Forcing Iran out of Syria

Forcing Iran out of Syria

September 21, 2018

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Iran is attempting to create a “deterrence barrier” in Syria to protect its nuclear program. Israel must act forcefully against Iran even if this means full-scale war, says General Amidror.

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High holiday reading

High holiday reading

September 14, 2018

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A roundup of recent deep-think articles on American Jewry, Haredi bourgeoise, Iranian challenges, and American populism.

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The most interesting Jews of 5779

Sep 7, 2018

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The most interesting Jews of 5779

Significant Jews to follow over the coming year: Alon Davidi, Mirit Shaked-Barak, Zeev Elkin, Yair Golan, Sharren Haskel, Yitzhak Herzog, David Friedman and Ron Dermer, Amiad Cohen, Aviad Hacohen, Yossi Klein Halevi, Eran Lerman, Gil Troy, Jack Wertheimer, Rabbi Nahum Rabinovitch, Ephrat Levy-Lahad, Sivan Rahav Meir, David Be’eri, Einat Wilf and Miriam Peretz.

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Fighting the good fight in Europe

Aug 31, 2018

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Fighting the good fight in Europe

In a series of lectures in northern Europe this week, I outlined a series of approaches to beating BDS. Among other: Talk about the fundamental national rights of the Jewish People in their ancestral homeland. This can, at least, win some grudging respect for Israel.

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Bypass Abbas and ax UNRWA

Aug 24, 2018

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Bypass Abbas and ax UNRWA

In pursuit of peace, it’s high-time that the PLO be showered with the “tough love” once reserved uniquely for Israel. And Israel’s defense establishment should get behind the ditch UNRWA discourse.

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Celebrating Golan wines

Aug 16, 2018

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Celebrating Golan wines

To boost the beleaguered businesses and hardy residents of the Golan Heights – hit by bacterial infections and the security situation – here is a guide to good drinking of kosher Israeli wines from the Golan, and beyond.

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Hold the heated rhetoric, please

Aug 3, 2018

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Hold the heated rhetoric, please

Israeli democracy has strong institutions and foundations, and there are reasonable points of view on all sides of the current debates. Don’t paint every political issue as an apocalyptic turning point.

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Secure the Temple Mount now

Jul 26, 2018

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Secure the Temple Mount now

Had a 100-kilogram rampart stone fallen into the Mount where Moslems gather or pray – Israel would be excoriated, even though Wakf digging may be to blame.

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The Bible is our mandate

Jul 20, 2018

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The Bible is our mandate

The drive to pass the Jewish nation-state law and the growing appeal of sophisticated Bible study stem from a similar profound place: a desire to entrench our roots in this land.

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Hypocrisy and hysteria regarding the Jewish nation-state law

Jul 13, 2018

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Hypocrisy and hysteria regarding the Jewish nation-state law

The delicate balance between Israel’s Jewish and democratic characters has been upset over the past 25 years by the Israeli Supreme Court. Former Chief Justice Aharon Barak and his ultra-liberal successors have dramatically diluted the Jewish dimension of the Jewish-and-democratic equilibrium. That is why the Jewish nation-state bill is reasonable and required.

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Thwart Turkey’s Jerusalem incursion

Jul 6, 2018

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Thwart Turkey’s Jerusalem incursion

Erdogan’s Turkey needs to be cut down to size. Israel should be defending itself against Erdogan by blocking his Jerusalem incursion, and taking the offensive against Erdogan by impeding his military build-up.

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Moving the markers

Jun 29, 2018

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Moving the markers

The Clinton-Obama parameters haven’t worked – not for 25 years of peacemaking efforts since Oslo. They have lead to deadlock and much suffering. Let’s give the Trump team credit for taking a fresh look at what is safe, wise, fair and realistic in today’s Israeli-Palestinian reality.

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A tribute to Charles Krauthammer

Jun 22, 2018

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A tribute to Charles Krauthammer

A final conversation with the greatest columnist of this generation, who passed away last night – about Zionist belief and the eternity of Israel.

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Tallit and tefillin, Shabbat and kashrut

Jun 15, 2018

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Tallit and tefillin, Shabbat and kashrut

On Israel-Diaspora “distancing”: Nothing short of a deep commitment to traditional Jewish ritual practice is likely to lead to a revitalization of Jewish life in America and subsequently create a solid basis for recovery in Diaspora-Israel relations.

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Winning hasbara strategies

Jun 8, 2018

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Winning hasbara strategies

The deep “psychological asymmetry” employed by Hamas and Fatah as a strategic weapon against Israel is working. How to handle this? Here are five strategies, including this: Don’t be embarrassed by Israel’s strength. Admit to it. Flaunt it. Better shock-and-awe than shrink-and-whimper.

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The diplomatic day after Abbas

May 25, 2018

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The diplomatic day after Abbas

It is time to stop defending the lame “status quo” in Jerusalem. Primarily, this means three controversial things: Israel should give full citizenship to all 300,000 Jerusalemite Arabs; it must embark on a grand-scale home building campaign in the Jerusalem environs; and it should insist upon Jewish prayer rights on “Har HaBayit,” the Temple Mount…

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Gaza prejudice and perfidy

May 18, 2018

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Gaza prejudice and perfidy

It is unmitigatedly maddening to see Western leaders and media succumb with equanimity to Hamas’ obvious criminal stuntsmanship on the Gaza border. What is Western support for “Israel’s right to exist within secure and recognized borders” worth if those borders cannot be defended?

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