Category: Israel-US Relations

A tale of two speeches

Jan 26, 2018

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Two momentous speeches in the Knesset plenum – by the Canadian prime minister four years ago and the US vice president this week  – may have transformed the course of history. Harper and Pence offer moral and spiritual leadership for the world.

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Identifying the enemy

Dec 22, 2017

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Trump’s new US national security document is a robust statement of American strategic realism; a necessary corrective to Obama-era enfeeblement and self-flagellation. There are enemies out there and the US has to lead in confronting them.

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Greeting Vice President Pence

Dec 15, 2017

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After recognizing Jerusalem, America’s next move should be banishing the EU from regional diplomacy.

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Trump’s commendable defiance on Jerusalem

Dec 8, 2017

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The Palestinians and the Europeans brought Trump’s Jerusalem declaration on themselves by running an ugly campaign of denialism and denigration against Israel. Their brazen persistence in delegitimizing the Jewish People’s historic roots and rights in Jerusalem led to this defiant and ultimately honorable result: a re-assertion of reality.

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Sneak peek at Trump’s speech in Israel

May 18, 2017

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The speech that President Trump could/should deliver in Jerusalem: “America is going to take steps to nurture a culture of peace and push the parties towards realistic outcomes. We’re going to cleanse international discourse from hypocritical rot and illusory expectations….”

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Purim drink and diplomacy

Mar 3, 2017

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Even if he does nothing else, US President Donald Trump already has helped Israel regain a significant degree of defensive strength by rejecting ‘daylight’ as strategic policy, and instead warmly embracing Prime Minister Netanyahu as an intimate ally. This is good enough reason to raise a glass of wine and toast Israel’s improved diplomatic fortunes.

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But at least he won the Nobel Peace Prize

Jan 19, 2017

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The final, dismal scorecard that Obama is turning in today wouldn’t win him a local cookie-baking award from the Girl Scouts of America, never mind a global peace prize.

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A crystal ball on 2017

Dec 29, 2016

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Alas, my crystal ball has been working well in recent years, accurately anticipating the troubles before Israel. In the year ahead, Obama will continue to prick at Israel, Trump will re-affirm the Bush letter, Putin may peel away from Iran, Netanyahu will prevail, and Shaked will ride herd on the Supreme Court.

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Assert Israel’s core interests

Dec 25, 2016

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It is time to act unilaterally to assert Israel’s core national interests by massive building in the greater Jerusalem envelope.

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Truths for Trump

Dec 8, 2016

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Trumpian truth-telling about Iran, Syria and the Palestinians can improve the strategic environment, gut the Palestinian strategy of delegitimizing Israel, and improve the moral tone of American foreign policy. Rehabilitative discourse is critical for the Middle East.

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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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