Trump for Israel?

Donald Trump--a non-politician and multi-billionaire real estate magnate--became president-elect of the USA last Tuesday. It is turning the USA upside down. Almost all of the dozens of professional pollsters were wrong. They had the Democratic nominee--former First Lady and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton--ahead by an average of 5% of the popular vote. Actually, she did barely win the popular vote but still lost because the USA has a unique Electoral College that decides the victor.What is … [Read more...]

Tzipi Hotovely Says Israel Should Annex the West Bank

Yes, I agree, but in negotiation with the Palestinians in which Israel keeps only its "ancestral land," as its Proclamation of Independence demands, and the Palestinians get all of "the land of the Philistianes."Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has a shaky coalition government right now. It includes a lot of ultra-conservative religious leaders who will never agree to let the Palestinians have most, and certainly not all, of the West Bank. In fact, they refuse to call it that and … [Read more...]

A Palestinian State in the West Bank Will Be Intolerable

The General Assembly of the United Nations just met last week in New York City. Both Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas delivered speeches there. Some of their remarks concerned the recent war in Gaza, which lasted 50 days. Gaza suffered 2100 Palestinians killed and much destruction that will take years from which to recover with building projects and be very costly. The Israelis only suffered 72 casualties. It's always the same … [Read more...]

Hamas Should Now Rename “Palestine” According to Antiquity

A significant event happened this week concerning the never-ending Israeli-Palestinians conflict. On Wednesday, Fatah, which leads the Palestinian National Authority (PA), and Hamas, which governs the Gaza Strip, signed a reconciliation agreement to join forces within the next five weeks in forming a national unity government. If it happens, it will be a big deal that will substantially change the landscape in this conflict.For one thing, it will cause the U.S. to rethink it foreign aid to … [Read more...]

Is Israel a Jewish State? Better Yet, What is the Land of Israel?

Recently, a group of Israeli Jewish lobbyists have been trying to get the Knesset for the first time to declare Israel "a Jewish state." And Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is demanding that in the U.S.-brokered peace process the Palestinian Authority acknowledge Israel as a Jewish state. Concerning Israel, he said in a speech this week, "This is the Jewish land. This is the Jewish state." So, Netanyahu identifies the State of Israel with the land Israel possesses. (That land should n … [Read more...]