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Archive of posts published in the category: Israel

Avoiding The Truth in Israel

From Sultan Knish Daniel Greenfield, How To Write About Israel: Avoid mentioning all the mansions that you pass on the way to interviewing some Palestinian Authority or Hamas bigwig. When visiting a terrorist prisoner in an Israeli jail, be sure…

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The Convenient Dead

  From Daniel Greenfield at The Sultan Knish, Are All Dead Children Created Equal? Excerpt: If they genuinely cared about children, they would be at least as outraged, moved and pained by the death of a child at the hands…

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No Substitute for Victory

Daniel Greenfield writes One Million Ceasefires in his excellent blog, Sultan Knish. Excerpts: Israel is expected to accept a million cease-fires, no matter how worthless, because a cease-fire is an innately good thing, regardless of whether it’s actually good for…

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The New Willing Executioners

Hitler’s Willing Executioners was a book written in 1996 by Daniel Goldhagen about how the German and European culture paved the way for the common German citizen soldiers to willingly participate in the greatest mass murder in history.  In Constantine’s…

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The Case for Barbarism

From The Wall Street Journal, Palestine Makes You Dumb, by Bret Stephens Excerpts: Consider the media obsession with the body count. According to a daily tally in theNew York Times,  as of July 27 the war in Gaza had claimed 1,023…

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Ignoring the Smell

Rarely is a conflict been as morally clear as the current Gaza campaign. The history is clear and indisputable. Israel left Gaza, painfully uprooting committed settlers.  Thriving greenhouses were left for the Palestinians to have a productive enterprise.  The new…

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The Difference between Gaza and The West Bank

From Ricochet, Why Gaza by Paul Rahe There is a profound difference between the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. In 1947, the population of the latter was miniscule. By 1948, it was considerable. Something on the order of 80%…

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Worse than a Lie

from Daniel Greenfield and Sultan Knish, Israel and the Terrorist Rug Merchant: “The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie; deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth; persistent, persuasive and unrealistic,” John F. Kennedy said. The…

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Mazel Tov to Scarlett

from NBC News Scarlett Johansson quits Oxfam over SodaStream criticism LONDON — Actress Scarlett Johansson has quit her role with the charity Oxfam after it criticized herpromotion of drinks company SodaStream, which has a factory in an Israeli settlement in the…

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An Atoll of Prosperity

from The Israeli Spring by Victor Davis Hanson in The National Review excerpts: In terms of realpolitik, anti-Israeli authoritarians are fighting to the death against anti-Israeli insurgents and terrorists. Each is doing more damage to the other than Israel ever…

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No Risk, No Solution

Victor Davis Hanson writes The Age of Tokenism in The National Review, 1/29/13 Excerpt: No one knows how to break the cycle of Middle East violence, much less how to address the tribalism, statism, lack of transparency and freedom, gender…

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Why Democracy Fails in the Middle East

Daniel Greenfield write a bit of profound analysis of Democracy in With a Pocketful of Democracy in his blog Sultan Knish Excerpt: In an amoral society, democracy is one of the few things left to us by dead white men…

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Hebron, Shiloh, and Bethlehem

During one of Menachem Begin’s initial meetings with Jimmy Carter, the subject of Israeli settlements in the West Bank inevitably arose and it was a major sticking point in their relationship. He (Begin) took out a piece of paper from…

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Sixty Seconds Over Baghdad

On June 7, 1981 four Israeli F-16 jets took off for their secret mission known as Operation Opera, also called Operation Babylon.  They flew almost 600 miles at ground level to avoid radar detection from the Jordanians, Saudis, and the…

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The Right to Exist

Menachem Begin’s election over Shimon Peres was a pivotal point in Israeli politics, the first time the Labor Party faced defeat. From his days with the Irgun, Begin was deemed an intransigent radical.  To many he was an obstacle to…

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Their Throats Are Choked With Oil

In the crisis of the 1973 Yom Kippur War Israel faced critical supply issues just as the Israeli Defense forces were turning the tide against disastrous early setbacks. Russia was flying endless loads of arms daily into Syria and Egypt. …

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A Preference for Apartheid?

from Commentary Magazine online by Evelyn Gordon, 3/7/12, Why Do Arabs and Muslims Keep Trying to Move to the “Apartheid State”? Excerpts: During the first 11 months of last year alone, for instance, 13,851  illegal migrants entered Israel from Sinai; the…

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Random Notes 10.22.2011

Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit was finally released in exchange for 1027 Palestinian terrorists and captured cold blooded murderers.  One should be reminded that Schalit was kidnapped on Israeli soil.  Many have weighed in on whether the exchange was worth the…

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Progress in Palestine

Rick Richman writes in Commentary, What Happened Before Nothing Happened?– 10/2/ 11 He responds to a common refrain that the Palestinians are frustrated from a lack of progress: (1) In 2000, the Palestinians were offered a state by Israel, and…

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