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Assessing the Twin Disasters of September 2001


We have a tendency to forget that two historical events occurred in early September 2001. No one needs to be reminded of the jihadist attacks on Sept. 11 that killed nearly 3,000 people in a single morning. The other event, that tends to be overlooked, was the UN Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance in Durban, South…

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Bennett’s Voters Face Bennett’s Policies


The four farmers of Arugot Farm, located on the eastern side of the Gush Etzion settlement bloc were tense on Monday morning. They had just gotten word that the next day, a hundred soldiers were set to storm their farm and uproot their vineyard. They planted their vineyard six years ago in memory of Ezra Schwartz, a Jewish American youth…

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The Lesson the Administration Will Not Learn


Among the many distressing aspects of President Joe Biden‘s catastrophic mismanagement of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan is his refusal to countenance criticism or consider the possibility that there was anything wrong with his decision-making. True, both Biden and his secretary of state, Antony Blinken, said that the lessons of the war must be learned. But even before either man spoke of the lessons…

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Bennett’s goals, Israel’s goals


Three weeks ago, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and Defense Minister Benny Gantz convened the ambassadors from all the UN Security Council member nations in Jerusalem and told them that if Iran maintains its current pace of uranium enrichment, it will reach military nuclear break-out capacity in 70 days. If their countdown clock is accurate, Iran is now around seven weeks…

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The Roots of America’s Defeat


Even before the suicide bombings outside the Kabul airport on Thursday evening, the U.S. media was acting with rare unanimity. For the first time in memory, U.S. media organs across the ideological and political spectrum have been united in the view that President Joe Biden fomented a strategic disaster for the U.S. and its allies with his incompetent leadership of…

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Biden and Bennett are Permanently Wobbly


Two weeks after Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait in August 1990, the UN Security Council passed a resolution imposing an embargo and maritime blockade on Iraqi shipping. Then-President George H.W. Bush was trying to figure out how to forcefully enforce it, and he discussed the issue with then-British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Thatcher listened to Bush’s dilemma and warned, “Remember George, this…

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Joe Biden’s Catastrophic Judgment


The Taliban’s seizure of control over Afghanistan will loom large over Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s visit with U.S. President Joe Biden next Thursday, and its implications are dire. As Taliban forces seized control of one Afghan province after another, and everyone who was paying attention recognized that the capital Kabul would soon follow, Biden went on a two-week vacation. The…

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What Hezbollah Learned Last Week


The likelihood that Hezbollah will start a major war against Israel increased significantly in the wake of its missile attack last week. Hezbollah attacked Israel with twenty missiles because the outcome of Hamas’s offensive against the Jewish state in May convinced Iran’s foreign legion in Lebanon that it would only gain from aggression. Three months ago, Hamas opened an unprovoked…

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How Putin Understand the Lapid-Bennett Government


Thursday it was reported that the IDF is planning to change its tactics in Syria and will base its operations against Iranian targets in the area on long-range standoff munitions rather than air strikes. Obviously, the move will downgrade Israel’s operational prowess. The report of Israel’s new policy of restraint followed the big story of the week: Russia’s announcement that…

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In America, Corbyn Won


On July 11, the American Jewish establishment tried to prove that it could fight anti-Semitism and be progressive at the same time. It failed. Outside of Congress that day, dozens of American Jewish groups co-sponsored a rally against the rising tide of Jew hatred in America. The organizers had hoped that tens of thousands of would show up for the…

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