Dr. Martin Sherman

INTO THE FRAY: Haaretz vs. IISS-The anatomy of “Fake News”

Had Haaretz wanted to give a fair portrayal of my policy proposal, instead of alluding to 'Transfer,' the headline would have read 'Evacuation-compensation for Arabs: An answer to Israel’s geographic and demographic imperatives?' , 8/25/2018, 11:15 PM

Gaza - Liberman gets an 'F'

Liberman’s appointment as Defense Minister ignited expectations of a qualitatively different approach to that of his predecessor—one discernibly more robust and resolute. Sadly, this was not to be., 8/10/2018, 7:40 AM

INTO THE FRAY: Dangerously disloyal opposition?

If critics of the Nationality Bill have real concerns for the rights of non-Jewish minorities, the patriotic way to address them would be via a new Basic Law to protect them, not raucously denouncing the bill as “racist”., 8/4/2018, 10:56 PM

INTO THE FRAY The Nationality Law brouhaha

Israel will only be democratic if it is Jewish—and it will only be Jewish if it is Zionist. Therefore, it will only be democratic if it is Zionist i.e. if it is the nation state of the Jewish people. , 7/20/2018, 5:50 AM

INTO THE FRAY: The pusillanimization of the Israeli right

Astonishingly, having been proved entirely justified in its condemnation of the dangerous defects of the “Left’s” political credo, the “Right” proceeded to embrace it., 7/14/2018, 9:39 PM

INTO THE FRAY: Israel Victory Initiative - Quo vadis?

Judging by Israel’s reticent responses to the continuing violence along the Gaza border, the essence of the Victory concept appears to have made little inroads into the thinking of Israeli policy-makers—and even less into their consequent actions., 7/10/2018, 7:35 PM

Instability in Jordan: The impact on Trump’s “Ultimate Deal”

INTO THE FRAY: Who controls Jordan  is a matter of critical importance—especially in light of the grim experience of the “Arab Spring”., 7/6/2018, 8:01 AM

INTO THE FRAY- A port for Gaza: Infinite imbecility?

Hamas and its terror affiliates are not burrowing tunnels, flying incendiary kites and firing rockets at Israeli civilians because Gaza has no port. They are doing so despite the fact that it does not have one!, 6/29/2018, 4:22 PM

INTO THE FRAY: Elements of Oslo: Drug trafficking and high treason? 

The arrest of former Minister Gonen Segev, on charges of treason, constitute a regrettable vindication of my assessment of the man – over 25 years ago. , 6/22/2018, 7:36 AM

INTO THE FRAY: The IDF & Gaza: Soldiers or sociologists?

Has the IDF brass forgotten that they are soldiers, charged with providing military solutions to physical threats to the nation’s security; not sociologists, tasked with diagnosing the societal ailments of its enemies? , 6/15/2018, 1:16 PM

INTO THE FRAY: Gaza—The “humanitarian” hoax

The privation in Gaza is not the cause of the enmity towards the Jewish state. Quite the opposite! It is the enmity towards the Jewish state that is the cause of the privation in Gaza.  , 6/9/2018, 10:16 PM

Palestine- failing the test of history

After a quarter–century, all the Palestinians have managed to establish is a corrupt kleptocracy under Fatah and a tyrannical theocracy under Hamas., 6/6/2018, 7:40 PM

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:  A disturbing diplomatic debacle  

When India supports an anti-Israel resolution, while Croatia, Romania, and Ukraine do not—invoking ingrained anti-Semitism rings somewhat hollow, and alternative explanations are called for, 12/29/2017, 11:25 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: Sinai - The descent into depravity

Ironically, the case of Sinai, once held up as the crowning vindication of the land-for-peace principle is likely to turn out to be its one of its most tragic and traumatic failures. , 12/1/2017, 3:26 PM

INTO THE FRAY: But for the grace of God: Iran in Syria

Only by resisting concessions on the Golan, did Israel prevent deployment of Iran on the fringes of the Galilee; only by resisting territorial concessions in the “West Bank” can Israel prevent them from deploying on the fringes of Greater Tel Aviv., 11/24/2017, 3:54 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

INTO THE FRAY: Liberman’ pointless new home demolition plan

For its long term survival and security Israel needs strategic coherence, not haphazard tactical machoism., 11/3/2017, 8:41 AM

INTO THE FRAY: Decertifying Iran- A moral imperative. But now what?

As the experience of 2003 shows, Iran will only abandon its nuclear program if confronted by what it perceives to be a tangible military threat., 10/20/2017, 12:31 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: Oslo at twenty-four - Failing the “crystal ball” test

If Rabin had a crystal ball that allowed him to foresee the terrible trauma and tragedy the Oslo Agreements would cause, there is little doubt that he would have never agreed to its signature. , 9/30/2017, 10:29 PM

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: Touting Jewish ghettos - Moronic or malevolent?

Given the resistance to removing hundreds of thousands of Jews from their ancient homeland in Judea-Samaria, an egregious idea is emerging: Instead of evacuation, abandonment., 8/25/2017, 10:00 AM

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 - A Port in Gaza: Preposterous & perilous proposal

Hamas are not burrowing tunnels because Gaza has no port. They are burrowing them despite the fact it does not have one., 7/14/2017, 4:12 PM

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