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Prof. Paul Eidelberg

Why a brilliant scholar became ashamed of being an American

A normative Republic has metamorphosed into a normless democracy., 11/1/2015, 9:05 AM

Three Cheers for Bibi

Giving credit where credit is due., 3/5/2015, 11:42 PM

Beyond "Correct" Political Analysis

The truth is staring them in the face, but despite it, they continue blindly towards insane policies of "territory for peace." Golda Meir saw it long ago., 12/28/2014, 6:00 AM

Pluralism and the Clash of Civilizations

The West lives in a state of denial., 5/2/2014, 9:59 AM

A Generation of the Unteachable

Orwell said it first., 4/1/2014, 9:07 PM

Nietszche: Great Learning and Great Idiocy Go Together

Was Nietszche correct on this point? Israeli experts sometimes seem to prove him right., 2/4/2014, 8:03 AM

Religion Trumps Economics in the Middle East

Even if they knew Dr. Darawshe (see oped article above), it would make no difference to them. Medical aid and economics do not trump religion., 12/27/2013, 12:39 PM

Understanding anti-Semitism on American Campuses

17th and 18th century anti-clerical European philosophers started the downward slope from Old Testament values to post-modernity's relative morality., 12/18/2013, 6:00 AM

Obama's America, Going the Way of Rome

Barack Obama is a creature of relativism, even though, without logical consistency, this “post-American” president exalts Islam., 12/9/2013, 8:00 AM

Genocide: Dealing with Evil

Iran’s genocidal threat to “wipe Israel off the map” or “death to the United States” is not mere bluster. , 10/25/2013, 12:15 PM

Beyond Political Dermatology

Moral egalitarianism, moral relativism, the education of israel's higher echelons., 10/18/2013, 8:34 AM

Israeli Democracy

It is no wonder that so many citizens feel powerless to affect government actions, such as preventing the freeing terrorists or capitulation to Obama-Abbas., 8/15/2013, 2:08 PM

Governance and Accountability

The ills of Israel's electoral system and the maladies of its government. Timely, as negotiations begin, and timely because of the contrast with this week's Torah reading, Shoftim., 8/8/2013, 10:04 PM

Martyn Indyk and Moral Equivalency

How much hard work and stamina, how much self-sacrifice and heroism, are required in each generation to defend civilization against its enemies. , 7/28/2013, 10:36 PM

On Palestinian Statehood and Its Advocates

Why should any rational person expect it to work?, 7/12/2013, 10:04 AM

A Mystery Solved

Basic laws and basic pride., 6/27/2013, 7:33 AM

We Free Spirits

The conventional wisdom of Israeli politicians and their academic advisers is off the mark, says this writer., 5/12/2013, 6:24 AM

Israel's Strategic, Spiritual Dilemma

The basic problem: Whereas Jews prefer to be loved than feared, Muslims prefer to be feared than loved. , 1/8/2013, 7:40 AM

Voting in Israel Part 2: Needed: A Judaic National Goal

Israel must take her future into her own hands with a distinctive Judaic national goal., 12/22/2012, 8:31 PM

A Guide to Voting in Israel, Part I

James Wilson's political thought and its 'applicability' to Israel is mind-boggling., 12/18/2012, 10:50 AM

For Hanukkah: The True Purpose of the National Camp

How the National Camp can fulfill what he defines as its true mission., 12/11/2012, 10:39 PM

Against the Ceasefire: 10 Reasons Why It Won't Work

Demonstrable and empirically verifiable truths about Israel’s enemies., 11/26/2012, 7:56 AM

Needed: A "Voice of America" Aimed at Islam

With internet available worldwide, the U.S. could overcome Islamists through the media, but for that, it needs confident leadership that believes in Western human rights and values., 10/9/2012, 2:59 PM

Barak and Netanyahu - Politically Bonded Siamese Twins

Barak and Netanyahu behave as if they have learned nothing from the consequences of Israel’s unilateral disengagement from Gaza., 10/3/2012, 5:53 PM

The Perils of Semantic Subversion

An example of sematic subversion: By making peace and territory interchangeable, the language of "peace" can be used as an instrument of war. , 8/8/2012, 5:27 PM

A Call for Courage and Wisdom

Can the Prime Minister do anything significant?, 7/16/2012, 12:42 AM

Using Conflict Resolution Tools in Arab-Israel Conflict

The writer has sharp words for the suggestions and methods being applied to the Arab-Israel conflict by some current rightist activists. , 7/11/2012, 6:27 PM

Ishmael and the Temple Mount

From occupying the Temple Mount to taking over America step by step. What Islam is all about., 6/24/2012, 3:36 PM

Reflections on Israeli Democracy - and Mushrooms

Is the feeling of powerlessness the inevitable accompaniment or price of democracy?, 5/10/2012, 10:40 AM

Conspiracy? Cowardice? What Is Going On in Israel?

