Buzzwords of Bias

- Posted in Israel's Security
Over the years, states, leaders, international organisations, and the international and Israeli media have developed a tendency to endlessly repeat certain internationally recognisable catchphrases and buzzwords with the aim of dictating and influencing a distinct, partisan political narrative   read more ...

Who Owns the “West Bank”?

- Posted in Judea and Samaria
The ancient lands of Judea and Samaria, east of Jerusalem, have been part of the Jewish homeland for 3,000 years. Today Arabs demand all of it. Judea and Samaria, the land where Jewish ancestors Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rachel, David and Solomon created Biblical history, was renamed the “West   read more ...

If Israel Is as Terrible as Its Enemies Claim, Why Do So Many Palestinians Prefer to Live Under Israeli Rule?

- Posted in Israel and the Land
Dear Friend of FLAME: Despite the daily stream of lies from Israel’s critics that the Jewish state practices apartheid, genocide, illegal land grabs and the slaughter of children, most Arabs living in Israel tell researchers they prefer Israeli rule to the Palestinian alternative. The reason   read more ...

Cowering Before Flesh and Blood

- Posted in Israel and the Land
For the Jew, the worst of curses is to be isolated, without allies, alone in a hostile world. He flees from that as from the blackest of plagues. He sees in that, tragedy and destruction, and so he does all in order to hold fast to an ally- as some desperate unmarried single on a Saturday night   read more ...

Why the Israel "Occupation" Myth is False - and How to Defeat It Using Actual Facts

- Posted in Israel and the Land
Dear Friend of FLAME: Violent attacks by enemies against Israel exact a high price of blood and lives from the Jewish people. But enemy attacks in the media and by international organizations also exact a high price—in good will, and political and economic support among Israel’s friends and   read more ...

The Perpetual Palestinian Paradox

- Posted in The Arab 'Refugees' / UNRWA
Every so often, I am reminded of Leo Rosten’s classic definition of chutzpah: “That quality enshrined in a man who, having killed his mother and father, throws himself on the mercy of the court because he is an orphan.” How often? Well, almost every month, but we might all get bored if I   read more ...

Israel must take and hold Gaza indefinitely

- Posted in Gaza
"Operation Breaking Dawn" vividly underscored the pernicious paradox that has characterized Israel over the last five decades. On the one hand, the country displays indisputable tactical and technological brilliance. On the other, it is chronically afflicted by gross strategic imbecility. While   read more ...

A New Middle East

- Posted in The West and the Middle East
During a series of lectures and talks in several European countries about the impact of the Abraham Accords on the region, a member of the European Union's parliament told me, "The truth is that we do not understand what is going on in your Middle East, and more than that, we do not know what has   read more ...