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The United Nations, naturally, disapproved. Pope Francis, more enigmatically, protested, too, when President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the eternal Capital of Israel. By 2019’s end, the Trump administration plans to open the American Embassy in Jerusalem. There's a reason Muslims living in Israel proper—1.5 million of them—don't migrate to the adjacent Palestinian Authority. They're... Read More
RELOCATING the American Embassy to Jerusalem, as President Donald Trump has pledged to do, is more than symbolic. It’s what Christians should be praying for if they value celebrating future Easter Holy Weeks, in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, located in Jerusalem’s Old City. With such a forceful gesture, the Trump Administration will be... Read More
Despite a gutsy effort, Israeli ground forces are suffering heavy losses in close-quarter combat with Hezbollah guerrillas. The terrorist-cum-political organization, you recall, started the hostilities by crossing into Israel and ambushing Israeli soldiers. When the latter returned to retrieve the bodies of their comrades, they were cleverly cornered again and blown to smithereens. The Israel... Read More
A clear recognition that Israel is engaged in a just war against warlords that seek her demise has finally begun to emerge. No less a left-liberal source as the Los Angeles Times ceased the perennial excuse-making for Hamas and Hezbollah's holy terror against Israelis. Instead, they replaced Freudian exculpations (America loves Israel more, "occupation," traumatic... Read More
I've always thought the concerted campaign to delegitimize Israel conducted over the pages of The American Conservative (TAC) Magazine was the result of minds ravaged by the rot of Lawrenthian romanticism. The great classical liberal Ludwig von Mises did, after all, warn that "Romanticism is man's revolt against reason." It transpires I've been naive. The... Read More
Paula Hancocks of CNN and her bureau beau assumed their standard position when breaking the news of Israel's raid into Gaza to retrieve a kidnapped soldier and two civilians: face to Mecca and keister up in the air. The CNN flacks didn't exactly set the scene for the operation, although, to be fair, they mentioned... Read More
"Libertarians Who Loathe Israel" continued to generate a stream of fascinating letters throughout the week. These generally confirmed the column's thesis. Part of the hostility so many libertarians harbor toward Israel, as historian Paul Gottfried points out, has to do with an unfortunate guilt by association: Libertarian animus against neoconservatives has translated into revulsion for... Read More
Ilana Mercer
About Ilana Mercer

ILANA Mercer is the author of "The Trump Revolution: The Donald’s Creative Destruction Deconstructed," (June, 2016) and “Into The Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons for America From Post-Apartheid South Africa” (2011) She has been writing a popular, weekly, paleolibertarian column—begun in Canada—since 1999. Ilana’s online homes are & Follow her on

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