Gerald A. Honigman

A Jewish State in North Africa

"Palestinians" and "Kosovars", but no "Atlasians"?, 8/27/2008, 8:28 PM

Focus on the Here and Now

Few things are ever clear cut or risk free., 7/9/2008, 11:44 PM

Two Peas in a Pod

Like James Baker, Condi is stained with petrobucks, 6/2/2008, 6:53 PM

Happy 60th, Israel

Modern Israel and I have grown up together., 5/4/2008, 11:50 PM

Dear Senator McCain....

Here's my dilemma., 3/7/2008, 12:10 AM

How Long is Your Driveway, Mr. Bush?

Israel was never meant to be a rump state., 12/26/2007, 10:25 PM

The Problem With Darfur's Muslims

What of Arabia's imperialism?, 12/13/2007, 9:17 PM

Forget About Ali Baba and Sinbad

The ongoing saga of denying non-Arab nationhood., 11/5/2007, 12:21 PM

Imagine for One Moment

Being "nice" hasn't worked., 9/11/2007, 8:38 PM

Realism, Not Pessimism

A State Department Arabist takes Jews to task., 8/21/2007, 11:32 PM

Fall's Fools

Israel is under enormous pressure to play along., 8/1/2007, 2:09 AM

Let's Hear it for Hamastan

Let the Arabs fight it out. They had their chance., 6/13/2007, 7:11 PM

What Do Kassam Rockets & Arab Refugees Have in Common?

The Arabs chose war., 5/31/2007, 1:10 AM

Take Your Head Out of the Sand...

Time is running out on Israel's Leftist delusions., 4/30/2007, 6:28 PM

Hey Borat?Guess What?

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met with Arafat?s slicker Fatah comrade, President Mahmoud Abbas, on January 14th and promised that she has heard Arab demands for a stronger American hand to guide peace efforts with Israel. In other words, it?s "throw the Jew down the well" time again., 1/22/2007, 12:07 PM

Between Egypt and Eilat

For Egypt to pretend that the Sinai itself is its assumed birthright, let alone adjacent Eilat, is a stretch., 1/1/2007, 10:53 PM

'They Show No Respect for Their Caesars'

Proclaiming yourself a god among pagans was one thing. They could just add Antiochus to a long list. But to do this among Jews, whose religion teaches that no man, regardless of how great, could be Divine, was explosive. , 12/18/2006, 1:45 PM

A Mid-Winter's Dream

A sense of fair play must put the birth of an economically viable Kurdish state - which was indeed promised after WWI, but aborted largely on behalf of British petroleum and Arab interests - ahead of creating yet other states for Arabs at the expenses of both the "Jew of the Nations" and the Kurds., 11/29/2006, 11:57 PM

Calling the Kettle Black

After the commotion and dust settled, and it was time to leave for my hotel, several carloads of Arab students followed me. Some members of my group decided it was best to keep me company that night. , 10/12/2006, 11:38 AM

Watch Out for the Set Up

The problem is the continuing tendency to portray the West's darling, Fatah's Mahmoud Abbas, and his fellow Arafatians as the good guys, whom Israel should be missing right now. We daily read about alleged ideological differences between the Hamas and the Fatah disembowelers of Jews., 10/3/2006, 2:27 PM

A Few Questions for Khatami

The day that you grant independence to Arabistan or Kurdistan will be the day that you gain the right to lecture and accuse Israel., 9/10/2006, 4:11 PM

Proportionality or Pay-Back?

The European Union issued a statement critical of Israel's alleged "disproportionate use of force.", 7/12/2006, 11:37 PM

Buzzing Latakia

Assad has given refuge to Hamas leaders, such as chief honcho Khaled Meshal, and the Jews dropped in to say "hello.", 7/5/2006, 11:17 PM

Long Live Arabistan!

