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Palestinian “Right of Return”

Sunday, June 30th, 2002

The Palestinian refugee issue is one of the most intransigent aspects of the peace process, and one of the largest obstacles to a workable final status agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians. According to the United Nations, the approximately 650,000 Palestinians refugees who left their homes in the wake of the 1948-1949 Arab Israeli […]


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The Damascus Blood Libel (1840) as Told by Syria’s Minister of Defense, Mustafa Tlass

Sunday, June 30th, 2002

BackgroundSyrian President Bashar Al-Assad recently extended the term of Defense Minister Field Marshal Mustafa Tlass for another two years beyond mandatory retirement age, in appreciation of his service and his close connection with his father, former president Hafez Al-Assad. Tlass is one of the founding fathers of Syria’s current Ba’ath regime and has been a […]


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Strategic Studies in Israel: A Plea for Prompt Improvement

Friday, June 28th, 2002

In our madly complex world of conventional and unconventional weapon systems, the fate of nations may hinge precariously on the quality of their strategic studies. Nowhere is this more certain than the State of Israel, which now faces the most urgent existential dangers since 1948. For Israel to survive these great dangers, especially the dire […]


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Bombing Link Swayed Bush

Thursday, June 27th, 2002

President Bush concluded that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat must be removed from power after receiving Israeli intelligence that Arafat authorized a $20,000 payment to a group tied to one of last week’s suicide bombings in Israel, senior administration officials said yesterday. Bush’s decision to call for Arafat’s ouster has scrambled the administration’s efforts to win […]


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Arrests And Explosives In Hevron

Thursday, June 27th, 2002

IDF forces register important achievements in Hevron and elsewhere as Operation Determined Stand continues. Some 40 important wanted terrorists were ferreted out of their hiding places in PA headquarters in Hevron over the past two days, and ten more are assumed to still be there. The forces also found hundreds of explosives in the building; […]


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Revisiting 1967: The More Things Change…

Wednesday, June 26th, 2002

The proposed solution to the crisis in the Middle East is predicated on one notion: the return of the West Bank and all the other lands occupied by Israel after June 10, 1967. As the current conventional wisdom goes, our diplomatic efforts should be directed toward that single goal. Israel must give back conquered land. […]


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Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld Speaks to House Panel on Terrorism

Monday, June 24th, 2002

Mr. Chairman, it is my honor to contribute to the Committee’s important deliberations on the question “Are Yasser Arafat and the Palestinian Authority Credible Partners for Peace?” The answer is a resounding “No!” The reason for this is found in volumes of evidence documenting an unbroken record of deceit, incitement, corruption and murder. The strategy […]


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Self-Inflicted Wound on the Home Front

Monday, June 24th, 2002

Damage may be done here at home on June 28th, when FBI Director Robert Mueller is scheduled to address the annual convention of the American Muslim Council (AMC). He is evidently doing so because — as Mr. Mueller’s spokesman put it last week — the FBI believes the AMC to be “the most mainstream Muslim […]


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Land without peace

Sunday, June 23rd, 2002

Whenever a massacre occurs in Israel, Palestinian spokesmen rush out to say: ”Yes, this is terrible, but this is what happens when you have a people with no hope for an end to the occupation.” Apologists in the West invariably echo this exculpation/explanation. Of all the mendacity that pollutes Middle Eastern discourse, this one is […]


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“Where Are You All?!”

Sunday, June 23rd, 2002

Torah Tidbits editor Phil Chernofsky of the OU Israel Center in Jerusalem spoke with Leah Goldschmidt of Itamar on his weekly Arutz-7 program last night. The terrorist attack had still not ended, Leah and her children were in their “safe room” with the lights off, and she asked to deliver the following message: “If I’m […]


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