Dr. Martin Sherman

INTO THE FRAY: Gaza - A “simple” solution

​​​​​​​Denying—or delaying—the inevitable does not make it any less inevitable, only more costly., 6/3/2018, 10:00 AM

INTO THE FRAY: Inane …Again! Tom Friedman on Gaza

Tom Friedman’s last piece on Gaza is a “masterful” blend of personal bile and bias, liberally laced with logical inconsistencies, factual inaccuracies and even blatant non-sequiturs, 5/26/2018, 8:31 PM

INTO THE FRAY: Swastikas over Gaza

Nothing could expose the true intent of the Judeocidal riots on Gaza border more than the Nazi-style swastikas on incendiary kites flown into Israel to set Jewish property, and if possible, Jewish people, ablaze., 5/21/2018, 2:17 AM

Iran and the chilling significance of the “No Alternative” argument

This week's INTO THE FRAY feature shows why the attempt to T justify the 2015 deal with Iran, as being the only viable alternative to allowing it to develop nuclear weapons, is both infuriating and disingenuous., 5/6/2018, 1:40 PM

INTO THE FRAY: Natalie Portman as a symptom

Israel must convey a resolute message to US arm-chair liberals who are staunchly prepared to defend their principles…down to the last Israeli., 4/27/2018, 1:06 PM

INTO THE FRAY: Syria-Reaping the storm Obama sowed

If surrendering US primacy in the region to Russia was the result of US passivity and inaction, the intrusion of Iran into Syria can very definitely be attributed to ill-conceived, active American policy., 4/13/2018, 8:56 AM

INTO THE FRAY: Gaza-The collapse of the "land-for-peace” concept

Israel must convey that it will consider the continuation of the “March of Return” an overt act of war, and all the participants in it, enemy combatants—who must expect to face all the risks that entails. , 4/8/2018, 1:41 AM

INTO THE FRAY: Lauder’s lame lament

​​​​​​​According to Ronald Lauder, Israel must be either perilously insecure; or demographically untenable. This is an utterly false dichotomy. , 3/23/2018, 1:59 PM

INTO THE FRAY: The progressives’ “uncompelling” case.

In pursuit of bipartisanship, AIPAC should strive to persuade “progressives”, not pander to them; to convert them, not coopt them., 3/16/2018, 12:12 PM

Gaza - let their people go!

A humanitarian solution to a humanitarian crisis., 3/14/2018, 7:24 PM

INTO THE FRAY To: AIPAC’s CEO - Picture the perils of “Palestine”

Palestinian statehood and a secure Israel are mutually exclusive goals. This was always the accepted wisdom in Israel - until the discourse was hijacked by the tyrannical diktats of politically correct dogma., 3/9/2018, 6:40 AM

INTO THE FRAY: The perils of postponing preemption

Israel is approaching a point when it must decide to destroy enemy capabilities, rather than attempting to deter the enemy from using them. , 3/2/2018, 1:25 AM

INTO THE FRAY: The police, the press and a politicized “Putsch”?

The unrelenting drive to bring an indictment—any indictment—against Netanyahu has long exceeded the bounds of reasonable law enforcement., 2/23/2018, 10:25 AM

INTO THE FRAY: Coup d'état?

Netanyahu was elected as the Prime Minister, not as the Pope. Accordingly, he should be judged primarily on the basis of his political and strategic accomplishments, not his personal morality, 2/16/2018, 1:28 PM

INTO THE FRAY: The Enemy - What the “Right” seems unable to grasp

The time has come for the “Right” to “bite the bullet”and give up trying to advance convoluted political prescriptions in lieu of the two-state formula. It is time to identify the Palestinian-Arabs as the enemy. , 2/2/2018, 11:30 AM

 INTO THE FRAY: Identifying the enemy as...the enemy

The entire issue of “Palestinian national identity” is a giant hoax, intended to be no more than a temporary ruse, until the Jewish hold on sovereignty in the Holy Land—any part of the Holy Land—is prised loose. , 1/27/2018, 11:03 PM

INTO THE FRAY: An appeal to Alan Dershowitz - Renounce two-statism!

The jury is no longer out on the two-state paradigm. Given the accumulating evidence, unequivocally demonstrating its folly and futility, Dershowitz must accept the unavoidable verdict of its failure, 1/18/2018, 11:37 PM

INTO THE FRAY: The anti-BDS effort: Symptoms or cause?

New anti-BDS plans target the symptoms but not the sickness. What to do., 1/11/2018, 8:53 PM

 INTO THE FRAY- Iran: Obama’s “signature” foreign policy endeavor...

The ongoing turmoil in Iran highlights both the duplicity to which the Obama administration resorted and the missed opportunity for a better deal., 1/5/2018, 7:52 AM

INTO THE FRAY - Obama: Worse than Chamberlain?

