Martin Sherman

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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INTO THE FRAY: Lauder’s lame lament.

According to Ronald Lauder, Israel must be either perilously insecure; or demographically untenable. This is an utterly false dichotomy.  …the Jewish democratic state faces two grave threats that I believe could endanger its very existence…The first threat is the possible demise of the two-state solution…The second, two-prong threat, is Israel’s …

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Into the Fray: AIPAC and the progressives “uncompelling” case.

In pursuit of bipartisanship AIPAC should strive to persuade “progressives”, not pander to them”; to convert them, not co-opt them.  The progressive narrative for Israel is just as compelling and critical as the conservative one – AIPAC PresidentMort Fridman, March 5, 2018. Almost two weeks have passed since the last …

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Into the Fray to: AIPAC’s CEO – Picture the perils of “Palestine”

Palestinian statehood & a secure Israel are mutually exclusive goals. This was always the accepted wisdom in Israel – until the discourse was hijacked by the tyrannical diktats of politically correct dogma  We must all work toward that future: two states for two peoples. One Jewish with secure and defensible …

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Into the Fray: The perils of postponing preemption.

Israel is approaching a point when it must decide to destroy enemy capabilities, rather than attempting to deter the enemy from using them.  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 …

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Into the Fray: The police, the press and a politicized “Putsch”?

 The unrelenting drive to bring an indictment—any indictment—against Netanyahu has long exceeded the bounds of reasonable law enforcement  Ever since he [Benjamin Netanyahu] was elected to lead the Likud and especially after he became prime minister, the mainstream media has ceaselessly sought to besmirch him and his family. No other …

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Into the Fray: Coup d’état?

Netanyahu was elected as the Prime Minster, not as the Pope.  Accordingly, he should be judged primarily on the basis of his political and strategic accomplishments, not his personal morality. What we are witnessing is, in effect, little less than an attempt at a bloodless coup d’état – conducted, not …

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Into the Fray: The Enemy – What the “Right” seems unable to grasp.

The time has come for the “Right” to “bite the bullet” & give up trying to advance convoluted political prescriptions in lieu of the two-state formula. It is time to identify the Palestinian-Arabs as the enemy.     The goal of our struggle is the end of Israel, and there …

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Into the Fray: Identifying the enemy as…the enemy.

The entire issue of “Palestinian national identity” is a giant hoax, intended to be no more than a temporary ruse, until the Jewish hold on sovereignty in the Holy Land — any part of the Holy Land — is prised loose. We do not have a “dispute,” but a war—and …

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