Martin Sherman

Into the fray: It’s Islam, stupid!

Islam is to terror as rainfall is to flooding. With these words, Sami Abu Shehadeh, of the anti-Zionist Arab party Balad, commenced a debate with me on “The rise of anti-Muslim sentiment in the West,” which took place in the i24 News studios last month. Clearly, the events in Paris …

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Delusional, destructive Left vs incompetent, impotent Right .

Israel faces a twin peril, far more menacing to its survival as the nation-state of the Jewish people than the Iranian nuclear program or a Palestinian state. The minute we leave South Lebanon we will have to erase the word Hezbollah from our vocabulary, because the whole idea of the …

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Into the fray: Israel’s only option .

The Jewish state must respond to Palestinian unilateralism with unilateralism of its own. À la guerre comme à la guerre (In war, as in war) – A French maxim The dispute between the Arabs and Jews is an “agrarian dispute,” over the question of who puts who in the ground …

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Something rotten in the state of Denmark?

It is that not Israel is being judged by criteria different to those applied to the region’s gory tyrannies, but that it is being judged by standards different to those that the EU judges itself. Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. – William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act 1, Scene …

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Into the Fray: Bennett at Saban:What he should & shouldn’t have said

Naftali Bennett gave a spirited performance at the recent Saban Forum, but was far more convincing on what should not be done, than on what should be done.  You know, I just think you live in another reality. It’s what Steve Jobs called distorted reality thinking. – Martin Indyk to …

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Into the fray: The Arabs’ war against the Jews (cont.):

Originally posted as: Into the fray: The Arabs’ war against the Jews (cont.): Root causes & red herrings. If the Jews are to prevail in the Arabs’ war against them it is essential that they accurately differentiate misleading red herrings from real root causes. Our forces are now entirely ready …

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Into the Fray: The Arabs’ war against the Jews and what must be done

As long as Israel acknowledges that the Palestinian Arabs’ national claims to statehood in Judea-Samaria are authentic and legitimate, Israel can never be secure externally, or internally. The Arabs… will not flinch from the war of liberation… This is a fight for the homeland – it is either us or …

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Into the Fray: On the cusp of carnage?

A perfect storm is brewing for Israel. After years of counterproductive concessions, if the Jews wish to preserve their sovereignty, what is required is ruthless resolve, not reticent restraint. This is not an article for those of weak stomach. It is not for those who wish to be reassured that, …

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Into the Fray:Surrealism in the square.

What took place in Rabin Square last Saturday night distorted Rabin’s memory, and dishonored the participants. ‘But I don’t want to go among mad people,’ Alice remarked. ‘Oh, you can’t help that,’ said the Cat: ‘we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.’ ‘How do you know I’m mad?’ said …

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Into the Fray: And I quote…

Pat Condell is listed as being “a writer, comedian and Internet personality.” However, he is, above all, a supremely incisive and caustic political satirist. … for once we, in the terminally guilt ridden West, really can blame ourselves. – Pat Condell, in “Boo-hoo Palestine” This week I thought I would …

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Into the Fray: Let their people go!

The Palestinian Arabs, as a national collective, have failed the test of history. It is high time we drop the charade of their ability to achieve self-governance. What is the point of raising and spending many millions of dollars to rebuild the Gaza Strip just so it can be destroyed …

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Into the fray: The two-stage ‘solution’ .

The entire issue of Palestinian statehood, and the Palestinian narrative on which it is based, are nothing but a giant hoax so transparent it is inconceivable that anyone even feigns credence to it. ‘With the two-state solution… Israel will collapse, because if they get out of Jerusalem, what will become …

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Into the fray: Juristocracy in Israel, when legality loses legitimacy.

Both the rule of law and democratic governance in Israel are being jeopardized by the very body purported to be its most committed guardian: the judiciary. In Israel, the negative impact of the judicialization of politics on the Supreme Court’s legitimacy is already beginning to show its mark. Over the …

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Into the fray: The TBS of the TSS – A chronicle of irrational fanaticism

The recent round of fighting in Gaza should have driven home to anyone with a smidgen of common sense that conceding territory to Arab control is futile and fatal. Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim – George Santayana in Life of Reason: Reason in …

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Into the fray: The TBS of the TSS – A chronicle of irrational fanaticism

  The recent round of fighting in Gaza should have driven home to anyone with a smidgen of common sense that conceding territory to Arab control is futile and fatal. Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim – George Santayana in Life of Reason: Reason …

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Into The Fray: The war in Gaza: Canards (continued)

Unless we extricate our policy-making mechanisms from the destructive influence of these corrosive canards, our goose may be well and truly cooked. Senior diplomatic official says Israel has detected Hamas smuggling weapons into the Gaza Strip just two weeks after the end of Operation Protective Edge – Herb Keinon, The …

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Into the Fray: Protective Edge: Catalogue of common canards.

Given the unflattering outcomes of “Protective Edge”, govt spokespersons & unofficial apologists tried to put a brave face on things, to assure us that what we got was the best we could get. Canard: false or unfounded report or story… a groundless rumor or belief – Merriam-Webster Dictionary Upon the …

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Into the fray: Incredible!

Binyamin Netanyahu is a man of great talent and considerable achievement who hesitated, and missed the moment. I am convinced that the residents of the Gaza-border communities can return to their homes… to a good and quality life here   – IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz, August 6 …

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INTO THE FRAY: Unfit to govern?

It is possible Operation Protective Shield could have been conducted with greater ineptitude. But it is not easy to see how. Israel has no foreign policy, only domestic policy.  – Henry Kissinger He who becomes compassionate to the cruel will ultimately become cruel to the compassionate. – Midrash Rabba, Ecclesiastes …

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Into the Fray: Have we all gone completely mad???!!!!

When all you seek is calm, while your adversary is committed to your total annihilation, what is a reasonable compromise? That he only annihilate half of you? Those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad.  – Ancient proverb, misattributed to Euripides Q: What is the difference between …

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