Monthly Archives : September 2014

Abbas Hamas

Kicking the PLO habit

    The signs are everywhere that the time has come for Israel to abandon the PLO.   So long as the PLO remains in power, the lives of Israelis and Palestinians will only get worse.   PLO chief Mahmoud Abbas’s speech last Friday at the UN General Assembly where he repeatedly accused Israel of committing genocide was not merely…

Read More »

A Prayer for 5775

  Despite the dangers mounting all around us, as we approach Rosh Hashana 5775, for Jews in Israel, in many ways things have never been better.     On Sunday night, President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke at the 10th-anniversary celebration marking the founding of the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem.     In his remarks, Rivlin…

Read More »
Rouhani UN

Why Rouhani loves New York

  Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s trip to New York next week will be a welcome relief for the Iranian leader. Finally, he’ll be somewhere where he’s appreciated, even loved.   Ahead of his trip to America, the US media continued its practice of presenting Rouhani as a moderate, and a natural ally for the US. NBC News’ Anne Curry interviewed Rouhani…

Read More »
westerners ISIS

Obama’s self-defeating fight

    The United States has a problem with Islamic State. Its problem is that it refuses to acknowledge why Islamic State is a problem.   The problem with Islamic State is not that it is brutal. Plenty of regimes are brutal.   Islamic State poses two challenges for the US. First, unlike the Saudis and even the Iranians, IS…

Read More »
cruz obama

Of politicians and moral courage

    Leaders are not elected. Politicians are elected. Their election in turn provides politicians with the opportunity to become leaders.   You don’t become a leader by telling people what they want to hear, although doing so certainly helps to you get elected. A politician becomes a leader by telling people what they don’t want to hear.   If…

Read More »

President Sisi’s Gift*

  Something extraordinary has happened.   On August 31, PLO chief and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told an audience of Fatah members that Egypt had offered to give the PA some 1,600 kilometers of land in Sinai adjacent to Gaza, thus quintupling the size of the Gaza Strip. Egypt even offered to allow all the so-called “Palestinian refugees” to…

Read More »
anti-Zionist Jews

The dilemma of the Jewish leftist

  During his yearlong captivity at the hands of the barbarians from Islamic State, Steven Sotloff’s colleagues in Israeli media organs purged all of his articles from their websites to erase his connections to Israel and hide the fact that he was an Israeli citizen.   So, too, every effort was made to hide the fact that he was Jewish.…

Read More »

The Unfinished War

  The war with Hamas is not over. What we are experiencing today is a temporary cease-fire.   The most basic reason the war is not over is because Hamas has no existence outside its war against the Jewish state. Hamas exists to obliterate Israel. The goal of each round of fighting is to soften Israel up for the next…

Read More »