Dr. Martin Sherman


Benjamin Netanyahu – A synopsis: The good the bad…and the remarkable., 11/25/2016, 7:25 AM

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

INTO THE FRAY: Condell on Clinton

By presenting the divide between Trump & the post-Obama surrogate, Clinton, as an “America vs Europe” one, Condell understates the true nature of the dichotomy., 10/28/2016, 3:36 PM

INTO THE FRAY: B’tselem at the UN - Where are Israel's brains?

Has Israel become so “open-minded" that its collective brains have fallen out? ​​​​​​​B’tselem is not a human rights organization but a politically partisan group for which “human rights” are a pretext for advancing its agenda - Israeli withdrawal. , 10/21/2016, 8:08 AM

INTO THE FRAY- Obama:The blame Bibi bears

If one knows a storm is brewing, but takes no measures to prepare for it, when the storm hits, who is to blame for the damage? The storm... or those who did not prepare for it?  , 10/14/2016, 8:27 AM

INTO THE FRAY: Israel in Wonderland

​​​​​​​The demise of Shimon Peres unleashed a tidal wave of mendacity & hypocrisy that underscores the dominance the delusional dictates of political correctness have over political discourse in  (and on) Israel., 10/7/2016, 10:49 AM

INTO THE FRAY: Shimon Peres (1923-1985; 1986-2016)

​​​​​​​Paradoxically, it was not Peres’s successes – but his failures – that catapulted him to international stardom; not his impressive accomplishments, but the disastrous fiascoes in pursuit of his wildly unrealistic illusions., 9/30/2016, 9:20 AM

Imminent and ominous: The Facebook-Jihadi nexus

Tracing the growing confluence between the world’s largest and most influential public forum, the social network giant, Facebook, and the world’s most menacing purveyor of global terror – militant Jihadist Islam.   , 9/27/2016, 11:02 AM

INTO THE FRAY: Obama at the UN - Why he was right…almost

Obama’s UN address was an eloquent concoction of soaring rhetoric & banal platitudes, of statements of the obvious & of the obviously false, delivered with impeccable polish and panache. , 9/23/2016, 9:19 AM

INTO THE FRAY: Why Bibi was quite right...and dangerously wrong

Netanyahu is right to excoriate Palestinians demand to purge Jews as ethnic cleansing, but what are the perils entailed in them dropping that demand? , 9/16/2016, 11:31 AM

INTO THE FRAY: The perils of the one-state proposal

The one state formula is as hopeless as the two-state one., 9/9/2016, 4:26 PM

INTO THE FRAY: “The only relevant question…”

What next, now that the two-state solution is dead?, 9/2/2016, 12:00 AM

INTO THE FRAY: “Mowing the lawn” won’t cut it—my challenge to BESA

By avoiding confrontations in which Israel can win, Israeli governments risk backing the country into a confrontation which it cannot win., 8/26/2016, 7:49 AM

INTO THE FRAY: To B. Yaalon; cc: Dore Gold; Re: Security imperatives

What are the political ramifications of the security prescription authored by the former Defense Minister and the current Director-General of the Foreign Ministry? , 8/19/2016, 6:18 PM

INTO THE FRAY: The new “nuts”-Jeffrey Goldberg, the JPost and sanity

Allow me to refer to an article, “Why we can’t dump Gaza”, written in the Jerusalem Post, almost a quarter century ago-by one Martin Sherman. , 8/11/2016, 7:38 PM

INTO THE FRAY: What!!!???????

There is every reason, both “concretely & in principle”, why the idea of Jews living in a Palestinian-Arab state, under Palestinian-Arab sovereignty, is unacceptable., 8/5/2016, 6:03 AM

INTO THE FRAY: Duma-one year (and three arson attacks) later

With continuing unsolved arson attacks in Duma, seven months after a coerced confession & an indictment wildly at odds with eyewitness accounts, troubling questions must be raised.   , 7/29/2016, 3:17 PM

INTO THE FRAY:What if the GOP wins?

Potential payoffs and pitfalls for Israel, as although changes in the Republican platform are a welcome development, they create new challenges for Israel & much depends on how it meets them.  , 7/22/2016, 1:00 PM

INTO THE FRAY: Israel and US liberal Jews

The real reasons for the rift: Incredibly, according to Israel’s “liberal” detractors,  the only remedy for Israel’s “democracy deficit” is to establish yet another Muslim-majority tyranny., 7/15/2016, 8:21 AM

Food for thought

The author has an alternative paradigm for the middle east conflict. It does not include another failed Arab state., 7/8/2016, 2:40 PM

INTO THE FRAY: Utterly unconscionable

The real reason for the rupture of relations with Turkey is not because of anything Israel has (or has not) done. It is a result of what Turkey has become., 7/1/2016, 3:53 PM

INTO THE FRAY: Egregious Ehud

Rather than an indictment of the ruling coalition, Barak’s recent “fire and brimstone” address was a harsh condemnation of the Israeli electorate for its infuriatingly stubborn refusal to disregard past experience. , 6/24/2016, 7:52 AM

INTO THE FRAY: Imbecility squared – Part 2

With changing patterns of Arab enmity, the major challenge to Israel’s existence as the Jewish nation-state is no longer repulsing invasion, but resisting attrition., 6/17/2016, 9:30 AM

INTO THE FRAY: Imbecility squared – Part 1

“Commanders for Israel’s Security” are a group I would much rather respect than ridicule, but drivel is drivel, even when it comes from men with an illustrious past and an accumulated 6000 years of security experience., 6/10/2016, 8:44 AM

INTO THE FRAY: Like manna from heaven - for Israel's detractors

Any allusion that Israel is somehow comparable to Nazi Germany is not criticism. It is a blood libel., 6/3/2016, 3:26 PM

INTO THE FRAY: Gaza: A port is no panacea for poverty

Hamas are not burrowing tunnels because Gaza has no port. They are burrowing them despite the fact it does not have one., 5/26/2016, 6:45 PM