Ron Jager

Netanyahu, a tragic casualty of his own success

The old guard and liberal elite never considered Netanyahu "one of us" - his ability and unquestioned accomplishments would have been appreciated had he only become a leftist. , 11/29/2019, 11:56 AM

Communal violence within Israel’s Arab communities

95% of shooting incidents in Israel occur in the Arab communities, as do nearly 60% of the murders.  They take their cue towards the use of violence as legitimate response to the resolution of disagreement and conflict from the Joint Arab List., 11/23/2019, 9:13 PM

Missile attacks and snow days

Has the Israeli public started to accept the missile and rocket threat posed by Palestinian terror organizations as a “force majeure” and simply learned to live with it?, 11/13/2019, 4:52 PM

The betrayal of Benjamin Netanyahu

In Israel, the political discourse has become a vulgar and personal crusade to destroy the political legacy of one of Israel’s greatest leaders, The Ethiopian community is an example of how this could be done., 9/26/2019, 9:18 PM

Israel needs Netanyahu more than Netanyahu needs Israel

The single most important reason that will ensure Netanyahu’s re-election; lingering traumatic memories of the left negotiated Oslo period and the ensuing campaigns of Palestinian terror causing carnage and death on the streets of Israeli cities., 9/15/2019, 12:01 PM

Danny Lewin H'yd: The very first victim of 9/11

Danny Lewin, veteran of the IDF’s elite commando team, outstanding graduate of Israel’s Technion and MIT PhD student at MIT will be forever remembered for his attempt to prevent the hijacking of Flight 11, becoming the very first victim of 9/11. , 9/11/2019, 8:50 AM

American Jewry in total denial

A steady level of violence and hate targeting Jewish people anywhere and everywhere is seemingly quietly condoned and accepted as a daily fact of American life., 9/5/2019, 5:36 PM

White Men cast as villains of history

President Trump must not treat Islamic terror, ignored by Obama, and white supremacy terror as mutually exclusive threats but as one strategic challenge along the all-inclusive wide spectrum of home grown terror., 8/6/2019, 6:00 PM

Turning elections into a binary choice: Us or them

What’s common to both the anti-Trump and anti-Netanyahu media-supported campaigns orchestrated by the Leftist-progressive political parties in the United States and in Israel, is the goal of making the coming elections an either us or them choice,, 7/21/2019, 1:40 PM

The Ethiopian Jewish community in Israel

This day of rage and violent demonstrations by the Ethiopian community in Israel could easily make people forget that never in human history has there been a similar act of benevolence towards a whole community by a developed nation., 7/3/2019, 5:37 PM

Religious coercion issue could weaken the Right in the coming election

The religious coercion scare fueled by the media and Avigdor Liberman's attacks of MK Smotrich's remarks on a halakhic state may well weaken Netanyahu in the coming elections. , 6/6/2019, 3:11 PM

Pelosi's misplaced tolerance empowers Antisemitism

Select and vocal group of Jew haters have become more brazen, creating a climate that has made antisemitism far more permissible and lowers the threshold for Jew haters who take the rhetoric one step further., 5/19/2019, 9:49 PM

Jewish survival after the Holocaust

When Holocaust survivors will no longer be around, and when there is no more opportunity to let children and educators hear firsthand testimony of the Holocaust, will the Holocaust be just another event studied in world history classes? , 5/2/2019, 12:59 PM

The implications of Netanyahu’s re-election

The Leftist version of Israeli society has been effectively ended with the re-election of Benjamin Netanyahu to a fifth term., 4/10/2019, 6:59 PM

The Trojan Horse in Israel's elections

Benny Gantz has zero experience in statesmanship, economics, or understanding of how the global market operates, no real understanding of Israel’s role in being a world leader in innovation; technology, food production, medicine, water preservation., 3/6/2019, 11:42 PM

Lowering the bar on Politicians of Color in the USA

Why do Tliab, Cortez and Omar get away with expressing hideous beliefs, lies and blatant anti-Semtism? Do we have low expectations of them?, 2/22/2019, 2:08 PM

