Secretary of State John Kerry completely missed the boat on this one. Israel’s identity, from the first day of its founding, has been wrapped around the concept that Israel is a Jewish state, and a refuge for Jews everywhere. It is the only country to which Jews can go and count on acceptance, particularly when their lives are at risk elsewhere in the world. Given the growing anti-Semitism in countries around the globe – especially in Arab countries - Israel’s identity as a Jewish state has never been more critical.
Anyone who does not understand that has no business being involved in policy-making that involves Israel. If Muslim states are not willing to acknowledge Israel’s right to define its own identity, even as they define themselves as Muslim countries, and bar Jews from their own territory (as the proposed state of ‘Palestine’ plans to do), then clearly peace with Israel is not on their agenda and there is no partner in peace.
Kerry needs to go back to school to study and understand the history that he intends to influence so dramatically. Continue reading
Syrian father asks Israeli doctors to save his son
By Viva Sarah Press March 11, 2014
Six-year-old boy with severe intracranial pressure nursed back to life at Rambam Health Care Campus.
Six-year-old K, a Syrian boy, arrived in Israel on a stretcher with severe swelling of his brain, comatose and almost dead. He recently left the Northern Israel hospital on his own two feet.
K’s story is just one of many Syrian patients – who are caught in the crossfire of civil war in their country – who come to Israel for medical care. Continue reading
By Warner Todd Huston, first posted February 22, 2014
During the public comment time at the Dearborn city council meeting, a Muslim stood to demand that the city institute sharia patrols to keep young people out of parks and to prevent the sale of “offensive” magazines in stores.
The man named Hassan took his place in line during the public comments and when it was his turn to speak he prefaced his comments with loud chanting of Islamic prayers. He then went on to demand that the city begin patrols of the parks because people used them for “sexual activities.” Continue reading
Suspected North Korean nuclear center at Nyongbyon
Source: CTV News
By Jerry Gordon for New English Review, March 2014
What if Iran already had more than a dozen nuclear bombs and successfully tested a device deep underground? Moreover, what if that information had been shared with Secretary John Kerry, who chose not to disclose it to the other members of the P5+1 delegation? Continue reading
Americans should be alarmed over the Ukraine civil war, because what is taking place half-a-world-away in Kiev, Ukraine sends a clear signal around the globe that America no longer is the force for good; the power to stand against evil; the influence to start and direct meaningful negotiations we were known for at one time. America is in retreat across the globe and our allies know this, and our enemies really know this and no longer even listen when Obama speaks! Continue reading
After years of intransigence and unwillingness to even consider abandoning its nuclear program, Iran has suddenly become amenable to what appears to be real negotiations and an apparent readiness to compromise. The change was dramatic. Although still firing off occasional tirades against the West in general and Israel in particular, Iran is now allowing daily inspections of some of its nuclear facilities in exchange for the lifting of international sanctions.
The sudden shift in Iranian policy has raised eyebrows among those who still consider Iran’s nuclear program to be a major threat to peace in the Middle East. What could have caused this turnabout in Iranian tactics? New and stunning information from highly credible sources in the US and Asia may help to explain this striking change. Continue reading
The massive injustice of Jonathan Pollard’s interminable incarceration has been upheld through the tenures of multiple presidents, Republican and Democrat alike. To say that Jonathan Pollard “deserved everything he got”, as many have done, begs the question of what really happened behind the scenes that would cause administrations of all political leanings to refuse to commute the cruel and inappropriately harsh sentence. Continue reading