In Praise of Bennett's Partial Annexation PlanAll 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.
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.
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.
What Constitutes Self Defense - What Limits ItWhenever 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?
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.
Haaretz Newspaper's Wishful ThinkingArutz 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.
Annexing Area C in Judea and SamariaJudea 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.
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.
UNRWA was Created to Punish IsraelHow 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.
The EU is Putting "Area C" in PlayThe 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.
Israel, Against All OddsThis 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.
Jewish Leadership Fails Us AgainAmerican Jews maintain their support of Obama because of the way Israel's government presents itself. This is history repeating itself, sadly enough.
PM Netanyahu is Playing it SafeThe 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.
Zev Jabotinsky and Sarah Palin, in TuneThe 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.
Israel Fiddles While Syria BurnsPerhaps 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.
Hamas Denounces Jordan as Palestinian HomelandThere 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?
Jews, Communists and the Democratic PartyThe 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.
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.
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.
Amnesty International are Lying S.O.B.'sTerrorists 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.
'Rascists' and 'Fascists' and MiscreantsThe 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.
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.
Peace Process Stuck in 1949The 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.
The Status Quo AnteWhile 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.
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."
The Peace Process is a Bigger Danger Than HamasThe 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.
"Palestine" Will Never Come Into ExistenceThe 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.
Christians, Jews and MuslimsThese 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).
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.