WESTERN FRONT: Showdown in SyriaThis is a religious civil war between Alawites and Sunnis. The Alawites have slaughtered plenty of Sunnis and if the Sunnis win then the butcher's bill will come due. The West should take a good look at the possible scenarios - below.
WESTERN FRONT: 3 Fundamental Mistakes Towards IslamIn a guerrilla war not everyone who isn't shooting at you is friendly or even neutral. While we thought that some of them were becoming more moderate, they were actually experimenting on us to teach us to appease them.
WESTERN FRONT: Compromise ImpossibleIslamic terrorism is a direct refutation to that understanding of evil as a function of governments, rather than people. Its election successes mock the idea that democracy ends violence.
WESTERN FRONT: The Light That BurnsToday the streets of Jerusalem are lit by Menorahs again, even as the city is besieged by the greed of empires desperate not for gold, but for oil, and for buying peace with the hordes of the east.
WESTERN FRONT: A Badly Invented PeopleRoy Hanania, responding to Newt Gingrich, wrote in the JPost that the Americans are also an invented people. That, says the writer, sounds glib, but is hogwash. Read why.
WESTERN FRONT:"Price Tag" Attacks, a Wake Up CallJerusalem has a light rail and Tel Aviv may one day have one, but the issues in much of the country that never sees a minister unless he's flying overhead are about things like grazing space, water rights and not being murdered in your bed. Wake up!
WESTERN FRONT: Israel's Lose-Lose ScenarioNo Muslim army ever succeeded in cutting Israel in half, even during the Yom Kippur War, but it is on the verge of allowing itself to be pressured into creating a contiguous Palestinian state that will cut it in half.
WESTERN FRONT: The End of NormalcyThe absurdity of Israeli leaders signing peace treaties for generations with Muslim leaders who can be overthrown any minute was always obvious. But the fall of Mubarak brought it home.
A Farce Plays Out in Tel AvivThe Israeli left has become a movement of dilettantes, of losers who will turn traitor for a few Euros and 15 minutes of fame. Its great dream is to move to Paris or London and crank out anti-Israel articles for the Guardian.
A Ghetto With an Internet CafeThe new paradigm is Blair by way of Lennon, "Imagine there are no borders, nothing to kill or die for." The only thing standing in the way of that vision is some 70 percent of the country.
WESTERN FRONT: Bad NeighborhoodNakba lessons: Peres' interviews and words to the Italian president notwithstanding, peace is off the table.
Like in any bad neighborhood, the only thing to do is secure your property, keep watch over it, and keep a weapon handy at all times.
WESTERN FRONT: Israel's FollyMemorial Day approaches. Not even the left believes anymore.Whatever idealism it ever possessed has been replaced by a dedicated climate of hate. So what do Israeli leaders think they are doing?
WESTERN FRONT: Massacre of TruthA look at world media after the Itamar massacre, shows how "language designed to rationalize the irrational and defend the indefensible goes mainstream. It becomes part of how we think".
The Real Revolution--Not on CNNWESTERN FRONT: The real Egyptian revolution is not on CNN.What the Arab street really wants is a tyranny that reflects its values.
WESTERN FRONT: A Barrel of OilA free and independent state?The Palestinian Authority is neither free nor independent. It's a dictatorship that refuses to hold any kind of elections at all. It has neither freedom of speech nor freedom of religion. Or any kind of freedom at all.
The Threat to Israeli DemocracyHaven't you heard, Israeli democracy is in danger. That's the latest media talking point on Israel. And where is the threat to Israeli democracy coming from? From its democracy.
Enough! Let Go of Rabin!The drawn out annual anniversary, Hebrew date, Gregorian date and in between, has become a circus where Israel's aged, irrelevant mainstream left appears while the new left is into treason.
When Jewish Windows BreakThe madness of the mob. The scent of violence let loose upon the air. Then the chant was Heil Hitler. Today it is Allah Akbar. The details do not matter much.
The people of most nations have a natural tendency to believe themselves superior because of their culture, religion and way of life. That's fine, as long as they stay at home.
Terrorists Toting BlackberriesThe inability to recognize terrorism when it is dressed in a suit, totes a blackberry and uses academic language is one of the greatest blind spots of Western civilization today.
A Terrorist's Guide to MediaWhen you're in a competition and you're losing, one of the first things to do is to study what your opponent is doing and copy him. In this case Israel is competing for good media coverage with the terrorists.