Israel Does Not Need Anyone’s Permission to Exist

- Posted in Israel & the World
This November, Iraq is hosting a celebration to honor 90 years since the British gave it independence. Iraq will be joined by Jordan, which will mark 76 years since the British Mandate for Transjordan ended. In attendance at these ceremonies will be United Nations officials. A keynote speech will   read more ...

A People Cannot Be Called ‘Settlers’ in Their Own Ancestral Homeland

- Posted in Israel and the Land
When did it become accepted that a delusional peace between Israel and the predominately Muslim Arabs, those who call themselves Palestinians, requires Israel to give away it’s very own Biblical birthright in the Jewish heartland of Judea and Samaria (the so-called 'West Bank')? When did the Oslo   read more ...

It’s Time for Western Powers to Terminate UNRWA

- Posted in The Arab 'Refugees' / UNRWA
Both the United States and the European Union withheld hundreds of millions of dollars in funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) because of the organization’s blatantly anti-Semitic and anti-Israel educational materials. Despite the fact that UNRWA has made no changes in   read more ...

Recognizing That Western Jerusalem Is Israel’s Capital Should Not Be Controversial

- Posted in Jerusalem
This month [October], Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong reversed the previous government’s decision to recognize western Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The question that should be asked is why that recognition was controversial at all. No fair-minded person who believes in two states for   read more ...

What Apartheid? Israeli Arabs Reject Palestinian Identity—and Overwhelmingly Identify as Israelis

- Posted in Apartheid
Dear Friend of FLAME: An Israeli mother posts on her Facebook page a photo of Muslim-Israeli and Jewish-Israeli healthcare professionals dancing together at a Hadassah Hospital staff function and writes the caption, “How dare anyone call my country an apartheid state? If Jews are so horrible to   read more ...

A Genealogy of the Idea of ‘Palestine’

- Posted in Palestine
The Genealogy of Ideas is the history of the evolution of thought around any particular subject.  It is part of the larger subfields of Cultural and Intellectual History. However, it touches upon every aspect of the field, such as Social History, Military History, Economic History, etc.. What   read more ...

When Hamas Seizes Power in the West Bank, How Will the Two-State Solution Survive?

- Posted in Israel's Security
Those who blithely advocate a “two-state solution” between Israel and the Palestinians invariably avoid addressing many seemingly intractable obstacles facing such a resolution to the conflict. The facts that current Palestinian dictatorships are harshly authoritarian and corrupt—and their   read more ...

Israel Needs to Promote Its Vision, Not the Palestinian One

- Posted in Israel and the Land
The following was among a collection of essays produced for and distributed at the Knesset Israel Victory Caucus on May 16. Translated from Hebrew. Imagine a post-modern reality in which the concept of truth has been discarded and a "narrative" has replaced a people's history, identity, values, and   read more ...