1) Bashing Of Glenn Beck Goes From Bad To Worse
P. David Hornik | Posted Jun 29 2011
When Glenn Beck's upcoming Jerusalem rally was first announced, he said it would be called "Restore Courage" - modeled on his "Restoring Honor" rally last year in Washington that drew half a million. Or as Beck put it: "Last summer, we set out to restore honor in Washington, DC. This summer, it's time to restore courage. It is time for us to courageously stand with Israel."
2) How Exactly Is The PA Preferable To Hamas?
P. David Hornik | Posted May 18 2011
In reaction to the Palestinian Authority-Hamas unity deal signed in Cairo, Israel decided to turn off the spigot. It halted the transfer to the PA of over $100 million in customs and tax revenues.
3) Terrorist Unity And The Push For Statehood
P. David Hornik | Posted May 04 2011
The day after last week's announcement of a Fatah-Hamas rapprochement in Cairo, Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas said he would keep pursuing peace talks with Israel. Almost concurrently, top Hamas official Mahmoud al-Zahar said Hamas would stick to its stance of neither recognizing nor negotiating with Israel, but "if Fatah wants to negotiate with Israel over trivialities, they can."
4) 'Winds Of Change' Should Not Include A Palestinian State
P. David Hornik | Posted Apr 13 2011
"With the winds of change blowing through the Arab world, it's more urgent than ever that we try to seize the opportunity to create a peaceful solution between the Palestinians and the Israelis," President Obama saidlast week after meeting with Israeli president Shimon Peres.
5) Thomas Friedman - Just Another Face In The Arab Mob
P. David Hornik | Posted Feb 23 2011
Even without the anticipated passage of two Iranian warships through the Suez Canal, it was a week that rattled Israelis' nerves.
6) On Egypt, Short-Lived Unity In Israel
P. David Hornik | Posted Feb 09 2011
Last week Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedlyallowed about 800 Egyptian troops to deploy around Sharm el-Sheikh at the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula.
7) Obama: Blaming Israel First
P. David Hornik | Posted Nov 17 2010
"This kind of activity is never helpful when it comes to peace negotiations," President Obama saidlast week at a press conference in Indonesia. He was referring to the approval issued in Israel for building 1,300 homes in two East Jerusalem neighborhoods.
8) Tzipi Livni's Irresponsible Opposition
P. David Hornik | Posted Oct 13 2010
Even a one- or two-month extension of Israel's ten-month settlement moratorium, senior Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat has announced, won't suffice. Nothing less than a total freeze throughout the duration of Israeli-Palestinian talks would be acceptable.
9) So, How's Bibi Doing?
P. David Hornik | Posted Mar 03 2010
"Benjamin Netanyahu, a year into your term, observers seem to agree: You're an impressive survivor, but just a survivor. The government you lead has no vision, no destination. It's not going anywhere."
10) Time To Put 'Peace Talks' On Back Burner
P. David Hornik | Posted Feb 10 2010
Conspicuous for its absence in President Obama's State of the Union address was any mention of what is variously called the Arab-Israeli conflict or the Middle East peace process. Israeli analyst Yoram Ettinger suggests this "reflects a U.S. order of priorities and, possibly, a concern that mediation in the Arab-Israeli conflict does not advance - but undermines - Obama's domestic standing."
11) Maybe One Side Really Doesn't Want Peace
P. David Hornik | Posted Jan 27 2010
As I write this, U.S. Middle East envoy George Mitchell is here in Israel again, and it's not stirring much excitement or even interest.
12) The Myth Of Palestinian Moderation
P. David Hornik | Posted Jul 15 2009
"Moderate Palestinian Leader Refuses to Meet with Israelis." Chances are you haven't seen that headline. I made it up. But it refers to something that really happened just this week, when Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas told reporters in Ramallah that talks with the Netanyahu government are no-go until Israel accepts the two-state solution and freezes all construction in West Bank settlements.
13) Obama's Troubling Double Standards
P. David Hornik | Posted Jun 24 2009
The same week President Obama said it would "not [be] productive [for] the U.S. president [to be seen as] meddling in Iranian elections," Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman reportedly told Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, "Everywhere people are born, people die, and we cannot accept a vision of stopping completely the settlements. We have to keep the natural growth" - in response to which Clinton "reiterated that the U.S. viewed a total settlement freeze as an 'important and essential' step toward achieving peace between Israel and the Palestinians."
14) J Street's Undemocratic Presumptions
P. David Hornik | Posted Apr 01 2009
Jeremy Ben-Ami, head of the liberal American Jewish organization J Street, is campaigning to delegitimize the incoming Israeli government even before it takes office.
15) Hillary's Doublespeak On Palestinian TV
P. David Hornik | Posted Mar 18 2009
A poll published last week by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research found that Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniyeh would defeat Fatah-affiliated Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas, 47 percent-45 percent if elections were held in the West Bank and Gaza.
16) Israel Strikes Back
P. David Hornik | Posted Dec 31 2008
For months now, the Palestinian terror group Hamas has been shelling Israeli cities with little in the way of an assertive response.
17) Plotting Israel's Destruction North Of The Border
P. David Hornik | Posted Nov 05 2008
One of the perks of being an Israeli is that people in far-off places seem to take an interest in your problems.
18) Israeli Left's Selective Indignation
P. David Hornik | Posted Oct 08 2008
Zeev Sternhell, the 73-year-old Israeli political-science professor lightly injured recently by a pipe bomb planted in his yard, told the Internal Affairs Committee of the Knesset:
19) Abbas's Love Letter To A Child-Killer
P. David Hornik | Posted Jul 23 2008
Reputedly moderate Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas is reported to have sent greetings to Samir Kuntar, the Lebanese terrorist freed in last week's Israel-Hizbullah exchange who in a 1979 attack killed a 28-year-old Israeli man in front of his 4-year-old daughter and then killed the girl by smashing her head.
20) Condi's Middle East Swan Song
P. David Hornik | Posted Jun 18 2008
Last Friday Israel's Interior Ministry announced plans to build 1,300 homes in Ramat Shlomo, a Jerusalem neighborhood in a part of Jerusalem that was occupied by Jordan from 1948 to 1967.