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P. David Hornik

P. David Hornik is a freelance writer and translator living in Beersheva and author of the new book Choosing Life in Israel. He blogs at
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A Review of David Solway’s The Boxthorn Tree

Sunday, January 13th, 2013 - by P. David Hornik

A masterful look at Israel’s history and current dilemmas.

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5 Reasons Why Liberal Jews Will Never Support Israel

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 - by P. David Hornik

These factors preclude American Jewish progressives from returning to the pro-Israel stance some of them took in Israel’s early days.

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Habibi: A Moroccan Poet Sings to His Love

Sunday, October 21st, 2012 - by P. David Hornik

A new book of poems by Canadian poet-essayist and frequent PJM contributor David Solway.

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The 12-Step Guide for the Recovering Obama Voter

Friday, September 21st, 2012 - by P. David Hornik

"My name is Craig K., and I’m an Obamaholic."

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My Murdered Friend

Thursday, June 28th, 2012 - by P. David Hornik

Almost forty years on, and I never knew.

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Obama’s Full-Court Press on Israel

Saturday, June 18th, 2011 - by P. David Hornik

The administration continues to press the border issue despite no sign from the Palestinians that they are willing to negotiate.

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‘Nakba’ Concentrates Israeli Minds

Monday, May 16th, 2011 - by P. David Hornik

The "disaster" refers to Israel's creation, not a "right of return" to Israel's pre-1967 borders.

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Hamas-Fatah Unity vs. U.S. Policy

Thursday, May 5th, 2011 - by P. David Hornik

The deal may not last, but the response of both Fatah and Hamas to the death of bin Laden shows precious little difference in ideology between the two.

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Palestinians in Shooting Spree U.S.-Trained

Monday, April 25th, 2011 - by P. David Hornik

In the aftermath of yesterday's attack at Joseph's Tomb, Israeli MK Danny Danon calls on the U.S. to stop funding and training the PA security forces.

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Goldstone Retracts — and the Arab World Reacts

Thursday, April 14th, 2011 - by P. David Hornik

From vicious anti-Semitic cartoons to worse.

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Goldstone’s Mea Culpa and Israel’s Wars

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 - by P. David Hornik

Essential to restoring that upper hand to Israel is the recognition of the difference between a democratic country defending itself and terrorists using the most cynical means imaginable in fighting it.

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Germany vs. the Jews — Again

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 - by P. David Hornik

The bottom line is that Israel can hardly count on Germany as a friend. It’s been behaving recently more like an enemy.

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The J Street Conference: Where’s the Outrage?

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 - by P. David Hornik

The respectable left plays a dangerous game.

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Building Oppression in ‘Palestine’

Friday, February 18th, 2011 - by P. David Hornik

The U.S .has created a monster.

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The Push to Create Palestine

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011 - by P. David Hornik

As Arab regimes fail, misguided countries seek another.

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Israel’s Stand Against Islamism Holds

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011 - by P. David Hornik

An outstanding new volume explains the sources of its success.

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Turn the Screws on Iran, but Ease Pressure on Hamas?

Monday, December 27th, 2010 - by P. David Hornik

Behold, the world's schizophrenic policy towards two virtually equal, and related, situations.

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U. of Toronto Posts Anti-Semitic Tripe

Friday, November 19th, 2010 - by P. David Hornik

The school accepts and posts a revolting master's thesis.

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The Hate Process

Thursday, November 11th, 2010 - by P. David Hornik

How can there ever be peace between Israel and the Palestinians when the "moderate" Fatah glorifies the terrorist who plotted the 1972 massacre of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympic Games?

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Distorting Israel’s Loyalty Oath, and the Reality Behind It

Monday, October 25th, 2010 - by P. David Hornik

Execrable comparisons with Hitler and Mussolini are accompanying the proposed oath to the Jewish state, ignoring the very real problem that 64% of Israeli Arabs deny Israel's right to exist.

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Left-Wing Israeli Site Pours Cold Water on Obama’s ‘Process’

Monday, October 18th, 2010 - by P. David Hornik

The Obama administration ignores realities in order to push a "process" that even lefty Israelis are beginning to doubt will lead to peace.

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In Terror Fight, Israel’s Hands Still Tied

Saturday, October 9th, 2010 - by P. David Hornik

The world is indifferent to Obama's drone attacks, while Israel's targeted killings of terrorists sparks international outrage.

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Mideast Strategic Perversity

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 - by P. David Hornik

At a time when Israel’s security environment is worsening, in no small part because of the Obama administration’s strategic weakness, Israel is being pushed hard by that same administration into making its security environment even worse.

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Sham Mideast Peace Talks: What It Really Means When They Say ‘Contiguous’

Thursday, September 16th, 2010 - by P. David Hornik

U.S. envoy George Mitchell takes a position inimical to Israel, disguising it as neutral.

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No, Abbas Did Not Condemn the Hamas Attacks

Friday, September 3rd, 2010 - by P. David Hornik

Despite MSM reports to the contrary, Abbas actually chose to exploit the murders rather than condemn them.

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