Myth: Israel Is the Largest Beneficiary of US Military Aid

- Posted in The United States
Summary ... Many American detractors of Israel begin by citing that Israel receives the lion’s share of US military aid. The very suggestion conjures the demon of an all-powerful Israel lobby that has turned the US Congress into its pawn. But these figures, while reflecting official direct US   read more ...

10 Great Websites About Jerusalem

- Posted in Jerusalem
Jerusalem Day is an Israeli national holiday commemorating the 1967 reunification of the city of Jerusalem. Below are ten websites which focus on Jerusalem Day. Some of them tell the history of what happened, others provide documents, pictures, and other information. Jerusalem was divided in the   read more ...

The Arab Refugees and the Missing Israeli Narrative

- Posted in The Arab 'Refugees' / UNRWA
Summary ... The world completely ignores the fact that the majority of today's so called "refugees" exited the Jewish areas voluntarily [most were not even born then]. Rather, they were motivated by Arab leaders to get out and allow the Arab armies in — "to annihilate the Jews". Gerard Michaud's   read more ...

Myths about Israel and Zionism

- Posted in Israel and the Land
Summary ... Debates about Israel and Palestine often assume a historical narrative that is at odds with historical realities. The facts are much different than critics have claimed them to be. Once again, Israel is at the top of the news. Jeffrey Goldberg reports in the Atlantic that the Obama   read more ...

Are "Palestinian" Terrorists Immune From Extradition?

- Posted in Arab / Islamic Terror
After Oslo, the American government for the first time was in a position to ask the Palestinian Authority to hand over killers of Americans — but that hasn't materialized despite the numerous Americans murdered in Palestinian [sic] terror attacks. Poor Diego Alfonso Beltran! The U.S. Department   read more ...

The Truth Concerning the Arab Refugees of 1948

- Posted in The Arab 'Refugees' / UNRWA
Summary ... Although Arab myth tells of Israel driving the Arabs out in 1948, it was their leaders who told them to leave. To this day the Arab nations still refuse to absorb them into the surrounding Arab nations, preferring instead to let them suffer in refugee camps even though most of them were   read more ...

Why the West Keeps Getting the Middle East Wrong

- Posted in The West and the Middle East
Summary ... The West, with all its learned scholars and so-called Middle East, Arab, and Islamic experts, just doesn't grasp the nature of the Middle East. It constantly tries to impose Western thinking on a region that has been in existence much longer than the populated West. It fails to change   read more ...

Israel's Security and Unintended Consequences

- Posted in Israel's Security
Summary ... The stark military reality is that Israel cannot withdraw its forces from Judea or Samaria — either now or at any point in the foreseeable future. For those willing to see with clarity and speak with honesty, that conclusion has been obvious for many years. It is even more obvious,   read more ...