Prof. Steven Plaut

Have the Palestinian Arabs Already Recognized Israel?

Kerry claims that Yassir Arafat actually recognized Israel twice as a Jewish state., 3/15/2014, 8:11 PM

On the 'Tikkun Olam' Fetish

Jews are nowhere commanded to "repair the world." in Judaism it is the job of Jews to repair the Jews - a not inconsiderable task - not to repair the world. , 12/22/2013, 6:03 AM

David Newman's McCarthyist Assault on Im Tirtzu

Leftist Dean Newman of Ben Gurion University found his chance to get back at Im Tirtzu Zionist Students Organization, after a controversial court ruling., 10/6/2013, 3:40 PM

Adopt a Ba'athist?

The world's Left is doing just that., 9/1/2013, 8:12 AM

Defend Daniel Seaman!

Haaretz called him an abusive racist. See what you think., 8/17/2013, 10:29 PM

Jewish Lives are Worthless,Their Murder Doesn't Count

What is Israel's raison d'etre?, 7/29/2013, 10:07 PM

Peace Now Becomes Blatantly Anti-Semitic

Peace Now has advanced from vilifying settlers and the Israeli right to anti-Semitic slurs and libel against Jews in general. There is a name for that., 6/27/2013, 5:42 PM

An Open Letter to Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan

There are other apologies Israel's Prime Minister should be making., 3/29/2013, 7:40 AM

Lincoln a Leftist? He Would Have Been a "Settler"!

The Israeli Left has embraced Lincoln because it is convinced that, if Lincoln is regarded as a moral champion, clearly identification with Lincoln must lead one to support the political agenda of the Israeli Left., 3/10/2013, 11:22 PM

Questions And Answers About 'Peace'

A short guide to reality., 2/12/2013, 3:27 PM

Protect the Palestinian Arabs

How to protect uninvoled Palestinian Arabs from being killed when the IDF is engaging terrorists and, possibly, lower the level of terrorist acts., 1/29/2013, 11:00 AM

Hoist by One's Own Petard

, 12/29/2012, 11:14 PM

Anti-Democratic Israeli Left Defends Zoabi's "Freedom"

Free speech is a basic right, for leftists. The petition in the Hebrew papers makes it all clear., 12/27/2012, 12:23 PM

Maybe They Will

Wishful thinking is not the way to run a country - if we want to survive, that is., 10/6/2012, 3:36 AM

Israel Will Never be Small Enough

Welcome to mini-Israel. If you can see it., 9/23/2012, 5:53 PM

Shut Down Ben Gurion U. Politics Department

Israel's Council of Higher Education called to close the Politics Dept. at Ben Gurion University. It has not been closed, but this writer feels strongly that it should be., 9/19/2012, 9:30 AM

About Those Africans

Most Eritrean illegal infiltrators to Israel are Moslems and there is suspicion that terrorists enter the country among them. And if 50 African countries won't have them, are they also anti-black racists, as Haaretz painted Israel?, 9/10/2012, 10:14 AM

A Just Verdict in the Corrie Case

Corrie entered Gaza to be a human shield for Hamas mass murderers. On March 16, 2003 she decided to play chicken with a large Israeli earth mover. The most lasting image of Corrie was of her face contorted with rage as she burned an American flag., 8/29/2012, 3:04 PM

The Iran Lobby in Israel

A sarcastic look at the Israeli left's campaign to keep Israel from doing anything about Iran's nuclear plans., 8/19/2012, 9:43 AM

Bibi Peresyahu

The writer suggests that the prime minister change his name to Binyamin Peresyahu., 6/18/2012, 9:20 AM

Happy Nakba Day!

Original suggestions for greeting cards for nakba sympathizers, followed by the real origin of the word "nakba". Get set for a surprise., 5/15/2012, 11:10 PM

Leonard Cohen Takes You Down

Cohen is trying to pull a Daniel Barenboim., 6/29/2009, 7:14 PM

End the Illegal Occupations!

Lead the way and show the Israelis the light., 4/10/2009, 1:16 PM

The Ninth Plague as Peace Policy

Brilliant in its simplicity., 2/23/2009, 1:00 AM

On the Attack on Prof. Sternhell

Anti-dissident McCarthyism in Israel., 10/3/2008, 1:10 AM

Stampeding Jews to Support Obama

How? Discover some Jewish kin., 9/15/2008, 1:05 AM

The Georgia Hypocrisy

Where have we heard this before?, 8/20/2008, 1:57 AM

Terrorists: The Third Paradigm

If only Israel were to get serious., 7/24/2008, 11:38 PM

The Matron Saint of Terror

Will Corrie's parents take time off to speak out?, 7/14/2008, 11:58 PM

Nakba Means There's No Palestine

The real origin of the term Nakba., 5/8/2008, 11:55 PM

How I Defeated Israel's Dual Justice System

The "Israeli David Irving Trial.", 4/15/2008, 11:37 PM

The 'Racism Report' in Israel

ACRI is not a reliable source about anything., 12/14/2007, 12:53 AM

The Ford Foundation, the NIF and Bashing Israel

Financing anti-Zionist groups., 9/16/2007, 3:39 PM

Selective Outrage

When is it a felony to yell "drop dead" at a cop?, 8/12/2007, 3:25 PM

Support the Boycott! End the Occupation!

