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” 

INTO THE FRAY: When did Palestine become Palestine?

The Palestinian-Arabs’ claim for sovereignty over what they now insist is their long yearned-for homeland arose only after 1967—i.e. when it came under Jewish administration

Bibi and the Babylonian Talmud

Dispassionate analysis of the political deadlock in Israel will reveal that this state of suspended political animation is the result of nothing more than what the Jewish sages designated as “baseless hatred” among Jews.

INTO THE FRAY: Biden—The First Frightful Month

But no matter how gullible or skeptical over the electoral outcome one might happen to be, the die has now been cast. The ominous trajectory for the American people—and for much of the world—has been set.

INTO THE FRAY: Has the Democrats’ push to depose Biden begun?

The contour lines of an approaching scenario in which Biden, exposed as both frail and mendacious, is forced to step down & concede the presidency to his radical Vice President, are gradually coming into focus. 

Why Did Obama Wreck the Middle East: The State Department’s Islamist Plan

In the wake of the "Arab Spring," winds of change and revision were beginning to blow in Jordan as well, and the largest and most organized body involved was the Muslim Brotherhood.

Into the Fray: Targeted killings: The Legality vs. the Morality

Arguably, the most galling reaction to the targeted killing of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh came from John Brennan, director of the CIA under the Obama administration.

INTO THE FRAY: The GOP—Still Bringing a Knife to a Gunfight

'Republicans play badminton; Democrats play pro football'—Former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich

INTO THE FRAY: US and Israeli Jews Deeply Divided on Life and Death Issues

The policy preferences of much of US Jewy seem even more paradoxically perverse—as they are undeniably lending support to political regimes that comprise the diametric opposite of the enlightened liberal values the purport to cherish

INTO THE FRAY: Indicting Netanyahu—The Unintended Consequences

The recent release of taped telephone conversations underscores the bitter irony that the politically motivated initiative to indict Netanyahu on contrived charges will end up by undermining precisely those who launched it & were complicit in conducting it.

INTO THE FRAY: Replacing RBG – Delinquent Democrats Deserve no Quarter

There is a bitter & infuriating irony in the fact that it was the Democrats themselves, who committed the very transgressions they endeavored to attribute to their Republican adversaries  

INTO THE FRAY: Oslo as Political Kryptonite

For the Labor Party, the fall from the heights of political hegemony to the depth of political oblivion is a fitting fate for the perpetration of the Oslo Accords, which ran counter to every prevailing Zionist norm of the time

INTO THE FRAY: Israel’s National Imperative: “Keep your Powder Dry”

While the normalization with the UAE could definitely entail significant benefits for Israel it is still somewhat premature to celebrate the onset of lasting amity—rather than enmity—in the region.

INTO THE FRAY: Why the “Right” Insists on Bringing Knives to Gunfights

Although it has ostensibly been in power for much of the post Oslowian era, it is clear that the “Right” has not internalized the exigencies of political warfare.

INTO THE FRAY: The Israel-UAE Pact: Substance Over Ceremony?

Despite all the potential payoffs Israel-UAE normalization may entail, the agreement is really a prop in the choreography for a much bigger drama. 

Commanders Against Israel’s Sovereignty: Look us in the eye …

Even a cursory analysis of the “Commanders for Israel’s Security” plan, perversely titled “Security First,” will reveal that it is not a security plan composed by military experts, but a political manifesto drafted by amateur politicians.

Israel and the Perverse Paradox of Jewish ‘Liberals’

Israel should be a source of pride for all Jews—but particularly for Jews who espouse liberal values of tolerance and pluralism, of individual liberty and of human advancement.

De-Americanizing America

Americans seem swept up in a movement bent on jettisoning a paradigm that brought resounding success, while embracing one that wrought failure wherever implemented.

INTO THE FRAY: Judicial overreach & the sovereignty imperative  

Excessive judicial intervention into what is seen as the purview of the legislature is likely to have some unintended consequences: Energizing the drive to extend Israeli sovereignty over Judea-Samaria—and sparking far-reaching judicial reform.  

INTO THE FRAY: Duma-Guilt by Conjecture?

 Perhaps the most disturbing issue, raised by the cloud of doubt, enveloping the Duma-related legal proceedings, is the tangible possibility that the real perpetrators of the gruesome murders may still be roaming around free—secure in the knowledge that someone else will pay for the atrocity they committed

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