Iran’s State News Agency Blames Israel for Sandy Hook Massacre
Nothing triggers the irrational conspiracy center located not-so-deeply in the human brain better than a conspiracy that involves Jews or Israel.
A Particularly Dangerous Form of Weather
On Tuesday, three IDF soldiers were wounded by a bomb planted near the border fence between Israel and the Gaza strip. On Thursday when soldiers were trying to repair the fence, a huge explosion occurred when a tunnel packed with explosives was detonated. Luckily only one soldier was lightly injured, but it could have been catastrophic. Then last night an IDF jeep in the area was struck by an antitank missile. Four soldiers were wounded, at least two seriously (reports vary), and Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.
A Third Intifada?
Barack Obama will bravely step in to take the political risks necessary to once and for all save Israel and the Palestinians from each other — which he will do by forcing more concessions from Israel, yet again.
Barry Rubin, Scholar and Friend
This is not a post that I wanted to write, though I knew it was coming.
Liberal Hypocrisy on Religion and Speech
Somehow it has become acceptable to dump on Christian Zionists for their political activities, but absolutely taboo to criticize Muslim groups, some of which support Hamas or Hizballah.
You Are a Soldier: What Do You Do?
In the mainstream media version, the IDF killed peaceful protesters. In reality, the terrorists were throwing firebombs at an army post.
Democratic Platform Tilts Against Israel: Side by Side Comparison to 2008, 2004
My pro-Obama friends tell me that nothing’s changed, that this administration is as pro-Israel as any previous one, Democratic or Republican, and I needn’t fear that a reelected President Obama will punish Israel. With all due respect, they are full of it.
Why was the IDF (and Karsenty) Abandoned in the Al Dura Affair?
Why didn't then Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz and then Prime Minister Ehud Barak demand that all the footage shot by France 2 on that day be placed at Israel’s disposal to do a proper investigation?
Cancer Imagery and Jew Hatred
The idea persists, despite the fact that — by any objective standard — the behavior of Israel is anything but expansionist and invasive.
The Places Obama Will Avoid
When does the 'Unbreakable Bond' become an abusive relationship?
Who Shot Them? A Series of Posts On the Nakba Day Shootings
The teenagers in the video, then, were either injured non-seriously by rubber bullets, or faking for the camera.
The Post-Structuralist Version of the Sermon on the Mount
We need to understand that a universalist civilization will not survive a contest with a tribalist one. If we don’t value our civilization, who will?
An Evil and Repugnant Ideology
Many of you have been shocked by the story of Malala Yousafzai, a 14-year old Pakistani girl shot in the head by a Taliban terrorist because of a blog she wrote and interviews she gave starting in 2009, criticizing the Taliban and calling for the education of women. This lovely, self-possessed girl, who speaks and writes on a level far above her age, and who planned to enter politics (video), may or may not survive. If she does not, it will be an enormous loss for Pakistan and for the world.
Egypt: Let Them Eat F-16s!
What is the Obama Administration doing in the face of the imminent collapse of the largest and historically most important and powerful state in the Arab world, now ruled by an anti-Western and anti-Semitic radical Islamic regime?
Cut off the Iranian Head of the Syrian Snake
The real villain is the Iranian regime, which has colonized Syria and is colonizing Lebanon in its attempt to squeeze out U.S. influence in the Middle East.
Murder by Rock Throwing is Still Murder
A sentence has not been pronounced yet, but the murderer of Asher Palmer and his infant son Yonathan faces the possibility of a life sentence.
US Media and the E1 Controversy
Folks, look at a map. Do you see the “West Bank” cut in two? I don’t either.
The UN: When is Enough Enough?
The United States pays about 22% of the UN’s budget, which amounted to almost than $8 billion in 2010.
Tell the NYT: Israelis Have Lost Interest in the ‘Peace Process’
There was little discussion during the campaign of 'the peace process, because everybody in Israel, with the exception of the European- and NIF-funded Left, knows that the “peace process” is dead.
Why Russia Supports Iran
It seems Russia has decided that the "strong horse" in the Middle East is Iran and the Shiites.
Judaism as the Meaning of the Jewish state
The ideal is a tolerant Jewish state which is nevertheless fully Jewish. This isn’t an easy sell to secular Israelis.
Disproportionate Response Pays
There is no way the Jewish state (or for that matter, the Jewish people) will ever generate feelings of love or even liking in the world.
Israel Suffers Psychologically From Imposed Restraint
The imposed cease-fire — and it was imposed, by Barack Obama and his ally Mohammed Morsi — is not a victory.
Who Killed the Peace Process?
The diplomatic "peace process," worthless though it may have been, died on November 29, 2012 at the hands of Mahmoud Abbas.
No ‘Respect’ for Racist Demagogue
Background on MP George Galloway, the British legislator who refused to debate an Israeli.
Honor and Deterrence
Honor is a concept that is paramount in non-Western cultures, but sometimes it seems that the West has no clue about.
The Frum Professor’s Legal Case for Israel: The Video
A clear explanation of what international law is and is not, and how it applies to some of the controversies around the Jewish state.
Antisemitism in the UK, Then and Now
In Birkenhead, near Liverpool, slaughterhouse workers had refused to process any more meat for Jewish consumption until the attacks on British soldiers in Palestine stopped.
Why Bibi Wants a Referendum
He who gets to write the questions, wins the referendum.
Bombing Syrian Weapons and Securing Israel’s Future
Long term trends are mostly in Israel’s favor, although there are serious short-term threats that have to be overcome.