Prof. Paul Eidelberg

Martial versus Democratic diplomacy

The basic difference: Martial diplomacy regards negotiation between adversary states as a form of warfare by other means, democratic diplomacy regards negotiation between adversaries as a means of conciliation leading to lasting agreement and peace., 3/13/2018, 8:22 AM

Why does tiny Israel nettle the nations?

Haman couldn't stand the Jews and neither can his modern-day counterparts., 2/27/2018, 11:13 PM

Why Arab-Islamic culture and democracy are incompatible

The contradictions between Islamic culture and democracy are fundamental and unchangeable., 2/20/2018, 7:06 PM

There will be no Palestinian Arab State

Israel is not the problem, the Arabs themselves do not want a state., 2/18/2018, 12:50 AM

Abraham Lincoln and our 'ancient faith'

The rights in the Declaration of Independence are called "inalienable" because they have been given to each of us by God, and not by the State., 2/11/2018, 7:00 AM

Is statesmanship possible in contemporary democracy?

Television has a way of thwarting statesmanship and its attendant rationality.. “Live” television compels national leaders to react immediately to international crises with little time to reflect, to consult and consider alternatives., 2/7/2018, 1:59 PM

On Islamic monotheism

Islamic monotheism differs profoundly from Jewish monotheism and that is the real conflict., 2/5/2018, 6:35 AM

Does Trump understand what the US is up against?

To understand the bizarre behavior of Mahmoud Abbas, one must realize that Islamic terrorism, is not a means to an end, but an end in itself.  The Qu’ran praises the Muslim who “slays and is slain” for Allah (Sura 9:111), 1/28/2018, 7:44 AM

Have the Crusades finally started again?

A short but inclusive report on the following countries which are the first to ban Islam.  See how the rest of the world is acting fast on the threat posed by Islam and its barbaric Sharia Law., 7/17/2016, 1:33 AM

Modern Liberalism and the death of civilization

How the same nihilistic liberalism that flooded US universities and later Israeli academia, resulting in moral and cultural relativism taken to extremes, is now living in a dangerous paradox of its own making., 4/26/2016, 6:06 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

A Mystery Solved

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

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

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

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

Netanyahu the 'Realist'

He does not take Islam seriously., 8/31/2009, 2:53 PM

Justice and the Loyalty Oath

Socrates visits Israel; indicted for "racism"., 5/7/2009, 8:57 PM

'Realism'

The new 'realism' means no end to the conflict., 4/17/2009, 12:44 AM

Dear Voters

Give me a few courageous Jews in the Knesset., 2/4/2009, 1:24 AM

War

Self-restraint as a principle of war is absurd., 1/19/2009, 10:02 AM

Self-Restraint

"Havlaga" prolongs the war., 12/8/2008, 11:53 PM

Are There No Men in the Knesset?

I wonder about Israel's right wing., 7/15/2008, 11:27 PM

A Matter of Courage

Oslo as not a place so much as a state of mind., 6/15/2008, 11:43 PM

On Corruption and Treason

Israel's political system promotes coruption, 6/4/2008, 2:49 PM

Vital Questions for MK Arieh Eldad

Many people look to him as a possible leader., 4/13/2008, 5:22 PM

Eureka!

Let us credit Professor Yehezkel Dror., 2/11/2008, 1:48 AM

In Defense of Rabbi Wolpe

Objective assessment of the Penal Law on treason., 1/9/2008, 6:52 PM

Elitism

Of the essence of Israeli politics., 12/12/2007, 5:42 PM

Netanyahu's Position on a Palestinian State

In October of 1998, Bibi revealed his position., 10/19/2007, 1:58 AM

The War Between Jews and Jews

Jewish ignoramuses are the greatest anti-Semites., 8/30/2007, 2:07 AM

A Non-Jew Becomes President of Israel

Does the title of this article appear outlandish?, 6/15/2007, 12:42 AM

Backward Muslims and Stultified Israelis

When Islam meets moral relativism. , 2/22/2007, 11:44 PM

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

Is Israel Becoming a Fascist State? - Part I

Consider how the ugly head of fascism has appeared in Israel., 3/17/2005, 6:50 PM

Intellectual Terrorism Strikes Israel

On February 13, 2005, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon told his cabinet, "Anyone who speaks or writes against the Disengagement Plan is guilty of incitement." Mr. Sharon thus went on record saying that the expression of even the slightest opposition to his highly controversial plan is a criminal offense., 3/2/2005, 11:34 PM

The Day After

If Sharon's plan to expel Jews from Gaza fails, no Israeli government thereafter will pursue this iniquitous policy. The defeat of Sharon means the end of "territory for peace" - the folly and moral cowardice that have drenched Israel in Jewish blood., 1/3/2005, 10:13 PM

Muslim "Moderates"

Why this attention paid to Muslim 'moderates' - a politically insignificant number - when the United States and Israel are at war with Muslims? Imagine focusing public attention on German "moderates" in the midst of World War II. Wouldn't this be disarming? , 12/13/2004, 8:13 PM

Not for the Spineless

Israel is at war, a war for its very survival. One would hardly know this judging from Israel's Neronian Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon. Like Nero, Sharon fiddles while his country burns, but unlike Nero, Sharon doesn't know he's fiddling., 12/1/2004, 8:00 PM

The Awakening of Yosef Goell

Their use of children as human bombs to reduce Jews to body parts was not enough to awaken Mr. Goell from his dogmatic slumbers; no, it took a few Arabs to kill two other Arabs at Arafat's funeral to arouse that somnolent political scientist., 11/24/2004, 11:39 PM

The Lambs of Israel

"Thou shall not murder" would not be one of the Ten Commandments if human nature was simply benevolent. Indeed, the Sixth Commandment suggests that murder is a common tendency of mankind. If so, we should expect war to be the norm of international relations., 9/9/2004, 11:49 PM

Dwelling in Denial

While Ariel Sharon and his colleagues dither about "disengagement", and thus dwell in denial, the enemy from which the prime minister wants to distance Israel is accumulating long-range missiles. , 8/24/2004, 10:34 PM

A Message to Friends of Israel

Shall we simply blame Israel's foolish, feckless and faithless prime minister for the catastrophe awaiting this country? No! If Israel had a constitution with institutional checks and balances, the prime minister - and this applies to more than one of his predecessors - could not act as he now does without being impeached., 8/9/2004, 9:59 PM