Ted Belman

Producing historical movies would greatly serve Israel's image

Israel’s public diplomacy would be greatly served by the production of historical movies., 3/19/2018, 2:52 PM

Trump's strategic vision

Trump does, indeed, have a strategic vision. And it is intended to keep Iran from getting the bomb., 12/2/2017, 6:32 PM

The Jordan Option - full speed ahead

The entire Arab world is discussing the conference and the plan. Over 150 articles have been published on it., 9/6/2017, 11:18 PM

Trump’s plan to defeat Radical Islam

Did Trump mean what he has said in the past?, 5/21/2017, 7:23 PM

To promote peace, Israel should not stop building

Building is the best way to bring the PA to the table., 5/7/2017, 3:30 PM

The step by step story of the 100 year betrayal of the Jews

300 million Arabs, their oil and gas exports and their one billion co-religionists mean, that It matters not what the facts, history, agreements, values, guarantees etc. are. , 3/14/2017, 9:00 PM

Will that be one state or two?

Neither is doable., 2/20/2017, 3:09 PM

Since when did the Palestinians become entitled to a state?

It is the UN that is violating law and existing agreements as well as ignoring facts. It is also invoking laws that don't exist. , 1/1/2017, 10:17 PM

"The all-time biggest Trojan Horse"

Every wonder why there are so many arab countries?, 9/29/2016, 11:03 PM

Transitioning to a new Middle East

The changes in progress, including shifting alliances and the Israel Turkey deal, have far-reaching significance for the balance of power and achieving quiet in the area., 7/11/2016, 7:32 AM

No Reconstruction in Gaza until Hamas Changes its Tune

What Israel's policy with regard to Gaza should be., 9/4/2015, 12:30 PM

Obama Believed that Any Deal is Better than No Deal

Obama knew exactly what he was doing., 7/21/2015, 10:05 AM

Israel is no longer a Non-Partisan Issue in the US

Today, for the first time, Israel has to make a choice - Republicans or Democrats., 7/12/2015, 8:18 AM

The Priceless Treasures on the Temple Mount

What motivates the Arabs is not their non-fundamental attachment to Jerusalem or the Temple Mount but their desire to prevent Jews from exercising sovereignty over both.Destroying priceless archaeological treasures is a way to deny Jewish history., 12/2/2014, 6:57 AM

What Netanyahu Didn't Say in Bar Ilan Speech II

Prime Minister Netanyahu gave the keynote speech at the BESA Conference held in Bar Ilan University last week. Israelis expected - and some feared - that he would use the venue for a major policy declaration. Did he? , 10/9/2013, 4:06 PM

B'Tselem Can't Be Trusted to Tell the Truth

The NGO's latest report sees Area C as already part of a PA state by rights. All the Jewish communities are in Area C and Naftali Bennett has suggested annexing it and giving its Arab residents Israeli citizenship., 6/13/2013, 8:13 AM

The Holocaust was Caused by the Church, not Just Hitler

The Christians were against the practise of Judaism and tried to convert the Jews. In secular Europe, the Jews themselves were rejected as a race. Hitler's foundations were laid in the 4th century, and still stand., 2/21/2013, 7:12 AM

Stay Tuned - Construction, Levy Report et al

Something seems to have happened behind the scenes vis a vis construction and the Levy Report., 12/30/2012, 9:30 PM

In Praise of Bennett's Partial Annexation Plan

All the Jewish communities are in Area C of Judea and Samaria and only 4% of PA Arabs. Annexing it makes the Jews subject to Israeli instead of martial law. Granting Arabs who remain citizenship has only a minor effect on the balance of population., 12/22/2012, 11:15 PM

Haaretz Newspaper's Wishful Thinking

Arutz Sheva reported Haaretz' headline claiming that Netanyahu will not endorse the Levy Report on the status of the lands in Judea and Samaria. The writer checked., 8/15/2012, 9:17 PM

Danny Dayan is Right-A Two State Solution is not Doable

A definitive answer to Seth Mandel's recent Commentary article against Danny Dayan's op-ed in the New York Times., 7/28/2012, 11:54 PM

The NGO Bill: Who is Being Undemocratic?

This bill doesn’t prevent the NGO’s from doing what they are doing. It simply aims to prevent them from being funded by outside bodies who are doing so not because they want to advance human rights but because they want to thwart Israeli policies. , 11/14/2011, 11:28 AM

'Occupation' Truths

Israel is accused of occupying the West Bank and these territories are described as “the occupied Palestinian territories.” Not only are they not occupied in a legal sense, they are not “Palestinian” lands in a sovereign sense. Here is why., 9/3/2010, 7:17 AM

Where is 'Palestine'?

Obama is misleading the world., 9/25/2009, 1:03 AM

With the Women in Black

"What occupation are you protesting?" I asked., 8/21/2009, 12:27 AM

The Shelf Agreement

The blueprint for all the interim steps, as well., 9/4/2008, 8:05 PM

Following Hitler's Playbook

The more things change..., 6/13/2008, 1:46 AM

Can Israel Resist US Pressure?

The US has made Israel dependent on it., 5/1/2008, 11:01 PM

The Grand Deception

You might say the Israelis were faked out., 4/14/2008, 11:27 PM

The Way Forward

The peace process is a dead end street, literally., 1/2/2008, 11:53 PM

The War on Zionism

Arabs want to replace Israel. They are not alone., 12/24/2007, 4:02 PM

To Save Jerusalem We Must End the 'Peace Process'

Our defensive line must be the Jordan River., 11/12/2007, 10:44 AM

Does Bibi Want Enough 'Reciprocity' to Kill Oslo?

