Living in Israel, Voting in the Palestinian Authority

P.A. chairman Mahmoud Abbas wants to make the first elections in 15 years conditional on the participation of eastern Jerusalem Arab residents. Everyone—from Israel to Hamas to the Biden administration to Saudi Arabia—has an opinion.

The Palestinian Issue: A Land-for-Peace Proposition?

“Cleansing the 1948 land of the Zionist presence,” not peaceful coexistence, is the focal point of the Palestinian ethos.

‘We’re Supposed to be Dead’: Israeli Tank Protection System has Transformed Land Warfare

Rafael’s Trophy system has amassed more than 1 million operational hours and saved countless lives in combat since 2011. It’s now installed on a growing number of armored vehicles, including on four American tank brigades.

The Truth About Financial Aid to the Palestinian Authority

A dramatic letter written by a former terrorist who is running for president of the Palestinian Authority reveals the extent to which the budgets funneled to the PA from Israel and the world fuel death and terror. The time has come for the world to take notice.
Muslim Brotherhood rally in Egypt. The salute is a throwback to the movement's roots in 1923s European fascism.

President Biden and the Muslim Brotherhood Trap

Will they persist in their attempt to subordinate the intrinsically perfidious, despotic, intolerant, violent and unpredictable Middle East to noble core Western values?

A Deeper Look at the Law: Will There Be A Religious Exemption To Covid...

Courts generally look for a good faith effort by the employer to provide the employee a chance to work within the limits of the religious belief, rather than for complete acceptance of the employee’s preference.

Double Whammy: New US Envoy for Iranian Affairs

The new US administration’s emerging policy on the Iranian and Palestinian issues flouts the very principles of human rights and civil liberties it seeks to promote.

170 Celebs/Execs to Launch ‘Black-Jewish Entertainment Alliance’

The alliance will host programming to highlight their common mission to fight hate and facilitate collaborative events to build solidarity between the black and Jewish communities.

Is Israel in Secret Contact with Syria?

Syrian president Bashar Assad, who now views the Iranian presence in his country as a burden, wants to oust Tehran from Syrian soil—and he has come to realize that achieving that goal will require Israel’s involvement. That may be why secret contacts are being reported between the two countries.

What Can Israel Learn from the Descent of Lebanon?

Lebanon was founded to serve as a home for Christians and other minority groups in the region. Over the years, however, it gave up its national character and symbols and began to fall apart from within. If Israel does not learn from the Lebanese case, it could find itself in a situation no less serious.

2021 and the Power and Scope of Revelation

The pretense of honoring the rule of law is already gone.  It was gone under Obama for years, but it has now emerged into the open as a change in the rules of engagement. 

A Deeper Look at the Law: Are Conversion Therapy Bans Constitutional? Courts Are Divided

The Eleventh Circuit said, ‘If the plaintiffs’ perspective is not allowed here, then the defendants’ perspective can be banned elsewhere. People have intense moral, religious, and spiritual views about these matters – on all sides.’

Trump “cloned from the genes of Hitler, Mussolini, and Balfour”– op-ed in official PA...

Trump “suffers from multiple personality disorder, megalomania, and a racial superiority [complex]”

US and Israel Prepare for Iranian Revenge

{Reposted from the BESA website} On January 20, 2021, President Donald Trump is slated to exit the scene and perhaps even the stage of history—but...

A Deeper Look at the Law: Federal Courts Reconsider Previous Rulings On Attendance At...

In a New Jersey case, an Orthodox Jewish rabbi and a Catholic priest have both challenged the governor’s limits on attendance at houses of worship – 25% of capacity – while businesses and schools are allowed to operate at 100% of capacity.

A Deeper Look at the Law: Corona Vaccine Preview? NY Appeals Court Upholds Constitutionality...

As we consider this case, we are very much aware of the COVID-19 pandemic which has caused so much death, severe illness, and economic dislocation in our State and nation, the Court wrote.

Israel’s Economy in Defiance of COVID 19

Standard & Poor's (S&P) international rating agency reaffirmed Israel's credit rating of a stable AA-, despite the impact of COVID 19, the growing budget deficit and domestic political instability,

The ‘Arab Spring’ a Decade On

The 10 years of the uprisings sparked in 2010 have brought many Arab countries to the edge of the abyss. The worst may be yet to come if the Biden administration takes expected steps in the interests of of Iran.

Politics, America, and Culture: Behind Saudi Arabia’s Hesitation

The official Saudi denial of a meeting between Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu proves that the meeting did not produce the result Netanyahu had hoped for. Riyadh does not yet see sufficient reason to make the groundbreaking change of open and normalized relations with Jerusalem.

Supreme Court Grants Temporary Restraining Order Against NY Gov. Cuomo’s Restrictions On Attendance At...

It is hard to believe that admitting more than 10 people to a 1,000-seat church or 400-seat synagogue would create a more serious health risk than the many other activities that the State allows.

From the 1620 “Mayflower” to 2020 USA

The 400th Anniversary of the US-Israel Kinship--and going strong

Biden’s Foreign-Policy Appointments and What They Might Mean for Israel

While Middle East analysts say Biden is building a team of people in whom he trusts, can rely on and can work together as a team, a good deal of concern centers on whether U.S. foreign policy will look too much like it did during the Obama administration.

No Longer United Against Israel: The New Arab World

The Arab states are no longer a single bloc opposing Israel but are divided into two coalitions. One is on Iran’s side; the other is against it. Israel, which in the past was perceived as the problem, has become part of the solution.

November Election Impact on US National Security

While only a small minority of US voters are preoccupied with national security and foreign issues, they should realize that the next President of the US will determine the state of a tectonic globe,

The Public’s Right to Know about the President’s Health vs. the President’s Right to...

All current White Houses leak like sieves. Staff members develop quid pro quo relationships with the media: in exchange for leaking information, the media promises to treat them well. That is the reality of contemporary journalism.

Why Do the Arabs Hate the Palestinians?

For many reasons, the Arab world is not at all interested in giving the Palestinian Arabs a state. The Palestinian Arabs don’t really want one either, because why kill the “refugee” goose that lays the golden eggs?

Fresh 2600 Year Old Dates

Grown from ancient seeds found at Masada and Qumran, the dates symbolize the remarkable resilience of nature.


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