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Ted Belman

A new Middle East paradigm is born

Given the threats from Iran and ISIS, now is a good time to try to cut a deal. And the Arab League has not slammed the door on talking with Israel., 6/8/2016, 8:23 PM

Trump's "peace through strength" for USA also applies to Israel

The next American president may decide to dictate a solution, pressure Israel as the only party that can be pressured, and an Israeli response that is responsive and defensive could lose the day., 5/8/2016, 7:49 AM

Israel’s “right-wing” government

Is Israel's government right-wing or is it not? A look at facts on the ground., 3/14/2016, 10:56 AM

Can the UN legally impose a solution on Israel?

The EU and the UN want to substitute corporate imperialism for national imperialism. , 3/10/2016, 8:52 PM

Post 9/11, the US jumped from the Middle East frying pan into the fire

Obama is following the worst recommendations of the ISG, a group created by Bush, who rejected their ideas. They wanted to help the opposition in Mideast countries depose dictators. Obama decided to replace those secular dictators with Islamists., 12/29/2015, 7:11 AM

I fear for my grandchildren

The liberal politically correct moral relativity has taken over and the future does not seem bright. , 11/14/2015, 9:11 PM

Natural selection as applied to Jews

The knitted skullcap guys are here to stay., 11/3/2015, 9:30 AM

The Trouble With Oslo

All parties want to retain the Oslo Accords, but for different reasons., 10/13/2015, 7:50 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

Netanyahu, Kerry want to restart PA-Israel talks, but why?

There is only one way any progress can be made, but the other side will never accept it., 9/3/2015, 11:32 AM

The War against Zionism

The Arab world still hopes to put an end to the Zionist Idea., 8/31/2015, 11:33 AM

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

Jews, Communists and Democrats

The background to the overwhelmingly Democratic vote of American Jews. , 6/28/2015, 6:07 AM

There Oughta be a Law

There must be a legal way to enable Israel to be protected from defamation., 5/19/2015, 4:20 PM

Why are ZOA and AIPAC supporting the Corker Bill?

The bill does not do what it set out to do., 5/3/2015, 12:22 AM

Defenders of the High Court are Defending Their power, not Democracy

Resistance to the proposed legislation affecting the High Court is about protecting the power of the left and not about protecting democracy. , 4/29/2015, 8:18 AM

Netanyahu was the Author of his Near Defeat and Great Victory

Netanyahu found the way to return his base of voters to Likud. Now he has to do what he promised them., 3/18/2015, 8:55 AM

The US has been Committed to Land for Peace since 1948

The USA has been trying to force territorial concessions since the War of Independence., 2/22/2015, 10:30 AM

Bennett Bested Indyk and Buried the 2-State-Solution

Bennett told the VIP's to let Israelis decide what is good for them, because the people of Ashkelon and Ashdod, who had missiles raining on their heads, are just as smart as the people sitting in the Saban Conference audience., 12/18/2014, 6:03 AM

Going from Bad to Worse

Why from bad to worse? The two state solution mantra, EU boycott, PA unilateral moves, Obama's favoring the PA, but mainly what the Arabs say in Arabic., 12/14/2014, 8:21 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

Maintaining the Conflict

What would Albert Einstein say about Kerry?, 10/27/2014, 9:15 PM

Intractable Differences: Netanyahu and Obama

It is not just daylight between Netanyahu and the US president, it is an entire night., 10/5/2014, 5:08 AM

What a Mess the United States Has Gotten Into

The US has gone from being a world power to dealing wih ISIS. And you know who has facilitated that., 9/27/2014, 7:23 PM

Can an Agreement Ever Be Worked Out?

Gazans stand in the way of finding a solution for Gaza., 8/2/2014, 8:30 PM

View From Inside the Halls of Power: Israel's Strategy

Analysis backed by in depth interview with a leading expert on Middle East politics who is often seen at the Prime Minister's office., 7/25/2014, 11:03 AM

Plus ça Change, Plus c'est la Même Chose

Like Carter, Obama is “a man who clearly cares nothing about the survival of our state.”, 7/1/2014, 1:11 AM

Israel Can't Negotiate with PA-Hamas "Technocrats"

The US has decided to work with PA-Hamas, but that doesn't mean Israel should., 6/7/2014, 10:47 PM

Israel Must Continue to Build East of the Green Line.

