Dennis Prager talks to Michael Friedson, co-founder and editor of The Media Line based in Jerusalem, about Israel’s support of Bibi Netanyahu’s decision to ban Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from visiting.Read More »
The recent election in Israel led to a big win for Benjamin Netanyahu, who is now headed to an unprecedented fifth term as Israel’s prime minister.
Netanyahu’s Likud party will likely be able to assemble a coalition government of some 65 seats in the 120-member Knesset, the Israeli Parliament.
All this comes as Netanyahu has been repeatedly charged with corruption, including recent charges coming from prosecutors.
So what’s going on here?
Simply put: Israel is at the moment experiencing a notable stability—economically and militarily. It was a vote for stability.
And: Israel, make no mistake, is surrounded by enemies. Netanyahu has kept up the heat, most particularly on Iran. He has made very clear that Israel will defend itself over against any kind of incursion by its enemies. It was a vote for security.
It was a remarkable victory.Read More »
Over the course of the past few months, Iran has escalated their military presence inside of Syria, building many many missile sites.
Israel has struck at these sites repeatedly, and then this week Iran fired twenty missiles into Israel. And Israel responded with great force and with severity that destroyed almost all of the military infrastructure of Iran inside of Syria.
If Iran continues its provocations and if Tehran’s mullahs think they can calculate Israel’s reaction to any use of weapons against the Jewish state, well those Mullahs are very mistaken.
Like most Americans, I know Israel through the prism of the leadership of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. If Iran sets off a battle, there is no one else who Israelis and Americans would want at the top of the Israeli government if this turns into a real war.
This is Netanyahu’s moment.Read More »
As if President Trump did not face enough legal challenges, there are now two threatened prosecutions of Americans at the International Criminal Court.
First, the Palestinian territories have filed a complaint against both President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu over relocating Israel’s capital to Jerusalem. While an important matter for Middle Eastern politics, it’s difficult to see how this could be a criminal matter for the court.
Second, the prosecutor is seeking authority to investigate whether the U.S. military is guilty of torture and other war crimes in Afghanistan. Although the U.S. is not a member of the court, Afghanistan, on whose territory the alleged crimes occurred, is.
If either of these moves ahead, it would be the first time the ICC has sought to prosecute Americans and would set up a major confrontation between the U.S. and the court.Read More »