Jabotinsky and Greater Israel

The spectacle is almost bizarre: a political party refuses to accept new members. And not just a few individuals, but tens of thousands. And not just any party, but the Likud ("Unification"), the main force in Israel’s governing coalition. Strange? But there is method in this madness. It may soon come before Israel’s highest court. … Continue reading “Jabotinsky and Greater Israel”

Will Netanyahu Bring Back Executions?

The whole world watched with bated breath while the days passed. Then the hours. Then the minutes. The world watched while the condemned man, Muhammad Abu-Ali of Qalqiliya, waited for his execution. Abu-Ali was a convicted terrorist. He had bought a knife and killed four members of a family in a nearby Jewish settlement. He … Continue reading “Will Netanyahu Bring Back Executions?”

March of Folly to Crisis on Temple Mount

My late friend, Nathan Yellin-Mor, the political leader of the LEHI underground, once told me that a certain politician is "not a great thinker and not a small fool." I remember that sentence every time I think about Gilad Erdan, our Minister of Public Security. His part in the events of the last few weeks, … Continue reading “March of Folly to Crisis on Temple Mount”

Israel’s Endless Fake Victimhood

The whole thing could have been a huge practical joke, if it had not been real. All of Israel was taken in. Left, right and center. All the newspapers and TV networks, without exception. There it was: UNESCO has declared that the Cave of Machpelah in Hebron is a Palestinian heritage site. I admit that … Continue reading “Israel’s Endless Fake Victimhood”

The Bizarre Case of Bashar al-Assad

Conan Doyle, the creator of the legendary Sherlock Holmes, would have titled his story about this incident "The Bizarre Case of Bashar al-Assad". And bizarre it is. It concerns the evil deeds of Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian dictator, who bombed his own people with Sarin, a nerve gas, causing gruesome deaths of the victims. Like … Continue reading “The Bizarre Case of Bashar al-Assad”