Category Blogs
Israel Can’t Entrust Security to International Peacekeepers

October 2, 2014 By Morton Klein and Daniel Mandel In recent days, a small fixture of Middle East ceasefire monitoring disintegrated, with scarcely anyone noticing. The United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF), the multinational force that had monitored the Israeli/Syrian ceasefire lines since 1974, disappeared as though it had never existed. Yet, in the view of […]

Col. Allen West’s Dedication to the Jewish State

Former Congressman, and Col. Allen West just wrote the following note on his Facebook page: “Just got a call about the possibility of flying over to Israel next week to speak regarding the current conflagration facing our best ally. What an incredible and special honor it would be to be able to personally let the people […]

Terrorist 1 or Terrorist 2

Hamas, an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, is the name of the organization that governs the Gaza strip. It is a violent group that conducts suicide bombings and launches rockets at Israel. It distributes anti-Semitic propaganda and denies Israel’s right to exist. In 1997, the U.S. declared officially recognized the group as a terrorist organization. […]

UCLA Must End Harassment and Bullying of Jewish Students

In an attempt to target, harass and intimidate pro-Israel Jewish students at UCLA, Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) recently demanded that candidates for student government positions sign a statement pledging they will not go on any trip to Israel sponsored by three Jewish organizations. Notably, SJP has targeted only Israel and three Jewish organizations that sponsor […]

The Tragic Farce of Israeli “Confidence-Building Measures”

NEW YORK, June 25 — The recent kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers near Hebron, who are now the subject of a massive Israeli military-security search, should give pause. Israel says it has evidence of involvement by Hamas, the U.S. and European Union-listed terrorist group that calls in its Charter for the worldwide murder of Jews. Hamas, […]

Israel Executive Dir., ZOA
Pity I just missed you, Jeremy Ben-Ami

I heard you were in Israel, Jeremy. Why didn’t you look me up? We really need to talk. First I was hoping for a conversation about your ‘Setting the record straight’ Times of Israel op-ed. Of course it should surprise no one that I take issue with your pleasant sounding claims — as do your numerous critics. Your organization, J Street, and my organization, ZOA, […]

Israel has maintained its morality in the face of enemies ever more persistent and pernicious

Israel celebrated the 66th anniversary of it’s rebirth this week, and is in so many ways stronger than ever. One no longer need look to the Jewish press to discover Israel’s achievements; the pages of the NYTimes, the WSJournal, Forbes and every media outlet brim with reports on Israel’s start-ups, technological edge, research advancements, collaborations […]

The One Real Obstacle to Israeli-Arab Peace

They say that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. The positions of the Palestinian Arabs in the latest round of peace talks, being pushed by Obama Administration and Secretary of State John Kerry, and the concessions being expected of Israel by the U.S. and […]

Hey, Ben-Ami! That Word Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Means!

If you’ve ever seen The Princess Bride, you know the four or five quotable lines from the movie. Here, we would like to apply them to everyday life. After Vizzini constantly uses the word “inconceivable” in the wrong context, an irritated Inigo Montoya tells his companion, “You keep using that word. I do not think it […]

It’s Official: Your Taxes Pay Terrorists

It has long been common knowledge that the Palestinian Authority, led by Israel’s “peace partner” Mahmoud Abbas, provides stipends to perpetrators of terror and their families.  I had always understood these were “off books” stipends, paid in the guise of charity to families rendered needy by the absence of family members who choose to bomb, […]