A draw with Hamas is strategically unsatisfactory

A draw with Hamas is strategically unsatisfactory

October 19, 2018

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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

Warmed-over withdrawal syndrome

October 12, 2018

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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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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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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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