Stand With Israel Commentary by Earl Cox

  • On Sunday evening, December 2nd, the people of Sderot, Israel - a town located less than one mile from the Gaza border – gathered to light the first candle of the town’s menorah to commemorate the first day of Chanukah (also spelled Hanukkah). Jews around the world celebrate this holiday which marks the time when the Maccabean Jews regained...
  • I’m not prejudiced.  I’m a realist. Israel is a place like no other on the face of the earth.  While most of the world continues to bash Israel, it never ceases to amaze me how the people living on this tiny piece of real estate in the Middle East which is surrounded by enemies on every side, purrs along as though she were at peace with...
  • Israeli innovation was on the front burner during German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s recent visit, which highlighted joint initiatives in water, green energy and agritech. Israel and Germany also agreed to collaborate in artificial intelligence, cyber defense, water, nanotechnology, electrochemistry, and oceanographic and cancer research. Merkel’s...
  • Since Israel’s unilateral disengagement from Gaza in 2005, the standard of living for the Palestinian people in Gaza has steadily declined even though Israel gifted the Palestinians with thriving agricultural lands, productive greenhouses and beautiful beachfront communities. From day one of possessing Gaza, the Palestinian leadership began to...
  • What does it mean and how strong is it?  The answer rests whoever is making the declaration.Over the course of the past six plus years we’ve all heard talk from various world leaders threatening dire consequences if the opposition crossed “the red line.”  The red line marks the end of the line, or does it? Back in 2012, then...
  • Israel has a long history of standing up to bullies and their threats. They require not only an Iron Dome but also an iron fist, occasionally wrapped in a velvet glove, to protect her land and her people.  One of the first bullies to unleash taunts and threats against Israel was the Philistine giant Goliath. His military stance—and the...
  • Man’s inhumanity toward man began almost at the dawn of recorded history and hatred for the Jews is just as ancient. The Egyptian pharaoh and his people became markedly anti-Semitic based on fear and not much has changed. The past two thousand years have seen vicious and brutal physical attacks on Jews the world over.  In Europe, anti-...
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  •   As of this writing, Israel is enjoying several days of relative calm thanks to a ceasefire brokered by Egypt.  However, in the days leading up to this ceasefire, the Hamas terrorist government of Gaza, in partnership with a separate Islamic Jihad group, bombarded southern Israel with over 184 mortars and rockets causing mayhem and...
  •   Over and over again the United Nations and many of its Arab member states question Israel’s right to exist.  They make claims that Israel is an apartheid state, a terrorist state and an illegal occupier of the land but the facts say otherwise.  Israel’s five primary founding fathers were either lawyers or had extensive...
  •   Less than two weeks ago Palestinian protestors in Gaza gathered along portions of the security border-fence which separates Gaza from Israel. Hamas and the mainstream media touted the gatherings as “peaceful demonstrations” for the Palestinian “Right of Return” but facts on the ground proved otherwise as rioting broke out and violence...
  •   Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s priorities are not geared toward helping his people, but on maintaining his grip on power, privilege, and finagling foreign aid. The PA’s increased payments to terrorists and their families to $403 million a year, from $347 million last year are a stark incentive to violence and murder. Some...
  • Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s priorities are not geared toward helping his people, but on maintaining his grip on power, privilege, and finagling foreign aid. The PA’s increased payments to terrorists and their families to $403 million a year, from $347 million last year are a stark incentive to violence and murder. Some...
  • Danger comes in many forms and it’s what we fail to see or detect that can harm us the most.  I’m not talking about terrorism but rather about silver-tongued deception. Some are attempting to capitalize on the division that exists in America today between blacks, whites, and others.  Hatred and violence are fomented by evil...
  •   U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and President Donald Trump’s assurances that he will not impose terms on the parties are well-received by Israel. However, though Israel doubtless understands that Trump is carefully  assessing approaches to an “ultimate deal” in a volatile...
  •     Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently accused leftist Jewish billionaire George Soros of funding anti-government campaigns challenging Israel’s deportation of tens of thousands of illegal African infiltrators.  Soros denied it. But he also denied grants to anti-Israel groups such as J Street and Adala—until DCLeaks...
  • U.S. President Donald Trump recently tweeted a clear, long overdue message to Mahmoud Abbas; in effect: you can’t have it both ways. Offended by Trump’s December speech, which clearly left Jerusalem’s final boundaries to be negotiated by both sides, Abbas overreacted with trademark false accusations, and a huffy rebuttal of the U.S. role as peace...
  •   President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel skirted the question of the city’s final boundaries under Israeli sovereignty, leaving them to be determined by final-status negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. His stance is in line with the Oslo Accords, to which both parties agreed amid fanfare and a White...
