Would Israel be better off if Putin keeps Syria’s Assad in power?

Search TagX on Google View all posts tagged as Tagx Find TagX related info in WikiPedia The one advantage of a dictatorship is that there is someone there — someone you can threaten, someone with whom you can negotiate and even make peace. By Moshe Arens To the bewildering number of participants in the bloodbath […]

The curtain falls on a Palestinian state

The Palestinian flag may be flying at the United Nations in New York, but there are clear signs that a Palestinian state will not get off the ground. By Moshe Arens The Palestinian flag is being raised at the United Nations, more countries around the world are recognizing the State of Palestine, Palestinian terrorists are […]

The unprecedented effrontery of three Israeli diplomats

Urging Brazil not to accept Dani Dayan as Israel’s ambassador was an unforgivable act by individuals who should have known that there times when ethical behavior is more important than giving vent to your political persuasion. By Moshe Arens Diplomatic protocol requires that a government wishing to appoint an ambassador to another country will notify […]

The man behind the violence in Jerusalem

Why has Raed Salah been allowed to promote his lies for years? Why has the northern branch of the Islamic Movement, a subversive, seditious movement dedicated to the destruction of Israel, not been outlawed? By Moshe Arens For over 10 years Raed Salah has held an annual demonstration in the city of Umm al-Fahm under […]

They are running away from the Middle East

In this Middle Eastern turmoil, only Israelis, Jordanians and Palestinians from Judea and Samaria are not trying to escape. By Moshe Arens This is a new Middle East, but not the kind envisaged by Shimon Peres some years ago. It has nothing to do with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and if by some stretch of the […]

Can the EU meet this great refugee challenge?

Like today’s Syrian and Lybian refugees, Jews fleeing WW2 Europe on boats were intercepted and sometimes fired on. By Moshe Arens The heartrending picture of the body of a little boy washed up on a Turkish beach, drowned last week while fleeing with his family from Syria, emphasizes dramatically the human tragedy which is gripping […]

Be Careful What You Privatize

The lesson of Israel Chemicals is that when it comes to Israel’s natural resources, privatization may not be the best policy. By Moshe Arens Privatizing Israel’s industries and enterprises is in fashion. And why not? For years Israel had a socialized economy, much of it run by government clerks or employees of the Histadrut labor […]

When It Comes to Israel’s Defense Budget, It’s Guns vs. Butter

Israel’s defense budget should be set at 6% of GDP, and the defense minister should be responsible for developing the best force and acquisitions structure within this constraint. By Moshe Arens Each year, after the earth has orbited the sun another time, the perennial debate begins about the size of the Israeli defense budget. How […]

Last Call for the Tel Aviv Metro

Billions are being spent on a light rail system, a hybrid concoction that will run partly underground and partly aboveground. What happened to the Tel Aviv subway? By Moshe Arens Tel Aviv is in disarray. After so many years of dramatic declarations and empty talk about a subway for Tel Aviv, it looks like it […]

Like Netanyahu or Hate Him, His Fight Against Obama Is Impressive

In the palpably unequal fight between the U.S. president and Israel’s premier, even Netanyahu’s foes must salute his bravura performance. By Moshe Arens For the past few weeks, and probably for the next few as well, people around the world are witnessing a bout between two seemingly unequal contestants: the president of the United States […]

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