The real place where justice for Arabs has not yet been addressed and still remains to be achieved is in - hold onto your seats - Iran., 5/14/2006, 10:00 PM

Well, Since You Brought It Up

Mahmoud Al-Zahar stated: "In this region we have faced Roman occupation, Persian occupation, Crusader occupation, British occupation - they are all gone. The Israeli enemy does not belong to the region. It does not belong to the region's history, geography or faith." Allow me to burst the bubble., 3/30/2006, 12:09 PM

Time to Clean House

Merely sitting and waiting for murderous, rejectionist enemies to make their next move, at their own convenience, is asking for trouble. This is not the first time Israel has suffered this way. , 12/29/2005, 11:36 PM

What's Your Plan B? - Part II

If America's ideal of a federalist state - which is a good one, but which Sunni Arabs mostly reject - collapses, then what's next for the Kurds? They have repeatedly been slaughtered over the decades in the wake of America's games in the region., 11/27/2005, 9:46 PM

What's Your Plan B? - Part I

Truth be told, the only source of stability America can count on in Iraq comes from the Kurds - the very folks our State Department has full intentions to betray yet again, as it has disgracefully done too often before., 11/24/2005, 2:06 PM

Time to Put Up or Shut Up

Hamas should be allowed to run in the upcoming Palestinian Arab elections. , 11/14/2005, 10:46 PM

Syria, Seriously

Had Syria not opposed America in Iraq, the Foggy Folks would be pressing forward with former Secretary of State James Baker's pledge to Assad the First, butcher of Damascus, of a total Israeli retreat from the Golan Heights. , 11/8/2005, 11:55 PM

Short and to the Point

So, the Jews' military intelligence served them well again, as they located yet another of the Arab butchers' leaders. And their common sense, as has happened too often in the past, went AWOL., 10/30/2005, 4:25 PM

I Believe It's Called "Sovereignty"

Look, it's obvious what the Arabs are up to. Even the State Department's Foggy Folks know this. That this, however, doesn't stop them and most of the rest of the world from making one demand after the other on the Jew of the Nations to accommodate the proposed 22nd state for the Arabs should also come as a shock to no one., 9/11/2005, 8:14 PM

Tread Carefully, Dear Arabs

Politically correct Gentiles and suicidal Jews should not read any further. Hear that, Yossi Beilin? Shimon Peres?, 8/31/2005, 6:40 PM

More Blackjack Lessons...

Doroteo Arango, a.k.a. Pancho Villa, murdered and terrorized Americans in several Mexico-US boundary states in the early part of the last century., 7/5/2005, 11:00 PM

Resolution to Kill the Resolution

Here's what President Ronald Reagan had to say about all of this on September 1, 1982: "In the pre-1967 borders, Israel was barely 10-miles wide... the bulk of Israel's population within artillery range of hostile armies. I am not about to ask Israel to live that way again." , 6/19/2005, 6:40 PM

Hanania's Unreal Reality

While later uttering some welcome common sense, he prefaced this by rehashing the same, time-worn, fractured fairy tales and toxic untruths with which Arabs have poisoned their own people for decades. Compared to Hamas & Co., Hanania may be a moderate, but everything is relative., 5/2/2005, 10:57 PM

Let's Create Another Middle Eastern State!

Well, the day has finally arrived. I now find myself in agreement with the secretary general of the Arab League., 3/29/2005, 11:57 AM

"Settlers"

Many of the villages set up in the West Bank and elsewhere were settlements established by Arab settlers. , 3/15/2005, 1:26 PM

Bantustan Revisited

Before we proceed, it would be most useful to first find a regional map of the Middle East and North Africa. Try to find Israel without the aid of a magnifying glass. And if you can only find a map of the world, better use a microscope., 2/6/2005, 7:55 PM

Binx and Jahandir

Guess how the Iranians, so quick to criticize Israel (which has been trying hard to arrive at a truly fair compromise with the Arabs over such things as the West Bank), dealt with their own Arab problem?, 1/10/2005, 9:45 PM

"Never Call Me <I>That</I>"

One particular story that especially came to mind occurred during Dad's participation in the Rommel Campaign in North Africa (he was involved in many others over the four years that he served in World War II). , 12/28/2004, 3:44 PM

Mr. President, Beware the Sweet Talk

Mr. President, please don't be sweet-talked into abandoning your friends. True, Arafat is gone, but his hate-filled legacy lives on. , 12/19/2004, 7:10 PM

April Magic - Part II

Despite all of the history of the disputed territories, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon sought to break the Arab-Israel log jam with his April 2004 unilateral withdrawal proposals. , 11/28/2004, 6:06 PM

April Magic - Part I

Lacking any Anwar Sadat or King Hussein-type to deal with among Palestinian Arabs (i.e., Arab leaders willing to allow for a viable Israel still existing on the morrow after a peace treaty is signed), Arik decided to make a unilateral move to break the stalemate while also supposedly enhancing Israel's overall security position. , 11/25/2004, 9:38 PM

Kassam, Qassam - What's in a Name?

