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The KGB’s Man

The Israeli government has vowed to expel Yasser Arafat, calling him an “obstacle” to peace. But the 72-year-old Palestinian leader is much more than that; he is a career terrorist, trained, armed and bankrolled by the Soviet Union and its satellites for decades. Before I defected to America from Romania, leaving my...

Happy New Year

L’shana Tova, Happy New Year, Chag Semayach, Gut Yuntif, and all that happenin’ jazz To a blessed, healthy, adventurous, exciting, fulfilling, meaningful, and ultimately sweet year ahead, for you and yours… May you find success in all your endeavors, and may Hashem bless you with all to which you aspire. Much love...

Double speak in action

Arafat tells Palestinian supporters, “To Jerusalem we are going as martyrs in the millions,” and then frames Israel as “the bad guys” for rejecting a unilateral truce agreement. Who’s he trying to fool?

Holocaust on your plate?

“Holding up grisly posters that juxtaposed images of Holocaust victims next to animals in slaughterhouses, animal rights activists demonstrated Tuesday in front of the Museum of Tolerance. “While only 10 protesters attended the demonstration, which was staged by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the group’s latest ‘Holocaust on...

Sharansky gets pied; israelinsider crosses the line

A notorious American-Jewish anti-Israel activist chucked a pie at Natan Sharansky this week as he was beginning a lecture at Rutgers University. While the demonstrator’s move was certainly “distasteful,” I ultimately find it more disconcerting that israelinsider, a blatantly pro-Israel news site funded by the Bronfman Philanthropies, somehow finds it responsible journalism...

Straight ghetto, son

“The term comes from Venice’s Ghetto in the 14th century. Before this part of the city was reserved for the Jews it was an iron foundry (getto), hence the name ghetto. Other etymologies suggested for the word include the Italian borghetto for “small neighborhood” or the Hebrew word get, literally a “bill...