Category: Israel

Why are we surprised?

Apr 7, 2014

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It should have come as no surprise at all that Abbas fled the peace talks once the terrorist releases had come to an end. Did we not know that the Palestinian strategy was and remains the brow-beating of Israel through isolation, demonization and criminalization?

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Towards a more united Jewish people

Apr 4, 2014

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By synthesizing tradition with modernity through Jewish heritage and Zionist values programs, “Am Yisrael Echad” encourages development of an Israeli society that is more in tune with its roots, and is thus more united.

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Reject the Pollard for prisoners deal

Apr 1, 2014

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Kerry should show Israel sustainable and measurable Palestinian moderation, and not try to bribe Israel into another awkward, lopsided, unfair and unfavorable negotiating framework by proffering poor Mr. Pollard.

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Sacrificing for peace, Olmert-style

Mar 28, 2014

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Imagine that after escaping criminal conviction in next week’s Holyland trial verdict, Ehud Olmert re-launches his political career, oy. Peace will undoubtedly come to the Middle East…

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Kerry’s “framework” declaration is a bad idea

Mar 20, 2014

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“Framework” and “shelf” agreements have proven to be a disincentive to Palestinian political maturation and moderation.

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Blame those damn settlements!

Mar 17, 2014

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Let’s keep the settlement issue in proportion. Israeli settlements in Judea and Samaria neither explain Palestinian unwillingness to make peace with Israel nor excuse radical Islam’s Jihad against Israel. Nor did they cause the floods in England.

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Get this: Kerry is not pro-Palestinian enough for leftist American Jews

Mar 13, 2014

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Peter Beinart assumed that Kerry would rule in favor of the Palestinians and batter Israel into the madcap concessions of yesteryear. He doesn’t understand that the Clinton parameters and Olmert understandings are anachronistic, unrealistic and irrelevant.

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Shaked’s uncertain social engineering

Mar 6, 2014

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The new military conscription law is a slam-dunk victory for the Haredi community. There will be no brigades of Haredi border guards; only more Ultra Orthodox insurance brokers – perhaps.

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Obama’s feigned dismay at the isolation of Israel

Mar 3, 2014

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Obama is fixated on a phony issue, settlements, and on the consequences for Israel of its impending isolation. Ostensibly, this worries him. But not really. Obama is feigning dismay at the possible isolation of Israel, while paving the way towards that isolation.

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Rebuffing the haredi attack on hesder yeshivot

Feb 28, 2014

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Haredi politicians are impudently, hypocritically and vengefully stoking negative stories about the hesder program.

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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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