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 »

Islamists In Our Schools

30 Jan

Earlier this week, a resolution sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) passed calling for the University of California at Davis to divest from “corporations that aid in the Israeli occupation of Palestine and illegal settlements in Palestinian territories.” … Read More »

Who’s The Racist?

19 Jan

With the rise in Antisemitism in Europe and Radical Islamic Terrorism around the world, I recently had the distinct pleasure of being called a racist.  I was naturally quite offended, and I feel the accusation is both unwarranted and rude. … Read More »

Today’s Evil

9 Jan

These last couple of days have been nothing but shocking and downright sad for the Western World. I am referring to the terrible Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris, where 12 people were killed by Muslim Terrorists. I have been trying … Read More »

Speak Up And Lead

22 Sep

The last couple of weeks has put me at a loss for words.  We’ve seen American journalists and British aid workers beheaded by ISIL.  We’ve heard about two Bosnian teenage girls joining ISIL and the horror/ confusion from their western … Read More »

Thoughts at 2 AM

19 Jul

My insides are completely twisted.  I am finding myself trying to navigate friendships and the Israeli Palestinian conflict.  The conflict is highly personal for me, I have lots of family who live in Israel and my mother’s family helped build … Read More »

No partner for peace

4 Apr

It is official the peace initiative that was so earnestly restarted with vigor by John Kerry and President Obama has died with a bang.  The Palestinian Authority (PA) signed up to join 15 international treaties and conventions, so Israel rightly … Read More »

What a schlemiel!

29 Nov

Here we are, it is the end of 2013 and it seems some highly critical decisions/ actions our government made have been bungled.  The first is the Affordable Care Act/ healthcare.gov site.  Saying that the rollout for enrollment was a … Read More »

Call a spade a bloody shovel

13 Apr

It has been quite sometime since I’ve posted a blog entry.  There’s no excuse for this, as there has been lots to write.  Rather than writing about travel and other events in life, I recently read a very interesting article … Read More »

The reality of the Middle East

16 Sep

I’ve been reading a bunch of articles and seeing a few videos as they relate to the Middle East.  With the impending push by Mahmoud Abbas (aka Abu Mazen of the Palestinian Authority) requesting statehood at the UN, I wonder … Read More »