Arlene Kushner

Popularity Contest?

Popularity Contest?

An American pollster making recommendations., 29/05/2007 23:50
And If We Are Not for Ourselves?

And If We Are Not for Ourselves?

Combating some very mistaken ideas., 28/02/2007 23:29
The Lessons of Joseph's Tomb

The Lessons of Joseph's Tomb

Bitter memories, key lessons from the desecration., 20/02/2007 23:26
 A Palestinian State is Not the Answer

A Palestinian State is Not the Answer

Here, in Israel, successive governments have tried -- <I>ad nauseam</I> -- to work towards giving the Palestinians a state. It is time to let go, and to acknowledge that this is not merely a failed plan, it is also a dangerous one, inimical to the true interests of Israel., 05/02/2007 22:20
 A Moderate Fatah: Wishing Does Not Make It So

A Moderate Fatah: Wishing Does Not Make It So

Recently breaking news with regard to the "moderation" of Fatah makes the stipulations of the Prisoners' Document suddenly appear modest - relatively speaking, that is., 09/10/2006 09:11
 UNRWA Tunnel Vision

UNRWA Tunnel Vision

In response to a question at a press conference, UNRWA Commissioner-General Karen AbuZayd said that there would be no need for the smuggling tunnels in Gaza, if people were permitted to move back and forth freely., 28/09/2006 13:24
 Embracing Distorted Images

Embracing Distorted Images

There has been a tendency toward self-delusion, a failure to grapple with painful and unpalatable realities. While a certain amount of optimism is good, this is most decidedly not., 19/03/2006 23:58
 Theater of the Absurd, Middle-Eastern Style

Theater of the Absurd, Middle-Eastern Style

When the assistant to Ahmed Qurei was asked if he was excited about the possibility of voting in an election, he was actually heard to say (I kid you not), "We voted once, why do we need to vote again?", 03/01/2006 23:50
 The Temple Mount: Getting Serious

The Temple Mount: Getting Serious

It is time, I suggest, for us to start thinking seriously about the Temple Mount and our relationship to it as Jews. This is not an issue simply for those advocating building of a Third Temple on the Mount., 15/09/2005 20:10
 Plans for the Gaza Strip

Plans for the Gaza Strip

Focus on the "right of return", then, remains at the heart of what will be going on in an all-Arab Gaza. , 25/08/2005 22:25
 PA Eliminating "Collaborators"

PA Eliminating "Collaborators"

The Palestinian Authority made news ? and generated considerable distress among human rights groups ? by executing four convicted murders on June 12. Officials let it be known that PA President Mahmoud Abbas was planning the authorization of the executions of additional Palestinians who had received death sentences. , 15/06/2005 22:21
 Abu Mazen: Beneath the Moderate Veneer - Part II

Abu Mazen: Beneath the Moderate Veneer - Part II

Yossi Beilin, the left-wing Israeli politician who worked with Abbas, believes that his positions during the Oslo negotiations were actually more extreme than Arafat's., 09/03/2005 22:34
 Abu Mazen: Beneath the Moderate Veneer - Part I

Abu Mazen: Beneath the Moderate Veneer - Part I

Abbas has been working hard to lend just that impression and he certainly seems to be succeeding. But precisely what does he "deserve"? Does this ostensible moderate truly seek the cessation of violence and genuine peace? Does he accept the existence of Israel as a Jewish state?, 08/03/2005 19:10
 The Price of Willful Self-Delusion

The Price of Willful Self-Delusion

That Bush declined to provide recognition by name of specific settlement blocs such as Gush Etzion - as had been requested by Sharon - was brushed off as not important. Sharon, we were told repeatedly, had established an unusually close bond with Bush, who had put himself on the line here., 11/02/2005 00:52