  • Could it happen again? Many Jews and Israel supporters are taking a hard look at the disturbing signs of our times, and asking if there are parallels to 1930s Germany. How did so many Jews miss the warning signs of the Holocaust? How do we interpret similar trends today? Once Adolf Hitler became chancellor in 1933, an “ascending grade of injustice...
  • In the Outback Steakhouse recipe "Bloomin’ Onion,” an onion’s layers are peeled back like flower petals, revealing its center. Likewise, to expose the core of the United Nations’ agenda, it must be peeled back, layer by layer. This onion’s outer “skin” comprises official U.N. documents, reports, literature and press releases. Some sound positive...
  • In 2004, an alert Maryland police officer saw an Islamic woman in an SUV videotaping a bridge’s support structures. He arrested the driver, Ismail Elbarasse—a Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood operative. An FBI raid on Elbarasse's home unearthed a trove of Islamic doctrinal books and key Muslim Brotherhood documents—which became evidence in the largest...
  • I’d like to talk about the Palestinians—apart from the question of statehood. One should be provoked to compassion for the Palestinian people, because they are being destroyed by lies and strong delusion. Their leaders cause their young men to err by dangling the lie of beautiful virgins waiting to award them in paradise for the “honor” of murder...
  • President Donald Trump blocked a recent State Department effort to force Israel to return $75 million in military aid, the department’s most recent attempt to erode the U.S.-Israel military alliance. State’s demand was shocking, but it shouldn’t be surprising.  Rex Tillerson's State Department has been embroiled in a power struggle with the...
  • On the road to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s brave new world economy, democratic educational systems are speed bumps. To remove these obstacles, UNESCO has devised a compulsory global education scheme that exploits and politicizes how and what the next generation will learn—thus molding compliant “global...
  • It’s time for member states to take a hard look at UNESCO—and discern the growing gulf between its actions and the noble precepts of its Constitution and the UN charter. Despite its public commitment to justice, the rule of law and human rights, “without distinction of race, sex, language or religion,” UNESCO strips these rights solely from Israel...
  • From cradle to grave Muslims are taught to hate Jews.  It’s instilled in them to believe that peace will come only when every Jew is removed from off the face of the earth but it wasn’t always this way.   Back when Mohammed was first crafting the religion known today as Islam, he sought validation and acceptance from Jews and also from...
  • The Temple Mount is the focus of a greater battle than meets the eye. Most commentators agree that the struggle for sovereignty is a key factor in the dispute; and certainly some Arab leaders exploit the religion card to keep the street agitated. But this ancient battle has multiple layers of truth, including the apocalyptic—the destiny of Israel...
  • The battle over Jerusalem has extended to higher education. A firestorm erupted over Israel’s offer to East Jerusalem Arab schools to teach the Israeli curriculum instead of the Palestinian one. The Israeli curriculum could open the door for Arab students to take the Israeli matriculation exams and study at its high-ranked colleges and...
  • The attainment of social justice has been a utopian goal throughout history. While God created all equal, there is no society in the world where this actually exists in a pure form.  There have always been advocates and champions for the poor and downtrodden so the call for social justice will always be with us. It is right to want to help...
  • Israel and the Jewish people have been miraculously resilient over the millennia having survived attack after attack from her enemies near and far.  Although they’ve been dispersed to the four corners of the earth, somehow they have maintained their unique Jewish identity and are now regathering in the land of Israel just as the Bible said...
  • In its short history just shy of seventy years, Israel has fought in eight recognized wars, two Palestinian intifadas, a number of armed conflicts with hostile neighbors and not one of these wars or armed conflicts was instigated or provoked by Israel. Israel’s neighbors should begin to wrap their heads around the fact that Israel was...
  • The steady criminal, immoral and unethical acts and behaviors by governments and people groups is escalating around the world. In the last hundred years, we have seen not one but two world wars. The Second World War was ended paradoxically using atomic bombs to finally put to an end to the relentless attacks of a government hell-bent on death and...
  • Which is the true face of radical Islam—the coat and tie or mask and fatigues? No  matter what the attire, the goal remains the same: the eradication of Jews, Christians and all those who do not embrace radical Islam.  The two faces appear contradictory, but they’re not. They represent two strategies with one goal which is known as...
  • Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent visit with U.S. President Donald Trump has bolstered Israel’s security and global standing. It also shored up Netanyahu’s political leverage.  After Bibi’s contentious relationships with Obama and Clinton, he needed results from this trip that would boost his influence at home—and the restoration of...
  • After a hiatus of relative calm, anti-Semitism has been accelerating at an alarming pace across the globe. Its most ominous surge is in Europe, Australia and North America—those traditional bastions of equal rights. All is not quiet on the Western front. Global anti-Semitism rose 30 percent in 2013 and 40 percent in 2014; in Europe, it increased...