Strategic goals, not headlines, define response to Hamas

Netanyahu is astute enough to avoid Iran's trap even at a political cost and erosion of support among the Israeli public.  , 11/20/2018, 12:18 AM

Complacency and political numbness is not a response to ongoing terror

Understanding the fundamental difference between acting as a conflict manager in contrast to acting as a leader is crucial. Leadership means knowing that national resiliency at what is happening in southern Israel does not make it acceptable., 11/14/2018, 11:59 PM

American Jewry’s worst case scenario

The anti-Semitic thread tying together the likes of Farrakhan, Sarsour, and Bowers has to do with their effort to dehumanize Jews whether in Israel or in the United States., 10/30/2018, 5:06 AM

Trauma and Dr. Ford

In examining the content of what Dr. Ford claimed was indicative of the Trauma she endured, mental health professionals would have difficulty connecting a diagnosis of Trauma to what Dr. Ford spoke about during her testimony., 10/11/2018, 8:48 PM

The end of the Jewish World as we know it

Progressive American Jews, subject to strident anti-Semitism on the left and purposely rejecting the right, are entering dangerous waters. , 9/26/2018, 1:01 PM

What’s wrong with American Jewish liberals

Liberal American Jews “are not especially connected to Israel because they are not especially connected to being Jewish." , 4/29/2018, 7:28 AM

Purim is over but Anti-Semitism is everywhere

A “gentlemen’s agreement” of silence and denial meets the vast undercurrent of anti-Semitism that is more widespread among the American public than we are willing to admit or address publically., 3/2/2018, 12:08 AM

The “Faudalization” of Police Enforcement in Israel

It seems as if the police forces have undergone a transformation within their organizational behavior code and have mobilized all means at their disposal to politically dispose of the elected Prime Minister of the State of Israel., 2/27/2018, 7:23 AM

Oedipus, rage and the Bibi obsession

In today’s politically charged atmosphere, rage and aggression have become acceptable forms for expressing opposition and the desire to replace the “head” of a nation., 2/1/2018, 9:14 PM

Enlisting psychiatric jargon to discredit the POTUS

No amount of psychiatric jargon will alter the public perception that President Trump is doing the job that has to be done. And no amount of media accusations can hide Netanyahu's accomplishments., 1/8/2018, 8:40 AM

Trump’s “2020” vision

The 2020 elections will be a watershed election that will most likely set the political tone for the coming decades., 1/2/2018, 5:00 PM

Jewish Humor and the Holocaust

Is the Holocaust just another historical event that is no more special than any other? That seems to be the liberal message., 11/7/2017, 12:46 PM

The anti-Iran Sunnis and the ‘Jordanian Option’     

The Palestinian Arabs have lost Sunni support by allying with Iran. Now is the time for new initiatives., 10/15/2017, 7:03 AM

Palestinian Arab hatred is going to lead to a new "Nakba"

As usual, the Palestinian Arabs are deluding themselves through the use of new terror and violence against the Jews, just as they did in 1948 and 1967., 7/23/2017, 11:45 AM

In the name of Jewish unity

Liberal American Jewish leadership rethinks its attitude towards Israel. , 7/5/2017, 11:25 PM

Rebranding the Holocaust?

Shouldn't we just move on?, 4/25/2017, 8:19 AM

Living with anti-Semitism in the USA

American liberal Jewry should take a long, hard look at how it reacts to anti-Semitism close to home as opposed to what it expects of Israel., 3/23/2017, 12:55 AM

Sanctimonious Jews empower anti-Semites

Liberal, self-righteous Jews are being used by the left and the Democratic party to oppose Trump publicly. What they are causing is anti-Semitism on a new scale., 2/16/2017, 3:38 PM

The Obama mouse that roared

To understand what motivates Obama we must understand his deep and powerful animus against the incoming Trump administration. , 12/30/2016, 2:50 PM

The day the music died for Jewish American Liberals.

