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P. David Hornik

P. David Hornik is a freelance writer and translator living in Beersheva and author of the book Choosing Life in Israel.

Middle East Terror and Double Standards

Thursday, February 18th, 2010 - by P. David Hornik

Civilians accidentally killed during counter-terrorism operations matter only when Israel does the killing.

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Fighting the Goldstone Process at the UN

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 - by P. David Hornik

Israel needs its allies to step up and help it ward off the attacks from its enemies.
Update: And don't miss Ronald Radosh's take on the Goldstone Report, as well.

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Israel’s Shalit Dilemma

Friday, December 25th, 2009 - by P. David Hornik

Israelis want Gilad Shalit home — yet know that a lopsided prisoner deal will encourage further kidnappings.

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Abusing Israel: The Fashionable Thing to Do

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 - by P. David Hornik

Israelis are being painted as peace refusers, terrorizers, killers, torturers, and recently, pilferers of internal organs.

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Diplomatic Warfare: Palestinians Threaten Unilateral Statehood

Monday, November 16th, 2009 - by P. David Hornik

Will they try it? And how will Israel respond?

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Bibi Netanyahu Gets the Cold Shoulder in Washington

Friday, November 13th, 2009 - by P. David Hornik

Israel's prime minister did his best to save face and insist everything was fine. It wasn't.

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Iranian Arms Ship Captured by Israel Shows Tehran’s Real Aims

Saturday, November 7th, 2009 - by P. David Hornik

The Francop episode glaringly reveals Iran’s strategy of surrounding Israel with deadly ordinance in hostile hands.

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Goldstone Agonistes

Monday, October 26th, 2009 - by P. David Hornik

The tough-on-Israel, easy-on-Hamas UN report on the Gaza war isn't exactly playing out the way its author may have hoped.

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Blood Libel and ‘Peace’ — A Bad Middle Eastern Mix

Thursday, September 17th, 2009 - by P. David Hornik

Obama pushes Netanyahu for more concessions while the Arab media slanders Israelis as organ thieves.

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J Street Exposed

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009 - by P. David Hornik

The "alternative" Jewish lobbying group has Israel squarely in its cross hairs.

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Netanyahu: Obama Crossed a Red Line

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009 - by P. David Hornik

Israel's prime minister publicly rebukes Obama for asking him to halt a construction project within Israel proper.

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Sarkozy to Netanyahu: Fire Your Foreign Minister

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009 - by P. David Hornik

It's not the first time Sarkozy has denigrated a democratically chosen leader. (He's more polite to dictators.)

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No Meddling With Iran … But Oh, Those Settlements!

Saturday, June 27th, 2009 - by P. David Hornik

White House pressure on Israel shows none of the deference to sovereignty he shows Tehran.

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Netanyahu Concedes on Palestinian State as Iran Looms in the Background

Sunday, June 14th, 2009 - by P. David Hornik

Bibi walked a tricky tightrope in his big speech. But were his concessions enough for Obama?

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Obama’s Speech Anything But Music to Israeli Ears

Thursday, June 4th, 2009 - by P. David Hornik

The severe moral distortions in the Cairo address reinforce Israeli concerns.

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Is Obama Aiming to Bring Down Bibi?

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009 - by P. David Hornik

Obama's hard line on settlement expansion may have more to do with hurting Netanyahu than with the "peace process."

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The Obama-Netanyahu Meeting: Ominous for Israel

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009 - by P. David Hornik

Worrying signs of a serious disconnect between Obama's attitudes and reality. (Also read Roger L. Simon,Richard Fernandez, and Ron Radosh.)

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Israel Braces for Clash with White House

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009 - by P. David Hornik

Ensuring a non-nuclear Iran is Israel's main priority, but for the Obama administration, Palestinian statehood is at the top of the agenda. (Also read Roger L. Simon: Thoughts on the Middle East Chess Game.)

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Abusing Elie Wiesel at Durban II

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 - by P. David Hornik

A member of Ahmadinejad's entourage takes sadistic pleasure in shouting "Zionazi!" at the Holocaust survivor. So much for dialogue with Iran. (At PJTV: "Roger L. Simon & Jon Voight Walk Out on Ahmadinejad.")

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The Media’s Netanyahu-Lieberman Hate Fest

Saturday, April 4th, 2009 - by P. David Hornik

Why is the mainstream media placing the onus for peace on Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman?

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Likud and Labor: The New Odd Couple of Israeli Politics

Thursday, March 26th, 2009 - by P. David Hornik

Who are the winners and losers in the newly formed Bibi-Barak government?

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A Palestinian State: Why Bibi and Tzipi Can’t Get Along

Monday, March 2nd, 2009 - by P. David Hornik

Netanyahu's been wooing hard, but a centrist coalition doesn't seem to be in the cards in Israel.

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Hamas’ Lies about Gaza Fatalities Unmasked

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009 - by P. David Hornik

It's official: the Hamas casualty counts during the Gaza war were wild fabrications.

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Israeli Voters Expected to Shift Right

Thursday, February 5th, 2009 - by P. David Hornik

With a failed ceasefire and continuing attacks from Gaza, polls indicate a rightward direction for next week's election.

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Israel’s Scramble to End the War Too Soon

Friday, January 16th, 2009 - by P. David Hornik

The rush is on before Barack Obama takes office.

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