Israel’s Devastating Capitulation to Hezbollah


It is almost impossible to grasp the danger of Israel’s present moment. A month before the Knesset elections, the caretaker government led by Prime Minister Yair Lapid and Defense Minister Benny Gantz is moving full speed ahead with a maritime agreement with an enemy state that it insists will obligate Israel in perpetuity. The Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) agreement Israel…

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Will the Protests in Iran Bring Down the Regime?


The demonstrations in Iran have now entered a third week. How worried are the Iranian authorities? How is this wave of protests different from those in the past? And what needs to happen for the demonstrations to become a revolution and overthrow the regime? In this week’s “Middle East News Hour,” I discussed these issues with Ahmad Obali, founder and director…

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How Benny Gantz Killed Palestinian-Israeli Peace


In an interview with Maariv last week, former Israeli Air Force commander Amir Eshel made several startling admissions about the role he and other IDF generals played in scuttling former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s most significant strategic policies. His most startling admissions related to former U.S. president Donald Trump’s Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. In 2019, then-Israeli opposition leader Benny Gantz appointed Eshel to…

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Israel’s Choice: Independence or Appeasement


Caretaker Prime Minister Yair Lapid and his supporters in the media went berserk Tuesday after Opposition Leader Benjamin Netanyahu spoke out against the gas deal the Biden administration is mediating between Israel and Hezbollah-controlled Lebanon. Since Hezbollah launched two drones against Israel’s Karish gas platform in July, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has repeatedly threatened to blow up Karish if Israel…

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Booking.com and the Anti-Semitic Zeitgeist


Seemingly apropos of nothing, on September 19 the Amsterdam-based online travel giant Booking.com announced that it intends to place warning labels on lodgings owned by Jews in Judea and Samaria (i.e., the West Bank). According to the company’s press release, a statement will be placed next to listings in Israeli communities in those areas saying, “A visit to this area may be…

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Arab Israelis Are Building an Army Under Israel’s Nose


In May 2021, Arab Israelis fully participated in Hamas’ war against Israel. This week former housing minister and Brig. Gen. (retired) Effi Eitam joined me on “Mideast News Hour” to explain what is happening with the Arab Israeli community. Our critically important discussed focused on how and why Israelis are organizing militarily and socially to advance the cause of Israel’s destruction. Effie…

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For Israel to be safe it must bury the Oslo delusion


The Deputy Commander of the IDF’s Nahal Reconnaissance Unit, Maj. Bar Falah, was killed Tuesday night when two Palestinian terrorists, one an officer in the U.S.-funded and trained Palestinian Authority security services, opened fire on Falah and his soldiers. Falah’s soldiers returned fire and killed the two men. Falah’s tragic death must precipitate a national reckoning with hard but obvious…

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Abu Akleh and Biden’s Pro-Iran Realignment


For four months, no one could explain the Biden administration’s seeming obsession with forcing Israel to accept responsibility for the death of Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh on May 11. Abu Akleh was killed in Jenin during a gun battle between Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terrorists, with whom she was embedded, and IDF forces. The battle occurred in the aftermath of…

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The six false, failed assumptions of the “Two-State Solution”


U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken refused to meet with either Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz or National Security Adviser Eyal Hulata when they visited Washington last week to discuss the dangers the administration’s deal with Iran poses to Israel. Instead, Blinken sent his deputy, Wendy Sherman, to meet with Hulata. And from the State Department’s press release of the…

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