The Law of War Permits Israel to Destroy Hamas

- Posted in Arab / Islamic Terror
Summary ... The double standards imposed on the IDF are yet another symptom of international anti-Semitism. As of this moment, a fragile truce holds in southern Israel. After Hamas volleyed 600 missiles at Israeli civilian targets on Saturday and Sunday [May 4-5, 2019], prompting Israel to attack   read more ...

How the Palestinians Created Their Own Plight

- Posted in The Palestinian Authority
Summary ... Israel is not the one denying the Palestinians an independent state. The Palestinians themselves have repeatedly turned down offers of statehood. [The use here of the word "Palestinian(s)" is the author's choice. There are no such people as the "Palestinians".—ed] It is easy to forget   read more ...

The False 'Nakba' Narrative

- Posted in Arab / Islamic Terror
Summary ... The term "Nakba," originally coined to describe the magnitude of the self-inflicted Palestinian and Arab defeat in the 1948 war for Israel's survival, has now become a synonym for Palestinian victimhood — with failed aggressors transformed into hapless victims and vice versa. Israel   read more ...

Does “Palestine” Exist?

- Posted in Palestine
Two weeks ago, a local New York City Councilman named Kalman Yeger noted on Twitter that "Palestine does not exist." That statement, controversial as it is, is grounded in fact — in the sense that the United Nations Security Council, the only UN body capable of establishing international law   read more ...

Quit Harping on U.S. Aid to Israel

- Posted in The United States
Summary ... The size and advisability of U.S. military aid to Israel, like any appropriation of taxpayer dollars, are fair game. But U.S. assistance to Israel demands far less—in both blood and treasure—than many other American defense relationships around the world. [Although this article was   read more ...

Is UNRWA’s Hereditary Refugee Status for Palestinians Unique?

- Posted in The Arab 'Refugees' / UNRWA
Summary ... UNRWA's claim that their hereditary refugee status for Palestinians is not unique is simply untrue. There is no parallel and no precedent, even in protracted conflict situations, for the manner in which UNRWA transfers the "registered refugee" status, automatically, through the   read more ...

Blood Money, Not Benevolence: The PLO's Justification of 'Pay for Slay'

- Posted in Arab / Islamic Terror
Summary ... Terrorists and their families have no need for the Palestinian social welfare system, and they would be foolish to use it. Palestinian terrorists have access to a far superior system that pays better than the miserly public assistance system. On Dec. 9, 2018 , Shira Ish-ran was shot in   read more ...

How to Explain the 'Timid' Reaction of American Jewish Leaders to Kristallnacht?

- Posted in Antisemitism
Summary ... Amid the worst pogrom to take place in Germany since the Middle Ages, most US Jewish communal leaders told their constituents to keep quiet, 'No parades, demonstrations, or protests'. When American Jews learned of Nazi Germany's Kristallnacht pogrom 80 years ago, the community's leaders   read more ...