“Palestinianism” Doesn’t Allow Peace Process to Succeed

Peace with Israel creates an existential problem: Palestinian identity has become defined solely in terms of conflict with Israel; how can the Palestinians give up the conflict without giving up the key to their identity?

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Was Israel’s Defence Minister Right to Rip Obama?

Just weeks ago, Israel intercepted a ship, the Klos C, with a cargo of sophisticated Iranian weapons destined for Iranian proxy armies terrorising Israel. Just days ago, those same Iranian proxies fired dozens of rockets at Israel.  Was there even a word of serious American protest to the Iranians? Did it even slightly alter the American negotiating posture? 

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Why We Should Be Alarmed By Events in Jordan

Just how long the current regime can keep a lid on that is anyone’s guess. Israel and the West should appreciate the cooperation they get from Jordan while it lasts. That may not be for long, and what comes next is unlikely to be so cooperative.

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Even Mushroom Clouds Have Silver Linings

Troubling as America’s apparent declare-diplomatic-victory-and-get-out approach to squandering Iranian sanctions may be, it is making other countries scramble to adjust.  And that may prove useful, especially to Israel.   Iran and America may have inadvertently done more to advance Mideast peace than all previous peace plans, conferences and initiatives combined.  Continue reading

Obamacare Follies: Lessons For Israel

An administration which so easily lies to its own citizens to achieve domestic political ends cannot be trusted to act faithfully towards the citizens of other countries. Continue reading

Incitement Excitement–and the Bigger Underlying Problem

Focusing on incitement misses a more subtle, yet more fundamental part of the equation: the absence of contrary, counter-incitement Arab and Palestinian voices.  Where is the Palestinian Peace Now? The Arab Voice for Peace? P-Street? The Palestinian movement to boycott and divest from Palestinian entities until terror and violence against Israelis is ended? Continue reading

Abe on the John Batchelor Show discussing Abe’s Daily Beast column on Israel’s motivation for freeing terror prisoners, August 8, 2013

John interviewed Abe about Israel’s motivation for freeing terror prisoners, August 8, 2013.

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