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Ted Belman

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

E-1 is Israel’s for the Keeping

"Negotiations” implies and requires freedom to accept or reject offers. Israel has no obligation to accept offers or diktats she does not like. But that is in a fair world., 12/7/2012, 3:45 PM

Have Israel and Islamists Joined Forces Against Iran?

The claim in this article seems rather questionable, as Claire Lopez of the Center for Security Policy writes the author, but then this is the Middle East..., 12/1/2012, 6:06 PM

Anti-Semitic Qatar Casts a Giant Shadow.

It is bad enough that a small country like Israel has to contend with the likes of Qatar and their fellow travelers in the Arab world, but to have them embraced by the ruling elites in the US and Europe increases the danger to Israel exponentially., 11/27/2012, 2:01 PM

The Ceasefire Agreement is no Agreement

A close look at the wording of the agreement and what it implies - and doesn't imply., 11/24/2012, 7:15 PM

What Constitutes Self Defense - What Limits It

Whenever the Arabs want a ceasefire due to the fact that they are losing the war, they simply ask the SC for a ceasefire resolution and once obtained, Israel must stop fighting - but what can Israel do despite that?, 11/22/2012, 8:20 PM

What Should America Have Done After 9/11?

A recent book sheds light on the process of decision-making after 9/11., 10/28/2012, 10:33 PM

If I Ran the Zoo

The Circus McGurkus might be a better choice of Seussian name for the United Nations and United States, but this writer prefers likening them to the zoo., 9/28/2012, 12:39 PM

Oslo is a Double Edged Sword

Is Oslo good for the Jews or bad for the Jews? Read this and send us your opinions. We will post them., 9/20/2012, 7:31 PM

New Study: 'Preparing for a Post Israel Middle East'

The paper with the above title concludes that Israel is a strategic liability for the United States, continuing an insidious and well-planned erosion of US support for the Zionist state., 9/9/2012, 12:23 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

Understanding the Levy Report: US Protests, but Agrees

Read to understand the report, reactions to it and the nuances in what the US reaction did not say. Read also the writer's predictions on the effect of the report., 7/11/2012, 10:40 PM

National Union+Jewish Home: Party of the Future

Both parties are idealistic and nationalist, secular friendly, have young faces running for party slots. If they get together, wow!, 7/5/2012, 4:37 PM

Annexing Area C in Judea and Samaria

Judea and Samaria are divided into areas A,B,C by the Oslo Accrods. Area C has all the Jews and only 4% of the PA Arabs. Annexing it would place all the 'settlements' in Israel. Naftali Benett raised the idea at the President's Conference this week., 6/22/2012, 12:35 PM

Israel's 10 Year Plan - a Response to Dennis Ross

No one wants a deal that will put them in a worse position than they are now, Mr. Ross., 6/21/2012, 3:37 PM

Can Israel Defy the World?

America has always limited Israel's sovereignty, but something else is going on. In the last three years, the EU has encouraged and financed the Palestinian’s efforts to take over “Area C” by planting or building. , 6/14/2012, 12:53 AM

UNRWA was Created to Punish Israel

How did this become a final status issue in the first place? The international community has never forced the repatriation of refugees to their former country following a war nor spearheaded their claims for compensation., 6/6/2012, 7:59 PM

Demolition Debate Obscures More than it Elucidates

Just a few questions whose anwers might explain the untenable situation the government and Supreme Court have put us in. Untenable nationally, but tragic on a historic and personal level., 6/5/2012, 8:50 AM

If Only the Left Would Abandon Israel

The writer believes, like the left, in the rights of the oppressed, he just sees the Jews as the oppressed., 5/29/2012, 8:27 PM

The EU is Putting "Area C" in Play

The EU is taking steps to assure the PA gets control of Area C, which even the Oslo Accords put under Israeli jurisdiction and which contains all Jewish settlement in Judea and Samaria., 5/16/2012, 6:43 AM

Israel, Against All Odds

This is a good day, one on which Israelis woke up to a surprise unity government, to remind ourselves of what a miracle it is to have a Jewish country., 5/8/2012, 8:39 AM

Jewish Leadership Fails Us Again

American Jews maintain their support of Obama because of the way Israel's government presents itself. This is history repeating itself, sadly enough., 5/4/2012, 5:23 PM

PM Netanyahu is Playing it Safe

The writer explains why, despite his recent decision to legalize 3 communities in Judea and Samaria and contrary to the right's expectations, Bibi is focused on not making waves, rather than on asserting Israel's rights., 5/1/2012, 7:52 PM

