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From Israel: Give Me a Break!

July 26, 2018

On July 19, the Knesset passed Basic Law: Israel as the Nation State of the Jewish People.

The furor that has ensued since

From Israel: Crossing a Red Line!

July 23, 2018

When last I posted, I spoke about the murder by a Hamas terrorist of Aviv Levi, an IDF soldier who was at the

From Israel: Malice and Madness

July 22, 2018

And sometimes pure evil.

Today is Tisha B’Av, the saddest day of the Jewish year.  A day on which we mourn for the

From Israel: Hard and Necessary Choices

July 18, 2018

Two news items as I begin today’s discussion:

1) On Sunday, the Al-Nirab airbase, in northern Syria outside of Aleppo, was attacked.  This

From Israel: Intolerable!

July 16, 2018

It’s enough when our enemies are difficult to deal with.  But deal with them we can, if we are resolute and clear-eyed.  If

From Israel: A Quagmire

July 10, 2018

There were multiple reports over the last couple of days regarding the direction of Trump’s “peace plan.”  The first report I saw said

From Israel: The Head Spins

July 6, 2018

I confess, my head is spinning a bit less because of the time with my grandchildren.  Had a great tour of Har Hazeitim

From Israel: Mid-East Transformation?

June 28, 2018

There are shifts that seem to be taking place in the dynamics of the Mid-East.  Is genuine change being forged?  Or are we

From Israel: Almost at War?

June 22, 2018

When I got up on Thursday morning, I thought it very likely there would be news of a war in Gaza.  But there

From Israel: Confusion on a Grand Scale

June 18, 2018

Yesterday I began my posting with a discussion of what the Trump “peace team” of Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt might be seeking