About: David Gerstman

David Gerstman blogged as Soccer Dad from 2003 to 2010. Formerly a computer programmer, he is now a blogger for The Israel Project’s The Tower blog.




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September 2000: How the fake “Israeli Policeman and Palestinian” image launched the pro-Israel blogosphere

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 4:00pm 10/8/2019 at 4:00pm
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Currently, I am a professional blogger. (Blogging is part of my job description, though it is by no means my only task.)

Every once in a while I reflect on how I got here. I certainly didn’t start out in the field in the 1980s.

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Iran’s Decision to Defy Uranium Limits Shows How Bad the Nuclear Deal Was

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 6:00pm 7/3/2019 at 6:00pm
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Earlier this week, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif justified Iran’s violation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of  Action (JCPOA) by increasing its stockpile of enriched uranium above the limit set by the deal.

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Iran’s Most Dangerous “Waiver” Game

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 11:00am 6/26/2019 at 11:00am
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In recent weeks, Iran has escalated its confrontation with the United States as well as its malign activities in the Middle East.

Earlier this month Iranian operatives attacked two tankers in the Gulf Oman.

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Was the Failure to Strike Iran Trump’s “Red Line” Moment?

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Posted by    Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 7:00pm 6/23/2019 at 7:00pm
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One way of looking at President Donald Trump’s reversal of striking at Iranian targets at the last minute is that it was Trump’s “red line” moment.

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New Book Documents Ties Between BDS Campaign and Terror Groups

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Posted by    Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 8:00pm 6/1/2019 at 8:00pm
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The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs just released an electronic “book,” documenting the ties between the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign and Palestinian terror groups.

The book, written by  Dan Diker and Adam Shay lays out the connection between Palestinian Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI)—effectively...

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Palestinians Reject Participation in US-Sponsored Economic Forum in Bahrain

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 7:00pm 5/21/2019 at 7:00pm
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Top Palestinian business leaders are following the lead of the Palestinian Authority (PA) and refusing to attend next month’s economic workshop in Bahrain, The New York Times reported Monday.

The report noted the objections of several prominent Palestinian businessmen. Their primary complaint echoed that of the PA: economic incentives cannot replace the...

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib Falsely Claims Palestinian Arabs Created “a Safe Haven” for Jews During and After The Holocaust

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Posted by    Monday, May 13, 2019 at 3:20pm 5/13/2019 at 3:20pm
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In a Yahoo! News podcast called Skullduggery, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D – Mich.) made an outrageous claim about the Holocaust (emphasis added):

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Corbyn-backed Palestinian Solidarity Campaign caught peddling gross anti-Semitic images and propaganda

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Posted by    Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 3:00pm 5/9/2019 at 3:00pm
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Critics are calling on Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn to end his association with the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) after chapters of that group were found to have posted anti-Semitic propaganda on social media, the Evening Standard reported Wednesday.

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Analysis Shows Hundreds of Bots Promoting Boycott of Eurovision 2019 in Tel Aviv

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Posted by    Friday, May 3, 2019 at 5:00pm 5/3/2019 at 5:00pm
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In an exclusive report this week, Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs, which is tasked with fighting the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign to isolate Israel internationally, revealed that the BDS movement has deployed hundreds of bots...

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Trump Administration Seeking to Designate Muslim Brotherhood as a Terrorist Group

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Posted by    Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 7:00am 5/2/2019 at 7:00am
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The New York Times reported on Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s administration has given some thought to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization (FTO).

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Ilhan Omar joins NY Times in spreading false claim that Jesus was a Palestinian

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 1:00pm 5/1/2019 at 1:00pm
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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D – Minn.), who has a history of anti-Semitic tweets, retweeted a statement that Jesus was a Palestinian.

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New Palestinian Authority PM: Trump Peace Plan will be “Born Dead”

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Posted by    Friday, April 19, 2019 at 9:00am 4/19/2019 at 9:00am
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The newly appointed Palestinian Authority (PA) Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh said in an interview with the Associated Press earlier this week that the much-anticipated United States peace plan to be presented in the coming months will be “born dead.”

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Expecting Trouble? U.S. Deploys F-35s to UAE, Naval Assets to Red Sea, Persian Gulf

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 4:30pm 4/17/2019 at 4:30pm
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The United States has deployed a number of its military assets to the Middle East. It could just be part of a normal rotation, or maybe there are concerns that the planes and ships are there to address.

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Israeli Scientists “Print” World’s First 3D Heart Made with Human Tissue

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 1:00pm 4/16/2019 at 1:00pm
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Scientists at Tel Aviv University announced the creation of a 3D heart that has cells and blood vessels, The Jerusalem Post reported Monday. While the heart is small and not yet functional, it shows that, in the future, a heart could be made, which would help eliminate the need...

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U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Iran’s Revolutionary Guards; Hezbollah Now Accepting Kidney Donations

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Posted by    Monday, April 15, 2019 at 1:00pm 4/15/2019 at 1:00pm
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Last week, President Donald Trump announced that the United States would impose sanctions on Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO), in addition to the nuclear sanctions he’s reimposed on Iran since announcing the withdrawal from the nuclear deal last May.

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Iran Advances Nuclear Program, Boasts About Its Increased Military Power

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Posted by    Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 2:00pm 4/13/2019 at 2:00pm
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Commemorating Iran’s National Nuclear Day, President Hassan Rouhani announced that the Islamic Republic would soon make advanced centrifuges operational, the Washington Free Beacon reported Thursday.

Rouhani, according to the report, which was based on a

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Palestinians Preventing Peace Regardless of Who Won the Israeli Election

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Posted by    Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 4:00pm 4/11/2019 at 4:00pm
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Many in the media and policy circles are fretting about the effect Benjamin Netanyahu’s reelection will have on the peace process. But few are examining the true impediment to peace: the Palestine Authority.

A recent Washington Post article took the approach that a Netanyahu victory “clouds prospects” for the success of the...

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