‘Buycott’ for Shabbat

‘Buycott’ for Shabbat

December 6, 2019

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A consumer campaign is necessary to preserve Shabbat as an Israeli national cultural-religious asset.

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Transcendence in Hebron

Transcendence in Hebron

November 29, 2019

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From the leftist Israeli media you would never know that 50,000 Jews celebrated Zionism in Hebron last weekend.

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Truth-telling to advance peace

Nov 22, 2019

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Truth-telling to advance peace

By changing the discourse about settlements, the Trump administration is laying the groundwork for realistic negotiation. Even if you think that Israeli settlement should be rolled-back in the context of a sensible peace arrangement, applying the demonizing epithet “illegal” makes for a destructive narrative that distances, not advances, peace.

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While jihadists target Jerusalem, the European Union bashes Israel

Nov 15, 2019

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While jihadists target Jerusalem, the European Union bashes Israel

Old habits, it seems, die hard. European countries have a historic knack for judging Jews, depriving Jews of scholarships, restricting Jews to specific pales of settlement, and tagging, branding and labeling them.

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Pushing back against antisemitic and anti-Israel agitation

Nov 8, 2019

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Pushing back against antisemitic and anti-Israel agitation

For Jews everywhere, this has been a depressing year – with antisemitic and anti-Israel activity on the rise. Thankfully, Stephen Harper and others are there to defend Israel.

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J Street’s foul formula

Nov 1, 2019

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J Street’s foul formula

The organization’s new knavery: cutting US military aid to coerce Israel into withdrawals. J Street is now less protective of Israeli security than Obama was.

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Prepare for war, the right way

Oct 25, 2019

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Prepare for war, the right way

The IDF must return to the fundamentals: ground maneuver to achieve “hachra’a” – decisive outcomes.

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On military might and moral power

Oct 18, 2019

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On military might and moral power

An unconventional theological-strategic thought: When Israel is strong socially and spiritually it earns the respect of friends and successfully deters its foes (and draws the support of the Heavens). On the link between Israel’s national security and its national decency.

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Long holiday reads

Oct 11, 2019

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Long holiday reads

A roundup of deep-think articles on America’s long goodbye from global involvement, the coming Mideast wars, Israel and the liberal order, protecting and preserving Area C, why Arabs hate Palestinians, anti-Semitism in the Democratic Party, American Jews’ failure of imagination, and life choices.

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Political instability equals strategic danger

Oct 4, 2019

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Political instability equals strategic danger

Prolonged political uncertainty poses two different dangers: that Israel’s enemies will be tempted to take advantage of Israel’s infirmity, and that Israel will be unable to take advantage of emerging grand diplomatic opportunities.

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Multiple choices for 5780

Sep 27, 2019

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Multiple choices for 5780

A pre-Rosh Hashana political quiz: Calculate what Israeli and Jewish future you need to be prepared for in 5780…

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Revenge is wrong

Sep 20, 2019

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Revenge is wrong

The diplomatic, security, societal and economic challenges ahead necessitate a national unity coalition in Israel. Ten commandments for forming and running Israel’s next government.

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An ‘enlightened’ secular democratic state of the Jews

Sep 13, 2019

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An ‘enlightened’ secular democratic state of the Jews

Freedom of and from religion is what we’ll get if a defiantly secular, left-of-center Israeli government is formed later this fall, comprising Blue & White, Israel Beytenu, Labor-Gesher, the Democratic Union and the United Arab List. Just imagine…

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Snub the anti-religious scallywags

Sep 6, 2019

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Snub the anti-religious scallywags

Incitement against religious Jews and religious parties disfigures this election campaign. It’s hunting season on Jewish tradition, the traditional Jewish family, Jewish scholarship, displays of religious belief, the Rabbinate, rabbinical courts, Shabbat legislation, even religious cultural events.

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Election fibs and frauds

Aug 30, 2019

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Election fibs and frauds

With 18 days to go, I say that Israelis deserve better than the empty invective and detached sloganeering served-up by its politicians in this election campaign.

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Democracy in Israel: Alive and well

Aug 16, 2019

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Democracy in Israel: Alive and well

Israeli democracy is not “shattering” nor are we facing the “darkest days Israel has known.” These are venal, absurd claims – spewed from the mouths of desperate politicos on the extremist fringe.

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Let Zion lament

Aug 9, 2019

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Let Zion lament

For Tisha Be’Av: Isn’t it time to re-energize our national spirit with a measure of historical perspective, and our societal morals with some fine-tuned lessons from Jewish tradition?

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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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