Children Challenge the SystemThis month, two 15-year-old girls, Oriah Shirel and Iska Federman, were released from N'vei Tirza, a maximum security prison in Israel, where they had been kept for eight weeks. Their crime: participating in a demonstration in a neighborhood of Hebron, where they live.
The Bar Mitzvah of Israel's Right-WingRegardless of one's politics, nearly all agree that, undermined by a lack of accountability and rampant corruption, the political system itself has failed in Israel.
Israel's Policy of AmbiguitySomething new has happened in Israel. <I>Nobody</I> is talking about "peace", not even the extreme Left (like Peace Now, whose main activity is trying to prevent Jews from building in Judea, Samaria and Gaza). Not even the Tinker-Bell of Peace, Shimon Peres. The Oslo delusion, however, is not over; it has a new name: "Disengagement".
To Settle or Not to Settle?When Israel won the war in 1967, fortune bestowed upon us a gift, but there were strings attached: a large Arab population that considered itself "Palestinian".
Towards a Zionist AgendaThe battle is not over homes and hothouses; it is over the hearts and minds of our brothers and sisters. Even if we lose the battle for Gush Katif, we will not have lost the war.
Shimon, Sharon and the End of ZionismThe 'Oslo Process' was inaugurated based on secret agreements and understandings. Its PR rationale was "land for peace", relying on Yasser Arafat as a "partner". It was all a lie. Today, after thousands of dead and tens of thousands crippled, that <I>same</I> process continues under the PR slogan of "disengagement".
Why Israeli Communities Should Be in GazaDefending and strengthening Jewish communities in Judea, Samaria and Gaza, and elsewhere in Israel, is part of the worldwide effort against terrorism. Like it or not, our finger is in the dike.
The Angst of ApathyDespite all that Israel has accomplished in its war against Palestinian terrorism, the government is about to rekindle those flames by walking away from the Gaza Strip, destroying two dozen Jewish communities there, and condemning both Israelis and Palestinians to a new reign of terror.
Anti-DemographicsWithdrawal from <I>Yesha</I> may preserve Israel's Jewish/Zionist majority and its democratic system for a while longer, but it places Israel at greater risk from Palestinian terrorism. That is national suicide.
Fraud! UNRWA Exposed"The greatest obstacle to peace in the Middle East" it turns out is <I>not</I> Jewish "settlements," but the United Nations, and specifically one of its agencies, UNRWA.