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 3: Candidates, Stand Up!

To the candidates on all sides - tell us what you stand for, defend and posit meaningful positions, the kind Jews have always been able to represent. , 12/24/2012, 8:35 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

US Elections: Balance? Who Needs Balance?

In the Obama/ Romney race, there are clear and diametrically opposed issues at stake. Balance is not the motto., 10/12/2012, 9:42 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

Obamagnosis: A Sickness that May be Fatal

Obama’s victory in the 2008 presidential election should be understood as an "electoral" victory of the cynical doctrine of moral relativism over its opponent, the universalism of the Declaration of Independence., 8/13/2012, 7:21 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

Obama, the Honest Broker

American statesmen who pose as 'honest brokers' in the Israel-Palestinian conflict are perpetrating this myth to advance their own interests—under the façade of another myth, the “peace process"., 2/12/2012, 12:52 PM

The PIE Syndrome of Israel's Leaders

The PIE Syndrome is rooted in the simplistic idea that Israel’s problems can be overcome by politics in general and by "Correct Political Analysis" in particular. , 2/6/2012, 10:42 AM

Israel is a Relgious Nationality

All peoples are “inventions”, whatever their ethnic or national identity. All are creations of the finite and fallible will of men except for the Chosen People., 1/9/2012, 11:53 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

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

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

The Knesset for Dummies

How can MK's be elected on one platform and then blithely support diametrically opposed policies? That's because Israelis vote for parties, not candidates, leading to no individual voter accountability., 12/21/2009, 1:44 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


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


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


"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


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


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