What goes around...., 6/1/2007, 2:02 AM

The 'Then Maybe They Will' Doctrine

The power of wishful thinking., 5/24/2007, 8:07 PM

An Open Letter to the Parents of Rachel Corrie

Your daughter was in a war zone as a belligerent., 5/10/2007, 12:38 AM

Discriminating Statistics

The worst lies are 'advocacy statistics'., 4/18/2007, 2:31 AM

The Ward Churchill of the University of Haifa

The Eichmann metaphor at Haifa University., 2/27/2007, 11:55 PM

About Racism

You would be forgiven, if you have been reading the Israeli press, if you were under the impression that Lieberman and his entire party are little better than Russian-born Ku Klux Klansmen., 1/29/2007, 11:40 PM

The Olmert Doctrine

So, let us see if we have this straight. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is outraged that a Russian millionaire paid for the vacations to Eilat for residents of Sderot because such vacations were, in Olmert's "mind," escapism, fleeing from the front, and abandoning their homes in the face of terrorism. , 11/20/2006, 2:01 PM

Affirmative Action Instead of Ethics

The Arab spokesmen say that the Arab students have failed to develop ethical awareness because they do not serve in the Israeli army., 11/6/2006, 10:02 AM

A Canaanite Patriotism

The Left has been denouncing the proposal for a "loyalty oath" as yet another form of blatant Jewish racism against Arabs. After all, we all <I>know</i> that many Israeli Arabs - and also many Arab members of Israel's parliament - are disloyal enemies of their own country, seeking its destruction and cheering on genocidal terrorists. , 10/19/2006, 10:50 PM

Professors for the Appeasement of Terror

200 lecturers and professors from Israeli academia (and some PhDs not in academia), are demanding that the Israeli government stop preventing Palestinians from the Gaza Strip moving freely to the West Bank for purposes of studying and attending classes. , 9/7/2006, 11:31 PM

When Will It All End?

The Israel of today is not the same country as the Israel of a month ago. The metamorphosis in the media illustrates it better than anything else., 8/8/2006, 11:24 PM

Why the Katyushas Are Falling

People have very short memories. Most Israelis do not even recall the events that have led up to the rain of Katyushas and other missiles on Israeli civilians this past week., 7/19/2006, 10:48 AM

Leftist Indoctrination at the University of Haifa

The course outline is crawling with postmodernist Newspeak and gibberish, about conflicting "narratives" in the Middle East and about "colonialism". The course outline by Yonay makes little attempt to hide the fact that Zionism will be represented in the course as a form of colonialism and imperialism., 7/11/2006, 11:02 PM


Don't want Palestinian civilians killed when Israel shoots back? Simple. Stop the rocket attacks on Sderot. Don't like Israeli reprisals? Simple. Stop the terror atrocities committed by Palestinians against Jews., 6/29/2006, 12:01 PM

A Master Plan to Defend Sderot

I hereby propose the organization of the Sderot Defense Forces (SDF). The SDF will be a militia entirely operated by and manned by the residents of Sderot. Its function will be to retaliate whenever Sderot is attacked. , 6/19/2006, 11:35 PM

Terrorism Without "Occupation": Lessons From Arab Pogroms

Palestinian terrorism and atrocities against Jews began not only long before Israel "occupied" the West Bank and Gaza Strip, but even long before Israel was created., 5/14/2006, 11:52 PM

Holocaust Remembrance Day at Tel Aviv University

Just before Holocaust Remembrance Day began this year, a group of leftist and "post-Zionist" radical professors at Tel Aviv University decided that the time was apt to show their own solidarity with Iran and defend it from American "imperialist ambitions". Really., 4/25/2006, 10:28 PM

The Jihad of the Israeli Left

Recent campaigns are in some ways more outrageous and far worse than the earlier boycott initiative. The newest campaigns are directed against individual Israelis in their private capacity and are being promoted by some of the most openly anti-Semitic of Israel's academic extremists., 3/20/2006, 10:49 PM

The Political Lessons of Purim

Haman, the villain of Purim, is thought to be descended from Agag, the evil king of the Amalekites, captured by King Saul. The Biblical injunction to "remember what Amalek did to you" is considered particularly timely in proximity to Purim., 3/13/2006, 1:48 PM

The Rise of Hamas and Decline of Israeli Determination

This in fact is the point of the demand for a "safe corridor," which would simply be the first step toward constraining Israeli sovereignty, armed aggression against Israel, and territorial dismemberment. , 2/23/2006, 2:46 PM

Speaking of Cartoons!

, 2/20/2006, 2:49 PM

Israel's First Amendment

It is now part of the job description of a member of the Knesset to promote anti-Israel terror., 2/3/2006, 12:31 PM

Why the Hamas Victory is a Good Thing

This may strike you as bizarre, but I have been arguing that the best thing that could happen in the Palestinian Authority "election" would be a strong Hamas victory. Let me explain., 1/26/2006, 11:04 PM