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”

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”

‘Unified’ Jerusalem Is a 50-Year Lie

In the tumult of the last few days, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the "unification" of Jerusalem, one of the articles stated that "even peace-activist Uri Avnery" voted in the Knesset for the unification of the city. That is true. I have tried to set out the circumstances in my autobiography, "Optimistic". … Continue reading “‘Unified’ Jerusalem Is a 50-Year Lie”