by | Mar 1, 2020

Who’s on first? What’s on second? I-Don’t-Know is on third. In case you have forgotten — or, even better, never knew — the April 2019 Israel national election resulted with Benjamin Netanyahu’s reigning Likud and Benjamin Gantz’s opposition Blue and…

by | Feb 21, 2020

Let’s be plain. As noted in this space a mere year ago, the American Left has a serious anti-Semitism problem. In the day, I said this: Minnesota Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar tweeted out blatantly anti-Semitic messages, using what fellow Democrat…

by | Jan 27, 2020

Even a stopped clock is right twice a day. Former Vice President Joe Biden never measures up to that standard. In 2014, Bob Gates, who served as President Obama’s first secretary of defense, said that Biden had been wrong on…

by | Dec 18, 2019

When the British diplomat Robert Ker Porter arrived in the Persian city of Ispahan, having ventured there from St. Petersburg in 1817 to explore the vestiges of ancient Babylonia, and then to follow the route of Xenophon’s Katabasis, he could…

by | Nov 25, 2019

What began as a good week for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ended in his indictment for corruption. It is the first time that a sitting Israeli PM has been indicted. Early in the week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo…

by | Nov 22, 2019

The name Benjamin literally means “man of the right,” and Prime Minister Netanyahu had nowhere left to turn. His only hope was to win a new election, but after holding two in one year that he could not win decisively,…

by | Sep 21, 2019

Remembrance: Lingering Hell and Remembered Heroism I learned two huge historical facts emerging from the horror of the Islamist terror atrocities of September 11, 2001: (1) the toll of premature deaths caused by the lingering toxins at Ground Zero is…

by | Sep 20, 2019

The final intrigues are being made behind closed curtains. Deals are brewing, but the hero is left to stew. Alone. The plot is afoot. A leader is about to be toppled. Suddenly. Instantly. To go from the world stage to…

by | Sep 20, 2019

In America we call it “Fake News.” In Israel, in Hebrew, it is called “Fehk Nooz.” The Hebrew translates into English as “Once again, the leftists of the media trying to deceive and convince people that their leftist lies bear…

by | Sep 19, 2019

This week’s Israeli elections proved one thing. Not only is Israel the only democracy in the Middle East, it is also a global democracy on steroids. The election results showed some benefits, but mainly the faults, of a multi-party electoral…

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