Free Pollard Now, Pay Later

The proposal to free spy Jonathan Pollard in exchange for Israel extending a temporary freeze on settlement building has now received support from four Democrats in Congress. Although many claim Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu initiated this latest bid to free Pollard, it may not be that simple. Since the 1990s the Conference of Presidents of … Continue reading “Free Pollard Now, Pay Later”

Are the Russians Really Coming?

It’s like taking a trip in a time machine, going all the way back to the darkest days of the cold war era, as headlines scream: Russian spy cabal arrested! Glamorous Russian Mata Hari – “worthy of a 007 movie” – was sending secret messages! Eleven seemingly ordinary – incredibly ordinary – people have been … Continue reading “Are the Russians Really Coming?”

The Dark Side of the ‘Special Relationship’

A silent battle has been raging right under our noses, a fierce underground struggle pitting the U.S. against one of its closest allies. For all its newsworthiness, the media has barely noticed the story – except when it surfaces, briefly, like a giant fin jutting above the waves. The aggressor in this war is the … Continue reading “The Dark Side of the ‘Special Relationship’”

Dream Big! Become an Israeli Spy!

A couple of days ago, during a pleasant lunch-hour chat, my good friend treated me to a charming story about his 8-year-old son. Essentially, the story involved my friend asking his son what he wanted to be when he grew up, and the son responded, with endearing, childlike innocence, that he wanted to grow up … Continue reading “Dream Big! Become an Israeli Spy!”