The government acts as if it has no choice., 9/9/2007, 6:14 PM

Jewish Israel is the Key to Its Survival

This is no small matter. , 6/13/2007, 6:42 PM

Pollard's Unforgivable Sin

He unmasked US foreign policy., 5/27/2007, 8:15 PM

The Status Quo Ante

While Lebanon represents a significant defeat for the US and Israel, the Gaza retreat represents a calamitous setback. Not only did the touted benefits of Disengagement not materialize, but the military threat from Gaza increased exponentially., 11/15/2006, 11:27 PM

Israelis and Jews

"The Israelis" gave rise to post-Zionism revisionism, to the making of a state like any other state, to the peace process, to the notion that the occupation is the problem, not the solution, and finally, that the settlers ("the Jews") are the enemy of "the good.", 10/24/2006, 4:14 PM

No Ceasefire is Better Than a Bad Ceasefire

The prosecution of his war by Ehud Olmert's left-leaning government has been a disaster. It has been and based on the desire to avoid another occupation., 8/6/2006, 8:44 PM

The Peace Process is a Bigger Danger Than Hamas

The biggest threat Israel faces today is the "peace process", with its insistence on the Saudi Peace Plan. It is aided and abetted by Israel's "We Are Tired" camp and its "Let's Make a Deal" camp., 6/30/2006, 11:45 AM

Unilateral Withdrawal is Far From a Done Deal

Even if it has a mandate for "Convergence", the new government of Israel will not be able to execute it., 4/16/2006, 2:49 PM

'Occupation' is the Solution, Not the Problem

Firing on empty fields is not the answer. Controlling the fields is., 3/12/2006, 11:09 AM

"Palestine" Will Never Come Into Existence

The main reason Palestine won't come into existence is that the Arab Palestinians don't want it, nor does Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia or Egypt, notwithstanding protestations to the contrary., 12/23/2005, 2:12 PM

Christians, Jews and Muslims

These are battles between Christian Evangelicals, with some support from Orthodox Jewry, on the one side (Right) and liberal churches, Reform Judaism and secularists, both Jewish and otherwise, on the other side (Left). , 12/12/2005, 10:53 PM

Why Did Israel Agree?

We don't know the full extent of the deal, but we are told it includes an airport, sea port, and buses and trucks to go overland between Gaza and the West Bank. We don't know what rights Israel has retained to terminate the agreement, if any., 11/17/2005, 11:54 PM

Reject the Link

Discussions are taking place now regarding a link between Gaza and the West Bank. No where in the political or journalistic discourse is there any discussion of whether Israel should provide such a link., 10/9/2005, 9:38 PM

A Winning Platform

Labour intends to resign from the government soon because it wants more concessions and more withdrawal. In the next election, they will argue for more of the same and in so doing, they will suffer a further reduction in seats. I don't believe that Sharon will be able to start a new party that will defeat the Likud. Sharon has discredited himself. , 9/6/2005, 6:11 PM

Particularism Before Universalism

Are the citizens of a country entitled to preserve their ethnic or religious makeup or their culture? And who is to decide? The Western model says "no"., 7/10/2005, 9:21 PM

It Pays to Be Jewish

Just look at the affinity of the Christian Right in the US for the Jewish settlers and their fight to keep the land., 5/16/2005, 8:46 PM

A Silk Purse Out of a Sow's Ear

I have long argued that the establishment of settlements served the purpose of making time on Israel's side. That is, the more the Palestinians avoided making a settlement, the larger the settlements would become. This was the only pressure Israel could really apply. , 3/3/2005, 9:25 PM

Israel is Being Raped

It is clear that the US is in the process of raping Israel. Israel can either scream "rape!", or lie back and enjoy it., 2/6/2005, 7:48 PM

A Solution Devoutly to be Wished

I find fault with the Right in Israel because they offer no attainable solution that would enable Israel to keep all of Judea, Samaria and Gaza, but argue for the status quo nonetheless., 12/16/2004, 11:46 PM

Dissecting Uri Avnery

For those of us who have followed the career of Uri Avnery, we know him as an extreme leftist, a turncoat, if you will. He preferred to embrace the Palestinian cause rather than the Jewish one., 11/14/2004, 4:24 PM

What Will "Disengagement" Accomplish?

Assuming Sharon is able to transfer the last Israeli from Gaza, what will be the situation the morning after?, 10/31/2004, 4:12 PM

Beyond the Pale

In the Oslo Accords, there was no limitation put on the settlement of the territories by Jews. It was not yet beyond the pale. The Mitchell Report opened the door for this to be so when it called, for the first time, for a freeze of Jewish settlement. Who says that terror doesn't pay?, 9/28/2004, 11:11 PM

Flying in the Face of the Facts

The Roadmap, Oslo and UN Resolution 242 were all attempts to find a solution that the Arabs would accept. Sharon's disengagement plan is an attempt to find a solution the US will accept. They all involve a retreat by Israel from any idea of Israel retaining control of or sovereignty over Judea, Samaria and Gaza. They were and are premised on the idea that the Arab world will live in peace with Isr, 8/22/2004, 6:17 PM

Israelis Have Been Had, Again

When the Cabinet endorsed the Roadmap, it was subject to fourteen red lines. They have never been heard from since, even from the Cabinet members who demanded such red lines. Once again, Israelis were had., 8/9/2004, 10:01 PM

Transfer: Is It Legal?

I have long been discussing transfer of Arabs on the Internet, as I wanted the concept to be on the table for discussion at least. In addition, I argued that if transfer of Jews out of the territories is legal, it is legal to do the same to the Arabs., 7/20/2004, 12:06 PM