The 'Good' Terrorist

When a man sprays machine-gun fire at a busload of schoolchildren, is that activism, militancy -- or just plain terror?

Israel Update: November 2001

In this issue: Arafat fails to crack down on terror, and Hamas calls for putting anthrax in the U.S. water supply.

Neighborhood Bully

He's criticized and condemned for being alive. He's not supposed to fight back, he's supposed to lay down and die.

U.S./Israel Parallels on Terrorism

With both nations facing a similar war against terrorism, it is wrong for the United States to demand more of Israel than it asks of itself.

Dear George

How Prime Minister Sharon should respond to Tom Friedman's mock letter from President Bush.

With Allies Like These...

If these are the partners we are relying on in our war to rid the world of terror, that war is as good as lost.

The Sheik's Screed

The Arab world spreads a conspiracy theory about a purported Jewish plot to terrorize America and discredit Islam.

Containment: The U.S. War Aim?

Without precise goals, the war will almost certainly go awry. Here's one suggestion: contain radical anti-Westernism among Muslims so that its adherents no longer assault Americans or their allies.

Spread Freedom In The Mideast

The democratic world must not only destroy the empire of terror, it must also seek to expand the very freedom our enemies want to destroy.

Israel Update: October, 2001

In this issue: anti-American incitement in Palestinian textbooks; two-faced terrorists; and the squeaky un-clean record of Yasser Arafat.

The Common Islamist Rage

The terror attacks on Jews in Israel have little to do with the living conditions of Palestinians.

Quash the PLO, not the PA

Splitting the PLO from the PA presents the United States government with the option to officially label the PLO - and not necessarily the PA - as a terrorist group.

In the Name of Allah

We Jews know well the dangers of blaming an entire group for the actions of individuals.

A Middle East Party

Palestinian nationalists and Islamists share a hatred of all things American. Both are taking indecent pleasure from American suffering.

Revisiting A Mideast Must-Read

A 1984 book on the origins of the Arab-Jewish conflict over Palestine should be required reading for anyone who wants to understand the Mideast — now more than ever.

Israel's Message at Durban

Here is the text of Israel's key statement at the UN Conference against Racism in Durban, South Africa, written by Israel's Deputy Foreign Minister.

Arafat's War: How To End It

This magnum opus from a popular syndicated columnist puts events of the past year into perspective, and offers a strategy for the future.

Ice-Cold Chili Peppers

The Red Hot Chili Peppers chicken out. Now what about the rest of us?

Staying the Course

A leading Jewish journalist views the Mideast conflict from other side of the Atlantic.

Yes, Blame Arafat

The new revisionist view of last summer's Camp David Mideast summit— perhaps best described as a "don't blame Arafat" campaign - is morally and historically false.

Arafat Always Goes Too Far

A commentary piece in The Wall Street Journal (July 9, 2001) documents the PLO's sordid, bloody past.

Egypt and the "Israeli Terrorist Plague"

Egypt has signed a peace agreement with Israel. But that doesn't prevent Egypt's official media from publishing vile anti-Semitic manifestos.

UN Travesty Brewing

Thought "Zionism-is-racism" was bad? The upcoming UN World Conference Against Racism may become a platform for something much worse.

Islam's War Against the Jews: Quotes from the Palestinian Authority

Palestinian TV, radio, newspapers and textbooks -- in teaching the Islamic attitude toward Jews -- have fueled an intense hatred for Israel and promoted violent jihad.

Martyrs and Mothers

A culture of martyrdom has permeated the Palestinian populace. The result is the death of young Palestinian boys, many innocent Israeli victims, and weeping mothers left behind...

Faisal's Trojan Horse

Faisal Husseini, hailed by CNN as a moderate voice of peace, admits that negotiations with Israel are just an interim strategy to liberate the entire land.

The End of Oslo

Yasser Arafat is an obstacle to peace.

Palestinian Intimidation of Journalists

Through both official policy and covert methods, the Palestinian Authority forces journalists to skew their reports.

Blaming the Settlements

It's all because of the settlements? Don't you believe it!

Freedom for Israel's MIAs and POWs

Will the world have to wait 14 years to learn the fate of Avitan, Binyamin and Suaed?

Palestinian Violations of Peace Agreements

Since the outbreak of violence in the West Bank and Gaza, there have been repeated Palestinian violations of signed agreements.

Palestinian Denial of Religious Freedom

A History of Denial of Rights to Christians and Jews by the PLO and Palestinian Authority.

Did Sharon Spark the Riots?

Media reports claim that Ariel Sharon's walk on the Temple Mount sparked the riots. A high Palestinian official claims otherwise.

Israel's Humane Army

The head of the International Law Branch of the Israeli Defense Forces talks about Israeli restraint, and efforts to reduce Palestinian casualties.

The Education of Meira and Muhammed

Meira, a Jew, sings the Sesame Street song, "Let's be friends" in Arabic. Muhammad sings the PLO's marching song that calls on every Palestinian youngster to take up arms against the Jews.

House Resolution Condemns the Palestinian Leadership

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution (H. CON. RES. 426) placing sole blame on the Palestinians for the recent violence (2000).

Targeting Children

"Perhaps it is not surprising that parents and leaders who proudly sendchildren to die in attacks against Israel would resort to targeting Israeli children as well."

Palestinian Public Opinion Poll

What does the Palestinian public really think about the present and future of the Mideast conflict? This opinion poll reveals some startling results.

Ishmael and Israel's Existential Test

Our reoccupation of our own land cannot be called theft by anyone who supports the Jewish right to exist as a separate, distinct people.

The Last Laugh: Thoughts on the Arab-Israeli Conflict

The Biblical conflict between Isaac and Ishmael is rooted in laughter. And it's no joke.

Israeli Synagogue Desecrated

Images of Kristalnacht were stirred up for Jewish residents of Efrat, as their synagogue was vandalized by Palestinian intruders.

Anti Semitic Attacks in the Wake of the Middle East Crisis

This outbreak of violence in the Middle East and the resounding rise in anti-Semitic attacks worldwide are a wake-up call to Jews everywhere. A Jew is a Jew, no matter where they live.

Suicide Bombings

155 Israelis have been killed by Palestinian suicide bombers since the Oslo process began in September 1993. This list does not include other acts of Palestinian terror.

The Myth of Israeli Aggression

The old David & Goliath model has now been reversed -- with Palestinians as the pitied underdog.

The Myth of Israel Using Excessive Force

Children are dying in the Mideast riots. Who's to blame?

The Refugee Issue

The issue of Palestinians refugees is a sticking point in the peace negotiations. But who is responsible for these refugees?

Children Soldiers

How tragic that Palestinians send their children at risk of death, and then cynically use this against Israel to win world sympathy.

Senator Feinstein on the Peace Process

On the occasion of the new Israeli government taking power, U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, a long-time supporter of the Oslo Accord, gave a passionately pro-Israel speech.

Voice From The Senate

Senator Connie Mack of Florida gave a speech on the Senate floor two years ago, calling for peace based on security, freedom, and a change of heart. It is prophetic.

Bombing...For the Right of Return to Netanya

A heinous suicide bomb in Netanya on March 4, 2001 makes one wonder: Exactly what land are the Palestinians trying to liberate?

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