And then there was one

15 May

At the beginning of May, the Republican race reduced to just Donald Trump.  Senator Ted Cruz and Governor John Kasich bowed out.  Whether the Republican establishment gets in-line behind Trump we will see.  I do think Cruz and Kasich’s departure before … Read More »

The Emperor Has No Clothes

3 Dec

On Wednesday, we were driving home from Houston.  Upon our arrival, I looked at the news and saw reports of the massacre in San Bernardino, CA.  There was not a lot of information, except the following: 14 people were killed, … Read More »

The undertow of BDS

19 Sep

Yesterday, our son returned to California for University.  He and I sat on the porch one evening talking about the Iran deal, turmoil in the Middle East and growing Anti-Semitism across the world.  We also discussed our approaches to dealing … Read More »

Essays on Israel

7 Aug

I received an email today with a link to an eBook that is called Winning the War of Words, Essays on Zionism and Israel.  The book is authored by Dr. Einat Wilf.  She is the author of three other books … Read More »

What is a Hasbara Troll?

11 Jul

Today I commented on an article about the Iran Nuclear Deal and Israel.  The article was authored by Michael J. Koplow and is published on the Politico Website, see: Israel is the Iran Deal’s Biggest Loser My comment verbatim was: … Read More »

Bernie Sanders 2016

16 Jun

I’ve been following the presidential candidate announcements for the last month and looking at both Republicans and Democrats quite seriously.  As most friends know, I have some left leaning tendencies and strong thoughts regarding the Middle East.  Up until recently, … Read More »

Israel’s 2015 Election

13 Jun

Three months ago (17-MAR-2015), Israeli’s re-elected Prime Minister Netanyahu (Likud).  If you were following the polls in January, it looked like Isaac Herzog (Labor/ Zionist Union) was likely to unseat Netanyahu.  There were a few things that resulted in quite … Read More »

Out Negotiated By Iran

19 Apr

Over the weekend, I was part of multiple discussions regarding President Obama’s Nuclear Framework Agreement with Iran.  My stance is the deal does not go far enough, let alone Iran and the US have serious differences in what was agreed. … Read More »

Nomad by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

11 Mar

With my recent travels, I had the opportunity to start a new book called ‘Nomad: From Islam to America‘.  It is written by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who authored in 2008 a bestseller book called ‘Infidel‘.  I had heard about both books … Read More »