We live under the false notion in the United States that if we just assert ourselves into the situation we can control the out come. This notion isn't new, we can look at Egypt as a classic case of national overconfidence. Between the 16th century BC and the 11th century BC, the new kingdom of Egypt, also referred to as the Egyptian Empire is the peak of Egyptian power. While the fall of Egypt was gradual compared to other nations, we all know by 1882 the British occupation began and didn't end until 1953. Like other powerful nations before Egypt, Egypt tried to do too much with limited power, even though at a time they were the most powerful nation in the world Read more
IT WOULD HAVE BEEN the crime of the century if there just weren’t so many others to compete with it. In the early hours of September 5, 1972, a group of Palestinian terrorists calling themselves Black September climbed over the fence surrounding the virtually unprotected Olympic village in Munich and entered the quarters of the Israeli team. There, claiming vengeance for the Israeli military’s expulsion of Christian Palestinians from the villages of Ikrit and Biram in 1948, they took eleven Israeli hostages in exchange for the freeing of 232 incarcerated Palestinians along with the German terrorists Andreas Baader and Ulrike Meinhof plus the Japanese terrorist Kozo Okamoto. Read more
In the northern part of the Golan Heights is a favorite tourist Hermon ski resort, which is always full of guests. The reason for this - great service, mass entertainment, excellent infrastructure, hospitality owners and individual approach to each client.
By the foot of the mountain is easily accessible by car, then a shuttle bus takes you to the lifts, which are crossing to the summit of Mount Hermon.
Resort is located at an altitude of 1600-2040 m above sea level, its area is 5 square meters. miles. Mount Hermon, from ancient times shrouded in an aura of holiness, people believed that on top of a mountain live the pagan gods, sons of whom vowed to marry mortal women. Read more
As we resist domestic saber-rattling on Iran, Israel issues threats making it as hard to navigate our closest ally in the region as it is to determine our next steps with our rival,
As we seek to provide humanitarian aid in Syria, dealing with fellow Security Council nations is proving just as difficult as the Assad regime.
And as we try to calm & exit Afghanistan, our own senseless actions lead to chaos as dangerous as acts of insurgents.
Global action doesn't become easier when the folks on your side make it tougher.
Or as the old saying goes, with friends like these, who needs unstable global actors and regimes?
Or maybe that's a new saying for new times… Read more
I realize that many of us have our eyes on Iran and the danger they pose because of their development of uranium centrifuges, as this brings them even closer to developing a nuclear weapon. There’s a lot of fear going around and it’s being encouraged by the voices on the right, especially the Republican candidates for president. Read more
It seems over the past two days the U.S. goverment seemed overly worried about Israel policy, then our own.
"A lot of times do not spend a quarter of an hour, not otherwise
So your dog's hunger is just vodka uymesh.
I try to tell everything that had happened, unadorned,
The truth will be just right. "
There are politicians who even during his lifetime cause mixed feelings. One of them - Moshe Dayan. Soviet propaganda portrayed him as a symbol of "Israeli Zionism and militarism." Journal "Crocodile" and the Soviet press regularly printed the cartoons on it. Read more
Some apparent double-talk from new Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. Here's MSNBC
Benjamin Netanyahu, taking office as Israel's new leader Tuesday, promised to seek "full peace" with the Arab and Muslim world, but refused to utter the words the world was waiting to hear: "Palestinian state."
"Under the permanent status agreement, the Palestinians will have all the authority to rule themselves," Netanyahu said in comments that appeared to hark back to a decades-old notion that peace could be achieved through limited Palestinian autonomy.
He's claiming he wants "full peace" but he refuses to acknowledge the need for an independent Palestinian state free of occupation and oppression from a foreign power. Surely he must experience some cognitive dissonance. Trouble is, Netanyahu has explicitly pointed out on numerous occasions that he has no intention of recognizing a Palestinian state, and considers any attempt at a peace process a "waste of time
." Read more