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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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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Jake Tapper Rips UN for Hypocrisy Regarding Jerusalem

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Posted by    Monday, December 25, 2017 at 11:30am 12/25/2017 at 11:30am

Jake Tapper of CNN is one of the few mainstream media stars who is willing to occasionally question his industry’s assumption and practice journalism as opposed to simply accepting predetermined narratives.

On Thursday he continued this tradition by ripping Wednesday’s United Nations General Assembly

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Decertification of nuke deal a necessary first step to counter Iran threat

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Posted by    Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 6:30pm 10/15/2017 at 6:30pm
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In a statement Friday, President Donald Trump said that “based on the factual record I have put forward, I am announcing today that we cannot and will not make this certification,” of the nuclear deal with Iran.

In accordance with the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act (or Corker-Cardin Bill), Congress now has...

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Israel Sends Aid to Hurricane-Battered Houston

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Posted by    Monday, September 4, 2017 at 5:00pm 9/4/2017 at 5:00pm
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Though Israel is a small country, when disaster strikes it is among the first countries and most involved in rescue and recovery efforts. (I blogged about this nearly four years ago. The IDF published an updated article on Israel’s aid in emergency situations last month.)

While Israeli volunteers often go to places...

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Washington Post whitewashes California Imam’s “Annihilate the Jews” sermon

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Posted by    Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 7:00pm 7/30/2017 at 7:00pm
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There are few things less ambiguous than a call to kill another person. Except, apparently, at The Washington Post.

On July 21, imams Ammar Shahin...

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Trump Rebukes Abbas Three Times

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Posted by    Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 8:30am 5/4/2017 at 8:30am
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President Donald Trump appeared to rebuke Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at least three times in their joint statement on Wednesday.

First, at the beginning of his remarks, Trump recalled the Oslo Accords:

Almost 24 years ago, it was on these grounds that President Abbas stood with a courageous peacemaker, then-Israeli Prime Minister...

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Haley Puts UN on Notice: “The Days of Israel-Bashing are Over”

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Posted by    Monday, March 27, 2017 at 7:30pm 3/27/2017 at 7:30pm
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New United Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley wowed the audience at AIPAC this evening, saying “The days of Israel-bashing are over,” in a conversation with former Defense Department official Dan Senor.

Haley told Senor that while she had heard that there was anti-Israel bias at the UN “you can’t comprehend how...

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Nikki Haley for the win: UN withdraws anti-Israel report and official resigns

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Posted by    Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 7:30pm 3/19/2017 at 7:30pm

Last week the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), a group comprised entirely of Arab countries, issued a report accusing Israel of practicing apartheid against the Palestinians. Having a U.N. group make such an accusation was considered a major propaganda win for the anti-Israel movement.

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The Most Important Article that You Didn’t Read about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

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Posted by    Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 6:00pm 3/5/2017 at 6:00pm
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Last week Gen. (ret.) Michael Herzog (brother of Israel’s opposition leader Isaac Herzog) wrote a remarkable article (.pdf) in The American Interest.

Herzog, who has been involved in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations since 1993 didn’t write his article to place blame (though he does) for the failure of the 2013-2014 talks overseen by then-Secretary of...

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Obamaleaks: Suspicious Haaretz “scoop” about Netanyahu blocking “regional peace plan”

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Posted by    Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 5:00pm 2/19/2017 at 5:00pm

Barak Ravid, the diplomatic correspondent for the Israeli daily Haaretz, has a reputation of getting great scoops, especially of the sort that makes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu look bad.

In a story with a sensational headline that has lit up anti-Netanyahu social media, Ravid reported, Exclusive Kerry Offered Netanyahu Regional Peace Plan...

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New Hamas Chief Yehya Sinwar is radical even by Hamas standards

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 7:00am 2/15/2017 at 7:00am
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Hamas, the terrorist group dedicated to Israel’s destruction, in the Gaza Strip has a new leader, and it shouldn’t be surprising that he’s a convicted murderer.

Convicted of the murder of other Palestinians who had been accused of helping Israel, Yehya Sinwar was imprisoned in 1989 and served 22 years until he...

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Kerry’s Latest Peace Making Effort Ends with a Pffft

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Posted by    Monday, January 16, 2017 at 6:30pm 1/16/2017 at 6:30pm

In a call to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday, January 15, 2017, Secretary of State John Kerry assured the prime minister that there would be no further United Nations Security Council action taken against Israel in the wake the Paris peace conference.

That conference brought 70+ nations together to discuss...

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North Korea threatens nuclear-capable ICBM launch, Trump tweets “It won’t happen!”

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Posted by    Monday, January 2, 2017 at 9:10pm 1/2/2017 at 9:10pm
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In a New Year’s announcement, North Korean dictator Kim Jung Un stated that his nation was on the verge of launching its first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) – a missile capable of both carrying a nuclear warhead and reaching the United States.

This threat could President-elect Donald Trump’s first major foreign policy...

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Thomas Friedman’s Unhinged Attack on Trump and Netanyahu

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Posted by    Sunday, January 1, 2017 at 1:00pm 1/1/2017 at 1:00pm
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Probably the one columnist I have critiqued more than any other in my blogging career is Thomas Friedman of The New York Times.

Friedman, one-time NY Times Jerusalem bureau chief, is considered The Times’ go-to expert on the Middle East, globalization and environmental issues.

However, when reading Friedman’s columns, it’s easy to see...

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Obama’s UN Legacy: Whitewashing Iran’s Nuclear Cheating; Outlawing Jewish History

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Posted by    Monday, December 26, 2016 at 7:00am 12/26/2016 at 7:00am
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President Barack Obama’s legacy at the UN will be marked by the year 2016.

The year was bookmarked by the passage of UN Security Council resolution 2231 in January, giving U.N. authority to the Iran Nuclear Deal, and resolution 2334 last week, purporting to declare illegal the presence of Jews...

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Did Obama’s “Daylight” with Israel Bring Peace?

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Posted by    Monday, November 21, 2016 at 2:30pm 11/21/2016 at 2:30pm

Early on in his first term, President Barack Obama suggested that in order to achieve peace between Israeli and the Palestinians, there needed to be more “daylight” between the United States and Israel.

Obama, according to a report on a meeting between the president and American Jewish leaders, said, referring to the...

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