The Israel-Hamas Clash of Civilizations

“Israel Hayom”, http://bit.ly/UOvBhY, November 23, 2012

Israel’s battle against Hamas constitutes the most recent chapter in the clash of civilizations between Western democracies and Islamic terrorism.

Effective Sanctions on Iran – Oxymoron

“Israel Hayom”, http://bit.ly/SWcN0J, November 18, 2012

Twenty eight years of unilateral and multilateral US-led sanctions, accompanied by diplomatic pressure and cyber sabotage, have failed to deter Iran’s Ayatollahs from approaching nuclear capabilities. 

Red Lines and Preemption in the Face of Nuclear Iran

“Israel Hayom”, http://bit.ly/PLxgcD, November 02, 2012

Just like the role of “Red Lights” in intersections, so would “Red Lines” reduce the probability of a military collision with a nuclear Iran.

Jewish-Arab Demography Defies Conventional “Wisdom”

“Israel Hayom”, http://bit.ly/RcqV6L, October 19, 2012

Jewish majority west of the Jordan River is secure, benefitting from a tailwind in defiance of conventional “wisdom,” which once again is detached from reality.

Romney’s Ten Commandments on National Security

“Israel Hayom”, http://bit.ly/Q6pxjF, October 12, 2012

1.   Thou shall adhere to the classic US worldview, highlighting American moral and strategic exceptionalism – US global competitive edge. 

Early American Awareness of Islamic Terrorism

“Israel Hayom”, http://bit.ly/SgPZaz, September 28, 2012

The American founding fathers and early scholars – since the 18th century - were aware of deeply-rooted Islamic violence, terrorism, intolerance and hatred toward other Muslims, as well as non-Muslims.

Romney’s Comments: Realism VS Wishful Thinking

“Israel Hayom”, http://bit.ly/OgiRo6, September 21, 2012

Governor Romney’s September 18, 2012 assessments of the Palestinian issue – opposing the “two state solution” - highlight the battle between data-driven realism and desire-driven wishful-thinking.

Absent Military Preemption: US Devastation

Asia Times, http://atimes.com/atimes/Front_Page/NI18Aa01.html, September 18, 2012

Absent an Israeli strike, America faces: A nuclear-armed Iran; Iraq's continued drift towards alliance with Iran; An overtly hostile regime in Egypt,

Muslim Commemoration of 9/11

“Israel Hayom”, http://bit.ly/QoglYR, September 14, 2012

Islamic terrorism has been part of the American story, since the first (1801-1805) and the second (1815) US wars against Libya, Tunisia and Algeria-based Muslim pirates. 

US Security Commitments – Intentional Ambiguity

“Israel Hayom”, http://bit.ly/OQStgX, September 02, 2012

treaties concluded by US Presidents are not binding unless ratified by two thirds of the Senate. executive agreements with foreign countries which are negotiated by presidents, hardly bind the sitting president and certainly not his successors.

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