11 Jan 2014

America & Iraq: A Black Hole of History

The last thing the U.S. should do is become militarily embroiled in the conflict raging again in Iraq. But for Americans to shake their heads in lofty disdain and turn away, as if they have no responsibility for the continued bloodletting, is outrageous. Why? Because America bears a large part

16 Dec 2013

America’s Obscenities

At times, outrageous juxtapositions in the news shriek for attention. Sometimes, they’re actually obscene. On one hand, for instance, a series in the New York Times last week about the plight of 22,000 homeless children in New York City– “the highest number since the Great Depression in the most unequal

11 Dec 2013

“The Watchman’s File”-Israel’s most closely guarded secret-excerpt

  I invite you to read the latest excerpt  from my mystery, “The Watchman’s File, specially featured on Amazon’s Kindle this week. It’s the gripping tale of an American TV reporter, Ed Diamond, as he attempts to unravel Israel’s most closely-guarded secret. (It’s not the bomb) To whet your interest,

23 Nov 2013

Iran’s Nukes: The 2 elephants in the room.

You want chutzpah? This is chutzpah: an Oped piece this week in the New York Times by a prominent Israel journalist, Ari Shavit, lambasting George W. Bush—not Barack Obama—for the fact that Iran is on the threshold of becoming a nuclear power. Instead of going after Iraq in 2003, says

10 Nov 2013

60 Minutes Benghazi Fiasco: There could have been so many more!

The embarrassing flap resulting from the 60 Minutes report on Benghazi—broadcasting a sensational interview with a security officer, Dylan Davies, an apparently totally trustworthy, convincing source, who later turned out to be a con artist–makes me shudder. I recall the number of times during my thirty years as a producer

13 Oct 2013

Israel’s Most Closely-Guarded Secret-another installment “The Watchman’s File”

I invite you to read another installment of my new mystery novel, “The Watchman’s File”. It follows the efforts of  American TV investigative reporter, Ed Diamond, to unravel Israel’s most closely-guarded secret. (It’s not the bomb). Previous installments are available on my site. Here’s the last part of Chapter One.

02 Oct 2013

Israel’s most closely-guarded secret: “The Watchman’s File” (an installment)

I invite you to read another installment from my new mystery novel, “The Watchman’s File”, about the U.S. and Israel’s most closely-guarded secret. (It’s not the bomb). The book is available in paperback and Kindle format at Amazon. Chapter 1   RECENTLY, IN ISRAEL Dov Ben-David cursed as he strode down

27 Sep 2013

Iran: When a U.S. President Tried to Muzzle 60 Minutes

In his address to the U.N. a few days ago, President Obama came the closest any American leaders has come to acknowledging America’s shameful legacy with Iran: overthrowing a democratically- elected government, installing a corrupt, repressive dictatorship in its place. It was something of an apology-almost. In fact more than

21 Sep 2013

If America were Syria

If America were Syria Our eyes glaze over when we read statistics of the horrific mayhem ravaging Syria. Numbers lose all meaning. One way for Americans to appreciate what those figures mean is to compute what the impact would be if the same tragedy were devastating the United States. With

13 Sep 2013

Israel’s Most Closely-Guarded Secret (An excerpt)

I’d like to introduce you to an excerpt from my new mystery novel about the U.S. and Israel —The Watchman’s File. The plot: Ed Diamond, investigative reporter for “Focus”, America’s preeminent TV news show, is summoned urgently to Israel by an old friend, Dov Kaufman, formerly a top official of