Jordan’s Volatility is a Wake-up Call for US
In the Middle East, violent regime change is the rule, not the exception
Israel in Judea and Samaria (West Bank) Advances US Interest
Israel’s control of the mountain ridges of Judea and Samaria highlights the synergy between the national security of the US and Israel
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,
Israel’s Economy Praised by the Economist Intelligence Unit
Continued strength of the Israeli economy
Israel’s Aid Program to US in 2022
Don't worry America, Israel's here to help.
Israel: The Natural Gas and Start Up Nation
Straight from the Jerusalem boardroom: Companies around the world invest millions in Israel.
Demographic Time Bomb? Mistaken or Misleading!
Israel’s demographic surge – quantitatively and qualitatively – is bolstering the size of Israel’s future
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.
The Saudi-Palestinian Labyrinth
The increasingly disparaging Saudi – and the overall Arab – attitude towards the Palestinian Authority and Hamas has been shaped by the following developments..
Biden’s Middle East Visit: The Nuts and Bolts
When considering Biden’s demands for Israeli concessions, Israeli Prime Minister Lapid should study the conduct of previous Israeli premiers.
Israel Should Beware US and International Guarantees
US peacekeeping force on Israel's borders would, inadvertently, shield terrorists by constraining Israel
US and Israeli Mass Media: Siamese Twins
The left-right divergence of confidence in mass media highlights the political, ideological, social and cultural polarization that has afflicted both countries.
What Makes the Palestinian Authority Run?
Western democracies experience suspension of disbelief, overlooking the Palestinian walk. They embrace the “screen-saving,” misleading Palestinian talk, and delude themselves that financial benefits might divert the Palestinian leadership from its real goal--eradicating the Jewish State.
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
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.
Roots of anti-US Islamic Terrorism
Western democracies cannot expect Islamic terrorism to be kinder toward the “infidel” than it has been toward fellow “believers.”
President Trump vs. the Department of State
Contrary to the State Department worldview, Arab policy-makers never considered the Palestinian issue a top priority, nor a core-cause of regional turbulence, nor the axis of the Arab-Israeli conflict
The US and the Iranian Octopus
Iran’s ayatollahs have been energized by the apparent U.S. shift of paradigm from military to diplomacy, rejection of regime change and tendency to accommodate and appease.
Israel’s Economy Endures Global Economic Meltdown
Straight from the Jerusalem Boardroom #174.
Yom Kippur Guide for the Perplexed
Yom Kippur aims at coalescing the entire Jewish public – not just observant Jews - around critical values
Israel – Island of Success
Israel's economy had a robust 2017 and next year looks even brighter!
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
Systematic State Department Failures in the Middle East
A multi-generational broken system
US-Israel Defense Pact
The aim of a compelling US-Israel defense pact must never involve US troops on Israel’s borders, nor determination of Israel’s future borders, nor any reference to Israeli withdrawals from the strategic high-ground of the Judea and Samaria mountain ridges (the cradle of Jewish history). Such a retreat would downgrade Israel from a strategic asset to a strategic liability.
Domestic Energy Producers, the Middle East and Israel
America’s annual investment in Israel yields American taxpayers an annual rate of return of a few hundred percent, as well as enhancing U.S. national security.
UN-masking the UN
“UN” as defined in dictionaries: a negative prefix, expressing “absence,” “lack,” “deficiency” and “adverse” applies perfectly to the UNited Nations-an UN-fit, UN-deserving, UNder achievement
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.
US-Israel Ties: Unique 400-year-old Foundation
The 400 year old ideological, moral, cultural, religious and historical foundations of the US have enriched the US-Israel saga,
Israeli Bombing Syria ENHANCED US National Security
Evidence of the high rate-of-return on the annual US investment in Israel, which is erroneously defined as “foreign aid.” Israel is neither foreign to the US, nor is it a supplicant; it has been an unconditional junior partner of the US in the liberty-driven battle against rogue regimes.
Passover and the US-Israel Bond
A hymn to the relationship between America and its most reliable and potent ally.