Obama and Abbas at the UN View More

It’s pretty clear that the United States not only abstained from using its veto, but took part in shaping the latest anti-Israel resolution at the UN Security Council. The White House has of course denied this, but it merely follows a long list of misleading statements, obfuscations, deceptions and outright lies (yeah, I’m looking at… Continue Reading

Obama Betrays Israel at the UN View More

The peace and quiet of our Sabbath dinner was interrupted by the news that President Obama ultimately betrayed Israel at the UN, as many, including myself, had predicted a long time ago. Free from all election constraints Obama could finally allow himself to act on his beliefs that Israeli obstinacy, and its settlement-policy in particular,… Continue Reading

EU, UNESCO, Anti-Israel Bias View More

Earlier today the World Heritage Committee of the UNESCO voted on a resolution that refers to the holy sites by their Muslim names only, implying that the Jewish historical connection to Jerusalem and the Temple Mount is of no concern. This follows another biased draft resolution that was passed earlier this month by a different UNESCO commission, which you can… Continue Reading

Israeli settlement View More

Discussing the multifaceted\u00a0issue of Jewish population centers in Judea and Samaria, a.k.a. the West Bank (of the river Jordan) which was formerly held by the Kingdom of Jordan and its British and Ottoman predecessors, is difficult.\n There are historical, legal, moral, religious and political considerations that should be taken into account in order to do… Continue Reading

Mishkan Shilo View More

In the latest spat over settlements, the White House “strongly condemned” Israeli plans to build 98 new housing units (to be followed by another 200 eventually) in an expansion of the town Shilo in Samaria (Above: The Synagogue of Shilo, built as a replica of the Tabernacle which was located there before the Temple was built in… Continue Reading

The End of Abbas? View More

In Israel, the last few days have been dramatic, full of anguish and bitter tears. We’ve seen a rise in terrorist attacks against Israelis, as well as clashes between IDF soldiers and Palestinians (mostly youth), leaving scores wounded and at least one death. It seems that the leader of the Palestinian Authority, President Abbas, is… Continue Reading

Unrest on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem View More

Recently we have seen renewed unrest on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, with clashes between Muslims and the Israeli Police. The Temple Mount keeps returning to international headlines time and time again, with no sign of abating. I wanted to write this post to explain what’s happening and why. The casual reader who is often… Continue Reading

Putin and Assad - What is Russia's game in Syria? View More

“It’s when the ‘international community’ expresses ‘concern’ about your ‘situation’ that your situation is well and truly fucked.” – Michael D. Weiss “The secret of politics? Make a good treaty with Russia.” – Otto von Bismarck What is Russia’s game plan in Syria? Latest reports show that Putin has sent arms and troops, including fighter jets and advanced tanks,… Continue Reading