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  • January 15, 2009

    For Israel, Every Day Is Groundhog Day

    Jerusalem Post

    There are only two things a nation can always depend on, good or bad: its people and its history. Except, of course, in the case of Israel. No other country has devoted its entire history to defending against its enemies and, even more absurdly, asserting its very right to exist. For such an otherwise tiny nation - a democracy with little in the way of natural or strategic resources - Israel has surely received a disproportionate share of global condemnation. Just imagine if France, England or Iceland or, heaven forbid, rogue nations like Syria and Iran, had spent its entire existence justifying its nationhood.

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  • January 8, 2009

    The Conning of Jewish America: Madoff, Rosenblat and a communal trust betrayed

    Jewish Week

    As if things couldn't possibly get any worse, being a Jew suddenly got even tougher. Israel is being condemned for having unleashed its own version of shock and awe in Gaza. The unremitting rocket attacks inside Israel during a purported cease-fire generated little public outcry until Israel decided to do something about it. Bernard Madoff's colossal Ponzi scheme has added new currency to the old canard about Jews and money. The fact that many of his victims were Jews will neither diminish the anti-Semitic fallout nor Madoff's standing as the world's most infamous Jewish swindler.

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