Don’t bend, Bibi – Don’t give in

An Open Letter to Bibi Netanyahu I have something to tell you, Bibi. My son came home a few hours ago. I was very surprised and happy to see him. He is a combat soldier serving in a very well-respected unit. He is the third and youngest of my sons to …

The Jewish Response

There is a Talmudic statement:Who can protest an injustice but does not is an accomplice to the act. There is injustice and wrongness here, and it must be addressed. Several years ago, there was a massive demonstration in Jerusalem against the proposed draft law. I fully supported the demonstration, not …

Israel’s F-35s may not be able to beat Iran

Israel has already acquired several F-35 stealth fighters from the US, and we’re set to acquire about fifty more, if the rumors are true. But are F-35s in Israel’s best interest? Assuming we don’t need F-35s to fight Hamas, Hezbollah, the Palestinian Authority, or “lone-wolf” terrorists, the main enemy our …

Collective Punishment – Or Coming to One’s Senses

The burning issue that is the talk of Israel, when it comes to dealing with terror is the hatred of collective punishment. The “Jewish conscience” (filled with Western morality that is in fierce opposition to the Torah and traditional Jewish values) states, thou shall not collectively punish a people, city …

When You Go To War

There is a battle raging in Israel and sadly, it is between Ultra-Orthodox Jews and non-Ultra-Orthodox Jews. On the bright side, it is a battle that unifies many diverse communities. On the negative side, they are unified against one of our own. In the last few weeks, the debate has …