Archive for October, 2006

Shimon Peres and the Betrayal of Israel

[Transcript of the Eidelberg Report, Israel National Radio, October 30, 2006.]

Seven years ago, Prof. Wolf Perlman and I co-authored an article on Shimon Peres which we sent to the members of the Knesset before they voted a second time—the first vote ended in a draw—on who was to be Israel’s President: Peres or Moshe Katzav. If memory serves, Peres lost by one vote. We can’t be certain, but that article of ours may have been the decisive factor.

The article started with a quote from former Israeli Prime Minister Moshe Sharett’s memoirs, Personal Diary, published in 1957. Sharrett said this of Peres: » Continue reading “Shimon Peres and the Betrayal of Israel”

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Caution: Another Unprincipled Politician at the Helm

Avigdor Lieberman, chairman of the Israel Beiteinu Party, has signed an agreement to join Ehud Olmert at the helm. If the deal is approved by the Knesset, Lieberman will become Vice Premier and Minister for Strategic Affairs in the Prime Minister’s Office, responsible for strategic planning, working with National Security Council officials.

This power-sharing agreement required Lieberman to jettison his stated conditions for joining the government: » Continue reading “Caution: Another Unprincipled Politician at the Helm”

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The “Religion Of Peace” And What To Do About It

[Edited transcript of the Eidelberg Report, Israel National Radio, October 23, 2006.]

The day after Saudi and Egyptian suicide bombers destroyed the World Trade Center, killing almost 3,000 people, President George W. Bush assured Americans that Islam is a “religion of peace.”

The British were offered the same soporific by prime minister Tony Blair after the July 7, 2005 jihadist bombings in London. The media were no different. In June 2006, after 17 Muslims were arrested in Canada on suspicion of plotting terrorist attacks against the Canadian Parliament building, The Ontario Citizen blamed Islamic “extremists.” Islam itself was innocent. » Continue reading “The “Religion Of Peace” And What To Do About It”

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A Dangerous and Personalized System of Government

The cabinet will soon vote on Avigdor Lieberman’s government reform bill. It is a dangerous bill tailored to Lieberman’s personal ambitions.

The chairman of Israel Beiteinu claims that his proposal for a presidential form of government is modeled after the America system. If so, I will have to trash my two books on the American Constitution and apologize to the political scientists that have either adopted or recommended these books in their courses on American government. » Continue reading “A Dangerous and Personalized System of Government”

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A Brief Commentary on Israeli Intelligence

On Wednesday, October 18, 2006, IMRA (Independent Media Review and Analysis) reported the following:

Brigadier General (Res.) Yossi Kuperwasser, who was the research chief for military intelligence until four months ago, told Hatsofeh, in an interview to be published on Friday, October 20:

“Before the withdrawal we expected weapons smuggling into the Gaza Strip, but we didn't expect the volume. We really didn't expect the huge quantities.”

» Continue reading “A Brief Commentary on Israeli Intelligence”

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Heart Attack Slide Show

Worth 45 Seconds of Your Time—
How to Survive a Heart Attack When Alone

This has been around before but it's worth seeing again….. » Continue reading “Heart Attack Slide Show”

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Israel’s Degenerate Prime Minister

On June 9, 2005, Ehud Olmert revealed what he is made of in a speech to the Israel Policy Forum in New York.

Israel’s government, of which he was the Vice Premier, was then in the process of preparing some 50,000 soldiers and police to implement Sharon’s plan to withdraw from Gaza and expel its 8,000 Jewish residents. Olmert told his New York audience that the withdrawal represents “a remarkable process … that will have an enormous impact on everything that will happen thereafter, in the State of Israel and in the Middle East.” (Did you hear this Messrs. Abbas and Nasrallah?) » Continue reading “Israel’s Degenerate Prime Minister”

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From Brigitte Gabriel

Brigitte Gabriel is a Lebanese-born victim and survivor of Muslim Arab terrorism. In her eye-opening book, Because They Hate (St. Martin’s Press, 2006), she reveals, from personal experience, that Islam denies the sanctity of human life. This single fact, evident in Islamic deeds and doctrine, underlies the moral and cultural conflict between original Islam—the Islam of the Koran—and the West, especially Israel and the United States. » Continue reading “From Brigitte Gabriel”

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America Alone

Mark Steyn, America Alone: The End of the World as We Know It (Regnery, 2006), is a most important and urgently needed book. It should be read by every American—indeed, by everyone concerned about the Islamic threat to Western Civilization. » Continue reading “America Alone”

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Defining the Issue and the Enemy

The issue of the Second World War was Nazism versus liberal democracy. The United States rose to the challenge and, with its allies, defeated the clearly defined enemy.

The overriding issue that followed that war was Soviet Communism versus liberal democracy. The United States stayed the course and, almost alone, triumphed over that “Evil Empire.”

Today we find ourselves in a Third World War whose overriding issue is “Islamism” versus liberal democracy. Today, however, the United States is alone, the enemy has yet to be clearly defined, and it is by no means certain that the U.S. will triumph over this enemy. » Continue reading “Defining the Issue and the Enemy”

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