Neither the feckless Europeans nor the incoherent Trump will help Israel thwart Iran and Hezbollah, and their drums of war
Amiel Ungar is a political scientist.
Marine Le Pen's instinct is right: fighting an Islamic takeover requires France to shed its guilt and shame over its past. But her desire for a foolish 'consistency' means Vichy and Jewish identity are also included
Netanyahu enjoys a rare kind of political immunity: The 'time for a change' sentiment constantly reasserted in Western democracies isn't working in Israel.
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The labored comparison between Trump and Netanyahu is not only politically stupid, it is wrong. And the liberal charge of racism against both Trump and Netanyahu is entirely hypocritical.
Just as the elites delegitimize other voting groups as 'deplorables,' so too have American Orthodox Jews been derided as 'tribalist' for supporting Trump’s unambiguous stance on Iran, and preferring not to see intermarriage glorified in a Clinton White House.
It can’t just be my own political fantasy. A contest between the VPs could install a president without such a deficit of good will and political capital – and cause less damage to America’s standing.
Israel's LGBT community should be content with equality before the law and basic human respect. They can't demand blanket moral sanction for their proclivity too.
The doomsayers are wrong: It’s not the EU’s self-perpetuating elites that are Europe’s last defense against totalitarianism; their disdain for public opinion is more likely to feed fascism.
The entire process, in Don Corleone’s pithy description, was strictly business.
While Israel is naturally interested in the next president's policies, it is even more concerned about whether the winner will be able to maintain global U.S. leadership.
The American judicial nomination process has always been captive to opposing political ideologies but the escalating battle following Scalia's death could risk it all.
The Israeli-Sunni entente has elicited bored and even sour responses from Western liberals, because Iran is the flavor of the year, and they don’t want to hear from anyone raining on that parade – or the assumptions behind it.
Reuven Rivlin should not have attended Haaretz's New York confab, which smacked of a government-in-exile arrayed against Israel's legitimate government.
Reform’s conference showcased ‘inclusivity’ – welcoming transgender peoplet and non-Jewish intermarriage partners – but on political matters, it broadcast exclusivity, insulating itself from hearing both Republicans and hawkish views on Israel.
Clinton was wrong when he said economic ties with China would herald a new era of freedom there. Obama is heading the same way with Iran.
The Iran deal will pass, but Netanyahu's fight was worth it, because it strengthened the hands of those in the administration who are wary of turning Iran into a welcome player in the Middle East.
Leftist pundits are competing over who can stretch the collective guilt doctrine of Jewish Israelis to its limit.
ISIS has taken root in plenty of western democracies – and there's plenty of reason why it could fester here, too.
Nusra Front leader wants his audience to believe it's not planning any attacks on the West and will assiduously fight Assad and Islamic State.
I generally object to the Americanization of Israeli institutions, but the American judicial review of legislation is a system of government worth importing.
Obama's defense of his framework with Tehran is illogical, and American platitudes for Jerusalem may yet revert to accusations of warmongering.
Netanyahu's effort to achieve a better deal should be welcomed; tomorrow it will be impossible to achieve what isn't agreed upon today.
Netanyahu's 'mishandled' ties with Obama are unlikely to prompt voters to opt for his opponent.
And so long as it does, the lie that Israel is an occupier will go undisputed.
Likud should not retain its incumbent prime minister at all costs. That would be foolhardy – and could result in a leftwing victory in the 2015 Israeli elections.
There is no permanent majority party and American support for Israel should not be captive to the electoral cycle.
The party's reluctance to jettison an incumbent prime minister means that even an aging politician is retained beyond his political sell-by date.
If Israel had applied overwhelming force against Hamas at the start of the Gaza conflict, it could have proven more merciful and briefer for both sides than the demolition derby that ensued.
Claims of a 'crackdown' on left-wing dissent are ludicrous self-promotion. If they really cared about free speech, where were they during the antinationalist witch hunts in the disengagement and after Rabin’s murder?