Martin Sherman

Into the fray: Religion of retreat .

Continued adherence to a quasi-religious belief in the efficacy of retreat threatens survival of the nation. The fixation of Israeli governments on “land for peace”, a policy that has resulted in the murder and maiming of more than 10,000 Jews, puzzles the pundits. They puzzle over the fact that regardless …

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Into the fray: Israel’s loony, lethal Left.

Since signing the Oslo agreement in 1993, Israel has made a series of astounding concessions, which did nothing but produce further Palestinian demands for even more far-reaching concessions.   If the Left cannot even admit to the theoretical possibility that its position might be refuted, that position is no longer …

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Into the Fray: Parade of the pretentious, the preposterous and the puerile

The current leadership seems totally incapable of recognizing the Palestinians for what they are, and what they declare themselves to be – an implacable enemy.   ‘What happened yesterday, when four senior ministers gave public addresses one after the other with each proposing a different political solution, was a grotesque …

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Into the fray: The wages of indolence, impotence and incompetence.

As disappointing as the response of the West to the Hamas-backed PA government is, Israel bears much of the blame for the situation. Palestine, with the boundaries it had during the British Mandate, is an indivisible territorial unit… The partition of Palestine in 1947, and the establishment of the State …

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Into the Fray: The rout of the Right.

The Israeli leadership would do well to bear in mind that commitment to the principle of democratic governance is not a suicide pact. Incredibly, today, except for detail in nuance and tone, the formal positions of the major “right-wing” faction, the Likud, has become indistinguishable from positions expounded by the …

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Into the Fray: Earth to Bennett; Earth to Bennett…

  It is difficult to know what is more disturbing: Whether Bayit Yehudi chairman Naftali Bennett really believes the delusional drivel he wrote in his op-ed this week, or whether he doesn’t, but wrote it anyway.   Israel must allow Palestinians complete freedom of movement, which requires removing all roadblocks …

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Into the fray: My JNF address (Part I): The ‘peace process’ – failure foretold.

Between the River and the Sea there will exist either exclusive Jewish sovereignty or exclusive Arab sovereignty. This is not right-wing extremism or religious fanaticism, merely sound political science.   Following my participation in The Jerusalem Post Conference in New York last month, I received an invitation from Russell Robinson, …

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Into the fray: Mainstreaming treason?

  How long will we, as a society, tolerate the proactive propagation of harebrained, hazardous hallucinations-irrespective of how demonstratively detrimental they are to the security of the state & safety of its citizens? The real question is not whether the Palestinians are willing to accept some semantic formula having to …

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Into the fray: The Jerusalem Post Conference, my retrospective perspective

  If the 2014 Conference can spur public brisk discussion on how to remedy the some of the policy deficiencies it exposed it will have made an enormous contribution to the long-term strategic well-being of the nation. Dear Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman and the entire Netanyahu government, I asked you, …

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Into the fray: The magnate and the mullah, A Friedman fantasy

  Tom Friedman’s anti-Adelson diatribe shows how intellectually corrupted the discourse on the Israel-Palestinian issue has become. Truth be told, Tom Friedman can be a pretty astute and articulate journalist – except when he writes about Israel. Then his work degenerates from the astute to the inane and from the …

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Into the fray: To my colleague Caroline, a caveat.

  I strongly concur with Caroline B. Glick’s diagnosis of the fatal failings of the two-state formula, and disagree just as strongly with the prescription she offers to remedy them. The mechanics of the policy are fairly straightforward. Israel will apply its laws to Judea and Samaria and govern the …

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Into the Fray: My (renewed) challenge to Michael Oren

    When someone who was one of Israel’s best known diplomats touts such silliness, it is difficult to know what is more disconcerting: Whether he actually believes what he is preaching, or whether he doesn’t. Ambassador (ret.) Michael Oren: Israel must take its fate in its own hands and …

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Into the Fray: Shimon Netanyahu or Binyamin Peres?

  Anyone watching portions of the PM’s AIPAC address might have been excused for thinking Bibi had morphed into Peres. But worse, much worse, was still to come.     By virtue of our natural and historic right and on the strength of the resolution of the United Nations General …

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Into the Fray: My prediction – coming true with chilling precision

A political tsunami is building that is threatening to wash away almost half a century of Zionist endeavor. Justice Minister Tzipi Livni Photo: Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post. On Saturday night, the boycott of Israel gained an impressive new level of mainstream recognition in this country. Channel 2 News, easily …

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