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Lawrence J. Siskind is a San Francisco attorney, who blogs on issues of politics, foreign policy, law, and culture, at

ARTICLES BY: Lawrence J. Siskind

January 8, 2018 4:14 pm

The US at the UN: Time to Go, or Time for a Time-Out?

Just before the UN General Assembly voted to condemn the United States for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Ambassador Nikki Haley said: “I've often wondered why, in...

July 13, 2016 3:37 am

How Israel Has Made ‘Never Again’ a Reality

The world marked two events of great importance to the Jewish people during July 4th weekend. The first was the death of Elie Wiesel. The...

December 14, 2015 5:48 am

We Must Take a Page From Israel and Fight Back During Terror Attacks

The French government has issued a poster designed to prepare its citizens against terrorist attacks. It urges: “escape, hide, alert.” The City of Houston has issued a video dealing with the same subject....

August 27, 2015 6:32 am

The Historical Precedents for the Iran Nuclear Deal (PARODY)

On October 5, 2014, a huge orange fireball illuminated Tehran. The explosion took place at Parchin, an Iranian military installation used for testing nuclear weapon triggers. Windows...

February 19, 2015 8:37 am

Stephen Hawking, BDS, and Why Geniuses Can Be Dumb

Watching The Theory of Everything, the film about Stephen Hawking, one wonders: why do geniuses behave like jerks? In May 2013, Hawking, after initially accepting an invitation...

October 28, 2014 7:17 am

Diversity and Jewish History

Silicon Valley has a "diversity problem." According to a New York Times editorial, most Silicon Valley employees are white and Asian men. "Among technical employees," the...

September 9, 2014 6:21 am

Why They Behead Us

Daniel Pearl. Nicholas Berg. James Foley. Steven Sotloff. Four American noncombatants have been beheaded by Islamic fanatics, and the videos of their murders brazenly circulated over...

August 26, 2014 11:18 am

What Barack Obama Can Learn from Richard Nixon on Israel and Foreign Policy

Richard Nixon and Barack Obama are rarely compared.  But the way these two presidents have dealt with crises in the Middle East provides instructive contrasts...

December 31, 2013 11:32 am

The Case for Jonathan Pollard’s Release

In November 1985, a short, bespectacled Navy civilian researcher, with a history of erratic behavior and drug use, was stopped by FBI agents on his...


TV Host Mario Lopez Visits Western Wall in Jerusalem During Israel Visit

Television host and actor Mario Lopez toured Israel this week and stopped by...

George Clooney to Narrate New Shimon Peres Documentary

Actor George Clooney will narrate a new documentary about late Israeli statesman Shimon Peres, Variety reported on Tuesday. “Never Stop Dreaming:...

Activist Showcases 70 Israeli Destinations in Project for Israel’s Independence Day

A Florida-based pro-Israel activist has launched a project showcasing 70 locations...


What Israel’s Gun Policies Can Teach Americans - As American society has become more polarized in recent years, the debate over gun control has reflected this reality,...

Infighting, Diplomatic Struggles Leave Palestinians in Crisis - Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas is not having much success lately. Tensions within his own Fatah movement and with Hamas in...


Tel Aviv University to Research ‘Digital Living’ With Stanford ...

Tel Aviv University (TAU) announced the launch of a collaborative initiative with the University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University...


Tel Aviv Court Judge Accused of Colluding in Bezeq Case Is Officially Suspe... - Tel Aviv Magistrate Court Judge Ronit Poznansky-Katz has been suspended by Supreme Court President Esther Hayut on Thursday, pending...

Middle East

Palestinians Demand That US Ambassador to Israel Be Put on International Te... - The Palestinian Authority demanded on Thursday that US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman be added to a “global terror list,”...