Ken Stein: A View from Brussels

June 1, 2016

Last week, I was privileged to speak to a group of European Jews at the Centre Communautaire laic Juif in Brussels, Belgium. I spoke about what can be learned from the successes of Begin, Sadat and Carter in the 1970s.

Antisemitic Activity in 2015 at US Colleges and Universities

March 25, 2016

The report, clearly a snap shot, conveys a picture of anti-Semitic activities on US campuses. A strong correlation is found between the occurrence of BDS activity and the occurrence of anti-Semitic expression where incidents were reported.

Presidential Promises and Platitudes

March 5, 2016

In 2008 and again in 2012, President Barack Obama made lofty promises and gallant assessments about Iran and the Middle East respectively. His remarks to the annual AIPAC conference four years ago about Israel and Iran have proved to be out and out fictions. Who will hold the 45th President accountable for promises made but not kept?

American Jewish party preferences and Jewish voting percentages for presidents over time

February 1, 2016

Candidates that speak forcefully about a strong US-Israeli relationship and a need to provide Israel with a qualitative military advantage over any array of adversaries, secure the attention of American Jewish voters who put Israel at the top of their list in determining who should receive their vote in congressional and presidential election contests.

Interview with Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin Discussing Lebanon, Syria, & Palestinian Track

November 8, 2015

(November 1, 1995) Interview with Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin by anchorman Ehud Yaari, Kol Yisra’el party affairs correspondent Yaron Dekel, and YEDI’OT AHARONOT political correspondent Shimon Schiffer

Stopping an Ominous Iran

September 1, 2015

In the interest of securing any deal rather than the right deal – politics over principle - the president and the diplomats he sent to negotiate seem to have forgotten or perhaps never learned why Iran must not get a nuclear weapon.

Beyond Birthright and Advocacy

March 27, 2015

At Seattle’s Temple de Hirsch Congregation a week ago, the audience audibly gasped when I told them that the next day I would be giving a noon talk at Evergreen State College.

Alliances of Convenience Alongside Alliances of Conviction

January 29, 2015

Alliances of convenience alongside alliances of conviction: when do the first become the second? Who is telling the story that we read?

Hamas Doctrine: Detest Israel – Hamas principles for the liberation of Palestine and Jihad against Zionism – In their own words – Part III

August 6, 2014

Just as al-Qaeda seeks the total destruction of western democracies, Hamas seeks Israel’s total demise. Since its inception in 1988, Hamas has been crystal clear about its opposition to Zionism and Israel.

Ken Stein: Hamas Doctrine: Detest Israel – On Israel and Israel’s illegitimacy – In their own words -Part II

August 4, 2014

As it has in the past Hamas may accept a tahdi’a or calming down of tensions, or even a temporary truce or hudna, negotiated by a third party, but for it to accept Israel as a reality is totally contrary to its ideological outlook.

Ken Stein: Hamas Doctrine: Detest Israel-Part I

August 3, 2014

Hamas has opposed all agreements and cooperation which either the PLO or the Palestinian Authority have signed with Israel. “Hamas will never recognize Israel. This is a red line that cannot be crossed.

Ken Stein: Five years ago, the US and Israel agreed to stop the flow of arms to Hamas in Gaza

July 30, 2014

Should the United States become centrally or peripherally involved in monitoring a cease-fire and the movement of a cease-fire into a new status-quo for Gaza, the contents of this MOU could constitute a workable outline for helping enforce calm in Gaza and on its borders.