My alarm bells went off when the President chose Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense.
The fact that she chooses a boycott of Israeli universities as an example of a just limitation of academic freedom is a perfect example of the defect in her approach.
A situation has arisen in Judea and Samaria where attempted murder — and sometimes the attempts are successful — is a daily occurrence.
The teenagers in the video, then, were either injured non-seriously by rubber bullets, or faking for the camera.
Obama’s policy is Saudi policy. That is where the irrational push to create a Palestinian state comes from, and that is where the handcuffs on the IDF are forged.
The U.S. is furious over the release of one Mexican drug lord, imagine how they would react if 104 “violent butchers” were released from prison.
There is as little chance of the conditions described in the poll being fulfilled as there being a porcine airlift.
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.
Israel should use its new gas resources to further its political interests, just as the Arabs have done with their energy resources.
In my last blog, I called attention to a report that the US and Iran had made a secret agreement to end sanctions in return for a halt or pause in uranium enrichment. I suggested that this could be an “October Surprise:” the Obama campaign could claim that the President’s policy of partial sanctions and “tough diplomacy” had forced the Iranians to back down from their march toward nuclear weapons.
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.
President Obama feels boxed in by his ‘red line’ promise.
It is business as usual for Arab media to find murderous conspiracies that can be blamed on Jews or Israel.
Nothing triggers the irrational conspiracy center located not-so-deeply in the human brain better than a conspiracy that involves Jews or Israel.
It seems Russia has decided that the "strong horse" in the Middle East is Iran and the Shiites.
We see more and more violent acts ‘explained’ in terms of foreign policy.
Following the letter from American Jewish leaders calling on Israel to make concessions, the Emergency Committee for Israel penned it's own letter to the Prime Minister.
A tangled web of non-profit political organizations reveals that George Soros is behind yet another Jewish anti-Zionist front.
The Iranian regime apparently believes that its frequent repetition of the “fatwa” lie will make it be accepted as truth.
Israel is an independent sovereign state, and it should not be treated as a banana republic.
Unfortunately, ‘respectable’ voices in our society, even — especially — among Jews, are unable to understand what the deliberately outrageous, over-the-top Geller sees clearly.
Hamas is nourished by a worldwide network of governments, Islamic charities and individuals that support its goal of killing or dispersing the Jews. But the existence of the sources of nourishment isn’t enough. Since Hamas is a recognized as a terrorist organization and sanctioned by the US and other nations, there are impediments to transferring funds to it which can be translated into weapons, ammunition and jihadist expenses. Sometimes this is facilitated by ‘respectable’ enterprises that are officially opposed to terrorism and murder, but in fact do whatever makes them a buck. Like the Bank of China, according to the Israel Law Center — Shurat HaDin, which has filed a $1 billion lawsuit in a New York court accusing the bank of materially supporting Hamas terrorism.
As Israel comes closer to a confrontation with Iran, we should note that Iran’s primary strategy is unlikely to be direct conflict with Israel. Iran’s air and missile forces, despite their bragging, are not sufficiently well-developed to support such a conflict. Instead, I expect that they will depend on their main proxy, Hizballah.
The so-called “Jenin Massacre” of 2002 — a massacre that never happened — is emblematic of the way the truth is violated, over and over in this conflict. The most shocking aspect of the affair, for me, was the cynical way in which many were comfortable with inverting reality for ideological reasons.
Honor is a concept that is paramount in non-Western cultures, but sometimes it seems that the West has no clue about.
The "Innocence of Muslims" film was a pretext to boost radical Islamists. The media are downplaying this angle, because it suggests that the administration policy toward the Muslim world expressed in the President’s Cairo speech of 2009 is dangerously wrong-headed.
Could there be an Israeli politician more cynical than Ehud Olmert? Yesterday he accused PM Netanyahu of alienating President Obama — as if Obama could dislike him more — by ‘intervening’ in the US election.
Over a century ago, Jabotinsky argued that apologizing too much practically means accusing one's self.
As citizens of Israel these ‘Palestinians’ enjoy the highest standard of living of any Arabs in the Middle East, as well as more personal and political freedom.
I am a Zionist. That means that I support a Jewish state in its historical homeland. I oppose efforts to change it into another Arab state, or to kill and disperse its Jewish inhabitants. It does not mean that I think that Jews are superior to Arabs or anyone else.