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Ron Jager

Global consequences of Obama’s denial

Obama has left America and most likely the rest of the Western World confused and angry., 7/8/2016, 6:36 PM

Israel's new Defense Minister: Perception as deterrence

Liberman's appointment may bring the Palestinian Arabs closer to facing reality., 5/20/2016, 6:00 PM

The bigotry of low expectations

All about giving blacks, Hispanics, and other minorities a pass on behavior that they would otherwise find unacceptable and condemn if perpetrated by Americans who do not belong to minority groups. True for Palestinian Arabs vs. Israelis as well., 4/26/2016, 5:03 AM

The Trump phenomenon

Middle Americans are trying to bring back what once was America. Cruz and Rubio, take note., 3/6/2016, 9:51 AM

Where is the famed IDF out-of-the-box thinking?

Adaptability, not efficiency, must become our principal competency for the IDF. While it is important to learn from the past, it is even more imperative to avoid the trap of preparing to face the challenges of the past., 2/24/2016, 9:58 AM

Think for yourself, Ambassador Shapiro

Shapiro has crossed the red lines., 2/13/2016, 11:46 PM

Palestinian Arabs are willing executioners

Maybe it's not the Jewish houses or the so-called “occupation” that are at issue here. Maybe it's the Jews. Maybe it's their Palestinian Arab murderers and their primal hatred of Jews., 1/31/2016, 11:30 AM

Unlearning the Oslo rules of appeasement

The new IDF rules of engagement are appropriate for the current terror wave. Oslo is a delusion of the past., 12/25/2015, 8:47 AM

Netanyahu should be vindicated, not villified during this terror wave

The prime minister shows commendable statesmanship in his responses to the threats against Israel., 12/3/2015, 10:05 AM

The National Resiliency Syndrome - not the way to fight terror

Leaders can be proud of a resilient population, but that has no bearing on their responsibility to keep people safe., 10/28/2015, 5:45 PM

John Kerry's fantasy world

The current wave of terror isn’t about "settlements", borders, or a desire for a two-state solution. , 10/26/2015, 6:12 PM

The Beginning of the End of the Palestinian Authority

It's just another failed Arab state., 10/16/2015, 8:00 AM

Danny Lewin H'yd: The very first victim of 9/11

He tried to battle the hijackers. In memoriam., 9/11/2015, 11:35 AM

Israel Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry.

We need to explain to the world that the people behind the BDS boycotts of Israel are the same people who are slaughtering Christians and they should be made to apologize for their actions, not us. , 6/10/2015, 6:45 PM

The Ethiopian Jewish Community in Israel

Great strides have been made by Israel to integrate Ethiopian Jewry., 5/11/2015, 11:44 PM

The Juxtaposition of Memorial and Independence Day in Israel

Yom Hazikaron, Yom Haatzmaut are back to back, and Yom Hashoah is only a few days earlier., 4/20/2015, 11:10 PM

It Worked for Netanyahu, It Can Work for the GOP

The landslide victory by Netanyahu is very much the response of the “silent majority” who are no longer willing to go along with the lies, the arrogance, and lack of accountability and taking of responsibility., 3/24/2015, 6:46 AM

Israel's Elections: Win-Win Scenario Won't Happen

The time is not ripe for change, no matter what the pollsters declare or what the press reports. And center-left parties and their leaders are simply unable to withstand political pressure when push comes to shove and simply back down., 3/15/2015, 5:57 PM

Review of the Purimspiel at the White House

The story of Purim is a good analogy, but treating it as a charade by young people., 3/5/2015, 11:55 PM

Obsessed with Jews

A common thread unifying the desire for the total destruction of Jews is shared by Islamic terror and Nazism, 2/17/2015, 9:38 PM

Netanyahu-Hunting Season has Officially Opened

Obama has reinforced the belief that he is a neophyte in world affairs by firing the opening shot against Israel's Prime Minister., 2/1/2015, 7:33 AM

Why Arabs Are so Easily Offended

We have let them set the tone and call the shots., 1/12/2015, 10:04 PM

The End of the Dependence on Arab OIl

The oil rich countries' ability to blackmail is ending., 1/7/2015, 6:32 PM

When Jihad Johnny "Comes Marching Home Again"

There is mayhem in store, not the "hearty welcome" of the famous Civil War song. , 12/23/2014, 5:21 PM

Elections: Why the Left Vilifies Netanyahu

The left's constant carping and criticism of the past few years and the sordid attempt to close down the pro-Netanyahu newspaper, have now turned into a veritable barrage of unleashed hatred. Why?, 12/8/2014, 8:29 AM

Responding to Darkness with Light

Response to terrorism is on two levels, one for perpetrators and another encouraging those who support the state., 11/25/2014, 4:23 AM

The Arabs Will Lose Jerusalem Too

Nothing the Jews do will change the undying self-destructive hatred of the Palestinian Arabs., 11/11/2014, 12:00 AM

The Elephant in the Sanctuary

Can you imagine a holier mission for our legion of Rabbis than injecting a love of Zion into their congregants - irrespective of each one's political orientation., 10/2/2014, 9:10 PM

