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Ted Belman

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Israel is in a strong, not weak, position

Time is on our side.Israel should agree to nothing. It should refuse to discuss the day after and shouldn't agree to a ceasefire. Op-ed.

Israel is in a strong, not weak, position

Biden's dilemma

Biden had to conjure up the false notion of the “innocent civilians” to justify aiding Israel's enemies and perhaps preserve votes.. Op-ed.

Biden's dilemma

Flatten Gaza before invading

Carpet bombing Gaza iwhen we are at war is a legitimate operation. Our sons are not worth less than the enemy. Op-ed.

Flatten Gaza before invading

Israel is “Jewish and Democratic.". What does that mean?

One of those words must take precedence on issues where they are contradictory. Aharon Barak chose Democracy, the voters chose Judaism.Op-ed

Israel is “Jewish and Democratic.". What does that mean?

The Israeli Conundrum

Will Israel be able to solve its divisive problems? Op-ed.

The Israeli Conundrum

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Will Israel choose annexation over normalization?

Who needs who more, the US or Israel?  Op-ed.

Will Israel choose annexation over normalization?

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The rules of war

What Hamas is NOT, is a recognized armed force operating under the aegis of a duly-elected state. Op-ed.

The rules of war

Who is the real aggressor in the Ukraine War?

The USSR wanted to extend Communism all over the world. But the US wants to dominate the world in the name of democracy. Op-ed.

Who is the real aggressor in the Ukraine War?

Debunking the Arab Narrative

Clear and to the point - whose land this is, who make up the people indigenous to it, and why the Oslo Accords must be dropped. Op-ed.

Debunking the Arab Narrative

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The so-called Saudi Plan

David Singer's Saudi Plan, whose source is an MBS confidant:, is now passe because Bibi will get MBS to join the Abraham Accords. Critique.

The so-called Saudi Plan

Israel should terminate the Oslo Accords

The PA has continually defaulted in its obligations, such as its responsibility to prevent hostile acts against Israel. Op-ed.:

Israel should terminate the Oslo Accords

Ukraine: What comes first, sovereignty or self-determination?

That’s a good question, perhaps the ultimate question. Op-ed.

Ukraine: What comes first, sovereignty or self-determination?

Annexation and International Law

Annexing the land of another country acquired by war is illegal according to international law… or so they say. But look again. Op-ed.

Annexation and International Law

The US always blames Israel

The Biden Administration not only tells Israel what to do but how to do it. Its policy is not dictated by a desire to achieve peace. Op-ed.

The US always blames Israel

Jews should have special rights.

Should matters of state in Israel be decided by a Jewish majority or a majority of all its citizens? Op-ed.

Jews should have special rights.

Who will succeed Mahmoud Abbas?

The wily Chairman of the Palestinian Authority is 86 years old, making the question extremely relevant. Op-ed.

Who will succeed Mahmoud Abbas?

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The Two-State Solution Fantasy

The Left wants two things: To diminish the role of religion in Israel and to separate from the Palestinian Arabs. Op-ed.

The Two-State Solution Fantasy

Israel can say “no” to US demands and the sky won’t fall.

These "gestures" will bring about our death by a thousand cuts. Op-ed.

Israel can say “no” to US demands and the sky won’t fall.

It’s not too late to make amends for this historic injustice.

Britain violated its trust to let Jews come to 'Palestine'. Then the world transferred German and Indian populations, but not Arabs. Op-ed.

It’s not too late to make amends for this historic injustice.

Jordan is Palestine

From 1948 to 1967, Jordan was Palestine, no ifs, ands or buts. Op-ed.

Jordan is Palestine

Jordan is Palestine

West of the Jordan was to be a Jewish State. East of it was to be an Arab State named Jordan where most are Palestinian Arabs. Op-ed.

Jordan is Palestine

The US facing Russia and Iran. Is there a Unifying Theory?

A conundrum: Iran is much worse than Russia yet the US pushes the,Iran Deal to weaken Israel and goes all out against Russia. Why? Op-ed..

The US facing Russia and Iran. Is there a Unifying Theory?

The pot is calling the kettle black

Time to take a look at what America has been doing since the fall of the USSR. It may surprise youl Opinion.

