Monthly Archives : December 2013

Abu Mazen welcomes released terrorists

Dumping irrationality as a national strategy


    US Secretary of State John Kerry will arrive in Israel for his 14th visit this week. And to assure that his stay will be a happy one, Saturday night the government approved the release of 26 more Palestinian mass murderers from prison. This will please Kerry because today a core goal of US Middle East policy is to…

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khodorkovsky

Khodorkovsky and the freedom agenda


  Until his arrest in October 2003, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the oligarch and oil executive, was the richest man in Russia. He might have still been the richest man in Russia today if he hadn’t started thinking about politics, and objecting to the fact that under President Vladimir Putin, Russia had abandoned all prospects for democracy.     With his billions,…

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Kerry the security gennius

Kerry’s oh-so-’90s security nonsense


  Like his supporters, US Secretary of State John Kerry has apparently been asleep for the past 20 years. Kerry has proffered us security arrangements, which he claims will protect Israel from aggression for the long haul. They will do this, he argues, despite the fact that his plan denies the Jewish state physically defensible borders in the framework of…

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The Left Against Zion


  In the 1960s, the American Left embraced the anti-Vietnam War movement as its cri de coeur.   In the 1970s, the Left’s foreign policy focus shifted to calling for unilateral nuclear disarmament by the US and its Western allies.   In the 1980s, supporting the Sandinista Communists’ takeover of Nicaragua became the catechism of the Left.   In the…

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Kerry forces Israel’s moment of decision


  There was a ghoulish creepiness to US Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to Israel last week. Here we were, beset by the greatest winter storm in a hundred years. All roads to Jerusalem were sealed off. Tens of thousands of Jerusalemites and residents of surrounding areas were locked down in their houses, without power, heat, telephone service or…

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Pollard and an American Jewish renaissance


  The expressions of shock and indignation that accompanied Edward Snowden’s revelations that the United States uses signal intelligence assets to spy on its allies were more than a little disingenuous. Everybody knows that everybody spies on everybody. If Germany’s spy agencies can, they are most certainly listening to the cellphones of friendly leaders from Washington to Paris. Allies routinely…

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Obama’s four-state solution


  Inadvertently, President Barack Obama just made an important contribution to our understanding of the Palestinian conflict with Israel. Since Hamas ousted all PLO forces from the Gaza Strip in 2007, Gaza has operated as a separate political entity from Judea and Samaria. Indeed, it has been a de facto independent Palestinian state, controlled by Hamas. Gaza’s only connection to Judea…

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The politics of subversion


US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Israel on Wednesday to put additional pressure on Israel to make more concessions in land and political rights to the PLO in Judea and Samaria. To advance his current effort, Kerry brought along retired US Marine Gen. John Allen.   According to media reports, Allen presented a proposal to address Israel’s security…

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