Hamas' hero -- like most other "native Palestinians" -- was born elsewhere. In his case, Latakia, Syria. , 11/18/2004, 12:19 AM

Neither the Falklands Nor Mosul

Now that Mr. Bush was reelected, it's payback time for America's primary supporter in Iraq. The Brits, like the rest of an historically anti-Semitic Europe, seek to gain or regain Arab favor at the expense of Israel., 11/10/2004, 9:15 PM

Bury His Despicable Bones in Cairo

It may have just been a way for the murderous Egyptian imp to get out of his hole in Ramallah. , 10/31/2004, 4:20 PM

More Than Slogans

Senator John Kohn -- I mean, Kerry -- recently told a group of Jews in Florida that he shouted from the top of Masada the ultimate Jewish slogan of defiance of a largely hostile world: <I>"Am Yisrael Chai!"</I> - "The people of Israel live!" , 10/21/2004, 9:29 PM

Datanic Hauntings

Over three millennia ago, when Jews were fleeing Egyptian bondage en route to their Land of Promise, Datan helped lead the revolt of Korach, proclaiming to frightened, wandering Israelites the virtues of a fertile Egypt from which Moses had led them. And the same way some Jews mistakenly found the trappings of ancient Egypt alluring back then, others have recently behaved likewise. Another tragic , 10/12/2004, 9:12 PM

With All Due Respect, Sir...

While for those who care about Israel's future, Dubya still appears to be the better choice given that the Arabs and their supporters, both in America and around the world, want the other guy to win, actions such as his United Nations' remarks make the choice -- in terms of Middle Eastern policy, at least -- more difficult than it could or should otherwise be., 10/1/2004, 1:00 PM

We Have Sinned Against You

In terms of Arab-Israeli politics, Jews have been accused of countless sins by much of the world today. But, as is noted in terms of yet another Jewish holiday, Passover, while it is regrettable that any hardship had to be suffered even by enemies who would destroy us, as we symbolically remove drops of wine from our cups at the Seder dinner to diminish our joy of deliverance, we offer no apologie, 9/19/2004, 9:13 PM

The Punditry Of Amnesiacs

In light of repeated acts of mega-barbarism deliberately directed against Israeli innocents (many proudly claimed by Yasser Arafat's own Al-Aqsa affiliate), it is time to take a closer look at some of the underlying issues that have frequently been ignored., 9/13/2004, 11:25 PM

Evolution of the Suicide Bomber

While the year 2004 has brought other issues back to the front burner that also demanded immediate attention (the future of the Gaza Strip and the rest of the disputed territories, as just an example), it's worth rethinking another all-too-real fact of life that has driven events over recent years, especially since the onset of the era of the so-called Oslo "peace". I'm speaking, of course, about , 8/24/2004, 10:32 PM

A La Alaa

Neither Arafat nor Qurei' -- or, for that matter, any other Palestinian Arab leader with any clout -- envision a long term, Jewish Israel in the neighborhood. Qurei' just believes more "delicate" means are needed to bring this about. Forcing Israel, for example, to absorb millions of real or alleged Arab refugees in a "right of return" would win more support abroad than blowing Jews apart on buses, 8/18/2004, 11:43 PM

What Would Ibn Khaldun Say?

Now assume that there were fifty, not five, million Israeli Jews who had far more political clout on the world scene than they actually have. Take this a step further, and imagine that Israel then demanded that if nations wished to have relations with itself, they would have to forever deny Arabs any hope of statehood and national dignity., 8/8/2004, 9:20 PM

Peanut Brittle - Part II

Carter speaks of the territories as if Palestinian Arabs (many of whom were newcomers -- settlers -- themselves in Palestine) had exclusive rights there. Contrary to popular current protestations, these are not "occupied Palestinian Arab lands." , 8/2/2004, 6:46 PM

Peanut Brittle - Part I

Let's get something straight right from the get-go. I'm a registered Democrat (though I have voted and will vote otherwise again on occasion) and second a few of the same environmental issues that Jimmy Carter championed while in the Oval Office. I voted for him. So I'm not automatically triggered to be nauseated by the man., 8/1/2004, 4:43 PM