November 26, 2018

Some American Jews blame President Trump for the slaughter of Jews in Pittsburgh. They say his words gave an anti-Semite “permission” to enter the synagogue in Squirrel Hill and gun down innocent Jews. They say Trump created a climate of hate and riled up racists with...

August 27, 2018

Not every people get to have its own independent country. Ask the Kurds, the Tibetans, and the Catalans. Each of those peoples has its own distinct culture and ethnic identity. Each has a long history and has claimed the right to be independent nation. However, the wor...

July 29, 2018

Problems with Gaza are back yet again, instigated yet again by Hamas. In 2008, 2012, and 2014, Israel responded by “mowing the grass”: applying enough force to get Hamas to stop for a time, but not completely uprooting it. The grass mowing concept inherently promises n...

June 26, 2018

To many people who have never read the Bible there is a reluctance to look at even one page. Based on their experience with organized religion, they fear it is going to be really boring. They suspect there will be long lists of commandments telling them what you are su...

June 8, 2018

Gaza is a real problem for Israel. Short term, Israel hasn’t had a completely satisfactory answer for how to handle the deliberately provocative demonstrations. It has had to maintain security with tear gas and snipers, even while striving to keep the number of casualt...

May 23, 2018

In the week before the US opened its embassy in Jerusalem the city was awash in American flags. The pro-US sentiment of most Israeli Jews was clearly sincere and quite openly expressed. You might think most all Americans Jews would feel reciprocal joy at the upcoming m...

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Bahrain Summit Foretells the Future of Peace in the Middle East

June 20, 2019

INTO THE FRAY: The deadly detriments of a doctrine of defense

June 20, 2019

INTO THE FRAY: The Bahrain Conference: Failure Foretold

June 9, 2019

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