A Dangerous System of GovernmentThe cabinet will soon vote on Avigdor Lieberman's government reform bill. It is a dangerous bill tailored to Lieberman's personal ambitions.
Complicit in MurderEven though Israel is the most bloodied victim of Arab terrorism, Israeli governments have been patronizing terrorists for more than two decades.
Election Rules MatterIn 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.
The Other Crime of Ariel SharonWhat 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.
Courage and HonorLeaving 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.
A Jewish Foreign Policy - Part IIIsrael, 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.
A Jewish Foreign Policy - Part IIt 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.
The Likud and Honest ArikThe 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.
The "Lynching" of Shimshon CytrynShimshon 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.
Intellectual Terrorism Strikes IsraelOn 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.
The Day AfterIf 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.
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?
Not for the SpinelessIsrael 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.
The Awakening of Yosef GoellTheir 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.
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.
Dwelling in DenialWhile 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.
A Message to Friends of IsraelShall 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.
QuestionsAre you fed up with the host of politicians, academics and journalists who expatiate <I>ad nauseum</I> on Israel and its conflict with the Arabs or Muslims who call themselves "Palestinians"?
My Fellow AmericansI write to you from Jerusalem, where I have lived for almost 28 years punctuated by frequent lectures in the United States. I write to you as a former officer in the United States Air Force, as one who has some knowledge of war - and make no mistake, we Americans are at war, a war far more complicated and more difficult than the World Wars of the twentieth century.
Fool or Fraud?Upon learning of what Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has accomplished in his meeting with President George W. Bush, I found myself wondering whether Mr. Sharon is a fool or a fraud.
Right-Wing Folly and TreacheryIt took a reputed right-winger, Menachem Begin, to initiate the logically and empirically flawed policy of territory-for-peace. I say "logically" because that policy requires Israel to relinquish territory whenever the Arabs threaten war. I say "empirically" because that policy simply ignores the 1,400-year record of the mendacity and militancy of Arab-Islamic culture, its contempt and hatred of "
From George Orwell to Caroline GlickGeorge Orwell's insight into the mentality of England's left-wing intelligentsia very much applies to their Israeli counterparts, as Caroline Glick recently learned.
The Real AntagonistArafat rejected this incredible offer not because that wily despot is dedicated to Israel's total annihilation - which he is; no, the basic reason is that Arafat is merely a proxy of Egypt. It is Egypt that will not accept the establishment of a Palestinian state, for that would hinder its own designs on the Land of Israel.
Sharon v. the PeopleThere is a great deal of disinformation floating around the United States and Europe concerning the people of Israel. I refer to the mischievous report that a majority of the Jews in this country support a Palestinian state.
Degradation and RedemptionAny sensitive soul knows that Israel is daily suffering humiliation. The murder or maiming of every Jew bears witness to this fact. But the murder and maiming of Jews is the consequence, directly or indirectly, of the degraded character of Israel?s government.
Behind the Sharon ?Peace? PlanThis is going to be a short article, folks, if only because there?s nothing behind the ?peace? plan that Prime Minister Ariel Sharon presented at the recent Herzilya Conference ? nothing besides intellectual flap-doodle and moral cowardice.
Netanyahu?s ObscurantismDuring his speech at the recent Herzliya Conference, Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared: ?The Declaration of Independence depicts Israel as both Jewish and democratic.? Let us examine this statement.
Sharon Then and NowWhat did Ariel Sharon think of Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres in March 1995, and why is it significant to know this?
Urgently Needed: Jews for a Godly IsraelAll honor to Zionist organizations for a ?strong? as well as for a ?safe? Israel. They have exposed the duplicitous and deadly nature of the Oslo peace process. But do they adequately understand what will make Israel safe and strong? Indeed, perhaps their emphasis on a ?safe? or ?strong? Israel is counterproductive; perhaps such emphasis obscures the one thing needed to make Israel safe and strong
Regime Change in IsraelDuring the January 2003 national election campaign, I warned, as head of the Yamin Israel party, that the paramount issue confronting Israel was not a Palestinian state, but the diminishing Jewish character of the Jewish state.
In Defense of the <i>Haredim</i>The <i>Haredim</i> have replaced the late Rabbi Meir Kahane as the <i>bette noir</i> of Israeli politics. A word in their defense may be revealing.
Self-IncriminationOn March 31, 1995, when Yitzhak Rabin was Israel?s prime minister and Shimon Peres held the post of foreign minister, an article appeared in the <i>Jerusalem Post</i> entitled ?The Enemy Within?.
A Question of TreasonThe ?agreement? is, of course, illegal, since only the government has the authority to initiate and enter into agreements with foreign entities. Moreover, such an agreement is an attempted <i>coup d?etat</i>. In fact, it is quite possible that the Israelis involved in this agreement have violated the law of treason. I refer to sections 97, 99 and 100 of the Penal Law. Four kinds of acts are prohib
GutsFew people have grasped the dynamics of anti-Semitism as well as Vladimir Jabotinsky. His understanding of Nazi anti-Semitism applies to Arabs living in, or in proximity to, Israel. Sad to say, but his insights are also relevant to anti-Semitism in the United States.
You Don?t Reason With Despots or FoolsFaith in reason is the cornerstone of Jeffersonian democracy: ?Fix reason firmly in her seat and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion.? Rationalism is fine when dealing with sensible democrats, not with Islamic-Arab despots.
The Sword of the ProphetWhen Jews and Christians, as well as Arabs, resisted his teachings, Muhammad declared: ?I will instill terror into the hearts of the unbelievers,? and he urged his followers to ?smite [them] above their necks.? When the head of one of his enemies, Abu Jahl, was thrown before him, he jubilantly exclaimed that the spectacle pleased him better than ?the choicest camel in Arabia.?
Co-optationThe question before us, however, is this: Would the appointment of Arabs to governmental positions imbue them with a vested interest in preserving the Jewish character of the state? To think so is to abandon reason as well as empirical facts.
Murder in IsraelI do not believe another government in this world would tolerate the ideologically motivated murder of its citizens that have occurred in Israel since the September 1993 Oslo agreement. Nor do I believe the citizens of another country would tolerate such a government.
The Covenant of Death"Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it..." Thus begins the Covenant of Death, officially known as "The Covenant of the Islamic Resistance Movement" [Hamas]. To grasp the true nature of the war that is being waged against the Jewish State of Israel, and not only by the Arabs in Judea, Samaria, and Gaza, let us examine this Covenant of Death.
On GratitudeAmericans are going to be rudely disappointed if they expect any gratitude for having liberated the Iraqis from tyranny. Let me offer Israel's experience.
IncitementDespite the savagery of the Arab Palestinians, Sharon publicly declared in April 2001 that he does not think in ?black and white? terms. This moral obscurantism inhibits him from doing what every intelligent democratic leader or general has done throughout the history of warfare: paint the enemy black and thereby imbue one?s own people and soldiers with moral fervor and confidence in the justice o
?Prime Minister? Abu MazenThis new direction in Abu Mazen?s peregrinations should not deflect attention from his periodic Moscow rendezvouses with his Communist mentor, Dr. Yevgeny Primakov, Russia?s most durable and talented manipulator of US/Middle East affairs. It was in Ramallah, in 1997, when Primakov told Arafat that Russia would be the first to recognize a Palestinian state.