Why Benjamin Netanyahu’s Comparison of Ahmadinejad to Hitler and Iran as Nazi Germany Doesn’t Hold Water

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is the new Hitler, and Iran is Nazi Germany were we to take to heart Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu‘s words. Earlier this year in a speech at Holocaust Remembrance Day, Netanyahu said the following regarding the existential threat of Iran to Israel:

On this day, when our entire nation gathers together to remember the horrors of the Holocaust and the six million Jews who were murdered, we must fulfill our most sacred obligation.… [Read more]

Who Benefits From the Attack In Burgas?

When I first read about the bombing of a tourist bus in Burgas, Bulgaria which killed five Israeli citizens quite naturally I was sorrowful for the loss of lives and for such a brutal act of violence. Death is always something we as humans mourn, but for a life to be snuffed out so abruptly and with such destruction gives cause for ponder.… [Read more]

The Mittwit Abroad

Well no, Mitt Romney didn’t actually say to Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu, “Ben, What’s it like living where our Lord Jesus Christ, was born?”

But he did manage to insult buckets of people at the Olympics and, of course, there is still time!  What should have been an easy diplomatic romp in our best ally and friend’s country, Great Britain, was riddled with gaffes, blunders and faux pas. … [Read more]

Poverty…Israel’s Internal Enemy

Poverty is the worst form of violence. – Mahatma Gandhi

Almost two weeks ago 57-year old Moshe Silman, a social protester from the northern city of Haifa, set himself on fire at a demonstration for social justice in Tel Aviv. Standing before a crowd of people, Silman read a letter explaining how the State of Israel had “robbed” him, poured flammable liquid over his body then set himself alight.… [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]

Haatzmaut Bli Shalom….Independence Without Peace

After months of arguments in favor and opposing, pleas and petitions, November 29, 1947 the United  Nations voted to approve Resolution 181, the partition of a Jewish state and Arab state.  The vote was 33 in favor, 13 opposed and 10 abstentions.  Quite naturally the Resolution was rejected by the Arab nations, Syria, Iraq, Egypt, Lebanon, Iran and others.… [Read more]

Who Gets to Judge?

I was having a conversation with a friend of mine regarding the recent assassination of Palestinian Popular Resistance Committee leader Zuhir al-Qaisi by the Israeli Defense Force (IDF)  which led to a week long exchange of attacks.  The “preemptive” strike by the IDF fueled an unprecedented number of rockets fired into Israel from Gaza forcing schools throughout Israel’s southern region to close.… [Read more]

Invading Iran: Just Another Stimulus of the Package

When pretty much every reliable source tells you not to do something and you – you being the two most powerful people in the country – consider doing it anyway, one may immediately presume something is wrong with you

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his once arch nemesis, now sidekick and right-hand man, Secretary of Defense Ehud Barak, have managed to leak their plan to attack the nuclear facilities in Iran.  … [Read more]