Netanyahu’s Siren Call to Congress Must be HeededIt seems Netanyahu’s crime is not so much a breach of diplomatic protocol, but rather, opposing the Administration’s position on making concessions to Iran. But don't the American citizens deserve a debate?
When Fantasies Become PoliciesNetanyahu agreed to negotiate with the PA because Israel remains a besieged country and dependent on American support. But he can't possibly believe in what he is doing.
Europe's Hizbullah ProblemWhile fear of reprisal is both psychologically understandable and perhaps even morally defensible, turning the other cheek will not deter and has never deterred this terrorist organization.
Abbas' Moment in the SunAbbas may have opened Pandora's Box by claiming a pyrrhic victory on “statehood” without understanding the consequences of his actions.
A Leap of Faith - Hamas and IsraelWhile Hamas capacity to wage war has been seriously damaged ,its entire socio-political and educational system which is based upon this jihadist pathology remain intact and unaltered.
America's Middle East DelusionsFrom where did the Muslim Brotherhood credo come? Why did 75% of Egyptians vote for them? What can we expect in the Middle East and why have the US overtures to the Arab/Persian world failed so miserably? A thought-provoking and informative article.
The Tyranny of DeceitThe bitter reality is that for Israel, international legal frameworks provide no protection and no hope for justice. Instead, these frameworks are used to exploit the rhetoric of human rights and morality to attack Israel. Read how.
Iran: The Point of No Return is HereThe idea that the most powerful weapon on Earth is in the hands of the most irresponsible nation on the planet doesn’t seem to elicit any sense of urgency on the part of any nation in the world except Israel. There will be no 2nd chance for Israel.
The Middle East for DummiesHow does the other side see it? For starters, the West believes in fair play, but the Moslem world believes in shedding the blood of one's enemies and is shamed by their very existence.
The Cordoba Mosque ControversyA thorough look at what this mosque really symbolizes. It does not represent "the audacity of hope" nor will it assist us in avoiding another "misunderstanding" similar to that which "caused" two passenger planes to hit the World Trade Center.
As the Islamic Curtain DescendsShari'a Law is taking over Gaza and is being received with mixed feelings by Gazans. The Arabs of Judea and Samaria should take note.
The Roadmap to ExtinctionOn her recent sojourn to Jerusalem, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice announced her intention "to try to help the parties (Israelis and Palestinians) come together to look at how they can move through the Roadmap." Truth is, there's not a snowball's chance in Gaza she can do it.
Iraq, Iran and the Strategy of DefeatAmerica is discovering that the road to victory in Iraq runs through Tehran and Damascus. It is also discovering that a military strategy based on a ?limited war? doctrine and confined to Iraq cannot defeat an Iranian enemy engaged in a broader war of conquest.
The End of IdealismIn the five years that have elapsed since the 9/11 tragedies, US foreign policy in the Arab Middle East has shifted from actively promoting democratic change to the previous policies of <I>realpolitik</I>, which are based more on political and material considerations than on ideological, moral, ethical or idealistic concerns.
AIPAC and the First AmendmentOn May 23rd, Americans will have a better idea whether policy analysts, lobbyists, journalists, members of the press, newspapers or any private American citizen who leaks classified national defense information will now become a criminal.
Lessons Not LearnedWhile Israelis are calling for a two-state solution through a "unilateral withdrawal", Hamas is calling for a Final Solution and an Islamic state by "vanquishing the Zionist enemy."
Time for a Reality CheckJust as Leon Uris's epic film on the birth of the State of Israel (<I>Exodus</I>) set the course for positive relations between America and Israel throughout the 1960s, so the films now being generated by Hollywood on Middle East events will have the exact opposite effect.