Category: Israel

Now, about that other election…

Nov 6, 2012

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With the American election coming to its nail biting conclusion today, it’s time to turn attentions to the other impending election – in Israel on January 22. The short, twelve-week, Israeli election campaign currently underway is already producing multiple surprises. Dozens of colorful new personalities are entering the political arena. While Benjamin Netanyahu will almost certainly again be elected prime minister, the make-up of the Knesset and the governing coalition are likely to undergo sweeping change.

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Letter to My American Jewish Brothers about Obama

Nov 2, 2012

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Israelis want Romney elected President, not Obama. This so jarringly stands in sharp contrast to the love and adulation of Obama expressed overwhelmingly by our American Jewish brothers and sisters. They ought to be honestly asking themselves why this is so. And this ought to figure into their vote calculations next week.

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The return of Arthur Finkelstein

Oct 26, 2012

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The establishment last night of “Likud Beiteinu” is designed to polarize the electorate and to frame the election campaign as a pitched battle between left and right. Netanyahu (unfortunately) thinks that a dichotomous, anti-podal, fierce campaign posture will bring him more gains than losses. Perhaps.

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Obama’s Red Carpet for Islamic Radicals

Oct 25, 2012

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The centrifuges continue to spin in Qom and the Obama White House doors continue to revolve – with Islamic radicals and apologists coming and going. It’s no wonder that many Israelis hope for a different president, soon.

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A debate on “Israel Hayom” and democracy in Israel

Oct 16, 2012

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Is Sheldon Adelson’s “Israel Hayom” newspaper killing the Israeli press and endangering Israeli democracy, or ensuring Israeli democracy by guaranteeing media heterogeneity? A debate between me and Ori Nir of the American Friends of Peace Now.

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No to Olmert!

Oct 10, 2012

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In search of a political messiah that will mount a plausible challenge to Prime Minister Netanyahu and transform Israel’s just-announced election campaign, the ghost of former prime minister Ehud Olmert is being called forth. But Olmert’s personal record and dangerous diplomatic legacy should rule him out of the race.

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Can Abbas still be a peace partner?

Sep 30, 2012

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Abbas must be dragged down from the aggressive perch dangerously high up on the warlike tree that he has planted in the PA. A renewed multilateral effort for the proven combination of state-building and security cooperation is the best way forward.

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Christians Under Attack

Sep 10, 2012

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The global media is quick to jump on Jewish hooliganism against Christians in Israel, but gives short shrift to the rampant and deadly persecution of Christians in the Arab and Islamic world.

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Canada’s moral leadership

Sep 9, 2012

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Canada’s bold words and actions, such as the decision to cut diplomatic ties with Iran, give Israelis hope that there are indeed many decent people who will stand in defense of Israel.

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If I forget thee, O Jerusalem

Sep 5, 2012

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Jerusalem is quite a cherry to pick if you’re going to trim your party platform! Its elimination is not something trivial. The fact that the Democrats anyway decided to drop the reference to united Jerusalem from their platform speaks volumes about what we can expect from an Obama second term.

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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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