“Iran will become a nuclear power. The only mystery over how that will happen is whether Obama was inept or whether he deliberately sought to make the theocracy…strategic power.”- Victor Davis Hanson , 12/22/2017, 11:22 AM

INTO THE FRAY: A Palestinian State? What could possibly go wrong?

There is precious little reason to believe that any Palestinian state established in areas evacuated by Israel would not swiftly degenerate into a mega-Gaza overlooking greater Tel Aviv. , 12/15/2017, 2:51 PM

INTO THE FRAY: Israel’s ruinous right 

Perhaps the gravest threat facing the nation today is the twin perils of a dangerous, delusional “Left” and an impotent, incompetent “Right”, unable to decisively and definitively discredit it., 11/16/2017, 10:41 PM

INTO THE FRAY: The ruinous results of “conflict management”

"Conflict management has not countered successful Palestinian efforts…to change crucial strategic facts on the ground with deleterious long-term implications on Israel’s security.", 11/10/2017, 7:32 AM

 The “Jordan-is-Palestine” Conference-Why I agreed to participate 

Of all the “Right-wing” alternatives for the two-state formula, the “Jordan-is-Palestine” concept is the only not one inconsistent with the underlying principles of the “Humanitarian Paradigm.”, 10/13/2017, 8:13 AM

INTO THE FRAY: The Smotrich Plan-A step in the right direction, but..

Several flaws in MK Smotrich’s otherwise bold proposal will prevent it from achieving its long-term strategic goal: Sustainable Jewish sovereignty over the entire Land of Israel., 9/15/2017, 1:46 PM

INTO THE FRAY: “Conflict management”: The collapse of a concept

While Israel has been “managing the conflict”, its non-state adversaries have been enhancing their capabilities so dramatically that they now a grave strategic threat., 9/8/2017, 1:27 PM

INTO THE FRAY: The Taylor Force Act - Putting “Palestine” in perspective

The Palestinian population is not some hapless victim of the terror groups, but the very crucible from which they emerged., 9/1/2017, 12:03 PM

INTO THE FRAY: Neo-unilateralism – Futile, fatal folly

New calls for unilateral withdrawal are both pernicious—because of the calamitous consequences it will precipitate—and puerile—because of the naïve hope that it will not., 8/18/2017, 8:43 AM

INTO THE FRAY: The Humanitarian Paradigm (Part II) 

Hobson’s choice for Israel. By rigorous process of elimination, we are left with the Humanitarian Paradigm, as the only possible policy prescription able to adequately address the imperatives needed to preserve Israel as the nation state of Jews. , 8/11/2017, 7:00 AM

'Hell is truth seen too late'

On truth and the Arab-Israeli conflict in an interview with L'Informale: "We need strategic public diplomacy effort funded by least 1% of state budget.", 8/7/2017, 11:59 AM

INTO THE FRAY: The Humanitarian Paradigm- Hobson’s Choice for Israel

Only one policy paradigm can sustain Israel as the nation-state of the Jews and prevent it becoming untenable either geographically or demographically—or both. , 8/4/2017, 4:29 PM

INTO THE FRAY -The Temple Mount: No longer in our hands?

As a non-observant Jew I was always skeptical towards the claim of my more devout kin-folk that the Temple Mount was the key to the maintenance of Jewish sovereignty over Israel. I was wrong!, 7/28/2017, 2:38 PM

INTO THE FRAY: Temple Mount attack-the demise of the “1-state” theory

After seven decades living under Israeli sovereignty, and over half a century after military rule over the Arab population was abolished, anti-Israel enmity is alive and kicking among Israeli Arabs., 7/21/2017, 6:39 AM

INTO THE FRAY: Israel’s disloyal—and dishonest—opposition

It is time for representatives of the Israeli Left to come to terms with the idea that people who think differently to them are just as legitimate as those who look different to them , 6/30/2017, 4:44 PM

INTO THE FRAY- Gaza:The ultimate indictment of “two-statism”

The real humanitarian solution to the plight of Gaza lies not in its reconstruction, but in its deconstruction., 6/23/2017, 11:34 AM

INTO THE FRAY - Bennett’s academic code: Right idea, wrong strategy

In-depth 2013 study: “Israeli academics have been free to engage in ‘nazification’ of Israel., 6/16/2017, 2:41 PM

INTO THE FRAY: The Humanitarian Paradigm - Answering FAQs (Part 2)

Sequel to the dispelling of  doubts regarding the feasibility - and morality - of largescale, financially incentivized emigration as the only non-kinetic approach for resolution of the Israel-Palestinian impasse., 6/9/2017, 6:48 AM

INTO THE FRAY: The Humanitarian Paradigm - Answering FAQs (Part 1)

Dispelling doubts as to the feasibility (and morality) of largescale, financially incentivized emigration as the only non-kinetic approach to resolve the Israel-Palestinian impasse. , 6/2/2017, 5:25 PM

INTO THE FRAY: Why Palestinian statehood obviates Israeli victory

Responding to Daniel Pipes: For fruits of Israeli victory to endure, any post-victory reality must preclude a self-governing Palestinian entity, which would always be subjected to external incitement to fight the Jewish “intruders.”  , 5/19/2017, 12:10 AM

