Author Archives: Yoel Meltzer

Food For Thought: Rockets from Gaza

If every one of the roughly 3,300 rockets launched from Gaza in the current conflict had killed at least one Israeli, something clearly possible since we’re not talking about firecrackers, would the world still have criticized Israel for responding disproportionately? … Continue reading

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Temple Mount Event in Tel Aviv – Brief Summary

The following is a brief summary of a recent event on the subject of the Temple Mount that I organized (together with the Tel Aviv International Salon) in Tel Aviv: In answer to several inquiries that I received, the event … Continue reading

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The Show Must Go On

Ever since the tragic kidnapping and murder of the three boys, the majority of the Israeli political establishment has been united in calling for the destruction of Hamas. Although certainly a good thing for the State of Israel, the problem … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Temple Mount

This past week within a 24-hour period I visited two of the most distinctly opposite places in Jerusalem that one can imagine: The Temple Mount and Yad Vashem. While within one is located, according to Judaism, the holiest spot in … Continue reading

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Demographic Nonsense

For many years the demographic factor has been used by many on the left as a justification for advancing the concept of land for peace. If Israel, so the theory goes, wants to maintain a large Jewish majority then areas … Continue reading

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The Propaganda Game

For more than a week, anyone who gets off of the Jerusalem light rail can’t help but notice the impressive looking posters that feature a large picture of Prime Minister Netanyahu. Each one has a statement above the prime minister’s … Continue reading

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Bennett, Leave the Coalition Now!

For the past several months the head of the Jewish Home Party (JHP), Naftali Bennett, has been repeatedly stating that his party has its red lines regarding negotiations with the Arabs and that it will not remain in the coalition … Continue reading

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The Struggle for the Land of Israel – Don’t Wait!

One of the many lessons that can be learned from the 2005 Gaza Disengagement is that the unthinkable can certainly happen.  Thus, if thousands of Jews can forcibly be removed from their homes in Gaza, a move that multiplied the … Continue reading

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Hiding Behind the Likud

I must confess, I’m not exactly a big fan of Tzipi Livni. Whether it was her incessant bashing of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the last government or her indefatigable efforts in the past as well as in the present … Continue reading

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Get Out Now

While recently reading an article in a Hebrew newspaper about the quiet emigration of Jews from France during the last year and a half, I was suddenly overcome with a very uneasy feeling. It wasn’t the alleged trigger for the … Continue reading

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