Can a Palestinian truck-rammer be deterred?

Search TagX on Google View all posts tagged as Tagx Find TagX related info in WikiPedia When a radical Islamist thinks he hears a command from Allah that he should kill a Jew or a Christian, this command overrides all other considerations. By Moshe Arens Amira Hass wrote in Haaretz last week that the Palestinian […]

Obama’s tragic Mideast legacy

The president’s refusal to veto the latest anti-Israel resolution in the UN will only further obstruct the direct talks that can advance the peace process. By Moshe Arens For over four years Bashar Assad was incapable of putting down the rebellion against his regime. The most brutal methods including chemical warfare and targeting civilians were […]

Sitting in judgment on Israel

The latest UN Security Council resolution is hardly proof of the ‘world’s’ support for anti-Israeli views. By Moshe Arens Fifteen representatives of the world’s nations sat in judgment on Israel at the United Nations Security Council. Fourteen found Israel guilty of establishing illegal settlements and obstructing the peace process with the Palestinians. One, the United […]

Obama broke it, Trump will fix it: It’s time to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem

What happened at the UN was anything but Obama ensuring a smooth transition for Trump By Moshe Arens On Friday Barack Obama broke a long-standing American tradition of vetoing resolutions critical of Israel at the UN Security Council. He also deviated from what had become accepted practice in the U.S. – that in his last […]

Deter Hezbollah – or preempt it?

Israel can’t put 8 million people underground if Hezbollah utilizes its rocket arsenal. But both deterrence and preemptive strikes as strategies pose highly difficult problems By Moshe Arens When Joseph Shapira, the state comptroller, presented his report on the state of civil defense two weeks ago it should have surprised no one. The damning report […]

Shoafat: A mark of shame on all Israelis

The Palestinian refugee camp inside the city of Jerusalem is a blight on Israel which must be corrected immediately. By Moshe Arens “Israel is a miracle,” declared U.S. President  Barack Obama in his speech at Shimon Peres’ funeral in September. Those words are music to the ears of Israelis, who know that Israel is a […]

The damage caused by Israel fires goes beyond the material

Israel must be prepared for a recurrence of the distrust between Jews and Arabs that accompanies periods of violence such as last month’s fires. By Moshe Arens Unprecedented physical damage was caused by the fires that began on November 22 in many parts of Israel, and which took a week to subdue. Over 20,000 dunams […]

Israelis’ hopes and expectations for Donald Trump

The past eight years have been an aberration, as far as U.S.-Israel ties are concerned. Hopefully they will now get back on track. By Moshe Arens In less than two months Donald Trump will enter the Oval Office. While he is busy assembling his staff and appointing members of his cabinet, some precocious Israeli politicians […]

Israel’s Supreme Court wants Amona demolished. Where are the Palestinian plaintiffs?

They should explain how they came into possession of the land on which the outpost was built, but they’re playing the role of phantom. By Moshe Arens There are many differences between the uprooting of the Jewish settlers from Gush Katif and the other settlements in the Gaza Strip and northern Samaria in 2005, and […]

Victory of the abandoned

Together with peripheral anti-establishment groups, the Ku Klux Klan, anti-Semites and racists of all sorts, working-class voters who felt left behind by contemporary America gave Trump a sizable majority in the Electoral College. By Moshe Arens By now post-election analyses of Donald Trump’s amazing victory in the American presidential contest have made it abundantly clear […]

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