Jerusalem Arabs: In-House Agents of Anti-Israel Agenda

The Jewish nation-state is illegitimate in the eyes of the main camp within East Jerusalem’s Arabs, whether or not a Palestinian Arab state is established alongside Israel. , 9/12/2014, 3:33 PM

One Big Step Backward for Mankind

Israel's right to self defense is supported, as long as Israel doesn't act on it., 8/8/2014, 5:03 PM

Hamas Violence: The Bigotry of Low Expectations

This absence of Western moral judgment of the Arab world, including Hamas, can only be explained by the acceptance of a lower standard of behavior for that population., 7/8/2014, 12:38 PM

Security Checkposts Save Lives

Security Checkpoints prevent terror and save lives, but the number of security checkpoints in the Central Command went down from 40 in July 2008 to just 12 in October 2012. , 6/24/2014, 10:09 AM

'Price Tag' Psychology

Revenge is not part of Jewish culture and the Arab world, where it is accepted, knows that., 6/14/2014, 9:06 PM

The Changing of the Guards at Celebrate Israel Parade

As a result of significant demographic changes in recent years, World Jewry is in the process of a changing of the guards., 4/20/2014, 9:31 AM

The Neophyte President

We must reject and condemn the performers, funders and investors who say they won't perform, fund or invest in Israel. We must expose them for what they are and call them delegitimizers and anti-Semites. , 4/1/2014, 9:13 PM

Breathing, Eating and Sleeping Israel

Israel gives Jews what no other nation on earth can give them, a sense of belonging, an extended national family irrespective of where they live and work., 3/11/2014, 6:07 PM

It's All in the Family

The political discourse with Kerry is voiced, heated, and personal. Why?, 2/21/2014, 10:39 AM

Sharon's Strategic Trade-Offs, Then and Now

Sharon's legacy is the acceptance of the idea of strategic trade-offs made under US pressure., 1/26/2014, 10:49 AM

The Significance of the Quenelle Gesture

The ‘Qeunelle’ gesture is nothing more than a Nazi salute in disguise., 1/6/2014, 10:51 PM

S. Africa Should Take a Long, Hard Look in the Mirror

Before boycotting Israel on trumped up charges, South Africa should start realizing that they are on the slippery road to disaster., 12/15/2013, 5:47 PM

Iran Deal:Open Season on Jews Who Oppose Tom Friedman

Israel’s opposition to President Obama’s policy of pursuing a deal with Iran infuriates Friedman., 11/24/2013, 7:28 AM

Lowering the Iron Curtain on the Middle East

Due to Obama’s bumbling and zigzagging, America has lost the Middle East., 11/5/2013, 12:06 PM

Europe's Anti-Semitism, America's Assimilation

The writer draws conclusions from the juxtaposition of both anti-Semitism and assimilation., 10/9/2013, 3:18 PM

A Sabbath Murder

We are not only dealing with the attempt to murder Jews here., 9/25/2013, 8:24 AM

Responding to Trauma in Israel

Ron Jager's opeds appear frequently on Arutz Sheva. This is his retraction of incorrect information that appeared in one of his articles., 9/17/2013, 9:10 PM

In Memoriam: The First 9/11 Victim

Danny Lewin, a member of the IDF elite volunteer commando unit Sayeret Matkal, fought the attackers on American Airlines Flight No.11., 9/11/2013, 10:06 AM

The Oasis of Middle East Calm and Cooperation

Primal Islamic rage has erupted all over the Middle East. Every day another report exposes the barbaric behavior of our neighbors, while in Judea and Samaria, cooperation grows., 8/23/2013, 2:28 PM

NY Federation has Its Own Boycott of Judea and Samaria

If New York Federation-funded agencies can so blatantly boycott children who have lost their parents and siblings to terror, why should we be so surprised when the Europeans adopt a similar policy of boycotting Jews? , 7/23/2013, 10:54 PM

Gush Katif Must Never Happen Again

Tisha B'Av is a time to learn the lessons of the past. And the Gush Katif debacle took place at this time of the year., 7/15/2013, 9:00 AM

Obama's Legacy

Only Secretary of State Kerry could outdo President Obama in being at the wrong place at the wrong time. And there can be repercussions., 7/8/2013, 8:19 AM

Held to a Higher Standard

Perhaps there is a left-handed compliment here., 6/28/2013, 2:06 PM

Annexation: Should Israel Make Her Move Now?

Among other factors, there is an unprecedented level of cooperation between members of the two nations in daily life, evident in shopping malls, in hospitals and in any taxi, restaurant and factory. It's not perfect, but it is a success. , 6/20/2013, 6:43 PM

Watching America's Back

The recent visit by Secretary of State Kerry has re-ignited obsolete policies and proven worthless expectations that preceded the new/old Cold War era that has returned to the Middle East., 6/12/2013, 10:20 AM

When All Else Fails, Lean on Israel

The world is full of "experts" who spend their time going from one interview to another. Maybe they should spend some time catching up on the news and then suggest another type of unilateralism., 6/5/2013, 12:52 PM

The Moral Burden of Living with Terror

Obama and much of the political and media elites in particular are in denial when it comes to understanding Islamists., 5/30/2013, 11:02 PM