Afghanistan has become entirely too fluent in the language of Lesser Jihad, which it famously fought and won in the 1980s. But as that pivotal year of 2014 approaches, let us define who we are in peacetime and be even better at winning at that.
Recent geopolitical developments across the Middle East and Africa have added momentum to Iran and Sudan's strategic partnership, an alliance driven primarily by an interest in weakening the power of Israel, and by extension the U.S., throughout East Africa.
If progressives cannot see Israelis as people, if they -- we -- cannot summon up the same compassion and concern for unarmed combatants on both sides of a battle front, it's time they checked their ideology for holes.
If the coming year will witness the birth of the state of Palestine, we need to see from now what kind of state it will be. Programs that can give concrete answers to this question will undoubtedly do better than generalities.
We Jerusalem teachers continue on regularly with lessons, as terror continues to strike at southern Israel. The transition from relative quiet to unrest can engulf cities in different parts of this country within a day.