Martin Sherman

INTO THE FRAY: Gaza – Liberman gets an “F”

Liberman’s appointment as Defense Minister ignited expectations of a qualitatively different approach to that of his predecessor—one discernibly more robust and resolute… Sadly, this was not to be  Shortly after Avigdor Liberman was appointed Defense Minister, two Palestinian-Arab terrorists cut down almost a dozen customers at a well-known coffee shop …

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INTO THE FRAY: Dangerously disloyal opposition?

If critics of the Nationality Bill have real concerns for the rights of non-Jewish minorities, the patriotic way to address them would be via a new Basic Law to protect them, not raucously denouncing the bill as “racist” The last week was one of immense sadness for me. It was …

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Israel: Identifying the enemy as the enemy is not “racism”.

Israeli security policy is driven by Arab enmity–not Arab ethnicity  One of the most mendacious and widely propagated myths regarding the Middle East conflict is that Israel’s defensive actions against hostile Arab initiatives, whose sole aim is to murder or maim Jews, simply because they are Jews—constitute “racism”. The apparent …

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Into the Fray – The Nationality Law brouhaha – The failing of Jewish national will?

Israel will only be democratic if it is Jewish—and it will only be Jewish if it is Zionist. Therefore, it will only be democratic if it is Zionist i.e. if it is the nation state of the Jewish people. [A] nation is the culmination of a long past of endeavors, …

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Into the Fray: The “pussification” of the Israeli right.

Astonishingly, having been proved entirely justified in its condemnation of the dangerous defects of the “Left’s” political credo, the “Right” proceeded to embrace it. Pussification: The act or process of pussifying… Pussify: To make weak and effeminate – Collins online dictionary In the day-to-day political discourse, the current Netanyahu-led coalition …

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Into the Fray: Israel Victory Initiative – Quo vadis?

It is unrealistic to expect that the ‘Palestinians’ will experience a sudden “aha moment”, slap their forehead in epiphanic realization of the futility of their Judaeocidal endeavors—and, of their own volition, docilely declare defeat. “… what is our aim? I can answer in one word: Victory. Victory at all costs—Victory …

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Into the Fray: Instability in Jordan: The impact on Trump’s “Ultimate Deal”

“Jordan sees largest anti-government protests in years”   “Al  Jazeera ”, June 4,2018.  “Jordanians take to the streets to protest austerity measures”   CNN, June 4, 2018 “Jordan: thousands protest against IMF-backed austerity measures”   “The Guardian , June 3, 2018.   These are  merely a small sample of the international media coverage …

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Into the Fray: A port for Gaza: Infinite imbecility?

Hamas and its terror affiliates are not burrowing tunnels, flying incendiary kites and firing rockets at Israeli civilians because Gaza has no port. They are doing so despite the fact that it does not have one! “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about …

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Into the Fray – The Elements of Oslo: Drug trafficking & high treason?

 The arrest of former Minister Gonen Segev, on charges of treason, constitute a regrettable vindication of my assessment of the man – over 25 years ago.  ….the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments…. He rots …

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Into the Fray: The IDF & Gaza: Soldiers or sociologists.

 Has the IDF brass forgotten that they are soldiers, charged with providing military solutions to physical threats to the nation’s security; not sociologists, tasked with diagnosing the societal ailments of its enemies?  …the IDF General Staff has been insisting there is only one thing Israel can do about Gaza. According …

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Into the Fray: Gaza – The “Humanitarian” Hoax.

The privation in Gaza is not the cause of the enmity towards the Jewish state. Quite the opposite! It is the enmity towards the Jewish state that is the cause of the privation in Gaza. No cliché has dominated the discourse on the Gaza situation more than the perception of …

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Palestine: Failing the test of history.

After a quarter –century, all the Palestinians have managed to establish is a corrupt kleptocracy under Fatah & a tyrannical theocracy under Hamas. Merit is no qualification for freedom…. Freedom is enjoyed when you are so well armed, or so turbulent, or inhabit a country so thorny that the expense …

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Into the Fray: Gaza – A “simple” solution.

Denying—or delaying—the inevitable does not make it any less inevitable, only more costly  To remain at peace when you should be going to war may be often very dangerous….Let us attack and subdue…that we may ourselves live safely for the future. – Thucydides (c. 460–395 BCE) No government, if it …

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Into the Fray: Inane …Again! Tom Friedman on Gaza

Tom Friedman’s last piece on Gaza is a “masterful” blend of personal bile & bias, liberally laced with logical inconsistencies, factual inaccuracies and even blatant non-sequiturs What if all two million Palestinians of Gaza marched to the Israeli border fence with an olive branch in one hand and a sign …

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Into the Fray: Swastikas over Gaza!

Nothing could expose the true intent of the Judaeocidal riots on Gaza border more than the Nazi-style swastikas on incendiary kites flown into Israel to set Jewish property (& if possible, Jewish people) ablaze.  Hamas supporters in Gaza held the world’s first peaceful protest with hand grenades, pipe bombs, cleavers …

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Into the Fray: Iran & the chilling significance of the “No Alternative” argument.

The attempt to justify the 2015 deal with Iran, as being the only viable alternative to allowing it to develop nuclear weapons, is both infuriating and disingenuous. The prime minister of Israel is deeply opposed to it, I think he’s made that very clear. I have repeatedly asked, what is …

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Outing UNRWA: The State Dept. complicit in weaponizing the UN against Israel

On April 18, 2018  51 Members of Congress signed a letter to President Trump requesting that he order the declassification of a document- which was classified “despite no apparent national security threat or known historical precedent for classifying such a report” Ongoing Congressional misgivings According to the Congressmen, “this classification …

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Into the Fray: Natalie Portman as a symptom.

Israel must convey a resolute message to arm-chair liberals who are staunchly prepared to defend their principles…down to the last Israel. …what I want to make sure is, I don’t want to use my platform [the wrong way]. I feel like there’s some people who become prominent, and then it’s …

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Into the Fray: Syria-Reaping the storm Obama sowed.

If surrendering US primacy in the region to Russia was the result of US passivity and inaction, the intrusion of Iran into Syria can very definitely be attributed to ill-conceived, active American policy.  So rather than offer false promises…we have to take a long view of the terrorist threat, and …

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Into the Fray: Gaza-The collapse of “the land-for-peace” concept.

Israel must convey that it will consider the continuation of the “March of Return” an overt act of war, and all the participants in it, enemy combatants—who must expect to face all the risks that entails.  … this wasn’t a fight against the occupation. This wasn’t a march for peace. This …

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