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Dr. Martin Sherman

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2020 election results in retrospect: Not entirely impossible, but extremely implausible

Any fair-minded person must feel increasingly compelled to question the authenticity of the 2020 US election results. Op-ed.

2020 polls in retrospect: Not impossible, but implausible

You couldn't make this up!!

There may be things more depraved than an Israeli minister soliciting funds for a self-declared mortal foe, but none come to mind. Op-ed.

You couldn't make this up!!

An Israeli tragedy

It will take a long time, maybe decades, to repair the damage caused by the machinations used to ensconce the current coalition. Op-ed.

An Israeli tragedy

Netanyahu vs Olmert—Comparing chalk & cheese

Perhaps someone under criminal indictment should not be prime minister, but abuse of the legal system to prevent it is far worse. Op-ed.

Netanyahu vs Olmert—Comparing chalk & cheese

Arab violence – Root causes and red herrings

Difficult socioeconomic conditions in haredi society have not caused the crime afflicting Arab society. Why assume that is the cause? Op-ed.

Arab violence – Root causes and red herrings

Tyrants, tax-havens and territory

Israel may soon face a huge expanse of territory controlled by radical Islamists, stretching from Greater Tel Aviv to Iraq and beyond.Op-ed.

 Tyrants, tax-havens and territory

Lapid on Gaza - Stupid is as stupid does

Lapid’s Gaza policy proposal is one more display in an appalling catalogue of his ignorance and a grave indictment of Israeli voters. Op-ed.

Lapid on Gaza - Stupid is as stupid does

Naftali Goldfarb or Gonen Bennett?

In a single act of duplicity and deceit, Bennett provided the left with broad access to positions of government control and influence.Op-ed.

Naftali Goldfarb or Gonen Bennett?

Escalating antisemitism - the blame Israel bears

There is a symbiotic link between the abysmal conduct of Israel’s public diplomacy and the crescendo of Judeophobic frenzy worldwide.Op-ed.

Escalating antisemitism - the blame Israel bears

Gaza - Déjà vu…all over again?

The Gaza problem was created by the belief that the Palestinian Arabs could have self-governance.Op-ed.

Gaza - Déjà vu…all over again?

Et tu, Ahmad—The illusion of Arab loyalty

The situation can not be seen as one centering on the question of individual rights but of collective survival—and must be treated as such.

Et tu, Ahmad—The illusion of Arab loyalty

Something to worry about…

The deadlock in which Israel’s political system is mired is in large measure the result of judicial disregard—or distortion—of the law.Op-ed

Something to worry about…

When generals stray into politics…

Despite the resounding failure of the idea, 3 former IDF generals urged Biden to “keep open a path to an eventual two-state solution.”Op-ed.

When generals stray into politics…

Jordan’s “House of Cards”–The implications for Israel

Israel could find, along its lengthiest border, no longer a pro-Western monarchy, but an extreme, hostile Muslim regime. Op-ed.

Jordan’s “House of Cards”–The implications for Israel

Because of Biden…Bibi

Few, if any, countries face the truly daunting array of challenges that Israel does. There is no time for on the job training. Op-ed.

Because of Biden…Bibi

Biden—The first frightful month

The apparent inability of its electorate to separate policy from personality may drive the US to the cusp of 3rd world status. Op-ed.

Biden—The first frightful month

Has the Democrats’ push to depose Biden begun?

An approaching scenario in which Biden, exposed as both frail and mendacious, concedes the presidency to his radical Vice President. Op-ed.

Has the Democrats’ push to depose Biden begun?

Targeted killings: The legality vs. the morality

The most galling reaction to the targeted killing of Iranian scientist Fakhrizadeh came from John Brennan, Obama's CIA Director. Op-ed.

Targeted killings: The legality vs. the morality

US and Israeli Jews are deeply divided on life and death issues

Our kinfolk in the U.S.are either indifferent or bent on support for a candidate committed to policies helping Israel's enemies. Op-ed.

US and Israeli Jews are deeply divided on life and death issues

Indicting Netanyahu—The unintended consequences

The release of taped phone conversations shows that the political initiative to indict the PM on contrived charges will rebound on plotters.

Indicting Netanyahu—The unintended consequences

Replacing RBG – Delinquent Democrats deserve no quarter

There is infuriating irony in the fact that the Democrats committed the transgressions they attribute to their Republican adversaries.Op-ed

Replacing RBG – Delinquent Democrats deserve no quarter

Oslo as political Kryptonite

Labor's fall from the heights of political hegemony to the depth of political oblivion is a fitting fate for pushing the Oslo Accords.Op-ed

Oslo as political Kryptonite

Israel’s national imperative: “Keep your powder dry.”

Normalization with the UAE has significant benefits for Israel, but it is premature to talk of amity rather than enmity in the region.Op-ed.

Israel’s national imperative: “Keep your powder dry.”

Why the “Right” insists on bringing knives to gunfights

Although in power for much of the post-Oslo era, it is clear that the Right has not internalized the exigencies of political warfare.Op-ed.

Why the “Right” insists on bringing knives to gunfights

The Israel-UAE pact: Sacrificing substance for ceremony?

Despite all the potential payoffs Israel-UAE normalization may entail, the agreement is really a prop for a much bigger drama. Op-ed.

The Israel-UAE pact: Sacrificing substance for ceremony?

Commanders against Israel’s sovereignty: Look us in the eye…

A cursory analysis of the “Commanders for Israel’s Security” plan reveals it as a political manifesto drafted by amateur politicians. Op-ed.

Commanders against Israel’s sovereignty: Look us in the eye…

De-Americanizing America

Ever greater circles of Americans are in a movement bent on jettisoning a paradigm that brought success for one that wrought failure. Op-ed

De-Americanizing America

INTO THE FRAY: Judicial overreach and the sovereignty imperative

Excessive judicial intervention into the purview of the legislature may have some unintended consequences. Op-ed.

Judicial overreach and the sovereignty imperative

INTO THE FRAY: How the George Floyd factor may affect Iranian presence in Syria

Will a tragedy in Minneapolis determine the fate of Tehran's political order and its military deployment across a ravaged Syria? Op-ed.

How the George Floyd factor may affect Iran's presence in Syria

INTO THE FRAY: Duma-Guilt by conjecture?

One issue raised by the cloud of doubt enveloping the Duma proceeding is the possibility that the real murderers may still be free. Opinion.

INTO THE FRAY:  Duma-Guilt by conjecture?

INTO THE FRAY: A choreographed coup—with the law as a prop

It is imperative to restore the judiciary to its duly assigned place in a properly functioning democracy-adjudicating, not legislating.Op-ed

INTO THE FRAY: A choreographed coup—with the law as a prop

INTO THE FRAY: (a) The imperative to annex; (b) The irrelevance of innocence

Are those against sovereignty entrapped in an Oslowian time-warp? And has the legal establishment destroyed its credibility again?

The imperative to annex and the irrelevance of innocence

INTO THE FRAY: Pipes vs. Pipes in the New York Times

Daniel Pipes has been scrupulously strict in avoiding any action-oriented prescriptions to achieve his “Israeli Victory”; until now. Op-ed.

INTO THE FRAY: Pipes vs. Pipes in the New York Times