The State Department Does not Get It

The State Department has recently made pronouncements on the violence in Samaria, calling on “both sides” to refrain from “provocations” and “return to the peace process”. This is peculiar since the Palestinian Authority is certainly not behind the violence and the parties which are, namely the designated Jihadist terrorist organizations of Hamas and Palestinian IslamicContinue reading “The State Department Does not Get It”

When the State Department is Picking on Israel

The Arabists at the State Department have a long history of trying to extract concessions from Jerusalem against Israel’s best interests with the intention of extracting ever more concessions in order to harm and undermine the Jewish state. This goes back all the way to when the US tried to force Israel to withdraw fromContinue reading “When the State Department is Picking on Israel”

The US is Pressuring Lapid Because he is Liberal

The State Department has recently embarked on a ruthless campaign of pressure on Israel in seeking Israeli concessions and the only reason obviously is the perception that Prime Minister Yair Lapid as a centrist is “weak” and therefore amenable to diplomatic extortion. Interestingly, the State Department largely refrained from pressuring former prime minister Naftali BennettContinue reading “The US is Pressuring Lapid Because he is Liberal”

Westerners do not Understand Islamdom

Islamdom is chronically misunderstood by outsiders, particularly Westerners and even by Muslims themselves. However, Westerners have particular cultural baggage in its long and well-documented history of misunderstanding Islamdom. Today, this prejudice mostly amounts to assuming that people in Islamdom think identically to people in the West. The issue of the annual Jerusalem Flag parade isContinue reading “Westerners do not Understand Islamdom”

The Lack of Continuity in American Mideast Policy

President George W. Bush revolutionized American foreign policy on the Middle East and Islamdom by focusing on counter-terrorism and democratization. President Barack Obama wanted to align the US with Islamism and hand over Islamdom to the Islamists. President Donald Trump championed the idea of the US disengaging from Islamdom in subcontracting most US superpower dutiesContinue reading “The Lack of Continuity in American Mideast Policy”

Playing Into the Hands of Tehran

US foreign policy on Iran is playing into the hands of the tyrannical Khomeinist regime. The regime intends to play for time until the JCPOA is irrelevant and even after does it intend to play for time until Israel destroys the Iranian nuclear weapons program in 2023, all with the purpose of pleasing world powersContinue reading “Playing Into the Hands of Tehran”

The US Should Rescind its Plans to Reopen the US Consulate in Jerusalem

The Israeli government has clearly made it known that it is opposed to the reopening of the US consulate in Jerusalem which according to US law is the capital of Israel and the capital of Israel alone. Yet, Secretary Blinken has announced plans to reopen the consulate contrary to the will of the host nation,Continue reading “The US Should Rescind its Plans to Reopen the US Consulate in Jerusalem”

Indigenous Construction in Judea and Samaria does not Cause Terrorism

Contrary to what the State Department implies is there absolutely no causal connection whatsoever between terrorism and indigenous restorative construction in Judea and Samaria. Not even Palestinian terrorists claim to commit acts of terror because of Israeli construction. Rather the future lies in integration and coexistence between the peoples in Judea and Samaria. Many PalestiniansContinue reading “Indigenous Construction in Judea and Samaria does not Cause Terrorism”