Stop the hoodlums hijacking our roads

Stop the hoodlums hijacking our roads

December 14, 2018

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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

Incontrovertibly native

December 7, 2018

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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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Warmed-over withdrawal syndrome

Oct 12, 2018

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Warmed-over withdrawal syndrome

General Yadlin’s unilateral disengagement plans are neither new nor logical. Unilateral Israeli withdrawals will not enhance Israeli security nor improve Israel’s international position and moral standing; and it will rip Israeli society apart, for no good reason.

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Nowhere, no-time supervision of Iran

Oct 5, 2018

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Nowhere, no-time supervision of Iran

The head of the IAEA this week said to Israel: Go to hell; we know better; we’ll take our time; and we don’t really want to embarrass or anger the Iranians… On the limitations – indeed, the uselessness and even venality, of international institutions – when it comes to guaranteeing Israeli security.

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Ushpizin in my succah

Sep 28, 2018

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Ushpizin in my succah

Seven special guests – modern leaders – who underscore Israel’s successes. An upbeat strategic assessment for Succot.

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Forcing Iran out of Syria

Sep 21, 2018

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Forcing Iran out of Syria

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

Sep 14, 2018

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High holiday reading

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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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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