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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Latest Trafalgar Poll for Georgia Runoff Puts Warnock, Ossoff Ahead of Loeffler, Perdue

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 7:30pm 12/30/2020 at 7:30pm
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In a stunning reversal, the Trafalgar Group, which has been one of the most reliable pollsters this election season, released its latest polling numbers for next week’s Georgia Senate runoff showing that the two Democratic challengers – Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff – are now leading the incumbent Republican senators...

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Trump and Netanyahu 2016 AIPAC Speeches Were Precursors to 2020 Israeli-Arab Peace Deals

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Posted by    Friday, December 25, 2020 at 6:30pm 12/25/2020 at 6:30pm
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The peace deals – the Abraham Accords – reached between Israel and various Arab and Muslim nations in recent months seemed unthinkable five years ago, or, frankly, even five months ago.

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Kamala Harris And Her Husband Wrongly Portray Hanukkah As A Social Justice Holiday

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 7:00am 12/15/2020 at 7:00am
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Last week, Sen. Kamala Harris and her husband, Douglas Emhoff, who is Jewish, released a saccharine video explaining why Hanukkah is one of the couple’s “favorite holidays.”

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Legal Insurrection’s Vijeta Uniyal Honored as One of Top 40 Global Advocates for Israel Online

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Posted by    Monday, November 16, 2020 at 5:00pm 11/16/2020 at 5:00pm
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Over the weekend, Jewish News Syndicate (JNS) unveiled its list of the Top 40 Global Advocates for Israel Online and it included a name familiar to Legal Insurrection readers: LI author Vijeta Uniyal.

How did an Indian man, a resident of Germany (though currently in South Africa for work-related reasons), with little...

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Former Biden Aide: Rejoining Nuclear Deal is “High” on Biden’s Agenda

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 7:00am 11/10/2020 at 7:00am

A former aide to Joe Biden said that the former vice president considers rejoining the nuclear deal with Iran to be a priority within his administration’s first few months.

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Explosions in Iran Come at Time of Greater Scrutiny of the Regime’s Illicit Weapons’ Research

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Posted by    Sunday, July 5, 2020 at 4:00pm 7/5/2020 at 4:00pm
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During the past week, there have been two explosions that highlight the regime’s illicit weapons programs.

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Study Finds Palestinian Textbooks Prepare Students for “Continuous and Long-Range Confrontation” with Israel

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Posted by    Friday, June 26, 2020 at 7:00am 6/26/2020 at 7:00am
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Last week The Jerusalem Post reported that a recent study of Palestinian Authority textbooks found that the ones used in Palestinian schools are preparing students “for a continuous and long-range confrontation against the State of Israel in order to achieve the final goal, which is the establishment of the State of...

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Mourning, Kaddish, and the Coronavirus

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Posted by    Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 7:30pm 3/26/2020 at 7:30pm

Nearly four weeks ago, on Friday night, February 28, my father, Sol  E. Gerstman, of blessed memory, passed away.

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Trump’s Middle East Peace Deal: What Does It Mean?

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 7:00am 1/29/2020 at 7:00am
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Yesterday, standing next to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Donald Trump unveiled his long-awaited peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians.

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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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