The painful truth about Palestinian refugees

by Michael Brown -- It is absolutely true that many Palestinians currently suffer real hardship and mistreatment in the places they live. It is equally true that this is not primarily Israel's more…

How to defeat the misinformation mobs

by Michael Brown -- We've all heard about flash mobs, when a large group of people suddenly assembles at a prearranged place and time to perform or convey a message. The new more…

Anti-Cruz missiles fly

by Michael Brown -- As expected, no sooner did Sen. Ted Cruz announce his presidential candidacy than the outlandish attacks on him began. If we are to judge him by the nature more…

Can Israel survive?

by Michael Brown -- Israel is a deeply divided, tiny nation that is surrounded by hostile enemies. Can this ancient yet modern nation survive? Tuesday's elections remind us of just how divided more…

America's 'holy pushback'

by Michael Brown -- I have long believed that radical activists would defeat themselves by overplaying their hand, either by going too far with their demands or by trying to bully their more…

Purim, the prime minister and the president

by Michael Brown -- Twenty-five hundred years ago, Queen Esther violated protocol and appealed to the king to intervene against a threat to annihilate the Jewish people. This week, Israeli Prime Minister more…

Ignore the gay trash talk

by Michael Brown -- Have you ever heard athletes trash talking before a big game? "You don't belong on the same court with us!" "You've got no business getting into that ring more…