Category: Israel

70 years of Israeli strategic success

Apr 20, 2018

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Despite military threats and other challenges, the State of Israel is winning on all fronts. Israel is stronger and healthier than all its enemies combined. At Israel’s 70th, it is important to emphasize and re-emphasize this perspective: The Heavens are shining, not collapsing, upon Israel.

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Kosher wines for Shushan Purim

Mar 2, 2018

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To mark Purim in Jerusalem today, I offer my semi-annual guide to good drinking of current kosher Israeli wines. Read about some great/favorite Israeli wines from Arza, Teperberg, Tabor, Covenant, Tura, Bat Shlomo, Shilo, Gvaot, Netofa, Psagot, Binyamina, and Castel. Also: Tzafona icewine from Canada!

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Israel is worthy and winning

Jan 19, 2018

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There are between competing narratives about Israel: that it is flying-high, or that it is heading towards disaster. Wise and important actors around the world are coming to the conclusion that the first assertion is true. Israel is an anchor of sanity and a source of ingenuity in an unruly world. Israel’s strategy of vigilance, patience, and looking over the horizon for new partnerships is working.

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Harnessing anger for smart policy

Jan 12, 2018

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It is no longer acceptable just to sit back and sigh that “Israel’s hands are tied” in response to terrorism and lawfare. Israel should build massively in strategic consensus settlement zones.

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A crystal ball on 2018

Jan 5, 2018

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A diplomatic and political forecast for the year: No war, no elections, no division of Jerusalem, no European support for the protesters in Iran. Perhaps a real Arab-Israeli peace process, with Saudi women driving… to Israel.

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Is the IDF ready for our next war?

Dec 29, 2017

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Is this country’s leadership hardening the home front for the resilience needed going into our next confrontations? Is the fighting spirit of the IDF all that it needs to be? Not so much, according to experts I heard from this week.

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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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Skeptical of the Saudis

Dec 1, 2017

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Israel should not bear-hug the problematic Saudis, nor fall prey to over-enthusiastic fantasies. Don’t assume that MBS is the answer to Israel’s prayers in facing-down Iran. Don’t expect overt Saudi peace overtures to Israel, and beware inevitable demands for down-payments to the Palestinians as the up-front price for lukewarm Saudi openness to Israel.

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David M. Weinberg is a spokesman, speechwriter, 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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