This week marked the 70th anniversary of the allied liberation of the infamous Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz. We like to think that society has moved on; that the Holocaust was an atrocity of the past, one that could never be repeated in today’s society. Unfortunately, those […]
In his excellent book Civilization and Ethics, a penetrating analysis of the various religions and philosophies of the world, Schweitzer says this: “In contrast to these monistic-pantheistic world-views, we find a dualistic outlook on life in the religion of Zarathustra (sixth century B.C. onwards), in that of the Jewish prophets (from the eighth century B.C. […]
Given the volume of condemnation following the massacres in Paris I had decided against making any comment other than short condolences on Twitter and Facebook in which I quoted Winston Churchill: “This is only the beginning of the reckoning. This is only the first sip, the first foretaste of a bitter cup which will be […]
I had a non-Jewish girlfriend my first year at College some four decades ago. I remember being at her home one day and visiting with her and her mother. The mood was light and we were kidding one another, and then her mother said to me that […]
As recently as 1989, The General Assembly (State Legislature) of Pennsylvania passed House Resolution No. 189 declaring a “Geography Awareness Week” in the State. It would have been more fitting for the U.S. Congress to pass it but the results would probably have been equally fruitless. Unless […]
James Pethokoukis, the Dewitt Wallace Fellow and “Money & Politics columnist-blogger” for the American Enterprise Institute, is a frequently interesting analyst and polemicist … when he doesn’t mar his commentary with unseemly snark. That snark factor rose to radioactive in his recent connivance, at AEIdeas, in a […]
Hitler’s Imam—the Grand Mufti reviews Bosnian Muslim SS Division (c. May 1943)
The Führer confirmed that the “struggle against a Jewish homeland in Palestine would be part of the struggle against the Jews.”
~Grand Mufti, German Newsreel, Nov. 28, 1941
This essay will conclusively chronical the historical […]
Hitler meeting with the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem (Dec. 1941)
“Allah is our objective; the Qur’an is the Constitution; the Prophet is our leader; jihad is our way; death for the sake of Allah is our wish.”
~Muslim Brotherhood official slogan
Prologue to Muslim […]
Most of us agree we should stand by our friends, and that we should keep our promises. However, the U.S. has a decidedly mixed record in doing this. I will look at that record, but the reason to really think about it are recent […]
At first glance, the title of this essay seems a bit absurd. An assertion that the United States and Israel are alike is rather easy to refute. They are countries of vastly different size, geography and climate. Their languages are unrelated. One was founded as […]
In heated statements he made on Sunday, an Iranian military leader and adviser to the Ayatollah called the Israelis the Nazis’ heir and called for the elimination of the Jewish homeland. The United States and Israel are not targeting any one particular Islamic nation, but are placing […]
In 2005 Gaza was unconditionally given to the Palestinians. They quickly handed it over to Hamas, made it a terror fortress, and smuggled in all the weapons of war that they could (which brought about a blockade). All efforts of peace since then have been met […]
Sometimes one is left wondering exactly why the political left hates Israel so much. After all, a large number of people who founded the state were on the left, themselves. That is why the Kibbutz settlements were so popular. People voluntarily organized into collectivist communities in some of which private property was not recognized. Additionally, […]
With the ongoing conflict between Israel and Gaza I decided to re-publish this Open Letter which I wrote during one of the previous Israel/Gaza conflicts. Nothing much changes, it seems. But hopefully this time Israel will deal with the terror-mongers once and for all.
But it seems that John Kerry has either bought into the […]
“Why in God’s name does anyone show sympathy, and support for a terrorist organization?” – Former Congressman Allen West
And that is the question that should be asked. It boggles the mind and offends the senses that there is EVEN ONE MEMBER OF […]
Israel is not tame.
But she is good.
If a poacher shoots arrows at a pride of sleeping lions, are the lions to blame for rousing and defending themselves?
What does one say of the shooter when he intentionally cowers behind the skirts of his own women […]
About 20 rockets suspected of being stashed by Islamist terrorists in Gaza were discovered inside of a United Nations-run school located in the Gaza Strip, according to Middle Eastern news reports.
The facility is run by the United Nations Relief and Works […]
The US has no moral ground on which to stand to help Israel in 2014.
Why would we help them fight the very people we arm, encourage and support with our tax money? Why would we help to sustain a democratic government when our own leaders […]
As Palestinian terrorists rockets continue to rain down on Israel, targeting the Jewish population, President Barack Obama offered the help of the United States on Thursday “in negotiating a cease-fire to end escalating violence between Israel and Hamas.” But critics of the Obama administration believe […]
Modern Hebrew: The Past and Future of a Revitalized Language by Norman Berdichevsky McFarland & Company June, 2014 ISBN 978-0-7864-9492-7; ca. 25 photos, notes, bibliography, index. Softcover 6 x 9.
Why another book on Israel? I asked myself this question for a long time before deciding […]
The following is a transcript of a talk given at the Maryland Center-Right Group on June 12, 2014
I’ll begin with a few words about America, its historical ideals, which, of course, conservatives treasure and seek to preserve; and then I’ll discuss where Israel fits into the […]
The tiny nation of Israel is beset by many challenges, some of them unique in kind among the countries of the world. The challenges are well-known to interested parties and a brief summary of the main ones will be assembled below. But here I wish to focus primarily on a crisis that apparently concerns only […]