When Israel celebrates 71 years of restored Jewish national independence, it bows its head to the 23,741 Israelis who have been killed in action defending the national freedom of the Jewish people. While the price is high, the price of lacking Jewish national freedom was always incomparably higher.
Netanyahu's declared limited goal of ‘ensuring the peace and security’ of the south is a problem. The goal should be total victory: A complete and utter defeat of the enemy. Anything less, as the past 15 years have amply proven, will only lead to escalation.
The memory of the Shoah cries out to the present generation not to take its military and political abilities for granted – and to be willing to use those abilities against those who wish for the Jewish people to be destroyed.
President Trump appears to recognize that the conflict is not about specific borders, but about the Arabs’ total opposition to Israel’s existence. Israel could be on its way to a full annexation of Judea and Samaria.
"Politics is the art of the possible" Bismarck used to say. 150 years later, the image of Israel today as a major power, seems to be a direct consequence of a similar policy of its leader, Benjamin Netanyahu.
The unfinished Israeli Beresheet spacecraft project proves that as far as Israel is concerned, the sky is the limit and far beyond. So why - when it comes to politics and confronting her enemies - the start-up nation Israel is still surprisingly rigid and inflexible?
Saeb Erekat, condemned today the results of the Israeli elections, saying it was a 'vote against peace and for the occupation.' While blaming Israel is their specialty - Justin Amler put things straight.
The unfortunate and notable difference the government makes in its response to the rocket launches, is extremely demoralizing on the Israeli southern population. It also damages Israeli deterrence beyond repair.
Extremism exists in all cultures and religions. While Israel and the Jewish people overwhelmingly condemn extremism, Islamists embrace lethal hatred. That is why Jewish extremism is a fringe phenomenon while Muslim extremism is mainstream.
Following the media storm caused by the top-model, the Hasbara activist reports to “Mida”: “The current government invested in the Arab sector. Many think like me but they do not have the courage to tell the truth”.
Europe for decades associated the US with “ruthless Capitalism”, yet criticizes the Trump administration for prioritizing security over profits, cynically preferring business with the Ayatollahs over the well-being of the Iranian people.