What Has Charlotte to Do with Jerusalem?

The Democrats have removed reference to God—specifically, to God-given rights—from the Democratic Party Platform. They’ve also removed recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. This is hugely important, and not for the reasons that most people think. The first is not just an expression of secularism, which has been integral to the Democratic Party for decades. It’s a full embrace of Rousseau, and a … Continue reading What Has Charlotte to Do with Jerusalem?

The Big Lie

Let’s see: some groups with a history of supporting terrorism against Israel, and with close ties to Hamas (and maybe even Barack Obama, by way of Bill Ayers and Code Pink), organize a flotilla of ships filled with heavily armed “peace activists,” many of them members of terrorist organizations, who sing songs glorifying the slaughter of Jews, refuse Israel’s offer to be permitted to take … Continue reading The Big Lie

Pirates Save Israel?

There are reports that Somali pirates, by hijacking an Iranian vessel and then mysteriously becoming ill and dying of radiation poisoning, prevented a plot to detonate a ship full of radioactive sand off the coast of Israel. Within a period of three days, those pirates who had boarded the ship and opened the cargo container with its gritty sand-like contents, all developed strange health complications, … Continue reading Pirates Save Israel?

More Obama Contradictions

Caroline Glick gets to the essence of the incoherence of what Obama says about Israel: His repeated assertions of his commitment to Israel’s security were repeatedly contradicted by the policies he wishes to adopt if elected. On the one hand he opposes permitting Iran to acquire nuclear weapons, but on the other hand, he insists that the way to make this happen is to sit … Continue reading More Obama Contradictions

If You’re Going to Rattle Your Sabre…

…you ought to make sure it’s in working order. Iran tested missiles that can reach Israel, releasing a photograph of a successful launch. Oops! Only three of the missiles actually fired. That doesn’t make for a very impressive front-page photograph! So, what to do? Photoshop to the rescue! Kudos to Charles Johnson for figuring it out. Continue reading If You’re Going to Rattle Your Sabre…

Obama, Peacemaker?

John Bolton reflects my thinking exactly. Israel will attack Iran if Obama wins, between November and January 20. They believe—correctly, in my view—that Obama will tilt U.S. policy heavily against Israel and refuse to cooperate in any such attack. If McCain wins, they may attack, or may wait to work with McCain. …former US Ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton, said he believes Israel … Continue reading Obama, Peacemaker?

Against Appeasement

President Bush spoke to the Israeli Knesset yesterday in honor of Israel’s 60th birthday: I have been fortunate to see the character of Israel up close. I have touched the Western Wall, seen the sun reflected in the Sea of Galilee, and prayed at Yad Vashem. Earlier today, I visited Masada, an inspiring monument to courage and sacrifice. At this historic site, Israeli soldiers swear … Continue reading Against Appeasement

The Politics of Fear

Paul Mirengoff dissects the Democrats’ “politics of fear” charge, showing that it is (a) question-begging and (b) baseless. I find it puzzling that people dismiss talk of terrorism as well as the threat from Iran and its quest for nuclear weapons, its much-expressed hatred of Israel, and its conduct of war by proxy as “the politics of fear.” Fear of these things is entirely rational; … Continue reading The Politics of Fear