Israel and the Arab Spring: Crazy Conservatives Wrong Again

Islamist Egypt wipes Israel off the face of earth. Now that’s a headline one would be expecting to see around this time if one bought into all the conservative hyperbolic theories that surrounded the Arab Spring (for example). Conservative pundits argued that regimes in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and even Turkey (which technically was not part of the Arab Spring but experienced a more Islam-oriented political revival in recent years in contrast to its secular, Kemalist past) would soon unite in a frenzy of Islamist passions to seek the utter destruction of the Jewish state.… [Read more]

It’s Great to Be Israel

Is there anything American politicians won’t grant Israel?  It seems not. Why if I didn’t know better, I’d think the entire House was under a political spell which rendered them incapable of voting against anything favoring Israel. America’s latest gift to Israel, H.R. 4133: United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012. Sponsored by one of Israel’s biggest cheerleaders, Republican Representative Eric Cantor, H.R.… [Read more]

Middle Eastern Currency: Peace or Occupation

On Tuesday, October 18, 2011 the entire Israeli public shouted at the top of their lungs: Hallelujah as Israel’s lone, kidnapped soldier crossed the border from the Gaza Strip after five years and four months (1940 days) in captivity.  He returned to the land of milk and honey (but no oil, unfortunately) and to his family.… [Read more]