Interviews with Norman Podhoretz and Elliott Abrams recreate the foreign-policy debates of the cold war, and illuminate Kissinger’s attitudes toward Israel and the Jewish people.
Nixon and Kissinger understood Israeli military power to be an asset to America, not a liability, and they formulated a strategy designed to exploit that power.
Acquiescing to American restraint would have led to an Israeli defeat, and peace between Egypt and Israel might never have happened.
It’s long been the greatest question about the war: why Israel waited to be attacked. But what if it was convinced to wait by its closest ally, the United States?
His new book laments the erosion of moral purpose and religious belief in Western societies.
When Jordan needed help against the PLO, the Jewish state was there.
In the words of Gershom Scholem, “Nonsense based on me!”
Recep Tayyip Erdogan is a threat to Israel. But Iran is a bigger one.
Containing Iran is not in Putin’s interest.
In fact, he gave Golda Meir vital encouragement.
What moved the USSR was that persecuting Jews became very expensive.
Could the war have led to a nuclear confrontation in the midst of Watergate?
Looking at the big picture.
A review of a new biography.