The confessions that were attained through torture of the youth in the Duma trial will not be considered valid – so the judges decided. But the confessions attained between one torture session and the next – will be considered valid. […]Read More
“Who lost the elections?” (1996)
“We, the Israelis.”
“And who won?”
“The Jews. The Jews defeated the Israelis”.
(Shimon Peres in an interview after Israel’s 1996 elections)
Peres was wrong. The “Jews” did not exactly win. And the “Israelis” did not lose at all. In […]
The best thing that has resulted from the political storm churning through Israel is the ouster of current Defense Minister Bogy Ya’alon. That was not Netanyahu’s original intent. He wanted to bring the Left into the government, and it is […]Read More
I have a lot of respect for Chief of Staff Eisencott. He projects the image of the regular soldier from Tiberias who plans to work quietly, get down to the root of problems and do what he understands needs to […]Read More
In a Facebook post following the destruction of the Lazar home in Yitzhar by Israeli forces, Moshe Feiglin wrote the following:
DM Ya’alon already owes me 4,000 shekels.
This is the second consecutive month that I have given all of my tithe […]
16 Shvat, 5774
Jan. 17, ‘14
Translated from Makor Rishon
Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon is a straight-shooter. To understand last week’s brouhaha over Ya’alon’s private remarks on Secretary of State John Kerry, one must re-read Ya’alon’s book, The Long Short Path. Ya’alon, born […]