Gaza, a Failed Palestinian State

Search TagX on Google View all posts tagged as Tagx Find TagX related info in WikiPedia Would a Palestinian state in Judea and Samaria be substantially different than incontestably failed one in Gaza? By Moshe Arens Gaza is a Palestinian state – a mini-state, if you want to be precise. A state that should be […]

Trump Focuses on Terrorism

Al-Qaida and the Islamic State, Hezbollah and Hamas are terror groups, Trump says, and we can only applaud. Maybe he can convince the Palestinians that peace with Israel depends on ending terrorism. By Moshe Arens All Israelis can identify with U.S. President Donald Trump’s desire to eliminate terrorism. Some may not agree with his policies […]

Anarchy in Kafr Qasem

The Islamic militia in the town should be disbanded as Israel explores why criminal violence has become so dominant in some Arab communities By Moshe Arens An Islamist militia is operating in Kafr Qasem. It belongs to the Islamic Movement, which may be following in the footsteps of the outlawed Northern Branch of the Islamic […]

Some East Jerusalem neighborhoods are more equal than others

Despite all the talk of a ‘united Jerusalem,’ residents of Kafr Akab and Shoafat refugee camp are still separated by a wall By Moshe Arens The good news is that after 50 years of neglect, the government is finally allocating a substantial budget for investment in the infrastructure of the East Jerusalem neighborhoods in an […]

What makes Arab leaders pragmatic

Support for the Palestinian cause tends to take a back seat when their rule is on the line, but that doesn’t mean they will become Israel’s allies By Moshe Arens Who are these pragmatic Arab rulers who have aroused such great expectations in recent months? In forging a united front against terrorism, in assisting in […]

No solution in sight

Despite good intentions, Trump is not going to reach ‘the ultimate deal’ between Israel and the Palestinians — for good reason By Moshe Arens President Donald Trump is arriving in Israel with the best of intentions — to make peace between Israel and the Palestinians. The “ultimate deal,” he calls it. And why not? Each […]

Israel’s Jewish nation-state bill is not just useless – it’s harmful

Enacting this bill smacks of a total lack of empathy for a fifth of Israel’s citizens By Moshe Arens Just when I thought that the Jewish nation-state bill had been shelved, shoved in the deepest recesses of the Knesset archives, it has resurfaced, and seems to have received the government’s support. This bill is useless […]

How a distorted narrative of the Warsaw ghetto uprising has established itself to this day

The answer lies in the ideological and political hostility that characterized the politics of the pre-state Jewish community in Palestine By Moshe Arens In Israel we mark the day dedicated to the memory of the Holocaust as the Holocaust and Heroism Day. In those desperate times many were heroes in the way they faced certain […]

Russia, the friend of our enemies

In Washington it’s becoming clear that the West’s real enemy in the Middle East is Iran, which wields power in Lebanon and Syria and is now trying for Yemen By Moshe Arens An enemy of our enemies is our friend, and a friend of our enemies is presumably our enemy. So what should we make […]

Trump just did it

Trump drew the line against butcher Assad that Obama never did By Moshe Arens What should have been done years ago has been done by Donald Trump. Bashar Assad received a message delivered by 59 Tomahawk missiles that struck Syria’s Shayrat air base: The use of chemical weapons will not go unpunished. That was the […]

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