Dr. Martin Sherman

INTO THE FRAY: No one will come

International agreements involving the abdication of strategic assets in exchange for vague ‘assurances’ of future support are not worth the paper they are written on  We have no eternal allies, and we have no perpetual enemies. Our interests are eternal and perpetual, and those interests it is our duty to …

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Into the fray: Lieberman – Clueless clutz or Cosa Nostra capo?

 There are only two possibilities regarding Finance Minister Lieberman’s involvement in what has become known as the “Yisrael Beiteinu affair”; neither bodes well for Israel. Power doesn’t corrupt people; people corrupt power—William Gaddis (1922-1998). Much has been aired about the glaring defects of the current Israeli government—about how it rewards …

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Into the Fray: You couldn’t make this up!!

There may well be things more depraved than an Israeli government minister soliciting funds for a self-declared mortal foe, but none come readily to mind  Those whom the gods wish to destroy, they first make mad — Anonymous ancient dictum—misattributed to Euripides.  Israel is a country of many paradoxes and …

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Into the fray: The blight Bennett brought

It will take a long time-probably decades-to repair the damage, which the mendacious machinations used to ensconce the current coalition, have wrought, not only on the fabric of Israel’s body-politic, but on the very essence of the Zionist endeavor itself…if such repair is at all feasible. Ever! Whoever commits a …

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INTO THE FRAY: Tyrants, tax-havens and territory

Israel must prepare for a daunting situation, in which, along its eastern frontier, it could face a huge expanse of hostile territory, controlled by radical Islamist warlords, stretching from the fringes of Greater Tel Aviv to the border of Iraq — and beyond.   “…the only certainty is that there is …

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Into the fray: Lapid on Gaza – Stupid is as stupid does

Lapid’s recent Gaza policy proposal is just one more display in an appalling catalogue of his imbecility-cum-ignorance, which, in light of his electoral success, is—in itself—a grave indictment of the Israeli voter  Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe—attributed to Albert …

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Into the fray: Naftali Goldfarb or Gonen Bennett?

In a single act of rash duplicity and deceit, Naftali Bennett provided the left with a plumb prize, from which it has been precluded for years: Broad access to positions of governmental control and influence.  Bogey Ya’alon, Benny Gantz and Yvette Lieberman are knowingly endangering the security of Israeli citizens… …

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INTO THE FRAY: Gaza-Déjà vu…Again?

The problem of Gaza was created by the belief that land could be transferred to the Palestinian Arabs to provide them a viable opportunity for self-governance. We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them— A maxim attributed to Albert Einstein.  Insanity is doing the same …

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Into the fray: Something to worry about…

The debilitating deadlock, in which Israel’s political system is mired, is in large measure the result of judicial disregard—or at least distortion—of the law  Over the past decade, the public image of the Supreme Court as an autonomous and impartial arbiter has been increasingly eroded… [T]he court and its judges …

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INTO THE FRAY: When generals stray into politics…

This week–despite the resounding failure of the “land-for-peace” formula—3 former IDF generals penned an Op-Ed, urging the Biden administration to “keep open a path to an eventual two-state solution”  “La guerre! C’est une chose trop grave pour la confier à des militaires”— George Clemenceau, commonly paraphrased as “War is too …

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Into the fray: When did Palestine become Palestine?

The Palestinian-Arabs’ claim for sovereignty over what they now insist is their long yearned-for homeland arose only after 1967—i.e. when it came under Jewish administration The Arabs didn’t provoke war with Israel in 1967 to achieve Palestinian independence…Arab rulers could have established a Palestinian state in those territories whenever they …

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