Bewitched?'Enlightened' rabbis, High Court justices, research institutes, respected politicians and of course, Shimon Peres, oyyy, Shimon Peres – and all those who dream to be like them, all the flunkeys and yes-men – have bewitched us.
Framed in DumaIt is not at all clear that the Jewish youths in administrative detention were connected whatsoever to the case. Even if they admit to the crime and re-enact it 100 times. The methods used by the ISA make anything they say meaningless.
Choose LIfeIsrael's Channel 2 ran a program on the suicide of a person with Parkinson's, treating it as heroism. This act should not be glorified.
Hebrew Press: Cannabis as a SymbolLikud MK shares his feelings on a controversial bill to legalize medical marijuana, which has hit the headlines in Israel this past week.
Democracy and LibertyThe Gush Katif debacle showed that for the Left, the rule of law had became the essence of democracy. Not the values of liberty, but the values of governability.
Get SeriousIn the face of the approaching tsunami, we are all busy bickering over the proverbial tempests in the teapot.
It's a Good Thing She is in the KnessetThe MK who sarcastically expressed the hope that the PM was leaving room for the LIkud in his Livni- Bibi coalition, has the following to say about Arab MK Zoabi.
The Investor's Guide to the Political MarketThe solution is not to jump off the train. The solution is to progress slowly but surely to the steering wheel. That is how the writer explains his being on the Likud list. analyzing the elections and each party's potential as he sees it.
Position Paper: Part IIRead the views of the well-known candidate in 14th place on the Likud/Yisrael Beyteinu list.
The CeasefireIsraelis have to decide that their Jewish destiny is not an Iron Dome.
Attorney General vs. DemocracyOlmert is no innocent, but the Attorney General's office cannot be allowed to conduct witch hunts against elected officials.
"I Am the Master Here" - A Declaration of WarAhmed Tibi was not at all afraid to say on TV that he is the master of the Land of Israel. What does it mean that he was elected by Israeli Arabs? What makes Israeli Jews stand for this?
Get the SettlersIt is a crime to throw rocks at soldiers. But it is even worse to destroy Jewish homes in the Land of Israel, to drive families out of their homes and to decimate synagogues.
Learning the Lessons of Shamir's MistakesShamir stayed out of the Gulf War and let Israel be pounded with Scuds, but when a country deposits is existential battles in the hands of others, its existence becomes something for which it must pay.
Just Passing ThroughWhy can't Israel take advantage of its military and technological edge and see itself as a regional power? How could it have addressed the UN?
Who's Afraid of Israel?True, you are the legal inheritor, the son of the queen but you do not ascend to the courtyards of G-d, but to the courtyards of Uncle Sam.
The Faithfulness FactorI do not have to know A's occupation. And the exact measure of her cooperation is also irrelevant. Only one thing interests me: Was he unfaithful to his wife? Yes or no?
The Moral MatrixIn the sands of Gush Katif, Israel completely lost its goal. Without a goal, it is impossible to win. That is what brought Halutz to his inevitable resignation.
PerfidyIsrael annexed the Golan Heights. That does not seem to impress anybody: not the Arabs, not the Americans and, most importantly, not Israel's leadership.
Inverted Values in Beit HanounResidents of territory from which Israel is fired upon must know that they have two options: either prevent the firing or leave before their homes are destroyed.
Freedom of ChoiceAs tradition is the clear choice of the majority of Israel's population, one would think that the national agenda and the public domain would reflect the public's preference. But that is not the case.
The Next "We Told You So"True, Syria is transferring huge amounts of weapons to Hizbullah. But who exactly is transferring all the weapons into Gaza?
Bullies in Judges' Cloaks15-year-old Oryah Shirel is in jail indefinitely. But she has the key. All she has to do is to sign on bail; but she won't do it.
So, What is Your Solution?It is hard for a person who sees Judaism as simply personal observance to imagine a reality in which Judaism encompasses all facets of life and provides solutions to national dilemmas.
