Monthly Archives : June 2014

Ras Al Amoud

Israeli plan for East Jerusalem: A trial run in annexation

  If you can get past Haaretz’s trademark anti-Israel bias, the article below substantiates my argument in The Israeli Solution that the integrationist trend among the Arabs of Jerusalem and Israel has positive strategic implications for Israel and must be used as a template for the extension of Israeli law to Judea and Samaria.   The article below also states,…

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The names of the victims

  Three families in Israel are in agony. On June 12, when their sons Naftali Fraenkel, Eyal Yifrah and Gil-Ad Shaer were kidnapped by Islamic savages, the Fraenkels, Yifrahs and Shaers entered a new world where every breath they take is filled with devastating guilt – that they breathe free while their sons suffer unknown miseries. Every moment that passes…

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Speech on Conflict & Conscience at Aspen Counterpoint

  Four years ago I participated in the Aspen Counterpoint Conference in Aspen, Colorado. I gave an address there about the information war being waged against Israel. The folks in Aspen just posted my speech and I just watched it. Although some of the things I discussed are now dated, all in all, I think most of it remains relevant. …

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Turkey’s high-risk power play

  For most Westerners, Turkey is a hard nut to crack.   How can you understand a state sponsor of terrorism that is also a member of NATO?   How can you explain Turkey’s facilitation of Kurdish independence in Iraq in light of Turkey’s hundred-year opposition to Kurdish independence?   What is Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyep Erdogan trying to…

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aliyah sign-up in France

About that demographic threat…The French are coming!!!

The main guarantor of Israel’s Jewish majority has always been aliyah. Today, Jewish birthrates in Israel are higher than Arab birthrates in Judea and Samaria. They are converging with Arab Israeli birthrates. According to the latest data from Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics, whereas in 1985 Jewish births made up 69% of the total births in Israel, in 2013, Jewish…

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Syrian refugees

The demographic transformation of the Arab world (including the Palestinians)

The article linked below, by Pinchas Inbari from the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs discusses the massive demographic shifts taking place in surrounding Arab states and how those shifts are changing the face of the region, presenting Israel with new threats and new opportunities. Inbari also mentions the mass emigration of Palestinians from Judea and Samaria and the potential for…

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Iraq massacre

The threat is blowback

  Watching the undoing, in a week, of victories that US forces won in Iraq at great cost over many years, Americans are asking themselves what, if anything, should be done.   What can prevent the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) – the al-Qaida offshoot that President Barack Obama derided just months ago as a bunch of amateurs…

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Ignoring the Elephant

  Three Jewish boys were abducted by Palestinian terrorists while trying to catch a ride home from school Thursday night. And as far as the foreign press is concerned, it’s their own damned fault.   As Honest Reporting documented, everyone from The Guardian to CNN, to Sky News to the Christian Science Monitor blamed Eyal Yifrach, Gil-Ad Shaer and Naftali…

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Hezbollah and Israel’s Lawyers-in-Chief

The Middle East is rapidly changing. Indeed, it is convulsing. After generations of stasis, where strong, despotic central governments ruled with an iron fist and everyone knew who he was and who he was not, today everything – borders, regimes, identities – is in flux.   Take Iraq. Last week, residents of Mosul lived under Iraqi government control. On Tuesday,…

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