Martin Sherman

Into The Fray: INSS’s puerile, preposterous proposal.

 The cynically minded may be forgiven for suspecting that the prime goal of INSS’s newly launched plan is the demolition of Jewish communities, rather than the future resolution of conflict or enhanced Israeli security.  You have to quit confusing a madness with a mission. –  Flannery O’Connor.  Fanaticism consists of …

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Into the Fray: Obsessing over Oslo – Einat Wilf in “The Atlantic”.

 Wilf seems oblivious to “pesky details” such as the murderous terror unleashed by the Palestinians, their Judaeophobic indoctrination and Judaeocidal incitement, as “grand obstacles to peace”  Hear this, O foolish and senseless people, who have eyes, but see not, who have ears, but hear not – Jeremiah 5:21 There Are …

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Into the Fray:The rumored “ultimate deal”: Potential payoffs & possible pitfalls.

The potential impermanence of the positive measures already undertaken by the Trump team should not be the only reason for Israeli concern over the brewing “ultimate deal”  …we will not put forth a plan or endorse a plan that doesn’t meet all of Israel’s security issues because they are of …

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Into the Fray : Israel’s Left as a jilted lover.

The Left in Israel is behaving like a person who cannot accept that the object of his love has chosen another in his stead …unrequited love does not die; it’s only beaten down to a secret place where it hides, curled and wounded… [and] turns bitter and mean…― Elle Newmark, The Book …

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Into the Fray:New Year Appeal to Caroline Glick – Rethink “The Israeli Solution”.

Glick’s prescription  for a “A One-State Plan for Peace in the Middle East” will jeopardize the Zionist enterprise no less than the two-state paradigm, which she rightly repudiates with great force and eloquence.  As far as we are concerned, Ahmad is a hero and a martyr – Ali Mahameed at …

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Into the Fray: Haaretz vs. IISS-The anatomy of “Fake News”

Had Haaretz wanted to give a fair portrayal of my policy proposal, instead of alluding to “Transfer, the headline would have read “Evacuation-compensation for Arabs: An answer to Israel’s geographic and demographic imperatives?”.  Martin Sherman, the founder and CEO of the Israel Institute for Strategic Studies, is probably the most …

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Into The Fray: Gaza – Déjà vu…again?

From recent reports on planned Israeli responses to events in Gaza, one might be excused for thinking that the late Shimon Peres had returned from the hereafter, reincarnated in the form of the allegedly hawkish Avigdor Liberman. An overwhelming majority [of the Palestinian public] demands the immediate halt to all …

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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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