The writer suggests what may be up Netanyahu's sleeve in his choice of a coalition partner - and the process by which the courts might aid his plans, through an analysis of an interview with Knesset Speaker MK Reuven Rivlin., 5/8/2012, 8:19 PM

Sisyphus in Israel

It seems that Jews, like Sisyphus, are condemned to roll up the immense boulder of Islam’s fourteen-century hatred of Jews. , 3/13/2012, 2:21 PM

Public Opinion

What, exactly, is that "public opinion" that every poll claims to know? Prof. Eidelberg explains., 1/13/2012, 8:24 AM

The Light of Mankind and the Covenant of Death

If Israel’s leaders feared God (instead of Washington) they would not have made a covenant of death with the sworn enemies of the Jewish people - which is now coming apart as Hamas and the PLO come together., 12/25/2011, 1:19 PM

A Proposed Solution to Israel's Governmental Ills

A suggested method of minimizing what the writer calls "the harmful effects of fragmented, coalition cabinet government"., 12/19/2011, 10:54 AM

The Gingrich Expose-Why Did it Wait for a US Lawmaker?

Israeli leaders have simply lacked the wit and courage to tell the truth about the invented Palestinian people. How many Jewish men, women, and children have suffered and perished as a result of the failure of Israeli leaders to tell this truth? , 12/13/2011, 5:56 PM

Why Israel isn't Winning the War

Moral relativism and "purity of arms are not the way to combat Islamic taqiyya and were not the way Nazi Germany was defeated. The West once knew that., 12/7/2011, 4:35 PM

Diagnosis of a Mental Disorder

Democracy has replaced Zionism as the only justification for the State of Israel to its ruling elites and this has profound but hitherto unexplored psychological consequences., 12/2/2011, 5:56 AM

What Preserves Israel?

What or whom should we credit with the preservation of the Jewish state?, 11/19/2011, 10:07 PM

Part II. What Must Be Done to Win an “Unwinable” War

Let us transcend our present era—an era trapped in the trivia and transience of the media, which know nothing of wisdom and courage and of national pride and purpose. , 11/14/2011, 11:01 AM

Kill For Peace, Part I

Like the US, Israel plays by rules, some encoded in its own laws, in international laws, others in long-established customs, which are part of the West’s collective consciousness. But Israel’s enemies don’t give a damn about our laws and customs., 11/13/2011, 9:29 AM

Successor to the Nazis

No difference between the UN and the PLO., 10/1/2009, 3:36 AM

To Hell With the United Nations

Time for Israel to quit this den of iniquity., 9/9/2009, 3:17 AM

Permitted Treason in Israel

No less than six Israeli prime ministers, dozens of past and present cabinet ministers, and scores of past and present Knesset members are <I>prima facie</I> guilty of having violated at least section 99 of the law governing treason. , 1/31/2007, 11:18 PM

Why America Can't Win the War Against Jihad

College-educated, pseudo-humanists of the media have eroded American resolve. , 1/2/2007, 8:00 PM

A Dangerous System of Government

The cabinet will soon vote on Avigdor Lieberman's government reform bill. It is a dangerous bill tailored to Lieberman's personal ambitions., 10/22/2006, 1:07 PM

The Sacred Cow of Israel's Electoral System

David Ben-Gurion deplored Israel's governmental system. He deemed it divisive and discordant, as well as unprincipled and undemocratic., 9/25/2006, 12:29 PM

Complicit in Murder

Even though Israel is the most bloodied victim of Arab terrorism, Israeli governments have been patronizing terrorists for more than two decades., 9/18/2006, 10:36 AM

Election Rules Matter

In any country having democratic elections, the elections are not the most important thing. They do not ensure that that country is a democracy. More significant is the relational bond between the electors and the elected., 8/28/2006, 8:03 PM

The Other Crime of Ariel Sharon

What can be said of the Gaza Arabs who applauded the murder of 3,000 human beings on September 11, 2001? By rewarding those Arabs with Jewish land, Sharon not only rewarded murderers, he also made a mockery of the those people murdered in New York. , 3/6/2006, 2:09 PM

Courage and Honor

Leaving aside the complicity of Israel's ruling elites in the criminal consequences of Oslo, here I only want to expose the principal vice of these elites. , 12/27/2005, 11:56 PM

Jewish Roots of the American Constitution

The fifteen Capital Laws of New England included the "Seven Noahide Laws" of the Torah, or what may be termed the seven universal laws of morality., 11/30/2005, 11:53 PM

A Jewish Foreign Policy - Part II

Israel, the teacher of ethical monotheism is supposed to set an example to mankind. Therefore, Israel should not establish diplomatic relations with any tyrannical regime. To do so is to dignify tyrants and perpetuate their unjust rule over their people., 11/16/2005, 11:35 PM

A Jewish Foreign Policy - Part I

It should be obvious to everyone that Israel's foreign policy has been a disaster, especially since the Oslo Accords, and now, with Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's Disengagement Plan. , 11/15/2005, 11:18 PM

The Likud and Honest Arik

The Likud has contributed mightily to Israel's reputation as having the second - I dare say the first - most corrupt government in the developed world. For this shameful reputation, Jews are very much indebted to Likud chairman Ariel Sharon. , 10/31/2005, 10:42 PM

The "Lynching" of Shimshon Cytryn

Shimshon was libeled by the media as having perpetrated a "lynching" of an Arab in Gush Katif. Actually, the Arab in question, Hilal Ziad Al-Majaydeh, was engaged with other Arabs in a stone-throwing attack on Jews, who responded in kind., 7/31/2005, 3:41 PM

Is Israel Becoming a Fascist State? - Part II

Nothing so intimidates Israel's ruling elites than what Americans think of them. Therefore, to stop the Disengagement Plan, Ariel Sharon must be exposed as a dictator., 7/21/2005, 10:00 PM