Monthly Archives : February 2014

The Israeli Solution

The Israeli Solution


    In its annual survey of American Jewry published last October, the American Jewish Committee found that 75 percent of American Jews agree with the statement, “The goal of the Arabs is not a peaceful two-state agreement with Israel, but rather the destruction of Israel.”   And yet, American Jews supported the establishment of a Palestinian state 50% to…

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Rousing the Americans from their slumber


    In an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times Wednesday, former US ambassador to the UN John Bolton warned his countrymen of the disaster that awaits them if President Barack Obama does not change the course of US Middle East policy.   Bolton warned that Obama’s three-pronged policy, based on three negotiation tracks with Iran, Syria, and the Palestinians…

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The anti-Zionist challenge to the Jewish estabishment


    There is a difference between speech and war. Both are forms of expression, to be sure. But the essence of the former is engagement, and the essence of the latter is destruction.   This distinction is apparently too subtle for many of Israel’s Supreme Court justices. On Sunday, the Court heard arguments on the constitutionality of the 2011…

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Why Turkey is gone for good


    Last Thursday, two Turkish businessmen stopped for lunch in a fish restaurant during a business trip to Edirne in the Babaeski region.   At some point during their meal, the restaurant owner figured out that they were Jews.   Rather than show them the hospitality Turkey is renowned for, he said he won’t serve Jews, and began cursing…

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AIPAC and Iran’s war against America


    For its decision to pull anchor last Friday on its bid to pass new sanctions on Iran, AIPAC has been accused of slavish devotion to bipartisanship. Although the criticism is not without foundation, it is probably undeserved in this case.   AIPAC did not cut and run from the Iran sanctions fight because it consecrates two-party initiatives. It walked…

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Iran’s bomb in the basement


    It is happening in slow motion, to be sure.   But we are witnessing how a nuclear armed Iran is changing the face of the Middle East.   For years, US leaders, including President Barack Obama, warned that a nuclear armed Iran would spark a regional arms race.   And this is happening.   As the Wall Street…

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Kerry boycott

Kerry’s Israeli supporters


    Once again, on Saturday, US Secretary of State John Kerry tried to extort Israeli concessions to the PLO by threatening us with a Western economic boycott.     Kerry is obsessed with Israel’s economic success. Last May he told us that we’re too rich to surrender our land. Now he’s saying we’ll be poor if we don’t do so.…

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