Archive: May 2008

By all accounts, New York millionaire Morris Talansky cut a sympathetic figure in Jerusalem's District Court on Tuesday. As he described the hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash he gave to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert since he first met him in the early 1990s, he convinced his audience that truly the only thing that concerned him was the welfare of the Jewish people. He melted reporters' hearts with his protestations of pure intentions as he described how he let Olmert use his credit c…
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Israel's 2005 withdrawal from Gaza was presented to the world as a strategic bid to enhance prospects for peace between the Palestinians and Israel. Proponents of the move argued that removing all Israeli civilians and military personnel from Gaza would take away the source of Palestinian grievances. Once fully appeased, the Palestinians would be forced to behave responsibly, abjure terrorism and build their state -- first in Gaza, and then in Judea and Samaria as well. This was the pretext…
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Arguments against an Israeli withdrawal from the Golan Heights are so self-evident that they simply fly off your tongue. But that doesn't mean that it is unnecessary to make them. This is especially the case when supposedly serious people like former IDF chief of general staff Lt. Gen. (ret.) Dan Halutz - co-architect of the strategic disaster which was the Second Lebanon War - advocate withdrawal in exchange for "peace." So here goes. Since the 1973 Yom Kippur War, the Golan Heigh…
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Iran's man in Damascus, Syrian President Bashar Assad, has just had the best week of his career as dictator. Everywhere he cast his gaze he was greeted by massive victories. Most were courtesy of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and his colleagues in Kadima, the Labor Party and Shas. Monday morning, it was already clear that the sun was shining on Damascus when Vice Premier Haim Ramon acknowledged that in direct contravention of the government's own binding decision, the Olmert-Livni-Barak gov…
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Spin doctors were relabeled "strategists" in the early 1990s. And as Mark Steyn wrote last week in National Review, "Increasingly, the Western world has attitudes rather than policies." The latest attitude to be flouted as policy is indignation. Specifically, Democratic Presidential hopeful Senator Barack Obama's furious indignation at President George W. Bush's address before the Knesset last week where he celebrated Israel's 60th anniversary and extolled the US&…
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It only took Hizbullah a week to bring the government of Lebanon to its knees. The Saniora government's decision Wednesday to cancel its decisions to ban Hizbullah's independent communications system and sack Hizbullah's agent from his position as chief of security at Beirut Airport constituted its effective acceptance of Hizbullah's preeminent role in Lebanon. What is interesting about Hizbullah's successful overthrow of the elected government in Lebanon is that after his fo…
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How to support the New Israeli Guardsmen For those of you who are in Israel or are coming to Israel and would like to join the New Israeli Guardsmen, their contact person is Ro’i Sonnenberg. Ro’i’s phone number is 054-638-3998. For those of you who wish to contribute directly to the organization, you can transfer funds through your bank to: The New Guardsmen Organization (ארגון השומר החדש) Bank HaPoalim – Afula – Branch #727 Account # 370172 If you are interes…
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The New Israeli Guardsman had a big day last week on Yom Haatzmaut (May 8th). A week before Yom Ha’atzmaut, their leaders got wind of the Israeli Arab leadership’s intention to organize a mass march on Moshav Tzipori that day to demand the Arab’s “right of return” to Tzipori’s lands and to commemorate the so-called “Catastrophe” or Nakba of Israel’s founding. In anticipation of the Israeli Arab assault, the New Israeli Guardsmen organized h…
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I just did this phone interview for our friends at OneJerusalem.org. Here is a re-cast of their blog posting:Listen now to the latest exclusive One Jerusalem Bloggers Conference Call with Caroline Glick, world journalist, policy-analyst and author of, Shackled Warrior: Israel and the Global Jihad.Caroline raises important points about the future of Israel, the centrality of Jerusalem, Barak Obama's anti-Israel advisers, Israel's penchant for self-destruction, and what Amer…
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Jeffrey Goldberg over at the Atlantic is positively apoplectic that I dared to question his Zionism in my column last week, “Anti-Zionism at 60.” That column critically analyzed present day anti-Zionist discourse as it manifested itself – among other places -- in Goldberg’s Atlantic cover article this month entitled “Will Israel Survive?” Goldberg made his fury known in his blog on the Atlantic’s website. I focused on Goldberg’s article in my co…
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