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Thank you Hamas for making sure there must be a Flag Parade

Hamas head Ismail Haniyeh has thrown down a gauntlet that must be picked up by those he describes as "rubbish." Op-ed.

Thank you Hamas for making sure there must be a Flag Parade

The Nakba continues

If being an Arab in Israel is a catastrophe, one is hard pressed to imagine what a success would look like. Op-ed.

The Nakba continues

And you shall teach your children

Our children are told that this is the reality of life here, to serve your country, involving danger. But it is service with purpose.Op-ed.

And you shall teach your children

In every generation: Insights from around the Seder table

There are two and only two places where the Haggadah uses the expression, “in every generation.” What is the connection between them?

In every generation:  Insights from around the Seder table

It is our duty to be provocative

Not exercising control in situations has larger implications than the matter at hand. Seen as weakness, it can be exploited.Op-ed.

It is our duty to be provocative

The real agenda behind criticizing the Israeli aid response to Ukraine

Focus on Jewish Refugees and Humanitarianism are the same thing. It is because Israel is a Jewish State that it goes the extra mile.Op-ed.

The real agenda behind criticizing the Israeli aid response

Whose country will Israel turn out to be?

Maybe, just maybe, the thinking of those in the Arab community who seek to harm Israel is that it is time to take the “next step.” Op-ed.

Whose country will Israel turn out to be?

Cancelling Israel’s mandatory service requirement would be a terrible mistake

The comparison between college life in America and Israel is a stark contrast, framed by the requirement of army service here. Opinion.

Cancelling Israel’s mandatory service would be a mistake

It is up to the “Deplorables” to save America

The Deplorables are steeped in a wisdom that has completely eluded their elite leaders: common sense. They are our only hope. Opinion.

It is up to the “Deplorables” to save America

Bennett’s Up or Out Moment

The PM's handling of the proposed US Consulate will define his worthiness to serve. Op-ed.

Bennett’s up or out moment

The right way to integrate Israel’s Arab community

I believe there is a strong representation of “Middle Arab Israel” among Israeli Arabs. This is the Arab silent majority. Op-eds.

The right way to integrate Israel’s Arab community

American Jews are signaling their own dire straits

American Jews are decoupling, not only from their brethren and the idea of a coherent Jewish people, but also from reality itself. Op-ed.

American Jews are signaling their own dire straits

One law for all constituents

Israeli Arab willingness to riot was not due to desperation, but brazenness, a brazenness born out of coddling and accommodation.Op-ed.

One law for all constituents

In the court of international opinion, Israel will always lose by winning

Winning in the court of world opinion would entail a willful effort to be bloodied, to be humiliated, in short, to lose. I pass. Op-ed.

In the court of world opinion, Israel always loses by winning

Anti-Israel seminary students have forfeited the right to be rabbis or Jewish leaders

90 self-proclaimed future 'leaders' have chosen woke purity, signing a letter critici\zing Israel while its chidren are in shelters. Op-ed.

Anti-Israel seminary students have forfeited right to be rabbis

Until we assert ourselves, projecting actual power and deterrence, we will be picked apart

We live with a functional absurdity, in which the most powerful army in the world hamstrings itself irrationally. Op-ed.

Until we assert ourselves, we will be picked apart

Thank you, Amichai Chikli

Chikli is not a political pro; he was seeking to become a public servant. He reminded us that what a candidate says actually matters. Op-ed.

Thank you, Amichai Chikli

Can a Right Wing Coalition contain the Israeli Arab Ra’am party within it?

The Middle East neighborhood does not make Israeli Arabs pine for an Arab society, but will Ra'am dump ideology to help its voters? Op-ed.

Can a Right Wing Coalition contain an Arab party?

Jews vs. Reality

A close encounter with actual Trump Derangement Syndrome.Opinion.

Jews vs. Reality

Main Street is now America’s Counter-Culture

Rejected are those who make everything, grow your food, fix your car, build your porch, watch your kids, let the left live in comfort.Op-ed.

Main Street is now America’s Counter-Culture

Richilieu, Metternich, Bismarck…Trump

Trump’s foreign policy is underscored by his view of US interests, and he is intent on advancing those interests.Op-ed.

Richilieu, Metternich, Bismarck…Trump

When it comes to Antifa, how real is an Idea?

Joe Biden dismissed Antifa as an idea, but it sure seemed like an organization as it rioted in Seattle, Portland and Kenosha. Opinion.

When it comes to Antifa, how real is an Idea?

We have so much. We have so little

Material prosperity is not protecting us from existential despair.

We have so much. We have so little

The newly re-aligning Middle East: Thank you, Barack Obama

Obama tried to punish Israel and encourage Iran, leaving America's Sunni allies with only Israel to turn to. Op-ed.

The newly re-aligning Middle East: Thank you, Barack Obama

Today's anti-PM protests are hardly grassroots, spontaneous outbursts

Like in the USA, there has been significant funding for the anti-PM protests. Let's not follow the American protest model. Op-ed.

The anti-PM protests are not grassroots, spontaneous outbursts

Trump has found his Opponent – and it isn’t Biden

Trump will prresent himself as tthe man who rescues America from the clutches of the ungrateful, unpatriotic, nihilistic Left. Op-ed.

Trump has found his Opponent – and it isn’t Biden