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Past articles by Paul:

Close your eyes and make a wish

For over 22 years Israel’s Make-A-Wish has sought to grant wishes for very sick children from across the multi-faith Israeli society. → Read More

Anatomy of a demonstration

Do Tel Aviv protesters have what it takes to bring down the reign of corruption? → Read More

Omerta

“Key to the concept of Omerta is that any member of the organization must maintain absolute silence...... → Read More

Flying the flag high: An interview with former ambassador Ron Prosor

“A politican needs the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen.” → Read More

Profiteering from Monarch’s demise

Monarch, Britain's fifth biggest airline, went bust in the early hours of this morning. It's a massive blow for their...... → Read More

Still honoring Nazis

If reports emanating from the small town of Molėtai (Yiddish name Malát) in Lithuania are correct, it appears that...... → Read More

How Would You Respond to a Terror Attack?

Have you ever wondered how it feels to suddenly find yourself in the midst of a terror attack, and how you would react? It’s everyone’s worst nightmare, but for a growing number of people in Israel over the last five and a half months, it has been a shocking reality. Since September, 32 Israelis and one Palestinian have been murdered, most by Palestinian attackers. Israel’s Ministry of Foreign… → Read More

Hamas Dances With the Devil: ISIS in Gaza

The Gaza-based Hamas terror organization has more than its fair share of problems at the moment. Quite likely against its better judgment, it is becoming increasingly reliant on a controversial and dangerous relationship with Sinai Province, the vicious ISIS affiliate in Sinai. Most of Hamas’ problems are related to cash flow. Funds from sympathetic donor states such as Turkey, Qatar, and Saudi… → Read More

Hamas Dances With the Devil

The Gaza-based Hamas terror organization has more than its fair share of problems at the moment. Quite likely against its better judgment, it is becoming increasingly reliant on a controversial and dangerous relationship with Sinai Province, the vicious → Read More

The Inside Track From Israel's Gaza Border Defenders

Like it or not, the Iran nuclear deal is done. In much of the Middle East, defense officials in many states believe that a sizeable proportion of the soon-to-be released $100 billion Iranian windfall will be directed toward funding proxy armies of the → Read More

To Strike Hezbollah, or Not to Strike Hezbollah? That Is the Question

Israeli estimates of the number of missiles that Hezbollah has in Lebanon increased last summer from 100,000 to 150,000. The Shiite army continues to gain strength, unhindered by the token presence of United Nations troops in what was supposed to be a de-militarized zone following the 2006 Second Lebanon War. Hezbollah’s promises of capturing the Galilee — which inspired a feature-length… → Read More

ISIS takes flight: Terror group training pilots at airbase in Libya

ISIS is reportedly training pilots at an airbase in Sirte, Libya, working with planes as well as a flight simulator, according to Arab media. → Read More

Was notorious Iranian general Soleimani badly hurt in Syria?

As the highly visible commander of Iran's most elite special forces unit, Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani is equal parts George Patton and Colin Powell, but the notorious leader's current condition is a mystery. → Read More

'Severe blow': Al Qaeda suicide bomber takes out leadership of key ISIS brigade

A recent suicide bombing in southern Syria shows the rivalry between Al Qaeda and ISIS is more than just a contest to see who can kill the most infidels -- the groups are using classic terror techniques on each other. → Read More

Future of security: Israeli model shows high cost of living with terror threat

No nation has faced more security challenges in the face of unrelenting terrorism than Israel, and now the Jewish state's methods could potentially be the blueprint for a Europe increasingly on edge. → Read More

'Stab the Zionist': Palestinian songs celebrate killing Jews

Songs about stabbing Jews to death are all the rage on West Bank airwaves, a year after the twisted Palestinian hit parade featured calls for running down Israelis with cars. → Read More

Blade of jihad: Extremists embrace the knife as tool of terror

Israel is reeling under a sustained campaign of terror attacks by knife-wielding Palestinians who see the blade as the new weapon of choice. → Read More

Blade of jihad: Extremists embrace the knife as tool of terror

Israel is reeling under a sustained campaign of terror attacks by knife-wielding Palestinians who see the blade as the new weapon of choice. → Read More

Guns, mace, Krav Maga: Israelis embrace self-defense amid stabbing wave

Self-defense classes are jam-packed, gun applications are pouring in and pepper spray is a hot commodity in Israel, where a wave of deadly stabbings by Palestinians has citizens of the Jewish state on edge and fighting back. → Read More

Ukraine marks first 'Defenders Day' with harsh words for Putin

There was no mistaking the message that Ukraine’s first ever Defenders Day, sent to Russian President Vladimir Putin as enthusiastic crowds flocked to see new military hardware and hear a raft of speakers, including President Petro Peroshenko, in central Kiev on Wednesday. → Read More