Articles By: Victor Sharpe

Gaza strip in 2005

The Little Known History of Gaza

The nearly four thousand year old association of Jewish life in Gaza is little remembered in today’s world. Of course people know of the biblical story of Samson being blinded by the now extinct Philistines and how he brought down the temple to their gods in Gaza. But very few have any idea of the deep Jewish history in the following millennia.

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Map of Kurdish-inhabited regions

Israel Has a Responsibility to the Kurds

There is a people who, like the Jews, can trace their ancestry in their homeland back thousands of years. They are the Kurds, and it is highly instructive to review their remarkable history in conjunction with that of the Jews. It is also necessary to review the historical injustices imposed upon them over the centuries by hostile neighbors and empires.

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When You Forget You’re In the Right

When You Forget You’re In the Right

For 47 long years since the liberation of biblical Jewish Judea and Samaria from illegal Jordanian occupation - territory the world grotesquely prefers to call the “West Bank” - the beloved Jewish heartland has remained in a political limbo and not been fully or even partially annexed.

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Remembrance Pool at Twilight (Photo credit: Michael LoCascio)

Political Correctness Strikes 911 Museum

The video at the soon to be opened 9/11 museum has already sparked outrage from Muslim pressure groups who demanded and won the removal of any mention of Islamic terrorism. On the other hand, the general public see that the old and discredited mantra, repeated yet again, that Islam is a religion of peace, is included in the video.

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Rachel's Tomb, 1930s

Are You a ‘Settler’ In Your Own Land?

Jewish communities, (villages and towns) do not consist of “settlers.” The Jewish population of Judea and Samaria (the so-called West Bank) consists of the descendants of the native and indigenous Jewish people who are now inhabiting and redeeming their own ancient land. This people are not “settlers” in what is already theirs by virtue of millennial physical and spiritual attachment.

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Japanese Coast Guard Cutters stand watch over the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands. While disputed by China, Japan currently controls the island chain and has fiercely chased vessels from China and Taiwan that have entered the waters without permission. (Photo credit: Al Jazeera)

Rumors of War

Despite the swirling tensions in the ever perilous Middle East and the current hostilities between Russia and the Ukraine, the real powder keg that could ignite a potential World War Three lies in the Far East as Japan and China fight over ownership of five uninhabited islands and three barren rocks.

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United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at their trilateral meeting at the David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem, 2007 (Photo credit: Matty Stern)

Israel: Afflicted with Olmertia

So bad was the crippling effect Ehud Olmert’s policies had inflicted upon Israel that “olmertia”, a word which both rhymed with and had a similar meaning to the word, inertia, described the situation in Israel; what the Penguin English dictionary referred to a state of being inert and sluggishness; a lack of skill; an indisposition to motion, exertion or change. But the meaning ofolmertia for the Jewish state went much further and was far more debilitating than mere inertia.

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Simon Schama’s History of the Jews

Simon Schama’s History of the Jews

I watched the first installment of Simon Schama’s TV production: History of the Jews. Schama started what he called the story, strangely not the history, at a period some 3,000 years ago. But that timeline was already ancient Jewish history, which essentially is nearer 4,000 years old.

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Palestinian Authority Lead Negotiator Saeb Erekat faces U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry as both address reporters following a meeting focused on Middle East peace at the Muqata'a Presidential Compound in Ramallah, West Bank, on January 4, 2013.

The Rabbit Hole of Saeb Erakat

That master of falsehoods, fabrications and breathtaking mendacity, Saeb Erakat, is at it again. Erakat, who is the Palestinian Authority’s chief negotiator in the delusional “peace talks” between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, has yet again made the hoary old claim that the Arabs who call themselves Palestinians are descended from the extinct Canaanites.

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Washington, D.C., on March 3, 2014. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

A Whiff of Perfidy

The stench of betrayal was evident in the House of Representatives on Thursday, March 13, 2014. Secretary of State, John Kerry, revealed utter appeasement towards the overwhelmingly Muslim Palestinian Authority and a cavalier dismissal of the legitimate rights of Israel: The Jewish state. With his own words, he can now no longer be regarded as an honest broker in the so-called “peace process.”

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