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Europe vs the Jews: Then and now

Europe vs the Jews: Then and now

By Ed Koch The war against the Jews — and against the State of Israel — continues unabated. For the past year, Israel has been subjected to rocket bombardments directed at its cities including Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv. A million Israeli civilians in Southern Israel had their lives disrupted as 8,000 rockets rained down on them […]

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Recalling how Britain responded to the London Blitz: 42,600 civilians died

Recalling how Britain responded to the London Blitz: 42,600 civilians died

By Ed Koch I was struck by an article which appeared in The New York Times on Nov. 19 reporting on the position of the British government on the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas. Almost everyone acknowledges that the Hamas government in Gaza started the war, except for their Muslim supporters of Turkey, Egypt, […]

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A closer look at Netanyahu's UN speech

A closer look at Netanyahu's UN speech

By Ed Koch On Sept. 27, 2012, Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu of Israel delivered a speech to the United Nations. That speech is well worth reading, if someone is interested in world events and, in particular, a discussion of why it is a matter of life and death whether Iran is able to develop nuclear […]

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The Durban conferences on racism: Nothing more or less than anti-Semitism on a global scale

The Durban conferences on racism: Nothing more or less than anti-Semitism on a global scale

By Ed Koch  The Durban III Conference is scheduled to be held in New York City on September 21. The two prior Durban conferences — Durban I held in 2001 in Durban, South Africa and Durban II held in 2009 in Geneva, Switzerland — were supposedly called into session to address racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia […]

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Will U.S. stand by if Egypt or Turkey attacks Israel?

Will U.S. stand by if Egypt or Turkey attacks Israel?

By Ed Koch  Israel is now surrounded by Arab and other Muslim nations who believe this is the moment when they can finally destroy the Jewish state.  They tried and failed to conquer Israel in five different wars since 1948.  They are still trying. Since the “Arab Spring” revolts in the Arab heartland of Tunisia, […]

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Ten years later, does the U.S. have what it takes for the war on terror?

Ten years later, does the U.S. have what it takes for the war on terror?

By Ed Koch  In his address to Congress after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt said it was “a date which will live in infamy.” Nine-Eleven is likewise a date that will live in infamy. The war with Japan lasted almost four years. The war that began on […]

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Koch: Mr. President, No one is above the law

Koch: Mr. President, No one is above the law

By Ed Koch  Imagine what the public response would be if former President George W. Bush, during his term of office, had engaged in armed conflict with some country without securing Congressional authorization under the War Powers Resolution, adopted in 1973.  That resolution allows the President to engage in “hostilities” for a period of 60 […]

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What does the new Gaza flotilla have to do with the Freedom Riders?

What does the new Gaza flotilla have to do with the Freedom Riders?

By Ed Koch Sometime this month a flotilla of ships will once again seek to breach the Israeli naval blockade of Gaza.  This effort is similar to the one that took place  a year ago.  That last attempt to break the Gaza blockade ended with nine people on the ships being killed after they attacked […]

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President Obama’s hostility: Israel is in danger

President Obama’s hostility: Israel is in danger

By Ed Koch Not since 1973 and the Yom Kippur War when Egypt and Syria – with logistical help from other Arab countries — joined forces in an attempt to crush Israel has the survival of Israel been in question.  Today, however,  Israel is in danger.  In 70 AD, the Jewish nation was sold into […]

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Congratulations Mr. President; Now it's time to rethink your approach to the Muslim world

Congratulations Mr. President; Now it's time to rethink your  approach to the Muslim world

 By Ed Koch    Everyone around the world should welcome the killing of Osama bin Laden by Navy Seals this weekend, but we know that is not to be.  However, this momentous event does not mean that our war against terrorism is over.  It will go on for years to come.  It is a war declared […]