The Ultimate Deal Is Not Palestine in the West Bank

U.S. President Donald Trump is on his merry way out of this country, away from his troubles about firing FBI Director James Comey and then getting Robert Mueller, former 12-year FBI Director as a special prosecutor, to investigate the alleged Trump-Russia collusion. President Trump is visiting the Middle East and Europe. Especially since he ran for president, Trump has spoken about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The self-proclaimed deal master calls it "the ultimate deal." Like so many U.S. … [Read more...]

Palestinians Must Find Another Two-State Solution

For several decades, Palestinians have been advocating a two-state solution to their conflict with the State of Israel. It is that a Palestinian state be established in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. But that is two territories separated by about twenty miles. Thus, to accomplish that solution, those two pieces real estate would have to be connected with a corridor enabling Palestinians to easily travel from one region of their state to the other. Many Palestinian authorities and other have … [Read more...]

Haniya to Lead Hamas

Yesterday, Ismail Haniya, the leader of Hamas in the Gaza Strip since 2006, was selected as chief of the Hamas political bureau, which exists in Gaza and other Middle Eastern countries. This is a move in the right direction for Hamas. For the past few years, I have somewhat followed the career of this handsome, 53-year old father of thirteen children. There have been several things he reportedly has said over the years that I like.However, I don't think I'm under any illusions about this. … [Read more...]

Abbas Announces No More Electricity for Gaza

Mahmoud Abbas is president of the Palestinian Authority that governs Palestinians living in the West Bank. Hamas governs Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip. These two governing agencies have been at odds with each other ever since 2007. The history is that Israel unilaterally relinquished the Gaza Strip to Palestinians in 2005, Hamas won elections there in 2006, and Hamas militarily defeated the Fatah (military wing of the Palestinian Authority) there in 2007 to take full control of the Gaza … [Read more...]

Israel Is Causing Some of the World’s Growing Anti-Semitism

Yesterday was Holocaust Remembrance Day. In Israel, everything stopped for two minutes while Israelis remembered, if not prayed about, the horrible slaughter of six million Jews by Adolf Hitler's German Nazis in WWII. Humans must never forget so that perhaps it will never happen again.Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decried the rise of anti-Semitism in recent years worldwide by saying, "Hypocrisy is screaming to the sky," claiming "the world's indifference" to this rise of … [Read more...]

Terrorism Can Affect an Election

Yesterday, the New York Times published an article entitled "The Terrorism Effect: How an Attack Can Alter an Election." It confirms a post I made some time ago in which I showed that militant Palestinians who carry out terrorist attacks on Israel or its Jewish citizens often do it to their own peril by causing Israeli voters to elect right-wing Likud party members who are tougher on terrorism and Palestinians, such as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, rather than other politicians who are more … [Read more...]

Barry Manilow Is Gay

How many married women out there in America used to listen to Barry Manilow sing a love song and swoon with ecstasy, pretending it was their husband singing to them? Today, Barry Manilow revealed for the first time publicly that he has always been gay.Doesn't surprise me or a lot a people. Nevertheless, Mr. Manilow sure has been good at what he does. He says he hid his sexual orientation because he feared that knowledge of it would cause him to lose many of his female fans. No … [Read more...]

Trump’s Wall Will Be a Miniature Compared to the Size of Babylon’s Wall

When Donald Trump campaigned for the U.S. presidency last year, his signature promise was to stop illegal immigration along the nearly 2,000-mile border between the U.S. and Mexico by building "a big, beautiful wall" there. Occasionally, Mr. Trump said this wall that he envisioned would be fifty feet tall or more. That is pretty tall.One time I played golf in Morocco--in the king's tournament. I and some of my family who accompanied me did group travel to the ancient city of Marrakech. It … [Read more...]