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Daily Archives: January 31, 2015

David Landau, Z”L. Farewell to a Gentleman and adversary

Jerusalem journalist David Landau, who died this week at the age of 67, was a reporter of the old school. When he was criticized, he remained a gentleman. This was my experience with Landau for...

Here we go again!…writes Michael Kuttner

The year has launched off with a flying start of outrageous terror, political hypocrisy and ramped up rhetoric. This week was international Holocaust Memorial Day which provided a platform for politicians to prattle their annual...

January 28, 2015: Violence from the North

Yesterday, four rockets were launched from a Syrian-held position roughly seven kilometers inside of Syria; two of the rockets landed in the Israeli Golan Heights.  They landed in open areas and there were no...
An Israeli army Humvee in the Golan Heights | Photo credit: Reuters

Ya’alon: Only tank armor could withstand Wednesday’s missiles

In response to questions on why the soldiers who were killed in Wednesday's Hezbollah rocket attack on the Lebanese border were riding in unarmored vehicles, Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon told Army Radio on Thursday...
(Photo: JACK GUEZ/AFP)

Israeli C4I Network Extends Special Ops Reach

TEL AVIV — As Israel grapples with an arc of threats that emanate up and around the Arabian Sea, an Internet Protocol (IP)-supported communications network is augmenting its ability to command complex operations at...

What the Murder of Alberto Nisman Tells Us About Iran

Two major events last week having nothing to do directly with American policy nevertheless served to highlight the folly of the Obama administration's approach to Iran. The first was the assassination of Argentinian special prosecutor...

The Rising Insurgency for Sanctions Against Iran

Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.” -Otto von Bismarck Bismarck’s statement is eerily familiar with the legislative process described below. Stay with me while I dive deeply into the...
U.S. President Barack Obama talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during a phone call in the Oval Office, September 2013. (Pete Souza / Courtesy Reuters)

A Deal With the Devil?

he Iranian nuclear negotiations have proven divisive enough within the United States and among the United States and its allies. But the bigger story is the wedge they have exposed between factions in Iran. The...

The Case Against the International Criminal Court Investigating Israel

In 2012, my friend and colleague, Luis Moreno Ocampo who was then the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court ruled correctly that "Palestine could not be recognized as a 'State'". He now appears...

There is no diplomatic solution

With Israeli elections quickly approaching, it’s a near certainty based upon historical precedents that we’ll soon be hearing assorted domestic and international voices emphasizing the need to restart negotiations with the Arabs as soon...