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The Systemic Failure of Israel’s Civil Administration in Judea and Samaria

While I would like to believe that those who who serve in the body established in 1981 are good people, the entire mechanism is rotten to its core.

Widespread Antisemitism, Nativism, and a Policy of “America First”: Part I

Opposition to immigration continued even during wartime prosperity

America’s Enemies Bite the Hands that Feed Them

Western democracies, in general, and the United States, in particular, must enhance their military posture of deterrence and pursue peace through strength, rather than through concessions and retreat.

Why the US Really Wants a Palestinian Authority Consulate in Jerusalem

The Biden administration knows it does not have domestic support to completely "unrecognize" Jerusalem—so it is catering to far-left demands by undoing the natural consequences of recognition.

Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) Guide for the Perplexed, 2021

Yom Kippur is considered to be a Super Sabbath (Shabbat Shabbaton in Hebrew) – a soul-searching opportunity for pious and evil people alike.

The Taliban’s Palestinian Partners: Implications for the Middle East Peace Process

Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad see the U.S. pullout from Afghanistan as vindicating their longstanding ideological claims that patience pays off and that “resistance” can defeat the American-led Western alliance and dismantle the State of Israel.

Throughout August, Israel Faced Terrorist Attacks on All Fronts

One of the easiest ways for Israel's enemies to divert attention from internal problems is to attack the Jewish state. And nothing works like terror
David Ben-Gurion publicly pronounces the Declaration of the State of Israel, May 14 1948, Tel Aviv, Israel.

An Abbreviated History of Zionism*

Israel was created in 1948 in 17% of the area allotted by the Balfour Declaration. The Allies had gained a vast area from the Turks during the war, and the British took 1% of the land the Great Powers acquired from the Turks to establish a Jewish Homeland
Rejuvenation: Daring to Choose Life

Rosh Hashanah (New Year) Guide for the Perplexed, 2021

Wishing you a healthy, challenging and rewarding year

2021 Afghanistan is NOT 1975 Vietnam

Unlike in 1975, the U.S. now faces only the choice of whether to confront the enemy on their own territory or on American soil.

Lessons for Israel from the Taliban Victory

The scenes of a Taliban victory in Afghanistan have resonated very differently in various parts of the world and hold many lessons, especially for Israel.

Biden’s Middle East policy

The Biden team has attempted to base its Middle East policy on the noble values of human rights and democracy, which are inconsistent with the Arab Middle East.

Why the Media is Drawn To Israel

Have you ever wondered why the international media is drawn to Israel and how they get their reporting so wrong?

The Two-State Solution

Contrary to US expectations a Palestinian state would add a rogue regime to the stormy region, intensify terrorism and war, inflame regional instability, exacerbate the Israel-Palestinian conflict, undermine the expansion of the Israel-Arab peace process, generate tailwind to rogue entities and cripple US interests. Basically, NOT a good idea

History of the Arab Boycott and Its Resurgence

BDS is one of the weapons employed to destroy the liberal democratic state of Israel. For many BDS supporters, Israel is a proxy for West.

Balance of Power Moves in Iran’s Favor in Gulf & Jordan, as America Pulls...

Partly driving the shift “is the weakness the United States is showing towards Iran in its efforts to reduce its presence in the Middle East and bolster its position in the Far East against the growing Chinese challenge,” said Bar-Ilan Professor Hillel Frisch, a Middle East expert at the BESA Center.

US Anti-BDS Laws May Cause Financial Meltdown for Ben & Jerry’s and Unilever

“By virtue of its wayward subsidiary, Unilever—a massive international conglomerate—risks potentially crushing financial consequences in terms of its ability to receive investments from, or do business with, the majority of U.S. states,” said Brooke Goldstein of the Lawfare Project.

Will Bennett Allow US to Rollback Recognition of Israel’s Capital and Redivide Jerusalem?

A push to reopen a shuttered consulate to the Palestinian Authority in Jerusalem is a first major foreign-policy test for Israel’s fragile coalition. Former Mayor Nir Barkat warns that Israel’s prime minister “must not allow a move that will divide Jerusalem, the capital of Israel forever and ever.”

Israel’s Evolution into a US Force Multiplier

If there were an Israel-like entity in the Persian Gulf, the U.S. could terminate its military presence in the region.

Mansour Abbas and the Lebanonization of Israel

The Islamic Movement in Israel is a branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, the ideological hothouse that spawned such organizations as Hamas, al-Qaeda, ISIS, and various other Sunni jihadist groups that reject Israel’s right to exist. Giving the Islamic Movement a kosher stamp of approval sets Israel on the same destructive path trod by Lebanon ever since Hezbollah became part of that country.

Israel, Iran, Hamas, and Why it’s Not 2014 Anymore

Hamas' purpose was to attack the unity of the de facto Middle East coalition – a coalition against radical Iran – forming through the Abraham Accords.  The premise of the attack was that framing the conflict as a response to an outrage against Al Aqsa, and forcing Israel to strike back hard, would peel away the Arab partners to the Abraham Accords.

How did Hamas Grow its Arsenal Under the Blockade?

In latest clashes, Islamist terrorist group has fired over 4,000 rockets at Israel in recent clashes, some hitting deeper in Israeli territory and with greater accuracy than ever before.

The Sheikh Jarrah Property Dispute and the False Claim of Israeli Land Discrimination

The claim that Israeli law permits Jews to reclaim ownership of lands they owned prior to 1948 but denies Palestinians such a right is false in every particular.

The Jihad Within Israel

The explosion of mass violence by Israeli Arabs against their fellow Jewish citizens is nothing short of a religious war and has to be treated as such.

Understanding the Sheikh Jarrah/Shimon Hatzadik Property Dispute

Israel’s critics have distorted the facts, perverted international law and attempted to intimidate courts and law enforcement officials into adopting the critics’ bigotry.

‘Muslim Historians Consistently Confirm Jewish Ties to Jerusalem’

Sure to ruffle a few feathers, “Islam, Jews and the Temple Mount” lays out how the Muslim narrative about the Jewish connection to the Temple Mount has been distorted.

The REAL Source of Jerusalem’s Violence

PA TV broadcast a terror-promoting song and accompanying visuals of violence at least 20 times. Focusing on influencing the youth, PA TV also broadcast the song during the 4:00-5:00 p.m. time slot for children's programming.
Israel Uncensored: Biden Administration Making all the Wrong Moves

Senate Democrats Unlikely to Challenge Biden Administration Over Reentry to Iran Nuclear Deal

“The administration will be questioned or criticized by some Democrats on the Hill, but it will move forward just as in 2015, without regard to their worries," said Elliott Abrams, former U.S. Special Representative for Venezuela and Iran in the Trump administration

Blinken Wrong on Israel’s Demography

Contrary to the academic, political, defense and media establishments’ dogma, there is NO Arabic demographic “time bomb.” There is, however, unprecedented Jewish demographic growth


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