The IDF: An Uncomfortable AnalysisThe IDF is part of our culture and national ethos. But the time has come to examine its objective status, the role that it is playing today in the State of Israel and the Gordian knot between it and the belief-based public. Our future depends on our ability to honestly assess our situation.
Amona: Erasing the Shame of Gush KatifAccording to the IDF Chief of Staff, the Orange youth makes up approximately half the infantry forces in the standing army. In other words, this youth is the cannon fodder upon which the upside-down Oslo pyramid rests.
The Jewish Identity KeyNow that a major part of the opportunists have left the Likud, we will be able to stabilize the only leadership tool of the nationalist camp and to prepare ourselves for the Big Bang.
Patty Hearst Makes AliyahThe Israeli Patty Hearst Syndrome doesn't begin with Ariel Sharon and the Disengagement. It begins immediately after the Six Day War.
The Fool on the HillWe are now considered an irrelevant sector because we never really tried to be relevant! We certainly didn't take responsibility and propose that we lead the nation. We ascended the hill and sufficed ourselves with that. Today we have been cast as the fool on the hill.
If We Desire Life - Part IVThe very existence of Manhigut Yehudit resulted from the lessons learned from Zo Artzenu, which had in the past assumed leadership in the field, caused Binyamin Netanyahu to be elected, and found itself once again at square one.
If We Desire Life - Part IIIHow could we think that a Jew wouldn't expel a Jew? Have we learned nothing from the commanders of the Gulags, many of whom were Jews, from all the kapos, and all the others who sold their souls to the Devil? Even Moses was betrayed to Pharaoh by a Jew whom he had rescued from an Egyptian.
If We Desire Life - Part IIIf we desire life, we must disengage from this criminal band. We must understand what degree of evil we are confronting and not make use of their services.
If We Desire Life - Part ITwelve assumptions that collapsed -- and one that didn't -- and the lessons to be learned from them, in the wake of the destruction of Gush Katif and northern Samaria.
To Die or to Conquer the HillAfter four policemen dragged me away and dumped me in a bus, and after I took a last furtive look at the sun setting on Shirat Yayam, I said the blessing <I>Baruch Dayan Ha'emet</I>, made a ritual tearing of my shirt, wiped away a tear, and said: That's it. I'm not now going to beat on anyone else's breast.
Why Didn't We Reach Gush Katif?The remarkable mass of people that began to stream to Gush Katif could not really have been stopped by anything less than machine guns. Certainly, the fence of Kfar Maimon didn't really stop them.
Refusal to Obey Orders ? A Phone Conversation"I'm a Manhigut Yehudit activist," he introduced himself, "and I've read the booklet, <I>The Obligation to Refuse to Obey Orders</I>. Now, I've received a call-up notice for reserve duty - to guard settlements in northern Shomron."
A Sense of RealityNever before has an ethnic group of any kind received a country on such a red carpet. But, amazingly, the Arab state in <i>Eretz Israel</i> is not being established. It seems that reality in <i>Eretz Israel</i> has its own rules: It is directly linked to the wishes of the Creator. Whatever matches His wishes is realistic, even if the entire world is recruited in order to do the opposite. This is o
ReferendumOn the face of it, what could be more democratic than a referendum? Who can continue to oppose the uprooting of settlements after the nation has expressed its will so clearly?
Elegy to Ilan RamonIlan Ramon was something special for all of us. He rose above all the current disputes and represented links with the roots of the past and with hesitant hope for the future.
I Shall DecidePolitical movements are supposed to be the means of implementing ideology. Socialism, capitalism, nationalism, cosmopolitanism, or whatever - first comes the idea, followed by the creation of political tools intended to advance it. Every movement, regardless of its strength, that abandons its ideology will sooner or later also cease to exist as a political body.
A Danger to World PeaceThousands of Europeans, in an unambiguous poll, have declared that Israel is the major danger to the peace of the world. They are right.
FolliesTen years ago, during the merry days of Oslo, they succeeded, but today, the train is standing in a totally different station. Neither Sharon with the Road Map, nor Beilin with the Geneva agreement, are capable of reversing the direction of this train.