INTO THE FRAY: A Sense of Betrayal 

Past deeds of heroism are no justification for present acts of subversion

Into the Fray: D-Y-S-T-O-P-I-A!! 

The opponents of the proposed judicial reform are not defending liberal democracy, but promoting Orwellian dystopia 

INTO THE FRAY: A Constitution -The “Excuse–du Jour”

The raising of the issue of a constitution as a potential way out of the political impasse over the future of Israel's legal system is nothing but a red herring on the part of the opponents of judicial reform

INTO THE FRAY: Yair Lapid -Thinking the Unthinkable

When the official reasons given for the Oct. 2022 gas deal with Lebanon unravel, who can be blamed for allowing "heretical" alternative explanations to creep into one's mind

INTO THE FRAY: Mika – Malicious, Mendacious, and Misleading 

Typical of the deluge of the Orwellian gobbledygook opposing the proposed judicial reform is a recent video by virulent anti-Netanyahu activist, Mika Almog, granddaughter of the late Shimon Peres   

INTO THE FRAY: Obviating Elections

If the so-called "champions of democracy" succeed in obstructing the judicial reforms, democratic rule will be replaced by mob rule—and Israel will be teetering on the brink of an Orwellian dystopia

INTO THE FRAY: Au Contraire

The last vestige of the left’s undemocratic power is threatened, a prospect it views with a mixture of horror and disbelief.

INTO THE FRAY: Conspicuous by their…Presence 

The Palestinian flags, on unabashed and unhindered display at recent demonstrations against the proposed reform of Israel's legal system, tear off the facade of hypocrisy that masks what really motivates them. 

INTO THE FRAY: Death—Courtesy of the Supreme Court

The initiative by the newly elected government to enact a far-reaching reform of the legal system is an inevitable result of the ongoing process of erosion of public trust.

INTO THE FRAY: “PEACE”- A Dictatorial and Deceptive Dictum

By its reticence to engage in a decisive offensive against its despotic adversaries, Israel is continually backing away from conflicts that it can win, while risking backing itself into a conflict that it cannot…

INTO THE FRAY: Palestine: Perverse and Perplexing Paradox

Why do professed liberals persist in support of an entity that would comprise the utter negation of all the values they allegedly cherish? 

INTO THE FRAY: “Palestine”—Countervailing Hypotheses 

Do the Palestinian-Arabs genuinely wish to establish a state for themselves? Or do they really wish to dismantle the state of the Jews? 

INTO THE FRAY: The Perils of Palestine: A Multi-Dimensional, Multifarious Menace to Israel 

Little analytical acumen is needed to grasp that a Palestinian state will comprise a multi-dimensional threat to Israel. Whether one considers height, width, length, or depth, such a state would entail existential dangers for Israel 

INTO THE FRAY: Pernicious Paradox: Israel’s Tactical Brilliance vs Strategic Imbecility  

Israel must forgo the forlorn hope of winning Arab amitié. and pursue different strategic goals. The most it can hope for is to be grudgingly accepted; the least it must achieve is to be greatly feared 

INTO THE FRAY: No One Will Come 

International agreements involving the abdication of strategic assets in exchange for vague 'assurances' of future support are not worth the paper they are written on 

The Fatal Flaw in Israel’s Strategic Thinking

One of the reasons the conflict with the Palestinian Arabs has dragged is that Israel has failed to conceptualize the conflict accurately.

INTO THE FRAY: 2020 Retrospective: Not Quite Impossible, but EXTREMELY Implausible

As the Biden administration continues to bring executive incompetence to yet unplumbed depths, any fair-minded person must feel increasingly compelled to question the authenticity of the 2020 poll

The Implications for Israel of a Possible War over the Nile

The simmering conflict between Egypt and Ethiopia over the construction of a massive dam could have grave ramifications

INTO THE FRAY: Law Enforcement in Israel – Something to Worry About

Legal proceedings are being carried out with scant regard for the law. In some cases, the law is blatantly disregarded; in others, factual evidence is ignored; in yet others, infractions are invented to fabricate charges. All cases have been approved by the courts. 

Liberman—Clueless Clutz or Cosa Nostra Capo?

There are only two possibilities regarding Finance Minister Liberman's involvement in what has become known as the "Yisrael Beiteinu affair"; neither bodes well for Israel.

Into the Fray: You Couldn’t Make this Up

There may well be things more depraved than an Israeli minister soliciting funds for a self-declared mortal foe, but none comes readily to mind

The Blight that Bennett Brought

It will take a long time to repair the damage that the machinations used to ensconce the current coalition have wrought.

Netanyahu vs. Olmert—Comparing Chalk and Cheese

While it may be inappropriate for someone under criminal indictment to be a candidate for or serve as prime minister, it is far more inappropriate for him/her to be precluded from doing so by abuse of the legal system.

Into the Fray: Arab Violence: Root Causes and Red Herrings

If difficult socioeconomic conditions in the haredi community have not produced the rampant crime that afflicts Arab society, why should poverty be assumed to be the culprit among Israel’s Arab citizens?

INTO THE FRAY: Tyrants, Tax-havens and Territory

Israel must prepare for a daunting situation, in which, along its eastern frontier, it could face a huge expanse of hostile territory, controlled by radical Islamist warlords, stretching from the fringes of Greater Tel Aviv to the border of Iraq — and beyond.

INTO THE FRAY: Lapid on Gaza – Stupid is as Stupid Does

Lapid’s recent Gaza policy proposal is just one more display in an appalling catalogue of his imbecility-cum-ignorance, which, in light of his electoral success, is—in itself—a grave indictment of the Israeli voter

INTO THE FRAY: Naftali Goldfarb or Gonen Bennett?

In a single act of rash duplicity and deceit, Naftali Bennett provided the left with a plumb prize, from which it has been precluded for years: Broad access to positions of governmental control and influence.  

INTO THE FRAY: Gaza-Déjà vu…Again?

The problem of Gaza was created by the belief that land could be transferred to the Palestinian Arabs to provide them a viable opportunity for self-governance.

INTO THE FRAY: Et tu, Ahmad—The Illusion of Arab Loyalty 

The situation that has arisen can no longer be seen as one centering on the question of individual rights but of collective survival—and it must be treated as such. 

INTO THE FRAY: When Generals Stray into Politics…

This week--despite the resounding failure of the “land-for-peace” formula—3 former IDF generals penned an Op-Ed, urging the Biden administration to “keep open a path to an eventual two-state solution” 


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