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Apr 3, 2017, 3:33 AM
U.S. security assistance to Israel: common goals and accrued dividends
The United States’ generous security assistance to Israel is widely known. Less well publicized is the fact that 75% of those funds are spent in the U.S., and by stipulation this percentage increases annually. This translates into American jobs...
Dec 4, 2016, 9:10 AM
Today’s UN: Abandoned Credibility in the Middle East
With strident voices again calling for the United Nations to “impose” a solution for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, let’s take a look at the UN’s recent Israel-bashing. Over the past several decades the once-noble UN has undergone a facelift and a...
Oct 9, 2016, 8:18 PM
Palestinian refugee camps: Facts, myths, & illusions
Where are the Palestinian refugee camps, and who perpetuates them? What were the causes of the exodus referred to as the Palestinian refugee crisis, and why have the refugees not been resettled? The answers may surprise you. There are presently...
Jun 26, 2016, 10:12 AM
Should UN agencies block dissent on Twitter?
When UNRWA shuts down dissenting voices, it thwarts the dialogue that may yet yield a peaceful 2-state solution
May 31, 2015, 10:40 AM
The Enigma of Palestinian Statehood
How to explain it? The Palestinians rejected the 1947 UN Partition Plan, and along with it an offer of statehood. They rejected offers of statehood again in 2000 (Camp David), and 2008 (Olmert two state plan). And yet, Palestinian leaders who...
Mar 15, 2015, 12:40 PM
Israel and the “Apartheid” Slur
Earlier this month Louis Farrakhan, leader of The Nation of Islam, argued in a speech that the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks were carried out by “Israelis and Zionist Jews”. Even more remarkable than the inanity of his tirade was the...
Feb 12, 2015, 10:24 PM
The Iran Nuclear Negotiations: a Neville Chamberlain Rerun?
Remember Neville Chamberlain, the UK Prime Minister who negotiated the Munich “agreement” with Hitler in 1938? The deal was heralded by Chamberlain as ensuring “peace for our time.” Less than a year later Hitler invaded Poland and, within a...
Dec 29, 2014, 9:12 PM
Why is there no Palestinian state? Here are some of the reasons. . .
It is a legitimate question, the answer to which just might hold the key to resolving the Arab-Israeli conflict. Why is there no independent Palestinian state? Though many demagogues are quick to proclaim Israel as the culprit, such an...
Oct 7, 2014, 1:11 AM
ISIS and the Iran Nuclear Program
As Iran’s exhausting charade of stalling and doubletalk drags toward an “extended” November deadline, Tehran is testing whether the ascent of ISIS may benefit its nuclear ambitions. Iran delivers the message that it will support the battle against ISIS, if...
Sep 15, 2014, 12:57 AM
The Settlements: The Facts Amidst a Morass of Misinformation
It's a simple and oft-repeated mantra: "If it weren't for 'the settlements,' violence against Israel would come to an end." Some would even say the settlements are the catalyst of instability in the region. These are, however, distorted notions, perpetrated...
John C. Landa, Jr. is an attorney, entrepreneur, and writer in Houston, Texas. He spends weekends on a farm in the Texas countryside. He is a frequent presenter on Israel, and a devoted advocate of its right to exist in peace.