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If you’ve been wondering what I’ve been up to for the past six months, look no further. I’ve been preparing to travel, traveling, and recovering from travel.

And yes, as the title of this piece indicates, I did travel around the globe in exactly 80 days.

This marks the second time that I’ve circumnavigated the Earth, and hopefully my last. Zipping around the planet is a lot of work for someone who no longer suffers from an irrational desire to discover what’s over the horizon. Been there. Did that. And have T-shirts to prove it.

It is amazing how much the world ignores the excesses of Islam while vilifying Israel, the only liberal democracy in the Middle East.

How can it be possible for Western media to ignore the highest ideal in Israeli society, which is to save a life?

How can it be possible for Western media to ignore the highest ideal in Arab society, which is to TAKE a life?

Does the truth mean so little to these people?

What an amazing reflection on Western culture. We actively ignore the vilest, most awful examples of depravity in Israel’s enemies while vilifying and calling awful, EVERYTHING about Israeli society.

…according to Iran.

In fact, they’re crowing about it.

They even boast that the US has ‘bowed’ before Iran and given them concessions on their nuclear arms development. They are so excited. They think that they’ve been given the ‘green light’ by the Obama administration to ‘Kill All the Jews and Annihilate Israel‘.

And, you know what?

That’s probably what the Obama administration has been giving Iran, both in public AND in private. I wouldn’t put it past them to offer Israel on a platter to Iran – in return for meaningless concessions.

It’s been done before.

And, this is a deal that we could all get behind. Really.

It’s even deliciously ironic. The phrase, “Hoist with his own petard” comes to mind – a phrase that began with Shakespeare and essentially means ‘blown up by your own bomb’. (A Petard is a bomb used to breach gates, etc.)

Well, it seems that America might be soon be hoist by her own petard, because the UN may soon be asking the US to return land to Native Americans.

Maybe we should call it land for peace?

From Iraq!

If there is one thing to expect from Israel, it’s the unexpected. None of the hijackers of Air France Flight 139 expected Israel to liberate their hostages in Entebbe, in July of 1976. Saddam Hussein never expected Israel to attack and demolish the Osirak reactor, in June of 1981.

Even better, no one expected Israel to last 64 years and prosper in the face of such fantastic opposition.

The big question on my mind is what absolutely incredible feat of legerdemain will Israel pull off next?

Could we see the end of Iran’s nuclear weapons program this Fall? Next year?

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