Browsing Category : Articles

Bennett Builds a Terror State


Standing at the speaker’s rostrum at the Knesset last week, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett declared, “There are no negotiations taking place towards the establishment of a terror state in the heart of Israel.” Bennett was compelled to make his declaration because the political opposition insists that the opposite is the case. Bennett’s former political partner, MK Bezalel Smotrich gathered the…

Read More »

Bennett’s Diplomatic Tsunami


Naftali Bennett’s government’s diplomatic policies came into full view in recent weeks and were put to the test at the UN climate conference in Glasgow this week. The results are unmistakable. Under Bennett’s government, Israel’s foreign policy is predicated on making far-reaching concessions – first and foremost to the Palestinians, and second to the international Left. Four such concessions stand…

Read More »

Trading Jerusalem for U.S. Visas


Last Wednesday, in response to a question from Senator Bill Hagerty, (R., TN), U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Brian McKeon admitted in testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that under both U.S. and international law, the U.S. cannot open a consulate in Jerusalem without Israel’s consent. In other words, the prospect of the Biden administration opening a consulate to…

Read More »

Progressives Can’t Handle Inconvenient Truths


On Wednesday, Boston University held its annual Elie Wiesel Memorial Lecture. Boston University was the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Holocaust survivor’s academic home. Wiesel won the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his literary work documenting the Holocaust and the rebirth of Jewish freedom in the State of Israel. This year Boston University invited Rev. Dr. William Barber to…

Read More »

Israel’s Post-American Strategic Challenge


A report this week about the discussions Israel and the U.S. are now holding regarding the Iranian nuclear program was nothing short of an earthquake. Tuesday, Israel Hayom ran a red headline on its front page: “Frustration in Jerusalem: U.S. Passive Against Iran.” The story, by military correspondent Yoav Limor told us two deeply alarming things about the state of…

Read More »

Hamas is the Beneficiary of Joe Biden’s Delusional Diplomacy


Earlier this month, international aid began flowing into the Gaza Strip. More than a billion dollars have been pledged. Qatar and Egypt, the Biden administration and the United Nations are all keen to move as quickly as possible to rebuild the buildings that were destroyed during Hamas’ last missile offensive against Israel in May. Over a 10-day period in May, Hamas shot approximately 4,500 missiles, rockets…

Read More »

Lapid and Bennett’s Old New Diplomacy


This week’s diplomatic calendar highlighted the difference between this year’s foreign policies and last year’s. Sunday, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid hosted outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Jerusalem for a farewell visit. Although Israel’s media and foreign policy elites have long presented Merkel as a friend of Israel, for much of her 16-year tenure in…

Read More »

Revolution Has Come to America


How does a nation lose its freedom? One way, of course is through foreign conquest. History is filled with examples of nations being subjugated and enslaved by foreign tyranny. Today, in the United States, Americans are not losing their liberty to a foreign power, but to domestic revolutionaries. The revolutionaries are willing to use force, as they showed in the…

Read More »

What is the “Two-State Solution” About?


Last week, after the House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved the supplemental spending bill for the Iron Dome program, everyone from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the Biden White House, to Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, quickly proclaimed bipartisan support in Washington for the US-Israel alliance is as strong as it ever was. Unfortunately, even before the…

Read More »

Israel’s “Blame My Predecessor” Iran Strategy


Last week, Foreign Policy magazine published an interview with Defense Minister Benny Gantz. In it, Gantz said that Israel has dropped its opposition to the Biden administration’s plan to return to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. With Gantz’s statement, the full expanse of the Lapid-Gantz-Bennett government’s strategy for contending with Iran’s nuclear program has come into view. And it…

Read More »