Israel, by not conceding her right to build, is pursuing her rights - according to her narrative. , 5/12/2014, 1:47 PM

Kerry's Negotiations were Rigged from the Start

In an anonymous briefing to a top columnist, members of Kerry’s team slammed Netanyahu, empathized with Abbas, warned Palestine will rise ‘whether through violence or via int’l organizations’. The writer responds., 5/7/2014, 11:10 AM

Michael Oren, What Happens if We Can’t Make Peace? ‎

Former Israel Ambassador to the US has a plan. He just doesn't know the results., 2/28/2014, 3:51 PM

The US Should Cut a Deal

The writer's own idea for a settlement with the PA., 2/10/2014, 10:44 AM

Will Netanyahu accept the Kerry Framework?

Nothing in return can justify such acceptance., 1/5/2014, 9:44 AM

Kerry is Following Carter's Blueprint

A land for peace deal, as was done with Egypt, would be a mistake of historic proportions., 12/17/2013, 9:25 AM

How Israel Can Stop Losing the Propaganda War

There is a way to fight the good fight for Israel's rights and point of view. It is not happening., 12/9/2013, 8:13 AM

Israel Can't Count on America - Can It Count on Itself?

A list of historical facts that justify the title of the article., 11/30/2013, 11:25 PM

Obama has Transformed the Middle East

Obama has decidedly moved from an alliance with Israel to an alliance with the Islamists, the writer wrote in 2012. "Events" he writes here, "have proven me correct"., 11/29/2013, 5:16 AM

Letter to American Jewish Leadership

Do not let history repeat itself., 11/8/2013, 4:03 PM

Can Israel be both Jewish and Democratic?

How Jewish should Israel be? Why does the West recognize that democracy must be accommodated to Arabic culture world over, but not to Judaism in Israel? A thought provoking analysis based on Prof. Paul Eidelberg's "Jewish Statesmanship"., 10/15/2013, 7:42 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

Obama is Moving to an Imposed Solution if Necessary

The US says it is there "as a facilitator" and that it has an "indispensable role". But how does a mere facilitator play an indispensable role? , 8/14/2013, 4:29 PM

Israeli Negotiation Positions are Greatly Compromised

Diplomacy? It's a done deal unless Netanyahu insists on his terms., 6/20/2013, 4:08 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

There Are Many Reasons to Expect a War this Summer

It seems the best time for Israel., 6/2/2013, 12:01 AM

Pursuing the "Two-State Solution" is Pursuing a Mirage

What are the peace plans up to? Conferences and speakers., 5/28/2013, 1:20 PM

All About Peace Now

Israel is a democratic country, so public opinion matters - and an overwhelming majority of Israelis are against Peace Now. They are a fringe group in Israel, but they do a lot of damage out of it., 5/24/2013, 4:44 PM

Netanyahu’s Negotiating Tactics Need Revision

Netanyahu says that the Arab-Israeli conflict is not a territorial dispute. To be sure, it is an existential dispute, but it is also very much a territorial dispute. , 5/12/2013, 6:28 AM

So Bibi Wants to Trade Land for Peace

If that is the case, the Prime Minister is making a fatal mistake. Been there, done that., 5/3/2013, 6:23 PM

Israel's Choices: Hanged for a Pound or a Penny?

If Israel is going to make a move which upsets the world - and everything she does upsets the world - better to make it a worthwhile move. , 4/14/2013, 10:51 PM

Obama and Kerry Demand a Map, Not a Freeze

Israelis do not want a bi-national state. Nor do they want to give things away now and cry later., 4/11/2013, 11:01 PM

Don't Settle for Security Only

Security is not a basis for decisions on Israel. This land belongs to us., 3/23/2013, 10:34 PM

PM Netanyahu Has a Problem

The writer laces into Netanyahu, believing that the Prime Minister wants to govern with a broad coalition so he doesn’t have to govern from the right., 3/4/2013, 10:05 PM