President Biden Should Hire Jared Kushner

While it is certainly legitimate to be critical of the Trump administration, what is indisputable is Jared Kushner’s vital role in advancing normalization between Israel and Muslim nations. Jared Kushner gained tremendous trust in the Muslim world, including in Riyadh and when the Biden administration came into office the wave of normalization came to anContinue reading “President Biden Should Hire Jared Kushner”

The US Needs to Provide Incentives to Saudi Arabia

In 2021 Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman al-Saud made a generous offer to US National Security Advisory Jake Sullivan. MBS offered to normalize relations with Israel in return for a list of demands for so-called “incentives” (i.e. security guarantees and weapons sales). The Americans not only inexplicably turned down the generous offer but apparently rudelyContinue reading “The US Needs to Provide Incentives to Saudi Arabia”

Saudi Arabia is Indispensable to the New Regional Security Architecture

Iran is engaged in a concerted military expansion of its military assets in the Middle East, including missiles and drones. The State of Israel and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are the two most important pillars in the emerging new regional security architecture in the Middle East in particular and in Islamdom at large. Yet,Continue reading “Saudi Arabia is Indispensable to the New Regional Security Architecture”

MBS is Awaiting the Return of Trump

American-Saudi relations are in a state of deep freeze. Riyadh refuses to heed Washington’s appeals for increased oil production and MBS refuses to speak with Biden after the president recently ended his yearlong boycott against the crown prince. MBS has apparently concluded that Biden is an enemy of Saudi Arabia in all but name andContinue reading “MBS is Awaiting the Return of Trump”

Normalization in Limbo

In the waning days of the Trump presidency was the world presented with a long list of Muslim countries waiting to normalize relations with Israel. However, once Trump had exited the White House, the process came to an abrupt end and no more Muslim countries have so far normalized relations with Israel during the BidenContinue reading “Normalization in Limbo”

The Orthodox Conversion Dispute

Why does Rabbinic Judaism tend to be reluctant to receive converts? The Jews have always been a nation that welcomes newcomers, however Rabbinic Judaism does not missionize and Orthodox Judaism typically demands a prolonged waiting period to show sustained ritual observance before someone is converted, in the Diaspora typically three years. What is the historicalContinue reading “The Orthodox Conversion Dispute”

Indigenous Construction does not Thwart Two-State Solution

Recently did an anonymous Palestinian official claim that the Palestinian Authority and the US government see eye to eye on the question of restorative indigenous communities and ostensibly agree that the indigenous restoration project in Judea and Samaria is designed to thwart a two-state solution. Nothing could be further from the truth. The indigenous restorationContinue reading “Indigenous Construction does not Thwart Two-State Solution”

Why Restorative Indigenous Communities are Branded as Obstacles to Peace

Why is the international community insisting on stigmatizing restorative indigenous communities of Judea and Samaria as so-called “obstacles to peace” when the Kushner peace map proves that they are manifestly not obstacles to partition? In fact, the unpublished Israeli partition map which provided the blueprint for the establishment of the restorative indigenous communities throughout JudeaContinue reading “Why Restorative Indigenous Communities are Branded as Obstacles to Peace”

There was Never a Time for a Palestinian State

EU representative in Ramallah Sven Kuhn von Burgsdorff claims that “time is running out on the two-state solution” as if a two-state solution was ever possible. He peddles false claims according to which the building of Jewish neighborhoods in Jerusalem prevents a Palestinian state as if Israel would ever agree to redivide Jerusalem. The KushnerContinue reading “There was Never a Time for a Palestinian State”

Censuring Indigenous Construction is not an American Interest

The US has a long and unsuccessful policy spanning decades of censuring indigenous construction in Judea and Samaria. Indigenous construction in Judea and Samaria is a vital Israeli national security interest as it prevents return to the pre-1967 Auschwitz lines within which Israel could only defend itself through a preemptive offensive attack and effectively forceContinue reading “Censuring Indigenous Construction is not an American Interest”

Expecting a Jewish Nakba

The Kushner peace map was not drawn up by Israelis and the Israeli government when officially accepting the Kushner peace plan of course knew that it would be rejected by the Palestinian Authority. The Kushner peace map has its flaws and does not represent the Israeli partition map. What is the Israeli partition map? TheContinue reading “Expecting a Jewish Nakba”

What the Haredi World Thinks of Fellow Jews

Most Haredi (Ultra-Orthodox) Jews are not Zionists. The majority however accepts the Jewish state but wants it to become a Haredi theocracy. A minority are religious Anti-Zionists who reject theocracy before the coming of the Mashiach (messiah). However, the Haredi Anti-Zionists do not vote in Israeli elections and therefore do not have any influence overContinue reading “What the Haredi World Thinks of Fellow Jews”

Resolving the Problem is What Matters

There has long been an international fixation on Palestinian statehood and a so-called “two-state solution”. This was ostensibly “the only solution” to the Palestinian problem. Nothing could be more false. The international community has tried to achieve a two-state solution since 1937 and has only seen failure. The international community needs to internalize that whatContinue reading “Resolving the Problem is What Matters”

The Danger of Return to the Auschwitz Lines

Israel has built in Judea and Samaria since the 1970s with the dual strategic goals of 1) preventing a return to what former Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban (1915-2002) described as “the Auschwitz lines” from which Israel would only be able to defend itself through preemptive war and 2) eventually redeeming and enfranchising the entireContinue reading “The Danger of Return to the Auschwitz Lines”

Jewish Demography will Resolve the Palestinian Issue

Many governments around the world are understandably sincerely eager to resolve the protracted Palestinian issue, yet creating a Palestinian state is not within the realm of the possible due to the contradictory demand of the Palestinian side that Israel be demographically flooded with millions of Anti-Zionists, something which if actually realized would turn any two-stateContinue reading “Jewish Demography will Resolve the Palestinian Issue”

The Garden Suburbs in Judea and Samaria

The majority of the strategically located indigenous restorative communities of Judea and Samaria are designed to be garden suburbs of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Beersheba and Haifa. There is not much economy in those communities as most residents commute to the metropolitan areas inside Israel. Contrary to the libelous claims of being designed to be “obstaclesContinue reading “The Garden Suburbs in Judea and Samaria”

The International Community was Wrong About Judea and Samaria

Sometimes it takes an effort to admit that you were in the wrong. Sometimes it is very difficult, especially if it is an entrenched political position, so let’s examine the issue of Judea and Samaria. If you want a Palestinian state then a solution along the lines of the Kushner peace plan is the onlyContinue reading “The International Community was Wrong About Judea and Samaria”

The So-Called “Refugee Question” is at the Core of the Conflict

It is popular to claim that the strategically located restorative indigenous communities of Judea and Samaria are obstacles to peace when the Kushner peace map proves that those indigenous communities are perfectly compatible with a two-state solution and would all become part of Israel under that peace plan. Rather, anyone who has spent time criticallyContinue reading “The So-Called “Refugee Question” is at the Core of the Conflict”

The “Two-State Solution” is Dead and Always was

The 2020 United States Peace Plan as created by Jared Kushner and his team conclusively proves that the restorative indigenous communities of Judea and Samaria are no obstacles to peace. According to the Kushner peace plan the restorative indigenous communities would all become part of sovereign Israel. The indigenous restorative communities are therefore no obstaclesContinue reading “The “Two-State Solution” is Dead and Always was”