Archive: Nov 2007

This week the Bush Administration legitimized Arab anti-Semitism. In an effort to please the Saudis and their Arab brothers, the Bush administration agreed to physically separate the Jews from the Arabs at the Annapolis conference in a manner that aligns with the apartheid policies of the Arab world which prohibit Israelis from setting foot on Arab soil.  Evident everywhere, the discrimination against Israel received its starkest expression at the main assembly of the Annapolis conference o…
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At Annapolis this week, President George W. Bush buried his doctrime. The Bush Doctrine was based on a simple statement the president made in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 jihadist attacks on America.       “Every nation, in every region, now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists. From this day forward, any nation that continues to harbor or support terrorism will be regarded by the United States as a hostile regime,&r…
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Give Annapolis a Chance? The word from Jerusalem.  An NRO Q&A  In preparing for the Mideast conference in Annapolis, Maryland, this week, Jerusalem Post columnist and deputy managing editor Caroline Glick took some questions from National Review Online editor Kathryn Lopez Monday morning.   Glick, a senior Middle East fellow at the Center for Security Policy, is author of the upcoming book (March), The Shackled Warrior: Israel and the Global Jihad. &nb…
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There is a bit of perverse poetry in the fact that the Annapolis conference is taking place the same week as the 60th anniversary of the UN General Assembly's resolution recommending that the British Mandate of Palestine be partitioned between a Jewish and Arab state.  What the confluence of events serves to show is just how little has changed in the past 60 years. Both the 1947 UN resolution and the Annapolis conference are dedicated to the task of forcing the Jewish people to compromi…
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About Me

26/11/2007
I grew up in Chicago – in the ultra-liberal neighborhood of Hyde Park. Hyde Park's newest famous resident is Barack Obama. When I was growing up I knew that Hyde Park had two major production lines – Saul Alinsky radicals, who took over foundations and institutions, and free market economists who won Nobel Prizes for economics. Now it’s true that Obama won a Nobel Prize. But if I’m not mistaken, it wasn’t for economics. I made aliyah to Israel in 1991, two weeks after receiving my BA in…
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The mood is dark in the IDF's General Staff ahead of next week's "peace" conference in Annapolis. As one senior officer directly involved in the negotiations with the Palestinians and the Americans said, "As bad as it might look from the outside, the truth is 10 times worse. This is a nightmare. The Americans have never been so hostile."  On Thursday a draft of the joint statement that Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are discussing ahead of the conference was…
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According to foreign reports, Israel destroyed a nuclear weapons installation in Syria in September. Never has a larger story been pushed under the rug by so many so quickly. What are we to make of this?  Over the weekend former federal prosecutor and the head of the non-governmental International Intelligence Summit, John Loftus, released a report on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program. His report was based on a private study of captured Iraqi documents. These were the unread Ar…
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On the eve of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's "peace summit" in Annapolis, the political house of cards which is Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's Kadima government is poised to collapse.  Olmert owes his parliamentary majority and his governing coalition to two sectoral right-wing parties - Shas, the haredi Sephardic party, and Yisrael Beiteinu, the Russian immigrant party. Today both are being pressured by the Likud and their own voters to leave the government against t…
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Throughout the world, one of the most prevalent causes of war, terrorism and political instability is the ongoing weakening of the nation-state system. There are several reasons that the nation-state as a political unit of sovereignty is under threat. One of the most basic causes of this continuous erosion of national power throughout the world is the transformation of minority-dominated enclaves within nation-states into ungovernable areas where state power is either not applied or applied in a…
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The Battle of Iraq is nearly over. And the Americans have nearly won. Their enemies are on the run. Al-Qaida forces have lost or are losing their bases of operations. Its fighters are being killed and captured in ever increasing numbers. Iraq's Sunni citizens, who, until recently, refused to take any part in the post-Saddam regime, are joining the army and citizens' watch groups by the thousands.  Local sheikhs in Baghdad, following the example set earlier by Sunni sheikhs in Anbar…
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