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May 11, 2021
Why can’t the news media write ‘terrorist’?
Americans can’t imagine the panic of people who may have no more than 15 seconds to find shelter for themselves, their children, their elderly parents and the disabled. How can this be described as anything but “terror”?
May 5, 2021
The big Iran lie
Never mind facts, the Arabists cling to their belief that Israel is the root of all evil in the Middle East and that its mere existence endangers U.S. interests.
April 28, 2021
J Street and Abbas deserve each other
The group completely misunderstands the nature of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, buying into the simplistic “two people competing over one land” narrative. They ignore the psychological, historical and religious roots of the conflict.
April 21, 2021
‘New York Times’ is wrong and illogical regarding Iran nuke deal
Siding with Tehran, an editorial argues that the United States should offer to end most sanctions if Iran goes back to the terms of the agreement—one it never adhered to from the start.
April 14, 2021
Berkeley video on anti-Semitism is problematic on many different levels
One of the most serious omissions is the failure to describe the “new anti-Semitism.” This is at the heart of problems on college campuses, where BDS proponents claim only to oppose Zionists and not Jews, while calling for the destruction of the Jewish state.
April 7, 2021
A definition of anti-Semitism that defends anti-Semites
The Jerusalem Declaration is designed to defend proponents of BDS, including several of its signatories. In fact, it is manna from heaven for the anti-Semitic movement.
March 31, 2021
Support for Israel is still strong, even as Democrats defect
Sympathy for Israel has averaged 62 percent in the last decade compared to 19 percent for the Palestinians.
March 24, 2021
Faculty foxes guarding the campus henhouse
Professors who want to express what they believe to be true have the First Amendment right to speak on the street corner but should not be allowed to pontificate in the classroom.
March 17, 2021
The two Tom Friedmans
Analyst Friedman observes that the establishment of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Morocco and Sudan “could be game-changing.” Prime Minister Friedman wants to change the game by returning to the failed approach of trying to pressure Israel for concessions.
March 12, 2021
The retread problem: Exhibit A
I wanted to wait to see which Biden administration nominees would advocate a return to their old, ill-conceived policies. It didn’t take long.
March 3, 2021
Don’t throw MBS under the bus
Rulers of Saudi Arabia have been exporting their anti-Semitic, anti-Christian and anti-Western beliefs around the world for decades, but Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman seems to hold none of those views and is reigning in extremists.
February 23, 2021
Obama retreads haven’t learned lessons
President Joe Biden’s team plans to restore aid to the Palestinians—a return to the policy of rewarding them for their intransigence.
February 16, 2021
Iran nuclear deal must be a treaty
And new negotiations must be backed by a credible threat of using military force if Iran does not accept draconian terms to end the threat it poses to our national interests and our allies.
February 2, 2021
For Obama, Israel was ‘No Promised Land’
The first volume is replete with historical errors. We’ll have to wait for the second one to read how the former president justifies the failed Iran nuclear deal, his lack of response to Syria’s use of chemical weapons and his attacks on the Israeli government.
January 26, 2021
The Palestinian refugee hoax
The refugee issue is easily solvable if we return to the original definition that applied only to people who lived in Palestine in 1948-1949, not their descendants. This is the true number of refugees.