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

23 Tishri 5769 – October 22, 2008
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

12 Av 5768 – August 13, 2008
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...

15 Sivan 5768 – June 18, 2008
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...

9 Sivan 5768 – June 12, 2008
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...

1 Sivan 5768 – June 4, 2008
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...

23 Iyyar 5768 – May 28, 2008
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’

2 Iyyar 5768 – May 7, 2008
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

19 Adar II 5768 – March 26, 2008
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)

12 Adar II 5768 – March 19, 2008
"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

11 Kislev 5768 – November 21, 2007
"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

19 Heshvan 5768 – October 31, 2007
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...

13 Tishri 5768 – September 25, 2007
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...

7 Tishri 5768 – September 19, 2007
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...

29 Elul 5767 – September 11, 2007
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.

Hammering The Last Nail In Israel’s Coffin: IAEA Chief Still Urging A Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone...

27 Sivan 5767 – June 13, 2007
Repeatedly, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Chief Mohammed al-Baradei has urged Israel to accept nuclear disarmament and join a Middle East "nuclear-weapon-free zone." Although this official proposal sounds perfectly reasonable and even-handed in principle, it would, in fact, lead quickly to Israel's final demise. Still surrounded by states and terror groups openly committed to its annihilation, Israel must soon remind the world, that it has an absolutely fundamental right of self-preservation.

Learning From Ancient Chinese Military Thought: Israel And Sun-Tzu’s Art Of War

20 Sivan 5767 – June 6, 2007
Despite altogether unimagined transformations of weapons technologies, some ancient principles of warfare remain entirely valid. Founded upon the essentially persistent nature of human behavior in organized conflict, these principles can be ignored only at great strategic risk. For the always-imperiled state of Israel, there is especially much to be learned from certain elements of past thought. This includes the unchanging requirements of national survival.

Religious Extremism And International Legal Norms Perfidy, Irrationality And Preemption (Conclusion)

21 Iyyar 5767 – May 9, 2007
Another term that appears in the title of my remarks is "irrationality." I have noted before − per Rene Girard − that violence need not necessarily be irrational.

Religious Extremism And International Legal Norms Perfidy, Irrationality And Preemption (Second Of Three...

14 Iyyar 5767 – May 2, 2007
By itself, violence is not necessarily irrational. In the words of Rene Girard, whose book Violence And The Sacred should be the underlying text of all that we do here today, it sometimes "does have its reasons."

Religious Extremism And International Legal Norms Perfidy, Irrationality And Preemption (First of Three Parts)

7 Iyyar 5767 – April 25, 2007
The French dramatist and diplomat, Jean Giraudoux, inquires in one of his plays (Sodome et Gomorrhe): "C'est beau, n'est-ce pas, la fin dumonde?" ("It is beautiful, isn't it, the end of the world?")

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