Israel, much like the fortress of Tel-Chai that Jospeh Trumpeldor fought to defend against Arab conquerors in 1920, finds itself beseiged by enemies both within and without. Terrorists, would-be friends inside and outside Israel, and even bad government officials. Here are the discussions of one proud Zionist resident on the state of the nation and abroad.
Jonathan Tobin reports that the nomination of Chuck Hagel to defense secretary may have been prevented, thanks mostly to a report in the Wash. Free Beacon on statements he made in 2007 claiming that Israel controlled the State Dept, when past history has shown it's nothing like that. And some of the Jewish organizations that were strangely silent before have begun to speak up. See also this item from Michael Rubin.
I was born in Pennsylvania in 1974, and moved to Israel in 1983. I also enjoyed reading a lot of comics when I was young, the first being Fantastic Four. I maintain a strong belief in the public's right to knowledge and accuracy in facts. I like to think of myself as a conservative-style version of Clark Kent. I don't expect to be perfect at the job, but I do my best.