The pot is calling the kettle black

Particularism or Universalism?

Are the citizens of Israel entitled to preserve their ethnic and religious makeup as well as their culture? And who is to decide? Opinion.

Particularism or Universalism?

Israel should declare "Three Nos"

No to a nuclear Iran, No to the Two State Solution, No to a bi-national state. Opinion.

Israel should declare "Three Nos"

America's most fateful policy error: Ukraine and NATO

America's leaders seem to have little grasp of geopolitical concerns, while NATO has actually caused the avoidable Ukraine crisis. Op-ed.

America's most fateful policy error: Ukraine and NATO

Good prospects for greater Russia/Israel relations

Russia and the New Middle East- An alliance with the West would be much safer than others, but that seems remote. Op-ed.

Good prospects for greater Russia/Israel relations

Russia and the New Middle East - the last 20 years

Netanyahu told the US that Iran, not Russia, is the main enemy, and the Russian president is positioned to help against the ayatollahs.Op-ed

Russia and the New Middle East -  the last 20 years

The USSR and the Old Middle East

The USSR and the Old Middle East

The fake Right Wing Conspiracy Theories

How Conspiracy Theory Proponents of President Trump Explain the fact that he left the White House.

The fake Right Wing Conspiracy Theories

Jews who hate Trump and do not know why

Some Jews in an act of colossal memory loss sponsor Antifa and BLM. Their ancestors financed the Bolsheviks, then faced firing squads.Op-ed.

Jews who hate Trump and do not know why

Suspension, not cancellation

Israel only agreed to suspend the extension of sovereignty, not cancel it.

Suspension, not cancellation

Will Pres Trump bring King Abdullah to heel?

The US demands extradition of a terrorist who murdered Americans, threatens economic sanctions when that doesn't happen and....?

Will Pres Trump bring King Abdullah to heel?

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Is it America’s turn to have a revolution?

If revolutions could happen in Russia, China, Germany and Italy, in the last century, they can happen in the USA. Opinion.

Is it America’s turn to have a revolution?

Whose land is it anyway?

The only precedent Israel has to set is “It’s our land, always was and always will be.” Opinion.

Whose land is it anyway?

Can Israel be both Jewish and Democratic?

Can Israel be both Jewish and Democratic?

Dershowitz Explains his Support for Obama

Dershowitz Explains his Support for Obama

Demolition Debate Obscures More than it Elucidates

Demolition Debate Obscures More than it Elucidates

If Only the Left Would Abandon Israel

If Only the Left Would Abandon Israel

To Haaretz: Israel has the Right to Build in Yesha

To Haaretz: Israel has the Right to Build in Yesha

Human Rights for Israelis?

Human Rights for Israelis?

Is the US a Friend or Enemy of Israel?

Is the US a Friend or Enemy of Israel?

Doing Obama's Dirty Work

Doing Obama's Dirty Work

Israel is Sitting Pretty

Israel is Sitting Pretty

Fatahamasland is Here

Fatahamasland is Here

Unilateral PA State? End of 242

Unilateral PA State? End of 242

Peace Process Stuck in 1949

Peace Process Stuck in 1949

'Occupation' Truths

'Occupation' Truths

Two-State Solution Dead or Alive

Two-State Solution Dead or Alive

PA: All Take and No Give

PA: All Take and No Give

Obama Plans Imposed Solution

Obama Plans Imposed Solution

Silwan and the Proverbial Key

Silwan and the Proverbial Key

Where is 'Palestine'?

Where is 'Palestine'?

With the Women in Black

With the Women in Black

The Shelf Agreement

The Shelf Agreement

Following Hitler's Playbook

Following Hitler's Playbook

Does Bibi Want Enough 'Reciprocity' to Kill Oslo?

Does Bibi Want Enough 'Reciprocity' to Kill Oslo?

The Status Quo Ante

 The Status Quo Ante

No Ceasefire is Better Than a Bad Ceasefire

 No Ceasefire is Better Than a Bad Ceasefire

The Peace Process is a Bigger Danger Than Hamas

 The Peace Process is a Bigger Danger Than Hamas