A horrific news report from Afghanistan brings to light a wide problem afflicting the American and Israeli way of war—but, no, it is not what you think.
By any reasonable measure, the Obama administration’s Middle East foreign policy is in disarray.
Thirty years after the phrase came into vogue, the culture wars are alive and well—and more heated and complex than ever. A comprehensive peace is not in the cards.
The heinous terrorist acts that darkened a brilliantly sunny day on Sept. 11, 2001, are considered the impetus for plunging the United States into what became the longest war in American history.
What will be the condition of the Jewish community 50 years from now?
Pledging to spend more money on the military was once an easy way for Republican presidential candidates to showcase their conservative bona fides.
Marco Rubio was declared by many to be the "winner" of the fourth GOP presidential debate, on November 10. Herald Voice http://heraldvoice.com/2015/11/13/rand-paul-fights-rubio-youre-liberal-on-military-spending/
You would never guess from the current campaign trail pyrotechnics, but public opinion polls suggest a straightforward formula for victory in the 2016 general election.
Peace with the Palestinians does not appear to be a high priority for ordinary Israelis or their political leaders these days. Nevertheless, reducing its role ruling over West Bank Palestinians remains vital to Israel’s long-term interests.
Regardless of what Iran gets out of the nuclear deal, its proxy Hezbollah clearly gains—and Israel clearly loses.
The angry and uncompromising tone adopted by Ted Cruz in Iowa and in the aftermath of his victory there has reinforced the perception of right-wing callousness. So, too, has the vulgar rhetoric of Donald Trump, who has topped Republican national polls for months.
As we sadly mark this week the fifth anniversary of the wrenching Syrian civil war, it is time to say plainly: Israeli sovereignty on the Golan Heights should be recognized out of global interest in stabilizing the region. This is in addition to Israel's normative, legal, historic and national security claims to the Heights.
Those on the left of Israeli politics increasingly express fears that the liberal and democratic country that their spiritual forebears built is slipping from their hands.
A new theory of Jewish nationalism promises to be more liberal than the old one. But it profoundly misunderstands Zionism—and liberalism.
Donald Trump’s candidacy has ignited a civil war within the Republican Party and the larger conservative movement. The struggle not only pits the grassroots against the so-called establishment, but has spurred members of the establishment to take pot shots at one another.
Europeans have failed to cherish, and now to defend, the nation-state system. Americans must pay heed.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at the first-ever cabinet meeting held in the Golan Heights on Sunday that the area will “forever remain” part of Israel.
Shortly after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s declaration on Sunday that the Golan Heights “will forever remain in Israel’s hands,” presidential contender Sen. Ted Cruz (R – Texas) released a statement supporting Netanyahu’s stance.
Donald Trump’s imminent victory in the Republican primary and Bernie Sanders’ staying power in the Democratic race testify to widespread public revulsion with business-as-usual in our nation’s capital.
The three-ring circus that is the 2016 presidential campaign features spellbinding performances worthy of the big top’s clowns, hucksters, and high-wire acts. A neglected cost of the Trump-Clinton-Sanders show, however, is the diversion of attention from the Obama administration’s cutting-edge assault on limited, constitutional government.