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Israel, Wake Up!

The Arabs have a vision and have never stopped aggressively fighting for it. The Jews, on the other hand, seem to have lost theirs – it was called “Zionism”

The Israeli Arab Murder Epidemic

Everyone in Israel is talking about the explosion of violent crime among Arab citizens. As of today there have been 95 murders of Israeli Arabs in...

The Israeli Arab Murder Epidemic

Unfortunately the increased crime, especially if it’s coupled with inefficient enforcement of laws, leads to its normalization in society. More and more, crime is seen as an option by young people in Arab towns. This is what is going on now, and it’s particularly noticeable with regard to the crime of crimes, murder.

The Post-American Age and Israel

I don’t want to be even more negative than I have to be, but there is a fundamental cultural instability in America that seems to be becoming more intense with time.

Fight, Damn it!

Yesterday, the day Sgt. Barel Shmueli was buried, Israel allowed “dozens of truckloads” of building materials into Gaza for the first time since the last mini-war. Today the government announced further loosening of restrictions. If I weren’t too embarrassed by the idea, I might say we are paying them for “protection.” Nice border you have there, we wouldn’t want it to experience a violent “demonstration.”

Just  Another Terrorist

It’s tragic that he was assassinated before he had realized his potential as a leader. The contrast between his greatness and the smallness of his despicable murderer is palpable.

Bennett Should Have Stayed Home

Bennett is very unpopular these days in Israel –Perhaps he thinks that if he throws Biden a news-cycle lifeline, Biden will be grateful enough to give him something in return.

Antisemitism and the Jewish State

And that is why a Jewish state, even though the fact of its existence does not itself prevent antisemitism, is invaluable in ending it. A stateless people is a powerless one, and the use of power is the best remedy for Jew-hatred.

How the West was Lost

Fiddling while rome burns...

How to Respond to Iranian Piracy?

Israel’s struggle with Iran has a physical and cognitive aspect. Every skirmish has components in these two realms. Israel often wins a battle in the physical realm while losing it in the cognitive one

BDS: Totally Ineffective Yet Extremely Dangerous

Once it’s established that “Palestine” is a good cause, then the more that a person aspires to moral goodness, the more anti-Israel they become. It doesn’t hurt that preexisting antisemitic conditioning, subliminally present in both non-Jews and Jews, makes it easy to see Israel as evil.

Poll of American Jews has Distressing Results

It is shocking to me that one out of four American Jews thinks that Israel is an apartheid state and is committing genocide against the Palestinians.

What We Can Do About It

It is an expression of the Antisemitic idea that Jews must always be held to the highest of standards – indeed, to a standard that is continually raised so as to ALWAYS be out of reach.

How They Did It

The solution is to employ a proactive, not reactive strategy; to attack rather than defend.

Ha’aretz is an Enemy of the Jewish People

Every day, the paper – which publishes both a Hebrew print edition that few Israelis read, and an English internet edition that is read around the world by decision-makers in governments and businesses – pumps out its vileness. Every day its writers present a slanted version of events in which Israel and Israelis are oppressors, occupiers, murderers, racists, thieves, and liars.

Special: Experts Say New Nuclear Agreement Worse than the Old One

In other words, Iran will be able to get the bomb with very little lead time for Israel to act, and the US will be obligated to prevent Israel from acting against Iran.

What is the State of Israel for?

Imagine an Israel without its Zionist purpose (and very quickly, without its Jewish majority). How long would it survive? Why would anyone want to fight for it? Would Jews and Arabs make common cause in support of a liberal, democratic state?

Keeping the Jewish State

One thing is absolutely clear: putting an Arab party in the coalition brings the question of the relationship of the Jewish state to its Muslim Arab citizens front and center in a way that it heretofore hasn’t been.

The New Government Will Soon be Tested

If you look at the ideologies of the various parties that ran in the recent election, it is clear that the great majority of Israelis prefer a right-wing government. If it were not for the question of Netanyahu, we would have a solid right-wing coalition of 70 to 80 mandates. Instead, we are getting a “unity” government that includes Meretz and Ra’am.

Are the American People Smarter than they Look?

The recent explosion of Jew-hatred and misoziony in America, which has encompassed street thugs, pro-Palestinian demonstrators, college students, and now corporate executives, is unprecedented.

Sovereign or Satellite?

Do we, as Israelis, want to tie our survival to the USA? Or any other great power, like China for example? I don’t think so.

Wardrobe Malfunction!

For the Jew-hater, everything  bad, personal and political, can be explained with reference to the Jews. Facts and logical reasoning are irrelevant; indeed, the more unbelievable antisemitic beliefs may appear, the more this confirms their truth in the mind of the believer.

Sovereign or Satellite?

Do we, as Israelis, want to tie our survival to the USA? Or any other great power, like China for example? I don’t think so.

Israel is Stuck

I see the continued existence of a Jewish state of Israel as a fundamental imperative. But if coexistence is impossible, and if divesting of the territories containing most of the Arabs is also impossible, what is the alternative?

Cobra Kai and the Jewish State

It seems that we always act the same: retaliate in a measured way, being very careful to keep civilian damage to a minimum, after which we are pilloried by the UN, the EU, and the “human rights” NGOs, regardless of that fact. We don’t destroy Hamas, we simply “mow the grass” every few years. We keep supplying Gaza with water and electricity...Is this the best our government can do, we ask?

Today’s Blood Libel

In the past one hundred years, nothing has changed except for the defendant.

The Meron Tragedy and Israel’s Autonomous Communities

Israel is not a large country and it can’t afford have several autonomous enclaves that don’t consider themselves part of the state. The lack of respect for the laws made by the national government is corrosive

Our Enemies Deploy the Cognitive

None of the characteristics of South African apartheid can reasonably be applied to Israel. Everyone who knows anything about apartheid South Africa and Israel knows that. There is simply no resemblance

Have the Jewish People Become too “WEIRD?”

Why are there so many Jewish anti-Zionists? Why do so many Jews take the side of their enemies,?


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