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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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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Netanyahu Likely Won Unprecedented Fifth Term as Israeli PM (UPDATED: Gantz Concedes)

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 9:00am 4/10/2019 at 9:00am
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Benjamin Netanyahu appears to have once again won a narrow victory to remain Israel’s prime minister.

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LIVE: Israeli Election Results 2019 (Update: Did Bibi Pull it off Again?)

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 9:00am 4/9/2019 at 9:00am
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This is a live post and will be updated periodically. You’ll find most recent updates up top with older news beneath.

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Israel Election: Will Bibi-mania or Bibi Derangement Syndrome prevail?

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Posted by    Monday, April 8, 2019 at 3:00pm 4/8/2019 at 3:00pm
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With election day on Tuesday, April 9, in Israel, will Benjamin Netanyahu win his fourth consecutive bid (and fifth overall) to become Israel’s prime ministe Or will he be displaced by a ticket headed by Benny Gantz, two other former chiefs of staff, and former journalist Yair Lapid?

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Raw Diehl: WaPo Editor Excuses Omar’s Anti-Semitism; Blames Bibi

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Posted by    Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 1:00pm 2/21/2019 at 1:00pm
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Horrible: Leftist Jews attack pro-Israel and pro-Trump Jews over Pittsburgh massacre by an anti-Trump anti-Semite

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 9:00am 10/31/2018 at 9:00am
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Following the horrific massacre of eleven Jews at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday, liberal commentators have not only blamed President Donald Trump for the climate in which the massacre took place, but also Trump’s Jewish supporters.

One of those commentators was Aaron David Miller, famous for be...

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Human Rights Watch whines after Nikki Haley hits them over obstruction of attempts to reform UN Human Rights Council

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Posted by    Friday, June 22, 2018 at 5:00pm 6/22/2018 at 5:00pm
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The Deputy Executive Director of Human Rights Watch (HRW) Iain Levine, posted what he called an “extraordinary” letter from United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Wednesday evening.

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Requiem for the Nuclear Deal

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Posted by    Monday, May 14, 2018 at 3:00pm 5/14/2018 at 3:00pm

President Donald Trump’s decision last week to withdraw the United States from Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) has occasioned a lot of hand-wringing by his critics (and by fans of his predecessor Barack Obama).

After all, the storyline goes Iran was adhering to the deal, so the United States was damaging...

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To NY Times the Truth about Palestinian Pay-to-Slay is a “Far-Right Conspiracy”

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Posted by    Monday, April 23, 2018 at 9:00am 4/23/2018 at 9:00am
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It’s been documented that the Palestinian Authority, rather than fighting terror, actively encourages it.

This isn’t just done by lionizing terrorists who have killed Jewish men, women, and children, but also by paying a healthy stipend to murderers who are in jail, or to their families if they were killed.
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The New York Times Blasts Trump; Excuses Obama for Carnage in Syria

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 11:00am 4/11/2018 at 11:00am
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An editorial in The New York Times on Monday blasted President Donald Trump for not having a plan for Syria. I don’t know if Trump does or doesn’t have a plan for Syria. What I do know is that Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama did have a plan for Syria – and...

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How Leaving the Nuclear Deal would Support the Protesters in Iran

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 7:00am 1/16/2018 at 7:00am

One of the predicted outcomes of the nuclear deal with Iran, contrary to what President Barack Obama claimed, is that it would strengthen the hands of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, the “hardliners” in the regime. (I don’t believe there are moderates in the regime....

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The Two News Stories that clarify Lorde’s decision to boycott Israel

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Posted by    Monday, December 25, 2017 at 4:00pm 12/25/2017 at 4:00pm

New Zealand pop star Lorde gave into pressure from the anti-Israel activists and cancelled a planned concert in Tel Aviv this coming June. While the pop-star characterized herself as an “informed young citizen,” the truth is she sided with the bigots as two other news stories that emerged over the...

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