A Barrier at the U.S.-Mexico Border, A First and Necessary Step

Much has been said about President Trump’s Executive Order on “Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements” issued on January 25th. Some of it good, a lot of it, political noise. However, rarely included in the discussions on this Presidential action is the comment by the Israeli Prime Minister. For example, on 1/28/2017 at 10:55 a.m., …

Two-State Solution, A Cruel Diplomatic Tool

Three Americans were killed by radical Islamists yesterday. The media coverage and official U.S. responses, frankly, has been the equivalent of political tumbleweed. The synagogue attack by axe-wielding Palestinian terrorists, cheered by radical Islamists everywhere (possibly even some right here in the United States), condoned by Hamas, and, of course, ignored by the Left, is yet …

Gaza, Hamas, North Korea and Beyond

The Times of Israel ran an op-ed today by DC Dispatches author Dr. Yleem Poblete. The former Staff Director of the House Foreign Affairs Committee discusses how the Gaza conflict impacts beyond the greater Middle East region and why the United States must lead: Evidence linking North Korea with terrorist groups and their patrons, requires the …

U.S. Can Learn A Lot From Israel About Secure Borders

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s primary electoral defeat in the Commonwealth of Virginia is being attributed to many things. Political scientists and other analysts will plumb the many political nuances of this campaign for weeks, months, and possibly years. Indeed, the college professor who beat the Majority Leader, first time a Majority Leader has been …

Chinese Acquire Controlled US Technology, Again. Shakes Up Israel’s Export Control Agency

The Chinese industrial espionage machine has, once again, successfully secured sensitive US micro-cooling systems that may be headed to Iran for use in its missile program. It will also add another item in China’s growing arsenal of stolen US technology and know-how. Details are sparse, however,  there are a few clues detailing what may have happened. …

Warning: Tennis Shoes … Made in Cuba, For Sale in Israel?

A friend who is visiting Israel this month sent me the attached photo of a pair of shoes on display in a Tel Aviv shoe store. Look at the information right below the price. Cuba does not have a strong textile manufacturing base. This is the first time I had ever heard of shoes made …

Obama’s UN Nominee Should Make for Interesting Confirmation Hearings

It has been a while since we had an interesting and politically-charged Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) confirmation hearings. That could change soon. President Obama has nominated liberal hawks to fill his national security roster. While the Senate cannot really do much about the National Security Advisor, the UN Ambassador is a different story. With …