, it is already very late in the game to make preemption work.

After The Failure To Preempt Israel, Iran And Nuclear War

Some things never change. Even (or especially) more-or-less apocalyptic threats recur. "It is in the thick of a calamity," says Albert Camus in The Plague, "that one gets hardened to the truth, in other words, to silence." As my faithful readers here in The Jewish Press already know, "silence" is what we shall soon become hardened to in Iran.

Bibi And The Iranian Bomb: Reconsidering Israel’s Policy Of Nuclear Ambiguity

Until now, the strategic issue of Israel's nuclear ambiguity - the so-called "bomb in the basement" - has been kept squarely on the back burner. Today, however, time is quickly running out for the Jewish State, and Israel's new/old prime minister absolutely must reconsider this burning issue. From the standpoint of urgency, of course, the immediate problem is Iran.

Israel, Iran And The Diversion Of Death: Revisiting a Terrible ‘Fantasy’ (Second of Two...

In many ways, Iran is now the Islamic terrorist writ large, the individual murderer in macrocosm. Although military analysts are certainly correct in pointing out that Iran is the major sponsor of Hamas and related Islamic terrorist groups (e.g., Hezbollah), it is as a direct threat to Israel that its terrors are most ominous.

Israel, Iran And The Diversion Of Death: Revisiting a Terrible ‘Fantasy’ (First of Two...

Iran may be a state like no other. Founded upon the particular Islamic promise of conquering death - a promise bestowing ultimate power upon those who "submit" - it may ultimately do whatever it must to divert death in other directions. As an object for this existentially critical diversion, Israel, the Jewish State, is assuredly the perfect doctrinal choice.

On Quashing Anti-Government Dissent In West Bank Communities: Perspectives Of National Law, International...

Jewish Law is democratic in the sense that it belongs to all of the people, a principle reflected in the Talmudic position that each individual can approach G-d in prayer without priestly intercessions.

On Quashing Anti-Government Dissent In West Bank Communities: Perspectives Of National Law, International...

In the Jewish tradition, the principle of a Higher Law is not only well established; it is the very foundation of all legal order.

On Quashing Anti-Government Dissent In West Bank Communities: Perspectives Of National Law, International Law...

In recent months, Israel's Minister of Defense Ehud Barak, has issued several administrative expulsion orders.

Waiting For Apocalypse: The ‘End Times’ Factor In Nuclear War Between Israel And Iran...

After absorbing any enemy nuclear aggression, Israel would certainly respond with a nuclear retaliatory strike.

Waiting For Apocalypse: The ‘End Times’ Factor In Nuclear War Between Israel And Iran...

To be sure, it's a subject on which I have written here before, but an additional and generally unrecognized observation now deserves important mention.

The True Human Meanings Of A Nuclear Iran

For many years, any talk of preemption against a nuclearizing Iran was certain to elicit primarily harsh and uniform condemnation.

Why Israel Should Not Give Up Its Nuclear Weapons: An Informed Response To Obama...

We have seen that, among several other essential purposes, Israel could conceivably need nuclear weapons for nuclear war fighting.

Why Israel Should Not Give Up Its Nuclear Weapons: An Informed Response to Obama...

We have seen that, among other purposes, Israel needs nuclear weapons to undertake and/or to support various forms of preemption.

Why Israel Should Not Give Up Its Nuclear Weapons: An Informed Response To Obama...

We have seen (in last week's list of reasons, numbers 1 and 2) that Israel needs nuclear weapons, among other purposes, to deter large conventional attacks and all levels of unconventional attack by enemy states.

Why Israel Should Not Give Up Its Nuclear Weapons: An Informed Response To Obama...

According to a May 1, 2008 article by Aaron Klein in WorldNetDaily, Joseph Cirincione, director of nuclear policy at the Center for American Progress, and an adviser on nuclear issues to Senator Barack Obama, has essentially urged Israel to give up its nuclear weapons.

Barack Obama And The Middle East ‘Cycle Of Violence’

Senator Barak Obama has displayed basic intelligence and understanding on many complex policy issues, and his "debate promises" in support of Israel were forthright and plausibly meaningful.

Self-Messages: The Need To Reframe

Crossing boarders always makes me nervous. Even though I do nothing wrong and always declare what I am carrying, I still feel unhinged.

Still Facing Existential Threats: Nuclear War And Genocide In The Middle East (Part Two)

Facing imminent existential attacks, Israel could decide to preempt enemy aggression with conventional forces.

Still Facing Existential Threats: Nuclear War And Genocide In The Middle East (Part One)

"In a dark time," says the poet Theodore Roethke, "the eye begins to see." Today, with improving sight, the Iranian nuclear threat should remain bright in our visual field. Despite a recent U.S. National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) that effectively supports Tehran's multiple lies and deceptions, this unconventional threat remains existential. It follows that an Israeli and/or American preemptive strike against certain Iranian nuclear assets and infrastructures should still not be ruled out.

Israel, Iran And Nuclear War: A Final Summation

"It is in the thick of a calamity," we learn from Albert Camus' The Plague, "that one gets hardened to the truth, in other words, to silence." Now that Iranian nuclearization is reaching the point of no return, noisy declarations from Tehran are apt to become less shrill. Reciprocally, in Jerusalem, an inaudible truth could soon yield to action.

America Needs A Strategic Nuclear Doctrine – Now

My readers in The Jewish Press will already know that I write a great deal about Israeli nuclear issues. One of these inherently existential issues is the need for a coherent and codified Israeli nuclear doctrine. Moreover, this need was an integral part of Project Daniel - a private effort that reported to former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon ("Israel's Strategic Future," January 2003) and was most immediately concerned with Iranian nuclear weapons and the associated prospect of nuclear war in the Middle East.

On IDF Refusals To Follow Orders: The Interlocking Perspectives Of National Law, International Law...

In Claude Lanzmann's monumental documentary, SHOAH, one of the surviving leaders of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising remarks: "If you could lick my heart, it would poison you." Sadly, the time may still come - if Prime Minister Olmert is permitted to continue following Washington's cartography - that surviving Israelis will someday express similar sentiments.

On IDF Refusals To Follow Orders: The Interlocking Perspectives Of National Law, International Law...

Can the current government of Israel protect its citizens? Clearly, Israelis have already experienced the Oslo and Road Map "peace process," as a Terror Process. If Judea/Samaria are soon transformed into "Palestine," the peace process will once again become a war and terror process.

On IDF Refusals To Follow Orders: The Interlocking Perspectives Of National Law, International Law...

Here we go again. The more things change, the more they remain the same. Now it is Hebron, where a number of soldiers have correctly refused intrinsically wrongful orders to evict fellow Jews from their homes. Now it is Homesh, where authentic Jews labor industriously and heroically to remedy earlier IDF evictions.

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