November 8, 2007 | 7:00 pmOn a recent morning, as Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak ratcheted up warnings that Israel was preparing to launch a major operation in the Gaza Strip, I stand on an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) lookout a few hundred yards from Gaza, as two dark Apache helicopters swoop down and...
October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm
September 7, 2006 | 8:00 pm
At an Aug. 28 Washington forum hosted by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Stephen Walt of Harvard University's Kennedy Center and John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago expanded on their paper "The Israel Lobby," first published as a faculty working research paper...
August 10, 2006 | 8:00 pm
"A month ago, we planned to send our kids to Nahariya for release," Eli Moyal, mayor of the Gaza-adjacent, Qassam-besieged town of Sderot, tells me.
It was a great idea -- last summer I took my kids to Nahariya for vacation. We played on the beach and took a speedboat to the...
November 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm
High above Kiryat Shemona, the Bekaa Valley to our left and the Golan Heights straight ahead, my wife and kids jumped from a cliff and sailed hundreds of feet on a zipline.
Waiting to leap were two young Orthodox men. The first pushed off, his payot flapping in the wind as he held on...
May 12, 2005 | 8:00 pm
On the morning of Rosh Hashanah last fall, Antonio Villaraigosa accompanied my family and me to services. He had a busy schedule that day, and as the promised hour for the conclusion of services came and went, I told Antonio
I would understand if he left.
"I'm staying," he...
November 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm
Natalie, a 17-year-old from Ethiopia, looks forward to serving as an army paramedic and dreams of a trip to California. Mikhail, an 18-year-old from the former Soviet republic of Georgia, reflects on his decision to leave his friends in a crowded Tel Aviv nightclub one hour before...
October 23, 2003 | 8:00 pm
Sound bites from last week:
"I am Joseph, your brother." -- Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.), speaking before the Arab-American Institute in Dearborn, Mich.
"Disney's CEO, Michael Eisner, is Jewish; the chief of Miramax, Harvey Weinstein, is Jewish. Yes, there are plenty of Christian...
October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm
The question has been posed to me frequently over the past several months: Is Valley secession "good for the Jews?"
Truthfully, it's a difficult question to answer. Other current matters are easier to address. Is President Bush good for the Jews? Prime Minister Ariel Sharon certainly...
July 18, 2002 | 8:00 pm
Any experienced law-enforcement professional knows that coordination and communication make all the difference in a complex case or threat situation.
During my final trial as a federal prosecutor, my co-counsel and I coordinated the efforts of five federal law-enforcement agencies...
November 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm