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Jan 8, 2017, 9:50 PM
Tohar Nesheq has been pushed to an immoral extreme
Today we see clearly the outcome of a doctrine that requires Israeli soldiers to risk their lives in order to not kill terrorists who come to kill them. Literally dozens, even scores, of armed soldiers under attack by a...
Oct 19, 2015, 7:53 PM
If we only had a political process!
With Jews under attack again in the streets of Israel, the familiar refrain is heard again that only a political process can lessen the frustration and despair of the Arabs and provide hope for a peaceful future, presuming that...
Mar 16, 2015, 2:22 AM
Netanyahu and the destruction of US-Israel relations
The photo below was released by the White House on June 8, 2009, with the explanation that it was during a conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. This was less than six months after Obama took office. Do you...
Mar 14, 2015, 11:57 PM
A question for the Commanders for Israel’s Security
Two hundred retired Israeli commanders have gone public, telling us that we should make peace by embracing the formula posited by the Saudi despots and adopted by Israel’s venerable enemy, the Arab League, this in order to ensure peace...
Jan 20, 2015, 6:21 PM
The message of the great Paris Anti-Terrorism rally
The great anti-terrorism rally in France has proven only one thing. France will not do a thing against terrorism. President Obama has demonstrated, as plainly and forcefully as is possible, that the United States of America will not even...
Jan 4, 2015, 10:29 PM
There is an alternative: A unilateral peace plan
The United States Administration, the European Union and various individual EU countries all agree that Israel should be induced or compelled to end the “occupation” and retreat unconditionally to the 1949 Armistice line, which they insist on calling “the...
Dec 2, 2014, 11:25 PM
What Exactly Are These “Democratic Principles”?
Israel is not able to declare, simply and unambiguously, that Israel is the nation state of the Jewish people. We feel bound to declare, with equal emphasis, that Israel is a democratic state. Maybe even more than equal. We...
Nov 25, 2014, 1:37 PM
The Nationality Law: Can Jewish and Democratic Forever be Equal?
The proposed “Jewish State Law” has a major conceptual flaw. It simply assumes that Israel can be both Jewish and democratic. As Prime Minister Netanyahu phrased it, "There are those who want democracy to take precedence over Judaism, and...
Nov 21, 2014, 4:06 PM
What will it take to get us to learn?
Some wag has written a statement that went around online that goes something like, "Some people can learn from books and lectures. Some can learn from the experience of others and there are some who just have to pee on...
Nov 21, 2014, 12:16 AM
CNN Anchor Justifies Murder of Israeli Civilians
Ashleigh Banfield, a CNN anchor, in an interview with Alan Dershowitz, advocates for the Hamas position that all Israelis are legitimate targets for death because all Israelis are, were or will be soldiers so there is no difference between soldiers...
Ya'akov has practiced law in New York, California and Israel for a multi-national clientele including Israeli NGO's. He was a professor of law in the US and has contributed numerous opinion pieces to various media outlets.