A Tribute to MaggieThatcher faced challenges by battling for freedom both in economics and in foreign affairs. Thatcher was also right not to join the Euro.
Keepers of the Two-State FaithIsrael’s self-proclaimed intellectuals will agree to grant you a certificate of intelligence only if you pledge allegiance to the two-state solution - and it was palpably evident at the Herzliya Conference - a Broadway show.
Mali is a Diplomatic Opportunity for IsraelFrance’s military intervention against Mali Islamists provides Israel with an opportunity to improve its relations with France and restore ties with Africa’s non-Arab Muslim countries, a chance that must be seized by Israel’s next foreign minister.
Endorsing RealismThe writer gives his opinion on the makeup of what he sees as an effective coalition in the next government.
So is There a Palestinian State?After the vote of the UN General Assembly on 29 November 2012, Abbas claimed that an independent Palestinian state now exists. It doesn’t. So what did that vote accomplish?
Netanyahu's Finest Hour?Ben-Laden did achieve one of his objectives: to replace US-backed Arab regimes with Islamic ones. And Israel is on its own facing them.
The Two State ReligionThose who say today that bringing even half a million Jews from America and Europe in the next decade is fanciful should remember that the same claim was made two decades ago about Soviet Jewry. Time has been on the Jews' side, so far.
Daniel Gordis and the Prestige of IsraelDid the American Jewish figures who signed the letter to Netanyahu against the Levy Report actually read the report that they panned, asks the writer. Perhaps they should read this article to understand its contents.
Israel's Valmy BattleWith the Middle East turning Islamist and Europe reverting to its pre nation-state age, Israel has good reasons to be skeptical about the European peace model.
The "West Bank" RobberBecause Israel has no district elections, providing viable solutions to constituents’ daily lives is not a criterion for gathering votes. Rather, the most critical ingredient for getting voters’ attention is, unfortunately, simply fame.
Tom, Gideon, Yossi and AmiraTom, Gideon, Yossi and Amira do not like the likes of Newt, Mitt and Bibi. Tom said so in the New York Times. Gideon quotes Tom and Tom quotes Gideon and we come full circle.
Hilarious Hillary Clinton is making a fool of herself because she is buying into the propaganda of the English version of Ha’aretz. She is not the only victim. Does she know that separate seating on haredi buses is the rule in New York State?
Sarkozy, C’est FiniSarkozy once spoke fondly of Israel. It seemed too good to be true - and it was. He turned out to be a temperamental control-freak whose economic reforms are meager and whose foreign policy is disastrous. And he has lost the Jewish vote.
Protecting Israeli Democracy from the NIFThe leaders of Israel's social protest forgot that Israel is a democracy. If Israelis support their demands, let them prove that in the next elections. And it should come as no surprise that Daphni Leef works for the subversive New Israel Fund.
The True Meaning of SeptemberThe UN Charter does not grant the General Assembly the power to establish states, and the idea that Israel owes its existence to a UN vote is a misconception.
The Boat PeopleGreece is broke. Gaza is booming. Those angry Hellenes trying to break the blockade (and to fix their ships) look more like boat people than like freedom fighters.
My Kingdom for a HoaxNetanyahu while in the UK and France, is threatened with possible recognition of a Palestinian State. A legal and political overview of what could result.
Vive Le Quebec Libre!The author had an enlightening experience at the University of Quebec. Had he not been Israeli, it would not have happened.