Useful Idiots: A Jewish Flotilla Goes to Gaza


The Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth, although left-leaning, is one of the pillars of the Israeli media. In fact, it’s the most widely-read paper in the country, and I am one of its readers. On June 6, while scanning the paper’s Ynet website, I suddenly came across an article that left me totally flabbergasted. It started [...]

The Modern Turkish Variety of International Hypocrisy


On June 4, the pious and virtuous Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, lecturing the “cruel and heartless” Israel, publicly proclaimed:
I am openly appealing to the conscience of all humanity. During war, children should not be attacked, during war women and the elderly should not be attacked, during war civilians and religious men and women should [...]

Lori Berenson – “La Gringa Terrorista”


How could it happen that Lori Berenson, a highly intelligent woman, a stellar student, a daughter of two prominent New York City professors, has become a terrorist, convicted by two courts in a faraway country?
But Lori Berenson doesn’t think she is La Gringa Terrorista (A Yankee Terrorist). This 40-year-old former New Yorker was just freed [...]

For Hamas Terrorists It Should Be a Jail, Not the Hilton


Imagine yourself a Hamas terrorist. You planted bombs on highways, you lobbed grenades into peaceful kibbutzim, you maimed and killed innocent people, you managed squads of suicide bombers…
And then you were caught, tried, and put into an Israeli jail. For 20 years, for 50 years, or for life. There is one thing you are sure [...]

Will Israel Bomb Iran?


This is not an academic question, totally detached from reality. As far as Israel is concerned, it is a question of life and death. And it was the first question I asked myself upon reading “Can Israel Afford to Slow Down Iran’s Nuclear Program?” by Yossi Melman in the May 20th issue of Haaretz.
Yossi Melman [...]

The Innocent Gaza Terrorists and the Brutal Israeli soldiers


On May 15, the France Press Agency (AFP) reported from Gaza City:
Israeli army gunfire killed an elderly farmer near northern Gaza border with the Jewish state on Saturday, Palestinian emergency services and witnesses said.
Every Gaza terrorist trying to plant a bomb next to the border or kidnap an Israeli soldier is proclaimed by Hamas to [...]

Another Look at the Problem of Refugees


In mid-May, as usual, many newspapers around the globe devoted their pages to the seemingly irresolvable problem of Palestinian refugees. For instance, on May 16, the www.xinhuanet.com website of the Chinese news agency Xinhua reported from Israel:
According to the United Nations (UN) figures, some 726,000 Palestinians left their homes 62 years ago, shortly before [...]

Obamacare and the Call of Henry Thoreau


Whether you like it or not – Obamacare is now the law of the land. Whether you felt in your heart that you were being cheated by your government, or witnessed your liberal neighbor drool while gazing in admiration at the ubiquitous images of “The New Messiah” signing the treacherous bill, this mendacious monstrosity, these 2000 pages of [...]

An “American Comrade” in the Red Army


That’s how the Russian newspaper Komsomol’skaya Pravda headlined its main article on May 7, right on the eve of The Day of Victory—the traditional Russian celebration of the victorious end of the war against the Nazis.
Here is, briefly, the content of that article:
Sixty-five years ago, on May 8, 1945, in Chicago, a young American [...]

The Dirty Secrets of Justice Goldstone


What?! Justice Richard Goldstone has some ugly secrets, hidden somewhere in the dark closets of his impeccable past?! Impossible! After all, as we remember, his professional resume was so flawless and his biography was so clean that 13 months ago the United Nations sent this soft-spoken South African jurist to the Gaza Strip to [...]