The Deeper Meanings of Shavuot

Shavuot reflects the centrality of 'seven' in Judaism.

US Peace initiatives – Quo Vadis?

The well-intentioned US peace initiatives were doomed to failure by the tendency to downplay the complex intra-Arab/Muslim Middle East reality, since they conflicted with the eagerness to advance peace ASAP, wishful-thinking and oversimplification.

US Interests Require Israel on the Golan Heights

An Israeli retreat from the Golan Heights would not satiate Syria but destabilize the entire region and lead to the bombardment of Israel/

Potential Flaws of the US-Israel Defense Package

A rush to conclude an MOU before the next president takes office would sacrifice long-term strategic interests on the altar of short-term strategic convenience.
Rejuvenation: The Whole is Greater than the Sum of its Partition

Critical Lessons of the 1947 Partition Plan

Policy-makers and public opinion-molders, who sacrifice the lessons of the past on the altar of oversimplification and wishful-thinking, are doomed to repeat past mistakes and suffer their dire consequences.

US-Israel Relations: a Mutually-Beneficial Bilateral Bond

A 10-minute-video produced by the "Israel Institute for Strategic Studies” (IISS), featuring Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger,

Past US Mideast Blunders – Repeated or Avoided?

Western Mid-Easat policy – from Iran, the Arabian Peninsula, through Jordan, Egypt and North Africa - has largely failed due to a multitude of erroneous assessments made by well-intentioned policy-makers, researchers, academicians and journalists.

Middle East Reality and the Palestinian Issue

Middle East policy, in general, and peace initiatives, in particular, must adhere to Middle East reality, as violently unpredictable, complicated and frustrating as it is. They must overcome the well-intentioned temptation of oversimplification, wishful-thinking, misperceptions and short-term gratification, which doomed to failure all previous US, European and international peace initiatives.

Wake up America, Islamic Terrorism Targets YOU!

To defeat Islamic terrorism, Western societies – led by the US - must rid counter-terrorism of the "lone wolf" mentality; acknowledge the inherently non-compromising nature of Islamic terrorism and confront Islamic rogue regimes militarily,

The Flawed Nature of US Security Guarantees

US security guarantees in exchange for Israel's withdrawal from the dominant sites in YESHA, would create a short-term false sense of security while dramatically eroding Israel's posture of deterrence

US-Israel Relations – an American Perspective

In 2019, the US and Israel share identical national and homeland security concerns in the Middle East and beyond.

Israel: The Natural Gas and Start Up Nation

Straight from the Jerusalem boardroom: Companies around the world invest millions in Israel.

Chanukah Legacy in the USA

The legacy of Chanukah – the centrality of liberty and morality, freedom of religion and defiance of immense odds – has played a major role in shaping the American ethos and state of mind from the Early Pilgrims, through the Founding Fathers’ War of Independence and their composition/ratification the US Constitution until today.

Israel’s Unprecedented Global Economic Integration

A Bloomberg study: "An examination of foreign capital flow into Israel shows a near tripling from 2005 when the so-called BDS was started" Amazing! The harder they try to stop Israel, the more we grow

Israel on the Golan Heights Enhances US Interests

The control of the Golan Heights enables Israel to play a key role in constraining Iran’s expansion into Syria and Lebanon, restraining the flow of lava emitted by the potential Syrian volcano, securing Jordan’s Hashemite regime and removing the anti-US machetes from the throats of every pro-US regime.

Gaza Clash Had Limited Impact on Israel’s Economy

Economic facts about Israel in the aftermath of Operation Pillar of Defense.

Can Israel Rely on Foreign Peacekeepers and Security Guarantees?

Stationing foreign peacekeeping troops on Israel's border would cripple Israel's defense capabilities, requiring Israel to seek approval in preempting/countering belligerence, straining US-Israel ties

Defensible Borders in the Middle East

The most critical feature/test of defensible borders in the Middle East is their capability to fend off realistic (worst-case) scenarios.

Chanukah 2012: Guide for the Perplexed

Chanukah highlights the moral-high-ground of Jews in their ancestral land.

Surging: Israel’s Economy

Blue and White is in the black and the future is looking rosy

Obstacles to Peace: A Politically-INCORRECT Diagnosis

Contrary to political-correctness, the Palestinian issue has never been the crux of the Arab-Israeli conflict, a crown-jewel of Arab policy-makers, nor a core-cause of regional turbulence

Concessions to Palestinians: Choking or Inflaming Terrorism?

The “land-for-peace” attempts have made light of the collaboration of the Palestinian establishment with Nazi Germany, the Soviet Bloc, the Ayatollahs, Venezuela, Cuba and North Korea.

US Palestinian Policy: Water or Gasoline?

Realizing the irrelevance of the Palestinian issue to the 1,400 year old endemic Mid-East turbulence, in general, and the eruption of the Arab Tsunami which has engulfed the Middle East since 2010, in particular, Trump concluded that the Palestinian issue represents a Red Herring, dwarfed by “major league” Middle East challenges/threats to regional and US interests

Arabs Marginalize the Palestinian Issue

Despite showering the Palestinian issue with substantial talk, the Arab/Islamic walk has mostly been directed elsewhere, Arabs have never shed blood nor dedicated their economic power on behalf of Palestinians

Israel’s Globalized Economy Sets New Records

Israel, a well-established military and intelligence powerhouse is increasingly integrated into the global economy, emerging as an economic and technological powerhouse

Who Were the 1948 Arab Refugees?

Most Arabs in British Mandate Palestine – and most of the 320,000 1948 Arab refugees - were migrant workers and descendants of the 1831-1947 Muslim immigrants from Arab countries

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