April 1, 2010


A Right to Build
By DANIEL TAUBER (The Jerusalem Post, 1.7.10)

MOST OF THE WORLD thinks settlements are illegal. US President Barak Obama calls them "illegitimate." Defense Minister Ehud Barak casts his crusade against settlers as mere "law enforcement." Appeasing such sentiments, the government approved the 10-month freeze on Jewish building in Judea and Samaria. But while the world calls the settlements illegal, the ban on settlement construction may itself violate Israeli law and its protections for human rights. More.
Even for Gilad, this is not the way
By DANIEL TAUBER (The Jerusalem Post, 12.22.09)

THE PLIGHT OF YOUNG GILAD SHALIT, and the struggle of his family and parents who have worked so hard for his freedom, have captivated the nation. Never before has the absence of one person been such a personal matter for all of Israel. Yet, even for Gilad, who is still alive, there are lines that cannot be crossed and deals that cannot be made. More.
Ben-Gurion's 'Pragmatism' (Letter)
By DANIEL TAUBER (The Jerusalem Post, 11.25.09)

SIR, - YOUR REFERENCE to former prime minister David Ben-Gurion's "uncompromising" pragmatism ("Principle & pragmatism," November 24) is somewhat puzzling, as pragmatism in politics is the art of compromising on values and principles. More.
The IDF's "War on Beards"
(The Jewish Press, 4.07.09)

AN IDENTIFYING MARK of the Jew has been, and for many still is, his beard. The foundation for this is the commandment in the Torah: "You shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shall you mar the corners of your beard" (Leviticus 19:27). . . . Despite the significance of a beard for many Jews, the Israeli military has initiated a "war on beards," as a headline in the major Israeli daily newspaper Yediot Aharonot put it. More
Adoption & the Law of Return
By DANIEL TAUBER (The Jewish Press, 2.25.09)

IT MAY NOT BE A "BASIC LAW," Israel's set of of semi-constitutional laws, but the Law of Return is probably the most fundamental law of the state. It certainly is the most Jewish and Zionist of all Israel's laws. The Law of Return states that "[e]very Jew has the right to come to this country as an oleh." It fulfills . . . More
PA Death Sentences Symbolize a Return to Arafat
By DANIEL TAUBER (The American Thinker, 2.06.09)

ON THE EVE of former U.S. Senator George Mitchell's mission to Israel as U.S. envoy in the aftermath of Israel's recent anti-terror Operation Cast Lead in Gaza, a Palestinian Authority military court in Hebron sentenced a former member of the Palestinian Authority presidential security service, Force 17, to death for the crime of collaborating with Israel in anti-terror operations. More

In Defending Jewish Identity, Sharansky Falls Short
By DANIEL TAUBER (The Jewish Press, 12.10.08)

NATAN SHARANSKY is a modern-day Jewish hero. Not without its faults, Sharansky’s newest essay, Defending Identity: Its Indispensible Role in Protecting Democracy (written with Shira Wolosky Weiss), is a welcome addition to Sharansky's last one, The Case for Democracy, which attracted the attention of U.S. President George W. Bush. More

The U.N.'s 'Greatest Failure' (is Ours too)
By DANIEL TAUBER (The American Thinker, 12.05.08)
GENOCIDE IN DARFUR, aids in Africa, the Rwandan Genocide, Communist China, the rise of Islamic terrorism, the plight of women in Islamic and Arabic countries, and the Iranian pursuit of nuclear weapons and threats to wipe Israel off the map. The world sure has a lot of problems and these are just a few. None of them, however, measure up to what the U.N. General Assembly President Miguel d'Escoto termed the "single greatest failure" of the U.N. More

Is Israel a Banana Repubic?
By DANIEL TAUBER (The American Thinker, 11.20.08)
THE ISRAELI LEFT seems to think so. After Barack Obama’s victory, Kadima and Labor were quick to argue that Likud Chairman Benjamin Netanyahu “was too Republican” to work with Obama. More

George W. Bush: Political Punching Bag
By DANIEL TAUBER (The American Thinker, 11.09.08)

THERE WAS A TIME when people prayed for President Bush. But watching Oliver Stone's W., you would never know it. Perhaps expecting anything else was naïve. More

Their Word is Their Bond
By DANIEL TAUBER (The Jerusalem Post, 11.06.08)
IS THERE ANY PROMISE an Israeli politician will not break? It may be common knowledge that politicians lie, but in the last few years, the country's politicians have reached new lows breaking their promises on matters both large and small. More

Olmert's Parting Gift
By DANIEL TAUBER (The Legal Forum for the Land of Israel, 10.12.08)
HIS RESIGNATION already signed and submitted, disgraced Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is still selling the Land of Israel, piece by piece, to the lowest bidder. The latest of Olmert’s giveaways is a $3.2 million piece of Jerusalem real estate known as Sergei's Court, which currently houses several Israeli government agencies. More

Hizbollah's Final Victory
By DANIEL TAUBER (The Jewish Press, 7.16.08)
BY EXECUTING the so-called prisoner swap with Hizbullah on Wednesday this week, the Israeli government concluded its shameful role in shirking its responsibility for the two Israeli soldiers kidnapped by Hizbullah almost two years ago. Far from being a fulfillment of the government's obligations, the deal is both a chillul Hashem (desecration of God's name) and the completion of Hizbullah's victory in the war it began with Israel in the summer of 2006. More
The Iron Wall
By ZE'EV JABOTINSKY, 1923 (Posted 6.15.08)
IT IS AN EXCELLENT RULE to begin an article with the most important point, but this time, I find it necessary to begin with an introduction, and, moreover, with a personal introduction. I am reputed to be an enemy of the Arabs, who wants to have them ejected from Palestine, and so forth. It is not true. Emotionally, my attitude to the Arabs is the same as to all other nations – polite indifference. Politically, my attitude is determined by two principles. More

More HADAR Articles
Rav Kook’s Orot (Posted 6.15.08)
American Jews Celebrate Israel’s 60th (Fern Sidman, 6.02.08)
Shmuel Katz, Eretz Yisrael Loyalist, Dead at 83 (Larry Tauber, 5.13.08)
Protesters Clash Outside Yom Ha'atzmaut Celebration (Fern Sidman, 5.11.08)
When the Nazis Came to Columbia (Fern Sidman, 4.01.08)
Our Response to the Mercaz Massacre (Daniel Tauber, 3.28.08)
Shas and the Golden Calf (Daniel Tauber, 2.27.08)
A Theory of the Ten Commandments (Daniel Tauber, 1.23.08)
The Complicity of the Collective (Daniel Tauber, 1.03.08)
The Legal Claim to Eretz Israel in the Torah (Daniel Tauber, 12.12.07)

More Articles on the Web
Out of the Mouths of Bombers (Ruthie Blum Leibowitz, Jerusalem Post, 7.16.08)
Why Olmert Must Go (Yossi Klein HaLevi, The New Republic, 5.29.08)
1948 & the Palestinian-Arabs: The True Story (Efraim Karsh, Commentary, 5.01.08)
Zionism's Bleak Present (Daniel Pipes, Jerusalem Post, 10.10.07)
Herzl on Judaism and the State (Alex Safian, Camera, 9.30.02)
Jabotinsky Most Popular Street Name in Israel (Ynetnews, 11.11.07)