• February 2, 2017

    When Will the UN Make the Palestinians Uphold Their Commitments?


    Welcome to Israel’s world of ethereal expectations — the standard of moral perfection to which it is routinely held, and the dizzying array of double standards to which it is casually subjected.

    This is all the more tragically absurd when compared with the zero standards by which the world judges the Palestinians. When it comes to holding Palestinians accountable for their misdeeds or noncompliance, the international community merely shrugs and offers them the proverbial “Palestinian pass.”

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  • December 26, 2016

    Obama Sided with the Forces of Darkness

    Times of Israel

    Barack Obama hosted Hanukkah parties at the White House throughout his presidency, but he waited until shortly after his final one, the day right before Hanukkah, to deliver his parting shot to the Jewish people. If only this Hanukkah gift could be returned.

    Abstaining from the UN Security Council Resolution that condemned all Israeli settlements, including East Jerusalem, as having “no legal validity,” deemed the Western Wall as Palestine proper, backtracked on UN Security Council Resolution 242 by redrawing Israel’s border back to the pre-1967 armistice line and reneging on the entire “land for peace” principle, is a bitter betrayal.

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  • December 1, 2016

    How the Holocaust Became a Weapon Against Jews

    If it is in any way possible for genocide to have had a heyday, the Holocaust surely once had such a moment in time. The world’s greatest mass murder, which for decades had succumbed to the shrill sounds of global silence—in part due to shock, and the rest to embarrassment—“enjoyed” a period when it was the atrocity du jour, the anthem to man’s inhumanity to man. This period began toward the end of the 1970s (exemplified by the hit 1978 miniseries Holocaust) and reached its zenith by the mid-1990s. During that improbable time, the Holocaust had bizarrely become a cultural touchstone fashioned from the ashes of Auschwitz.

    Yes, you read that right: A Jewish genocide was once in vogue, and it was not a passing trend. It had cultural staying power—with all the cache that inevitably turned it into a cliché. The Holocaust was hip. Cattle cars and tattooed forearms found their way into cocktail conversations. Knowing something about the Holocaust—almost anything—was a litmus test for entry into polite company, even though the material itself was impolitic, wholly alien, and had no place in any social circle.

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  • September 12, 2016

    A Civil Lawsuit under the Anti-Terrorism Act

    Jerusalem Post

    Short of taking up terrorism to settle their scores and obtain the justice owed to them, what else are American victims of Palestinian terrorism to do when they are denied relief in their own courtrooms? Unless the US Supreme Court agrees to hear an appeal, the likelihood is that their day in court has ended bitterly, their prayers for relief silenced by the procedural niceties that give justice a bad name.

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  • August 4, 2016

    Israel, it's not you--it's them

    Times of Israel

    Some Jewish progressives once again find themselves in writhing agony over Israel and its litany of misdeeds against the Palestinians.

    Two recent essays in Haaretz assiduously condemn Zionism, singling Israel out as a source of shame for Jews who can no longer tolerate a lone democracy wedged into a region where stoning women, torching homosexuals and beheading journalists are not crimes but hobbies, and where life is made miserable for anyone who doesn’t long for the stone age of the last Caliphate.

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