The big bugaboo returns

The big bugaboo returns

April 18, 2019

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The drafting or exemption of haredi men from military service is back as the super-stumbling block before Netanyahu’s new government. Here are two possible solutions.

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Post-election-itis

Post-election-itis

April 12, 2019

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The core cause behind Netanyahu’s fifth electoral win is contempt for the failed Oslo Accords and the disastrous Gaza disengagement.

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Good riddance to this dreadful election campaign

Apr 5, 2019

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Good riddance to this dreadful election campaign

Campaign mistakes and takeaways, and my suggested line-up of 20 ministerial postings for a possible unity government.

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Trump’s law of diminishing returns

Mar 29, 2019

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Trump’s law of diminishing returns

Trump’s landmark Golan decision asserts the law of diminishing returns: Arabs who refuse to make peace with Israel lose rights and assets as time goes forward. Mahmoud Abbas: Take notice.

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The progressive assault on Israel

Mar 22, 2019

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The progressive assault on Israel

A look at the dangerous intellectual trends in America that have catapulted Ilhan Omar and “American Corbynism” to prominence.

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Ten comments on our crazy election campaign

Mar 15, 2019

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Ten comments on our crazy election campaign

The unpredictability, exaggerations and enigmas of this Israeli election campaign…. and some predictions too.

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Protect and preserve Area C

Mar 8, 2019

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Protect and preserve Area C

Israel must administer Area C effectively and with much more authority, whether it wishes to either hold the territory as an effective card for future bargaining or it intends to annex the lands to Israel.

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Fear not the Trump plan

Mar 1, 2019

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Fear not the Trump plan

Any movement away from antiquated formulas, obsolete paradigms, and hoary solutions – most of which have been based in maximalist Palestinian demands deemed “holy” by the so-called international community – would be a huge achievement.

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Fight foreign subversion in eastern Jerusalem

Feb 15, 2019

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Fight foreign subversion in eastern Jerusalem

Radical Islamic groups, foreign actors, and Palestinian authorities have stepped-up their subversion of Israeli sovereignty in eastern Jerusalem. These assaults on Israeli sovereignty in united Jerusalem must be met by an Israeli counter-assault.

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Et tu, Benny?

Feb 8, 2019

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Et tu, Benny?

Lt. Gen. Gatz seems to be suggesting unilateral Israeli withdrawals and another disengagement. This is both frightening and clarifying.

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Invest in your Israeli wine palate

Feb 1, 2019

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Invest in your Israeli wine palate

Tasting notes on 20 kosher wines: From Israel: Beit El, Stern, Scoria, Binnun, Nevo, Five Stones, Covenant, Hayotzer, Jerusalem, Tzuba, Ramat Naftaly, Lueria, Tura, Gvaot, Bat Shlomo, Flam, Psagot, and Yatir; and Elvi (Spain) and Mayacamas (US).

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Gantz’s first big mistakes

Jan 25, 2019

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Gantz’s first big mistakes

His first campaign advertisements are misfires, at best; distorted and hubristic thinking, at worst. Israelis are not looking for macho-military leaders or for false messiahs promising peace, but for responsible statesmen who aren’t trying to fool them.

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The best books of 2018

Jan 18, 2019

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The best books of 2018

My admittedly narrow list of the best books on Israeli and Jewish matters (including Torah commentary), including books by Moshe Arens z”l, Einat Wilf, Gil Troy, Yossi Klein Halevi, Charles Krauthammer, Yoram Hazony, Rav Uriel Eitam, Aviad Hacohen, Yael Ziegler, Kira Sirote, Rav Binyamin Tabory, Rav Eitam Henkin Hy”D and more.

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Remembering Moshe Arens

Jan 10, 2019

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Remembering Moshe Arens

Arens upheld the policy principal that Israel must always retaliate for attacks on its soil. He wasn’t prepared to bend to US diplomatic or defense pressures when Zionist fundamentals were at stake.

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A Crystal Ball on 2019

Jan 3, 2019

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A Crystal Ball on 2019

A political-diplomatic forecast for the year ahead: Netanyahu wins but his era ends, war in the north, Trump plan fizzle, Supreme Court domineering, and more Jews abroad in distress. But Israel grows stronger than ever.

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Strategy for Likud’s campaign

Dec 28, 2018

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Strategy for Likud’s campaign

How to approach Israeli voters in a way that will elucidate and uplift, and perhaps win the race: Focus on the concrete diplomatic and defense challenges looming ahead, and highlight Likud’s strong leadership team, beyond Netanyahu.

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Still pro-Israel?

Dec 21, 2018

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Still pro-Israel?

Some hard-left Jews are out to sabotage the Birthright program. They are cutting away the limb – love for, and identification with, Israel – upon which all pro-Israel Jewish community activity must be based.

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David M. Weinberg is a think tank director, columnist and lobbyist who is a sharp critic of Israel’s detractors and of post-Zionist trends in Israel. Read more »


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