Update on the Flotilla Circus, it Seems Some Were al Qaeda

June 4, 2010

Surprise surprise, now that Israel has screened the supplies the flotilla people were supposedly trying to bring into Gaza, Hamas won’t let them in with the supplies. Touching, isn’t it, these Palestinian “leaders'”...

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Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen Sparks Campaign for UNRWA Reform

April 23, 2010


Below is a letter issued this week by Florida Congresswoman ILEANA ROS-LEHTINEN, who is taking on the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). UNRWA, a U.N. agency with a mandate to care for Palestinians, has received $3.6 billion in...

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Prisoner Exchange With Hamas: a Necessary Deal with the Devil?

November 24, 2009

It is painful, either way, to consider what may occur in coming days regarding IDF Sgt. Gilad Shalit, the soldier who was kidnapped some years ago by Hamas. Apparently negotiations are underway for his release.

Of course, all...

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Al Franken Flashback: Controversial Interview With Heeb magazine from 2003

July 20, 2009


Back in 2003, I had the opportunity to interview then-author, now Minnesota Senator Al Franken. I found his take on America’s relationship with Saudi Arabia to be interesting; likewise he had some provocative things to say...

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Hold the Line Today in Washington, Bibi, and Remind Our President of These Painful Truths

May 18, 2009

While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is on his way to the White House later today to meet with President Obama, Israel faces a potentially existential threat from Iran, whose leadership has repeatedly stated its intention to destroy the...

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UAE Violates Spirit of International Cooperation and Sportsmanship

February 21, 2009


This week the United Arab Emirates (UAE) refused to grant entry to Shahar Peer, an Israeli female tennis champion, to compete in the Barclay’s Dubai Tennis Championship.

The UAE offered this explanation: “We do not wish to...

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Monday Was the Day to Celebrate and Honor a Hero. As to Our New President, Let Us Hope

January 20, 2009


Not to take anything away from our new President. But the remarks of a friend yesterday got me thinking. I asked this friend if he, as an African-American (in his case he was born in Africa and is now a U.S. citizen) felt moved by the...

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Don Quixote Comes to Israel

July 25, 2008

From The Jerusalem Post Magazine



It is fitting Daniel Lubetzky would grow up to be an entrepreneur who tries to bring peace to the Middle East. He recalls how, one summer when he was 12 and working for a textile wholesaler in Mexico City, he overheard people on the...

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A Strange Dichotomy

May 27, 2008

Having recently returned from the middle east, where I went to Ramallah and met Palestinians on their turf, I’ve been thinking about the risk I took, and also about the strange dichotomy that exists in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.


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I Spent Yesterday Afternoon in Ramallah – and Lived to Tell!

May 21, 2008

Seriously, I’m no Brooke Goldstein (no interviews of terrorists!) But yesterday I did travel to Ramallah with Daniel Lubetzky, founder of Peaceworks, a business that brings together individuals from opposing sides of world conflicts,...

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