Tag Archives: Middle East

Rabbi Kahane, the Sarah Solution, and Peace

Rabbi Kahane addressing a New York Jewish youth group in 1975

Rabbi Kahane, martyred 30 years ago, most famously proposed expelling Arab residents who couldn’t or wouldn’t get along with Jews.

All Lies Matter

Ibtisam Barakat no doubt shares the distorted memories - lies - that this Ramallah Martyr's Memorial represents.

Lies continue to obscure the history of Israel and especially of Judea and Samaria, the disputed lands. Truth would show that Israel’s claim is just.

Ibtisam, raised in unreality

Ibtisam Barakat no doubt shares the distorted memories - lies - that this Ramallah Martyr's Memorial represents.

Ibtisam Barakat has written yet another middle-grade book that distorts the history of Israel and its neighbors. All this is part of a larger campaign.

Shir HaMa’alot: 15 Steps to Extending Israeli Sovereignty to Judea and Samaria

Judea and Samaria, as Israel considers sovereignty over them

There’s been a lot of talk lately about extending Israeli sovereignty to Judea and Samaria. This talk has been long-winded, but short on practical policy ideas. In honor of Jerusalem Day, celebrating the miraculous victory in the 1967 Six-Day War, and to consolidate the integration of Judea and Samaria into the State of Israel, I offer below 15 comprehensive ascending policy steps to extending Israeli sovereignty in Judea and Samaria.

Behar-Bechukotai – Jews living outside Eretz Yisrael?

Behar-Bechukotai

This past Shabbat’s Torah reading, Behar-Bechukotai, has three major concepts, that relate directly to events of the day, and without delving deeper into them, they might be completely missed.

Lessons for Liberators

Does this little boy in Ramallah see himself as an eventual liberator? Will he become a terrorist instead?

In “A LIttle Piece of Ground” a boy dreams of being a liberator while learning a one-sided view of history and events. Peace cannot come from lies.

Humiliation, a pretext for murder

An example of hijab, itself a study in humiliation

I discovered a paper by the accomplished social scientist, Dr. Evelin Lindner. She sets forth her theory that the humiliation of a people may cause them to react in anger. The summary by Brett Reeder, Conflict Research Consortium, of “Making Enemies: Humiliation and International Conflict,” confirmed that this was, indeed, her intent. However, a violent reaction is by no means inevitable, but a matter of choice. Furthermore, by broadcasting her assumption, she has merely provided another excuse for claiming victimhood.

The New Sultan

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, effective sultan of Turkey

Turkey, once the Ottoman Empire, has a new Ottoman-like sultan. Or so President Erdogan behaves by dumping thousands of migrants at the Greek border.

Fatal Dependence

So much for hasbara. Behold! A HAMAS ops center in the middle of a civilian area in Gaza. Yet Gaza's dependence even on Israel itself remains.

The true narrative of people in Gaza is dependence on others. This even includes dependence on Israel, their declared enemy.

Only The Likud Can… Sell-Out

Car with a Likud campaign poster on it

“Rok HaLikud Y’Chol – Only the Likud can…” a campaign song and slogan that’s seeped into the Israeli body politic for years, like a taste-less, odor-less, toxic pathogen.