My Last Word on Election Day

So my advice is, don't try to outsmart anyone. You will just be shooting yourself in the foot. Vote for the party you want to see lead the country.

The City of ‘East Jerusalem’

East Jerusalem has become code for: where Jews shouldn't be.

On this Day: Annexation of the Golan

Lessons from Begin's push to annex the Golan.

Channel 10 Poll: Likud-Beitenu Down to 32; Jewish Home 14; Power for Israel 2

The Channel 10 report included the fact that none of the Likud's district candidates would get in and even MK Carmel Shama could be on the chopping bloc.

Will the Likud Remain Democratic?

The institution of party primaries in Israel needs to be expanded not shrunk, so that the government will be under the supervision of the people from which it derives power and the moral authority to govern.

So What Did Obama Call the Benghazi Attack?

Since the debate there's been a lot of analysis as to whether the President designated the attack on the U.S. embassy in Bengahzi, Libya, an act of terrorism. The President indeed used the term "act of terror" the next day but it wasn't clear if he was talking about that attack or 9-11. For the next week administration officials described the attacks as part of a protest-riot against the the U.S. over the "Innocence of Muslims" video which got out of hand.

The Likud-Beitenu’s Election Spot: A Return to Positive Campaigning

The election-video recalls the practical achievements of the government over the last four years.

Theory of Palestinian Centrality no Longer Viable

With Muslims attacking American embassies in the Middle East and rioting all over the world over an obscure youtube video, the U.S. State Department and the E.U. can no longer seriously contend that anti-Americanism, anti-Westernism are due to support for Israel or the fact that a Palestinian state has not been established or an Israeli-Palestinian peace accord has been signed.

What ‘War’ with Iran is Biden Talking About?

Former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates recently warned that, “The results of an American or Israeli military strike on Iran could, in my view, prove catastrophic, haunting us for generations in that part of the world.” During Thursday's Vice Presidential debate the statement was read to Vice President Joe Biden and Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan  at the start of segment on Iran. What exactly Gates meant by “catastrophic” I’m not sure (Muslim/Middle East resentment towards the U.S.? Lack of access to oil? Increase in global terrorism?), but during the debate, both Biden and debate moderator Martha Raddatz seemed to argue that it meant going to war with Iran.

Permission to Attack: The Likud-Beitenu’s Ad Last Night

It cannot be claimed it is fair for one party to attack another, but not for the other to attack back...

JStreet’s Hagel ‘Victory’ is on American Jewry

Congratulations, JStreet, you won before you even started! Perhaps you can save your breath, energy and George Soros' and god knows who else's money and go home.

No Red Lines: Another US Rejection of Israel’s Security Concerns on Iran

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave an interview stating that the U.S. would not be setting any deadlines for Iran.

Admitting the Mistake of the Disengagement

On Sunday, Wall Street Journal editor and columnist Bret Stephens did what too many need to do: own up to the mistake of supporting the Disengagement Plan.

New York Times’ Jerusalem Chief Admits Anti-Israel Bias

Even after the New York Times issued a remarkable correction, the paper's bureau chief claims she was essentially correct in writing that construction in E-1 would cut Judea and Samaria in two.

Danny Ayalon Shows his True Colors

Ayalon's new position on the Palestinian statehood doesn't quite match his prior criticism of the Palestinian's bid for statehood at the UN.

Let Abbas Bail Out the Palestinian Authority

Abbas is reported worth millions. So why not let him save his own skin, instead of having Israel repeatedly bail the Palestinian Authority out?

Prematurely Celebrating Romney’s Victory

Despite Obama’s poor debate performance, Romney’s rising likability numbers and voters saying he would better handle the economy – and two more polls which give him a significant bump since the debate – there is reason to fear that voters will still not vote against the incumbent.

Can the Likud Survive without the ‘Feinschmeckers’?

In depth analysis of the Likud's final list for the Knesset (part II in a series).

Our Egyptian Ally: More Confusion from Obama

Soon after the attacks on American embassies in Egypt and Libya, Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan criticized President Obama for lack a clear and forceful message to the world. Soon after, the administration provided another example of why this was true, with Obama stating that Egypt was neither friend nor foe, while the State Department confirmed that Egypt is indeed an ally.

More Naivete from Obama: Embassy Attacks Arose from ‘Natural’ Protests

Imagine Jews launched massive protests for every anti-Semitic youtube video.

You Saw it Here First: Morsi’s Call for War on Israel

The JewishPress.com was the first major English language Jewish/Israel news publication to have the story about the video.

Morsi’s Non-Apology Apology Appears to Satisfy US

As predicted here, Mori's anti-Israel rants will have no affect on U.S. policy of aiding Egypt's transition to an Islamist democracy-dictatorship.

So You Say You Want a US Style Constitution in Israel…

Let's face it, people here don't vote for representatives. Party bosses and power players do.

The Right Brought Oslo: What Does Dayan Mean?

In 1992, the Tehiya Party brought down Shamir's government over the Madrid Conference, leading to Labor's victory and the signing of the Oslo Accords.

So Why are Voters Still Choosing Obama?

Last week's U.S. presidential debate was a victory for Romney on all accounts, especially if one judges by the closing statements, where Obama couldn't muster any specific reason why voters should re-elect him aside from the fact that he was trying really hard as president. Looking at polls on how people view the candidates, I’m beginning to wonder why it is that Obama leads Romney in national polls and whether that is going start to change in a big way.

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