Fight foreign subversion in eastern Jerusalem

Fight foreign subversion in eastern Jerusalem

February 15, 2019

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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?

Et tu, Benny?

February 8, 2019

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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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Stop the hoodlums hijacking our roads

Dec 14, 2018

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Stop the hoodlums hijacking our roads

The notion that a group’s cause is so salient and urgent that it justifies highhanded, dangerous disruption of the public square is offensive. It is selfish and ugly. Legislation should be passed to make road blockage punishable by major fines and criminal convictions, and the police should be empowered to wield significant force to clear the roadways.

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Incontrovertibly native

Dec 7, 2018

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Incontrovertibly native

Every time someone says Happy Chanukah, they axiomatically acknowledge Jewish indigenous rights in Israel and on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.

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Don’t kill the Haredi education revolution

Nov 30, 2018

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Don’t kill the Haredi education revolution

It would be disastrous if the Supreme Court shuts down gender-separate college programs. This would kill the slow but measurable and exciting movement of haredim into the workforce – which is crucial for the Israeli economy and the future of Israeli society.

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Make it worthwhile

Nov 23, 2018

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Make it worthwhile

Netanyahu has managed to stave off elections for now. He should use the time to restore Israeli deterrence, build in strategic areas, improve civil defense readiness, expel hostile U.N. agencies, and make diplomatic gains. Eight policy initiatives for the coming half-year.

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Your Gaza Conflict Quiz

Nov 16, 2018

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Your Gaza Conflict Quiz

I dare you to answer these 15 questions about Israel’s ongoing conflict with Hamas in Gaza without cracking a bitter smile and heaving a sigh of cynical disbelief.

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Israel’s role in the struggle against anti-Semitism

Nov 1, 2018

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Israel’s role in the struggle against anti-Semitism

It is a big mistake on the part of some US Jews to politicize the fight against anti-Semitism. Keep partisan politics out of it! Israeli and Diaspora Jews should band together to draw strength from solidarity, jointly combat hate, and raise the flag of unafraid and vibrant Jewish life everywhere. 

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Don’t throw MBS under the bus

Oct 26, 2018

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Don’t throw MBS under the bus

The Saudi Crown Prince isn’t a democrat or a strategic savior, but don’t give the evil leaders of Turkey and Iran a victory by weakening US-Saudi ties.

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A draw with Hamas is strategically unsatisfactory

Oct 19, 2018

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A draw with Hamas is strategically unsatisfactory

Reducing enemy capabilities and ambitions in Gaza requires Israeli military readiness and government willingness to use force intermittently, while maintaining a healthy and resilient Israeli home front.

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