Tuesday, November 20, 2018

President Ford’s Legacy For Israel

As President Gerald Ford is laid to rest, veteran diplomats, pundits and politicians in Israel recalled a vitally important letter from the late US leader to the state of Israel. The letter, written on September...

On the Brink: Decline of US trained Palestinian Security Forces

US-trained Palestinian Security Force under General Dayton November 2009 Prepared with a research grant from the Middle East Forum EXECUTIVE SUMMARY After nearly 20 years, the Palestinian Authority, the PA, has achieved the dubious reputation of being...

Black September, The PLO’s attempt to take over Jordan in 1970

http://www.eretzyisroel.org/~samuel/september.html The nature of the Arab purpose in Palestine was illumined, was indeed dramatised, by the clash between the terrorist organisations and the Jordanian government that began September 1970. Not an ideological confrontation nor the...

CBC Investigation: Who killed Lebanon’s Rafik Hariri?

Who killed Rafik Hariri? His assassination in February 2005 rocked the power arrangements in the Middle East and turned him into an overarching symbol of everything that was wrong in Lebanon. (Mohamed Azakir/Reuters) It wasn't...

Rights Spelled Clear

http://www.arlenefromisrael.info/current-postings/2012/12/6/december-6-2012-rights-spelled-clear.html As promised, a different sort of posting here: legal and historical background that is essential to understanding Jewish rights in the land. This review will be succinct, with links to informational sites for those who...

Moreno, A Hero Compared to Bar Kochba Lives on Through a Torah Scroll Restoration...

At the age of 17, boys in Israel receive their first draft notice. A fly on the wall can hear them discussing animatedly, with their friends, the units to which they hope they will...

The Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the Military Wing of Fatah, Is Officially Returning to Armed...

The official reestablishment of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades should serve as a red light regarding the validity of a future undertaking by Mahmoud Abbas to act against terror in the context of a political...

The Geography of Iranian Power by Robert D. Kaplan

http://www.stratfor.com/analysis/geography-iranian-power-robert-d-kaplan Editor's Note: The following is an excerpt from Robert D. Kaplan's new book, The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate , which will be...

The Mystery of Elchanan Tannenbaum

The security establishment urgently needs to know what exactly Elhanan Tannenbaum revealed to Hizbullah about the secret military project in which he was involved in his reserve duty. After he fell into captivity, the...

‘The Mental Preparation for Disengagement’ & its Aftermath in the Israel Defense Forces

Abstract "Our point of departure is that in principle removing a person from his dwelling place and forcibly moving him someplace else causes serious harm to his self-respect, his freedom, and his possessions. A person's...