Moshe Ya'alon's comments were outrageous, American reaction was strong and deserved, and while the apology is welcome, very large issues remain.
History is what remains when everything else falls away and then it begins to make sense. Our times, the times which began at Yalta and are ending today, might be recalled for one Zen moment in June 1967.
The American Studies Association is a bad joke, and its controversial new policy is a bad example of distorted thinking.
The ASA’s academic boycott of Israel "discriminates against Israeli scholars by virtue of their nationality," ...
From here on out, it is all about China, possibly in collusion with Russia, which planted its flag at the North Pole in 2007.
There will be hidden serendipity for Israel. Israel now rises away from being an American friend and goes alone. It was always Israel’s destiny to do so since Jews began to move from Spain and Europe homeward to Israel 500 years ago.
What is China up to? It has declared dominance over the tiny symbolic islands in the East China Sea and challenged its neighbors and the U.S.
The history of rape in conflict situations is truly horrendous. It is not new, but it is now being talked about and investigated and prosecuted.
The New York Times says China’s new incursions in the South China Sea have a familiar ring: “As in the Cold War, the immediate territorial dispute seems to be an excuse for a far larger question of who will exercise influence over a vast region.”
Chinese planners, if kung fu is any indication, still draw from two classics: Sun Tzu’s The Art of War and the great source of its inspiration, Lao Tzu’s The Tao de Ching. While American governance today is crippled by politics and consumed by marginal, ersatz and even occult thinking.
This time America will not rally behind the vast war inevitably building between China and America. China needs it to avenge the horrors and atrocities inflicted by imperial Japan in World War II. They have not forgotten.