When AIPAC Went AWOLThe senator who spoke of an intimidating “Jewish lobby” got a complete pass from that same lobby.
Arafat's Last Threat to Israel?The combination of Mr. Bush's stunning new mandate and Mr. Arafat's near-death condition will lead, I predict, to a quick revival of Palestinian-Israeli diplomacy, after months of relative doldrums, and to massive dangers to Israel.
Palestinian Descent Into ChaosThe Islamic proverb, "Better a thousand days of tyranny than one day of anarchy," has an element of truth, for life in the PA territories has truly become hellish.
Daniel Pipes RespondsThe management of IsraelNationalNews has posted below the response of Dr. Daniel Pipes to an article entitled "The Daniel Pipes Plan" by Yehu Ben Zohar that originally appeared here.
Israel's Wayward Prime MinistersTwo patterns have shaped Israel's history since 1992 and go far to explain Israel's predicament today. First, every elected prime minister has broken his word on how he would deal with the Arabs. Second, each one of them has adopted a unexpectedly concessionary approach.
Sharon Loses His Way on 'Settlements'Israel's Prime Minister Sharon has broken with decades of his own history and declared an intent to withdraw all Israeli habitations from Gaza, plus some from the West Bank. Doing so raises a basic question: Just how important are these "settlements" in the grand scheme of Palestinian-Israeli relations?
Hezbollah's Victory, Israel's DeclineIn its early decades, Israel's strategic prowess was legendary, transforming a weak country into a regional powerhouse. The past decade has seen the opposite process, whereby that powerhouse reduces itself to a tempting target. That this change is entirely self-induced and achieved through the democratic process makes Benjamin Franklin's prophetic concern all too real.
Deadly DenialIn fact, Mahathir's views are precisely emblematic of current Muslim discourse about Jews - symbolized by the standing ovation his speech received from an all-Muslim audience of leaders representing 57 states.
Christian Zionism: Israel's Best Weapon?One Arabic newspaper, <i>ash-Sharq al-Awsat</i>, captured the general bafflement when it observed that Likud, Israel's more nationalist party, had "lost in Israel but it still rules supreme in Washington."
"A Shot at Peace"In private conversations with Bush administration officials this past week, I was favorably impressed by their realism about the U.S.-sponsored "road map" plan to stop Palestinian-Israeli violence. But I worry nonetheless that things could go awry.
U.S. to Israel: Do As We Say...Hypocrisy, bias, and holding Israel to higher standards are all plausible explanations. But two others make more sense. Washington is divided, as Rand Fishbein notes in <i>National Review</i>: as American diplomats chastise Israel for its tactics, U.S. soldiers openly embrace many of those tactics.