Martin Sherman

Preserving Israel as the Jewish Nation-State.

The predominance of Israel’s military prowess has little or no bearing on many of the emerging threats menacing the Jewish state today. The predominance of Israel’s military prowess has little or no bearing on many of the emerging threats menacing the Jewish state today. To question the Jewish people’s right …

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Into The Fray: What now?

Persisting with its declared willingness to establish a Palestinian state while being unable to make the perilous concessions this calls for, makes Israel looks disingenuous and devious. Al-Aksa [Mosque on the Temple Mount] is ours… they [the Jews] have no right to defile it with their filthy feet. We will …

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Into the Fray: Yair Lapid – Responding to Readers.

For MK Yair Lapid: Don’t wag your head when making a point. It makes you look even more arrogant than you are. – Lawrence Rifkin, Senior Editor, The Jerusalem Post. Full disclosure: This was not the topic I had in mind for this week. In fact, by late yesterday afternoon …

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Into the Fray: Into the fray: Loopy, loopier… Lapid

There is little that infuriates me more that the arrogance and ignorance of Yair Lapid, head of the Yesh Atid party, and the shameful myopia and shameless mendacity he exhibits. The greatest tragedy of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is that everyone knows how it will end. We will divide up the …

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Into the Fray: POTUS vs US.

It is becoming increasingly difficult to accept that the Obama administration conducted negotiations with Iran in good faith. The Security Council [d]emands… that Iran shall suspend all enrichment-related and reprocessing activities, including research and development, to be verified by the IAEA – Security Council Resolution 1696, July 31, 2006 Iran …

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Into the Fray: The Democrats depraved indifference.

Rather than keep the nuclear genie in the bottle, the deal with Iran irrevocably uncorks it. This deal has clear flaws and substantial risks, beyond the obvious and disturbing short duration of its term…. With this deal, we are legitimizing a vast and expanding nuclear program in Iran. We are …

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Into the Fray: The Iran deal – More shameful than Munich

The passage of Iran “deal” will not only be a betrayal of US allies and the Iranian people, but of the American ethos itself…or at least of what it once was. No British Government ever will, and ever can, risk the bones of a British grenadier… I did not believe …

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Into the fray: Water, not heavy water, is Iran’s desperate need.

Iran faces unprecedented water shortage, so severe that much of the country could become uninhabitable and millions forced to emigrate. Our main problem [the water crisis] that threatens us, that is more dangerous than Israel, America or political fighting, is the issue of living in Iran. It is that the …

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Into the Fray: Why now? The hypocritical hullabaloo over Jewish ‘terror’

Dismantling “settlements” is the only goal the Israeli Left really cares about & its pursuit justifies all means, however mendacious or malevolent. It would be so nice if something would make sense for a change… If I had a world of my own… [n]othing would be what it is because …

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Into the fray: Trivializing ‘terror’ .

Hysterical attempts to equate ideological driven crimes by fringe Jewish extremists with Arab Muslim terrorism is substantively wrong and strategically detrimental. I despair of the Israeli politicians and commentators who have been falling over themselves to condemn “Jewish terrorism’.’ Whilst I understand their need to distance themselves from these criminals, …

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Into the Fray: Jewish Hate Crimes & Vandalism are not Terrorism.

Public attention has been diverted from foiling the Iran nuclear deal in Congress by sanctimonious hand-wringing over crimes of individual perpetrators on outer fringes of Israeli society. We can and we do [b]urn children alive, execute murderous, inhuman, incomprehensible terror. And no, we’re no better than them…. – Sima Kadmon, …

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Into the Fray: Iran–Intelligence failures & failures of intelligence

The most charitable explanation for support expressed for the Iran deal by former senior Israeli security officials is a total eclipse of their faculties of rational thought. [After Gamal Abdel Nasser’s death] the ability of the Arabs to coordinate their political and military activities has diminished. Even in the past …

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Into the Fray:The Iran deal – moronic, myopic, malevolent, mendacious

The most disingenuous & infuriating contentions made by supporters of the ignominious Iran “deal” is that its opponents offered no better alternative. Our goal is to get Iran to recognize it needs to give up its nuclear program and abide by the UN resolutions that have been in place…the deal …

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Into the Fray: Israel’s lethal land-for-peace laureates.

Paradoxically, indeed perversely, the policies of Israel’s peace laureates have not only made peace increasingly remote, but Israel increasingly untenable. Itzhak Rabin Poor Menachem [Begin]… I got back… the Sinai and the Alma oil fields, and what has Menachem got? A piece of paper. – Anwar Sadat, on the peace …

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Into the fray:The logical lacunae of the Left – Ari Shavit at AJC

Despite Shavit’s eloquence, his message was nonsensical, myopic and logically inconsistent –heavily tinged with the soft bigotry of low expectations from the Palestinians. It is no secret that AJC believes in the two-state solution as a better, more practical alternative than all the others that have been proposed – Michael …

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Into The Fray: Masquerade behind Obama’s Jewish outreach

The US president holds Israel to a standard of immaculate altruism, while holding the Palestinians to no standards at all. here’s where… you’ve failed us thus far, Mr. President. You got the settlement freeze six years ago, you got the prisoner releases in 2013, but what did you wrest from …

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Into the Fray: The FIFA FIASCO: What Woeful Wimps

Israel’s response to the Palestinian initiative to suspend it from FIFA epitomized everything that is wrong with its public diplomacy. We the Palestinians are the enemies of Israel. There is no going back to negotiations. Listen. We as yet don’t have a nuke, but I swear that if we had …

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Into the Fray: The depraved indifference of ‘two-statism’

It is becoming increasingly difficult to reconcile calls for a Palestinian state with concern for the well-being of the Jewish nation-state. One of the false presumptions of our time is that people on the political Left are motivated by good intentions even when they do bad things, while people on …

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Into the Fray:Delegitimisation, antisemitism & BDS:Sharansky’s misdirected lament.

In his recent Jerusalem Post article the Jewish Agency Chairman, was spot on in his diagnosis; but totally off target with his prescription for dealing with anti-Israel defamation on US campuses. I shoot the Hippopotamus with bullets made of platinum; Because if I use leaden ones his hide is sure …

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Into the fray: ISIS – Two-staters excuse du jour.

For two-staters the prevailing conditions—no matter what they are—are always favorable for implementing the land-for-peace doctrine and establishing a Palestinian state. There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true. – Søren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher …

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