It's always tough to bet on the losing horse, but when you have to realize that your arrogant abetting of an anti-Israel administration has landed you outside the circle, that can lead to PTSD (Post Trump Stress Disorder)., 12/2/2016, 1:40 PM

The 8-State Solution

The Palestinian Authority’s grip on Judea and Samaria is weakening, with its disintegration a distinct possibility. A possible solution. , 10/5/2016, 4:51 AM

The re-branding of Donald Trump

The leftist media felt Trump was less dangerous to Hillary than Rubio and Cruz and left him alone, but as soon as his candidacy was clinched, that very same media set out to get him., 8/23/2016, 10:22 AM

Global consequences of Obama’s denial

Obama has left America and most likely the rest of the Western World confused and angry., 7/8/2016, 6:36 PM

Israel's new Defense Minister: Perception as deterrence

Liberman's appointment may bring the Palestinian Arabs closer to facing reality., 5/20/2016, 6:00 PM

The bigotry of low expectations

All about giving blacks, Hispanics, and other minorities a pass on behavior that they would otherwise find unacceptable and condemn if perpetrated by Americans who do not belong to minority groups. True for Palestinian Arabs vs. Israelis as well., 4/26/2016, 5:03 AM

The Trump phenomenon

Middle Americans are trying to bring back what once was America. Cruz and Rubio, take note., 3/6/2016, 9:51 AM

Where is the famed IDF out-of-the-box thinking?

Adaptability, not efficiency, must become our principal competency for the IDF. While it is important to learn from the past, it is even more imperative to avoid the trap of preparing to face the challenges of the past., 2/24/2016, 9:58 AM

Think for yourself, Ambassador Shapiro

Shapiro has crossed the red lines., 2/13/2016, 11:46 PM

Palestinian Arabs are willing executioners

Maybe it's not the Jewish houses or the so-called “occupation” that are at issue here. Maybe it's the Jews. Maybe it's their Palestinian Arab murderers and their primal hatred of Jews., 1/31/2016, 11:30 AM

Unlearning the Oslo rules of appeasement

The new IDF rules of engagement are appropriate for the current terror wave. Oslo is a delusion of the past., 12/25/2015, 8:47 AM

Netanyahu should be vindicated, not villified during this terror wave

The prime minister shows commendable statesmanship in his responses to the threats against Israel., 12/3/2015, 10:05 AM

The National Resiliency Syndrome - not the way to fight terror

Leaders can be proud of a resilient population, but that has no bearing on their responsibility to keep people safe., 10/28/2015, 5:45 PM

John Kerry's fantasy world

The current wave of terror isn’t about "settlements", borders, or a desire for a two-state solution. , 10/26/2015, 6:12 PM

The Beginning of the End of the Palestinian Authority

It's just another failed Arab state., 10/16/2015, 8:00 AM

Danny Lewin H'yd: The very first victim of 9/11

He tried to battle the hijackers. In memoriam., 9/11/2015, 11:35 AM

Israel Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry.

We need to explain to the world that the people behind the BDS boycotts of Israel are the same people who are slaughtering Christians and they should be made to apologize for their actions, not us. , 6/10/2015, 6:45 PM

The Ethiopian Jewish Community in Israel

Great strides have been made by Israel to integrate Ethiopian Jewry., 5/11/2015, 11:44 PM

The Juxtaposition of Memorial and Independence Day in Israel

Yom Hazikaron, Yom Haatzmaut are back to back, and Yom Hashoah is only a few days earlier., 4/20/2015, 11:10 PM

It Worked for Netanyahu, It Can Work for the GOP

The landslide victory by Netanyahu is very much the response of the “silent majority” who are no longer willing to go along with the lies, the arrogance, and lack of accountability and taking of responsibility., 3/24/2015, 6:46 AM

Israel's Elections: Win-Win Scenario Won't Happen

The time is not ripe for change, no matter what the pollsters declare or what the press reports. And center-left parties and their leaders are simply unable to withstand political pressure when push comes to shove and simply back down., 3/15/2015, 5:57 PM