Inside the Mind of Mansour Abbas

Mansour Abbas, the chairman of Ra’am (United Arab List), an Israeli Islamist political party representing the southern wing of the Israeli branch of the Muslim Brotherhood has so far been very successful in charming Jewish Israel. The Quran requires that Muslims tell sweet words to Jews and Christians and Member of Knesset Mansour Abbas surelyContinue reading “Inside the Mind of Mansour Abbas”

Collective Conversions are Necessary

Israel’s diverse government has lost its majority in the Knesset with the defection of coalition whip Idit Silman, apparently over the issue of conversion reform. There can be little doubt that Member of Knesset Silman found herself under heavy rabbinical pressure and that she ultimately relented. There is also the issue that mainstream Modern OrthodoxyContinue reading “Collective Conversions are Necessary”

First Things First

American diplomacy and American leadership is imperative in ending the war in Ukraine which undoubtedly is intended by Russia to constitute the very beginning of WWIII. Relations between Moscow and Washington are at their lowest point in decades but it is nevertheless essential for the United States to reach out diplomatically to the Russian Federation.Continue reading “First Things First”

Despite Bravado Iran Fears Israel

In February 2022 Israel deployed six Israeli drones to successfully destroy hundreds of Iranian drones. It was not until now that Iran retaliated, by striking a Mossad training facility in Erbil, the capital of the KRI (Kurdistan Region of Iraq) with missiles launched from Iranian territory. This obviously represents a drastic escalation but it isContinue reading “Despite Bravado Iran Fears Israel”

Tehran’s Confidence in Terrorist Deterrence

Iran has expressed the assessment that Israeli prime minister Naftali Bennett’s new policy of avoiding publicly threatening Iran and instead focusing on building Israel’s defensive and offensive capabilities vis-a-vis Iran and its proxies is evidence that Iran has succeeded in deterring Israel. The Iranian representative claimed that Iran has an effective deterrence capacity against “emptyContinue reading “Tehran’s Confidence in Terrorist Deterrence”

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”

The Unfounded US Obsession with Indigenous Construction

US President Joe Biden is known for his long-standing opposition to the indigenous restoration project in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria. His opposition to indigenous construction spans decades and is founded in genuine demographic concerns for Israel’s future as a Jewish and democratic state.  The leftwing Zionists never had the facts on their side as theContinue reading “The Unfounded US Obsession with Indigenous Construction”

Will a Desperate US Surrender to Iran?

“We seem to be very near the bleak choice between War and Shame. My feeling is that we shall choose Shame, and then have War thrown in a little later on even more adverse terms than at present.” Winston Churchill Will the threat of Iranian chemical weapons attacks against the American homeland compel the DemocraticContinue reading “Will a Desperate US Surrender to Iran?”

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”

Do Biden and Blinken Want to Bring Down the Israeli Government?

President Joe Biden is well known for his long-standing opposition to the indigenous reclamation project in Judea and Samaria, yet one must surely ask whether he wants to bring down the Israeli coalition government? Does he not understand that the coalition government depends on its three rightwing political parties which conditioned their participation in theContinue reading “Do Biden and Blinken Want to Bring Down the Israeli Government?”

Israel’s Theocratic Threat

Israel is under severe theocratic threat. Israel’s Jewish Talibans oppose liberal democracy, modernity, gender equality and LGBTQI emancipation. Using their position in the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, have Israel’s theocratic parties perpetuated religious coercion that are leftovers from the Ottoman Millet system, with a view towards eventually transforming Israel into a theocratic state. The domestic struggleContinue reading “Israel’s Theocratic Threat”

Israel wants Peace in Syria

Iran is approaching nuclear threshold status with its advanced uranium enrichment that is absolutely unacceptable to Israel, something which according to veiled threats recently issued by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett will lead Israel to launch preemptive strikes against the Iranian nuclear weapons program. Iran will in revenge order its Lebanese proxy Hezbollah to unleash massiveContinue reading “Israel wants Peace in Syria”

The Emerging Paradigm Shift on Iran

The recent UN General Assembly speech by Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett was very different from those of his predecessor Benjamin Netanyahu who used to devote his entire UNGA speeches to the question of Iran’s nuclear weapons program. While Bennett spoke briefly about the Iranian nuclear weapons program was this not the sole topic inContinue reading “The Emerging Paradigm Shift on Iran”