Oslo LogicAn opposition is meant to present an alternative.
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.
Rabin and the Sun of the NationsI was considerably surprised. Logically, the more Rabin's path becomes revealed as a bloody fiasco, and as more and more Israelis lose their lives, livings, security, hopes and happiness as a result of the cursed Oslo Agreement, the number of oddballs coming to commemorate and identify with the man who symbolizes it more than anyone else should decrease.
The Closing Down of Arutz-7The national radio station, Arutz-7, was established against this background. The station's success gives striking evidence that there is a very broad public that has finally found a platform representing it properly.
Kill Him Before He DiesWe have never said that Arafat should be killed in order to solve the problem, although this is certainly likely to happen. We have never claimed that he should be killed for tactical, pragmatic, practical, sophisticated, security reasons, etc. For precisely these reasons all the people motivated by security, pragmatic, and practical considerations have always recommended leaving him alive.
Noah's Ark on Rothschild Blvd.When Ruth Matar of the Women in Green movement called me and asked me to speak at the demonstration to be held opposite the birthday celebrations of the architect of Oslo, I hesitated. What could I do - for good or for bad - near that criminal?
Oslo and the World Trade CenterWithout September 13th, there would have been no September 11th. The Oslo Agreement was also responsible for the collapse of the World Trade Center twin towers. Without the despicable handshake between Yitzhak Rabin, Yasser Arafat and Bill Clinton on the 13th of September, 1993, the twin towers would not have collapsed on the 11th of September, 2001.
The War Between Israelis and JewsThe Israelis have defeated the Jews, but it is slightly more difficult to defeat reality, or in other words, the Creator. The level of the blood in the swamp of the "Peace Process" overflowed its banks, and the Israeli public fled from the Left as if it were the plague. In the last elections, the Israeli Left became a secondary political force.
Between Likudniks and LaboritesSo what is the real secret of why the Likud leaders make an abrupt left turn when they come to power? The Left's answer is simple and apparently convincing: reality. In order to achieve power, the Likud leaders make rousing speeches to satisfy their voters. But when they finally get there, the things that they see from there are not what they saw from here (as Sharon declared).
Where is Vicky Leading Us?Perhaps someone can explain to me what a single parent mother is? A single parent family? I never encountered this term before the last decade. At one time, everything was far simpler. There was a family, consisting of a father, a mother, and their children. This was the natural and correct state of affairs. There were, of course, exceptions to this. There were widows, divorc?es, and other less re
Pollard and the Knitted <i>Kippot</I>Two people sought protection from the Americans inside the Israeli Embassy. One - an Israeli - was Colonel Aviem Sela, a senior Air Force officer, who served as Jonathan Pollard's controller. The other - a Jew - was Pollard himself.
The Rule of Law and Other CrimesAs a retired officer, I salute the outstanding officer Yedidia Bar-Nitzan, who has been imprisoned in Military Jail 6 for refusing to participate in the crime of expelling Jews from their land.
Tough Luck, You LoseThe journalist who visited Karnei Shomron intended to write an in-depth article. He wasn't interested in details of the Likud Conference and didn't even mention Rabin's murder. He asked substantive questions and our conversation became increasingly serious.
A Jerusalem WeddingThis week, a gathering was held of Likud members. About a thousand people participated, including about 400 Central Committee members. Five MKs and one cabinet minister (Uzi Landau) took part in the proceedings. All those present expressed the decisive opinion that the Road Map and the idea of a Palestinian State endangered the very existence of the State of Israel.
What Does Bush Want?Saddam is no more dangerous than any other Moslem ruler. Weapons of mass destruction are being produced in Egypt, Iran and Libya. Every Moslem ruler is trying to get hold of such weapons. Virtually all the September 11 murderers came from Saudi Arabia. Saddam is perhaps less dangerous than the other Islamic tyrants. Any prosecuting counsel in a criminal case who offered evidence of the kind produc