Monthly Archives : September 2016


The New Middle East

  A new Syria is emerging. And with it, a new Middle East and world are presenting themselves. Our new world is not a peaceful or stable one. It is a harsh place.   The new Syria is being born in the rubble of Aleppo.   The eastern side of the city, which has been under the control of US-supported…

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Ending the Palestinian exception

  Ahead of Monday night’s first presidential debate, Rudolph Giuliani – former New York mayor and Republican nominee Donald Trump’s current adviser – spoke at the Israeli American Council’s annual conference. Four days of intense debate preparation with Trump preceded the talk. Those convinced Giuliani that the time has come for the US to “reject the whole notion of a…

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Obama’s denouement

  The Memorandum of Understanding that President Barack Obama concluded last week with Israel regarding US military aid to Israel for the next decade is classic Obama.   Since he entered office nearly eight years ago, Obama’s foreign policy has always sought to kill two birds with one stone. On the one hand, his policies are geared toward fundamentally transforming…

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Defending ourselves to death

  A week ago, Makor Rishon led its weekend paper with a startling headline: “Following a long period of desecration, a cemetery in the Sharon is being moved.”     Moshav Hagor is located in the center of the country. Successive IDF chiefs of General Staff, Lt. Gen. (ret.) Dan Halutz and Lt. Gen. (ret.) Gabi Ashkenazy hail from the farming…

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Twilight of American Jewry

  This week marked the 15th anniversary of the September 11 attacks on America. Most of us didn’t realize it at the time, but those attacks also marked the beginning of the end of the golden age of American Jewry – on both sides of the ideological divide.     Most American Jews make their home on the political Left,…

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Netanyahu and the “otherwise enlightened”

    Sometimes, nothing is more infuriating than the truth.   On Friday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu infuriated the Obama administration when he told the truth about the nature of the internationally supported Palestinian demand that Israel must transfer control over Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem to the Palestinians Jew-free.   In a video address posted to his Facebook page at…

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Mahmoud Abbas and other Soviet Ghosts

  Channel 1’s report Wednesday that in 1983, current Palestinian Authority Chairman and PLO chief Mahmoud Abbas served as a KGB agent is hardly the story of the year, but it does remind us of certain half-forgotten facts about the Cold War that are becoming ever more relevant today.   The PLO’s close and servile relationship with the KGB was…

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The American Inquisition

  The cancer of Jew hatred has taken over the body of US academia.     This week we caught a glimpse of the advanced state of the disease in an email sent by a Syracuse University professor to an Israeli filmmaker in June.     As The Atlantic reported, on June 24, Syracuse professor Gail Hamner disinvited Israeli filmmaker…

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Obama’s greatest achievement

  The time for complaining about President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran has passed. The time has come to overcome the damage enormous damage his signature foreign policy accomplishment has caused.   To understand why this is the case, it is important to understand the breadth and depth of Obama’s failure.   On August 4, during the course of…

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