The UN Violates International Law, Claims to Uphold It

The Council of Judea and Samaria suggested that Israel annex Area C which has only 4% of the Palestinian Arabs. Here is the rationale. , 4/1/2012, 3:33 PM

Zev Jabotinsky and Sarah Palin, in Tune

The common denominator for both of them is that they both took on the permanent political class, the establishment or the intellectual elite, whatever you want to call them - and suffered for it., 3/18/2012, 9:01 AM

Israel Fiddles While Syria Burns

Perhaps it is time for Israel to get off the fence, meet with the SDC and determine the bona fides of the group and the extent of its support, outreach to Saudi Arabia and see how to work on a common cause for a common outcome. , 3/5/2012, 11:57 AM

Things Are Turning Ugly in Jordan

The Government of Jordan is accused of a vicious attack on a beautiful Palestinian activist. , 2/22/2012, 11:39 PM

Hamas Denounces Jordan as Palestinian Homeland

There is nothing new in that both Hamas and Abdullah don't want Jordan to be Palestine, a development that would endanger both. But the present situation is volatile, Mudar Zahran's plan is getting publicity, and Israel - well, what about Israel?, 1/31/2012, 8:11 AM

To Haaretz: Israel has the Right to Build in Yesha

The complaint published in the Haaretz daily notwithstanding, Israel has the right to expropriate, build and subsidize in Judea and Samaria. , 1/11/2012, 2:17 PM

Re The Atlantic's "Myth of Undivided Jerusalem"- Part I

A little bit of history is in order so we get the facts straight. A little bit of accuracy on today's situation might help as well., 1/6/2012, 10:07 AM

Re The Atlantic's "Myth of Undivided Jerusalem"-Part II

What Israel is doing in Jerusalem and planning for its future is what will make it a city where Jews nd Arabs can live., 1/6/2012, 10:03 AM

Jews, Communists and the Democratic Party

The writer explains that it is no wonder that 78% of the Jews voted for Barack Obama in ’08 notwithstanding his pro-Palestinian and anti-American running dogs. And they may do so again., 12/25/2011, 2:30 PM

Human Rights for Israelis?

Sunday In Israeli Knesset's legislative committee they postponed a vote on the outposts. This Sunday is when you can make a difference. Read on., 12/15/2011, 12:31 PM

Much Needed: Checks and Balances in Israel's Government

The current Supreme Court is notorious for creating law rather than enforcing law as it was written. The bill Netanyahu scuttled would finally balance the court, not perpetuate itself., 11/21/2011, 11:45 AM

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

Is the US a Friend or Enemy of Israel?

The U.S. would be a real enemy were it to declare Israel has no right to exist. But what does its record show?, 11/7/2011, 9:45 AM

The Quartet: Obama Holds Netanyahu at "Gunpoint"

It seems Netanyahu is not prepared to start over again on peace negotiations and is prepared to play with the hand he was dealt. It is a lousy hand. See details below., 10/31/2011, 9:01 AM

Amnesty International are Lying S.O.B.'s

Terrorists vs. Gilad: Here is evidence of a disgraceful Amnesty International exercise in doubletalk and double standards. Shalit was a combattant. Those released for him were terrorist murderers. The laws that apply are not the same., 10/19/2011, 9:37 AM

Doing Obama's Dirty Work

The 'peace process', as abetted by Obama and the Quartet, will be the death of Israel. , 10/4/2011, 7:58 AM

'Rascists' and 'Fascists' and Miscreants

The left has latched on to the social welfare issues which are acceptable to most of the population, but don't forget their real agenda. That is part of what is keeping most of the national religious at home., 8/18/2011, 10:38 AM

Israel is Sitting Pretty

Don't worry, be happy., 7/6/2011, 11:53 AM

Fatahamasland is Here

Forget the false hopes, "Peace with Israel" is over. So, Bibi, why the freeze?, 4/28/2011, 8:48 AM

What "Illegal" Settlements?

The so-called 'settlements' are neither illegitimte or illegal., 3/4/2011, 10:53 AM

Israel--Don't Concede!

The Israeli government from time to time argues that the lands are not “occupied” but “disputed”. I submit this concedes too much, says the writer. The PA is trying to get settlements condemned., 1/16/2011, 2:21 PM

Peace Process Stuck in 1949

The writer explains how the US is trying to fit a square peg into a round hole, using used and useless ideas to reach an agreement. , 12/19/2010, 4:57 PM

Sooner or Later, We'll Say "No!"

Why Israel should refuse to swallow the deal the international community is cooking up for her., 10/7/2010, 10:23 AM

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