Category: Israel-Diaspora Relations

Israel’s role in the struggle against anti-Semitism

Nov 1, 2018

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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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The most interesting Jews of 5779

Sep 7, 2018

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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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Hold the heated rhetoric, please

Aug 3, 2018

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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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A tribute to Charles Krauthammer

Jun 22, 2018

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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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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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A profligate potpourri of anti-Semitic problems

Mar 23, 2018

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I offer here a historical review of Israeli government attitudes towards the phenomena of anti-Semitism, and take a critical look at this week’s meeting of the Global Forum for Combating Antisemitism, held in Jerusalem. The Forum needs focus.

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Beware the pyromaniacs

Nov 24, 2016

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I believe in the viability of a strong Israel-Diaspora partnership. We need not force tensions to the divorce stage by embracing confrontational campaigns. Yet radical activists are threatening to burn down the edifice of Israel-Diaspora relations.

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Refugee ruminations

Sep 11, 2015

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Reflections on the perils of American infirmity, Iranian hegemony, Syrian misery, Arab hypocrisy, and Tikkun Olam orthodoxy.

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The Helmsley impact

Feb 12, 2014

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Sandy Frankel of the Helmsley Trust is an accidental philanthropist with a well-developed approach to giving. He seeks to invest in Israel’s strength and scientific progress, without boycotting or dictating.

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Awaken, American Jewry!

Nov 14, 2013

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What will it take to rouse American Jewry into action against Obama’s drift towards a grand civilizational deal with the Iranians, at Israel’s expense?

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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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