INTO THE FRAY: Precursor for victory - A diplomatic “Iron-Dome”

Israel requires a massive strategic public diplomacy offensive to generate the freedom of action required for victory-oriented policy., 5/12/2017, 12:51 PM

The Congressional Israel Victory Caucus - Actionable alternatives

CIVC holds that peace can only be achieved by an unequivocal Israeli victory — and a commensurate unconditional Palestinian acknowledgement of defeat, 5/6/2017, 8:19 PM

INTO THE FRAY: The Israel Victory Caucus Kudos and Caveats

The launch of Israel Victory Caucus is an initiative that has the potential to be a positive paradigmatic game-changer in the discourse on  the Israeli-Palestinian conflict., 4/29/2017, 8:16 PM

INTO THE FRAY: Gaza: Let their people go!

Instead of pouring millions into inoperative desalination plants & rusting sewage treatment works, humanitarian aid should be generous relocation grants to help Gazans find safer, more secure lives elsewhere., 4/21/2017, 9:19 AM

INTO THE FRAY: The horrors at hand

Just as Hezbollah or ISIS/A-Qaeda affiliates may well have deployed in the Golan, had Israel withdrawn; so Hamas or other Jihadi elements may deploy on the highlands of Judea-Samaria if Israel withdraws., 4/7/2017, 8:31 AM

INTO THE FRAY: AIPAC - Touting tyranny in pursuit of bipartisanship

​​​​​​​Instead of trying to resurrect the decrepit zombie of two-statism in pursuit of bipartisanship, AIPAC would do better to assist in promoting Zionist-compliant alternatives. , 3/31/2017, 12:14 PM

INTO THE FRAY: Israel- Lost without a map?

It is difficult to know what is more disturbing-whether some ministers actually believe in the policy proposals they promote – or whether they don’t—but promote them anyway. , 3/24/2017, 11:40 AM

 INTO THE FRAY: Liberman-A dove in hawk’s feathers?

The perception of Liberman as an abrasive hardliner is due more to his blunt statements regarding the loyalty of Israeli-Arabs, rather than to any territorial intransigence regarding the Palestinian question., 3/9/2017, 9:11 PM

INTO THE FRAY: “Palestine”: Who has moral high ground?

​​​​​​​The “Humanitarian Paradigm”, advocating funded emigration for the resolution of the “Palestinian problem”, will be the most humane of all options if it succeeds, and the least inhumane if it does not. , 2/24/2017, 7:57 AM

INTO THE FRAY: Martin Sherman vs Caroline Glick – on Sovereignty

​​​​​​​Any initiative to apply Jewish sovereignty to Judea-Samaria  without a  clear plan for dramatic reduction of its Arab population will imperil Jewish sovereignty over all  territory west of the Jordan , 2/10/2017, 8:29 AM

INTO THE FRAY: Trump’s immigration edict-Obscuring the larger issue

For anyone who believes that the US Constitution is not a Sharia-compliant document, the issue of largescale Muslim immigration to the US is a grave problem. , 2/3/2017, 10:17 AM

INTO THE FRAY: Trump: Can Israel seize the moment?

Will the Israeli leadership remain captive to old molds of thought—thus proving a constraint rather than a catalyst, impeding rather than inducing, the opportunities the Trump administration may  afford? , 1/26/2017, 10:17 PM

INTO THE FRAY: Two-statism gone mad-a giant S. Lebanon near Tel Aviv

As their vision of two-states descends into irrelevance, two staters wax increasingly desperate &  delusional, and their policy proposals, increasingly unhinged & unethical., 1/6/2017, 7:00 AM

 INTO THE FRAY: UN & Obama-The Blame Bibi bears (revisited)

Despite being in power continuously for over a half- decade, Netanyahu has done virtually nothing to install effective mechanisms to contain and counter the pernicious effects of the White House’s predilections , 12/30/2016, 2:31 PM

INTO THE FRAY: Amona-A strategic defeat for Zionism

The impending destruction of the Jewish community of Amona reflects failure of political will and ideo-intellectual bankruptcy of the elected government rather than the inevitable culmination of a legal battle., 12/23/2016, 1:01 PM

INTO THE FRAY: Obama unplugged: What to do?

Israel must credibly convey that support for unilateral Palestinian statehood will not be a cost-free decision for whoever acts to effect it – or fails to foil it. , 11/17/2016, 9:15 PM

INTO THE FRAY: The elections: Respite - not redemption

For America, and everything that made it America, the results of Tuesday’s election are a welcome and necessary  respite - but are far from being a lasting redemption., 11/11/2016, 12:44 PM

INTO THE FRAY:The elections are for President—not Pope

​​​​​​​Sadly the most consequential elections in modern history may well be decided because of the most inconsequential reasons. , 11/4/2016, 1:44 PM