Tag: Iran

Appease or Confront? Western Policy Options and the Iranian Nuclear Bomb

The world’s leading powers are saying unequivocally that Iran should not obtain nuclear weapons and that they are committed to preventing that from happening. At the same time, they remain bound to the idea...

Injustices at Berkeley

From Boston to Los Angeles, what started as a trickle of outrage has cascaded into huge marches in the streets in solidarity with the long-suffering Iranian people after the Ayatollah Khamenei regime’s torture and...

Palestinian arabs are still actively fighting the 1947-9 war against the Jewish state

The president of the Palestinian Authority always fails to impress at the annual United Nations General Assembly forum. This year, he outdid himself in spectacular fashion, showcasing why there is no chance for peace...

Abbas skirts apology for Munich attack, blames Israel for ‘Holocausts’

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas expressed no regret Tuesday for the deadly attack by Palestinian militants against Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics half a century ago, countering that Israel had committed "Holocausts" against Palestinians...

Consequences

We are currently in what is commonly referred to as “the nine days” leading up to 9 Av – the Fast of Tisha B’Av. This annual commemoration of the destruction of our two Temples as...

Weekly Commentary: Mr. Blinken Don’t Be A Condescending Jerk

Weekly Commentary: Mr. Blinken Don't Be A Condescending Jerk Dr. Aaron Lerner March 25, 2022 Mr. Blinken, don't be a condescending jerk. Pretty extreme words but well earned. Condescending because he joins his equally condescending jerk, Ambassador Nides, in...

The algebra of appeasement: 1938 and today – opinion

Throughout my youth, I retained an obsession with the history of World War II and the Holocaust. I always asked myself: “What led to the outbreak of WWII?” Of course, we all know that the...

Weekly Commentary: Defeat – Not Deter – Iran, As Deterrence Not Applicable if Bernard...

“...the United States will have to forge a common approach among its European and Middle Eastern allies, one that simultaneously deters Iran, punishes aggression and dangles rewards for peaceful behavior.” Washington Post Editorial 5 December 2021 Can Iran...

The Arafat I Knew

Last week Israel seized a boat carrying 50 tons of Iranian-made mortars, long-range missiles and antitank rockets destined for the Palestinian Authority. The vessel, Karim A., is owned by the Palestinian Authority, and its...

US military shifts Army basing from Qatar to Jordan in move that could provide...

The U.S. has closed sprawling bases in Qatar that once stored warehouses full of weaponry and transferred the remaining supplies to Jordan, in a move that analysts say positions Washington to deal better with...