I am proud to announce that The Failures of Progressive-Left Zionism: Political Islam is the single most widely read piece in the history of Israel Thrives with over 2,000 page views and counting since initial publication.
I am also pleased to announce that our readership, while relatively small, is continuing to grow and has doubled over the last year, or thereabouts, to around 15,000 page views per month. As political sands continue to shift and as more and more people come to recognize that old assumptions, such as that the "Palestinians" want a state of their own in peace next to the Jewish one, are false, people are becoming hungry for new ideas and new directions.
The main purpose of Israel Thrives is not to advocate for any one specific political party or political movement, but to simply discuss significant trends in the long Arab war against the Jews of the Middle East and to do so in ways that are not necessarily reflective of the old, failed Oslo Delusion.
For my part, I have every intention of nurturing the continued increase in our readership and hope to always bring in new writers with new ideas, even as I branch out into other venues, as well. Working on this project has been at times deeply distressing and at other times highly gratifying. It has also been a terrific learning experience and I very much want to thank people such as Doodad and oldschooltwentysix and Geoffff (of Bar and Grill fame) and JayinPhiladelphia and Dan Bielak and ShirlinOz and Randall Kohn and ZionTruth and any number of other people who have participated here and helped make this into a venue where alternative voices can be listened to and considered in a respectful manner. It's not everywhere in the political blogs where this happens, but it definitely happens here.
You guys are great and I just want to thank you most sincerely.
Mike Lumish, proprietor - Israel Thrives