Category: Israel

Reflections on the Abandonment of Sderot

Feb 11, 2008

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For seven years, Sderot residents feared they had been abandoned by a feckless government and an inattentive public. They wanted to know that people cared. Mordechai Elbaz, a third generation Sderot plumber (pictured with me), had his backyard plumbing supplies warehouse blown to smithereens by a Kassam rocket a few hours before my visit.

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Beleaguered Sderot: Strategic Folly and Shame

Jun 24, 2007

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The neglect of Sderot – the Israeli town that borders the Gaza Strip and was under seven years of bombardment from Gaza — is a metaphor for the ebbing away of a caring Jewish-Zionist society, and a symbol of the recklessness that passes for Israeli security policy.

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Remembering Dafna

Mar 23, 2003

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One of Israel’s leading feminists, Prof. Dafna Izraeli passed away in February 2003. She had broad shoulders, a powerful sense of morality, and the courage to adopt independent positions – even if those were at odds with her feminist and liberal convictions.

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Henry Siegman’s Israel Problem

Feb 9, 2003

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Out to save Israel from itself, no amount of Palestinian malfeasance and corruption really bothers Siegman.

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To Arafat’s health

Jul 7, 2002

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As long as Arafat continues on his way, Israel has no reason to transfer title in the territories to any Palestinian authority.

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Tom Friedman’s Settlement Obsession

Jun 9, 2002

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For at least a decade, the eminent New York Times columnist, the maharishi of Mideast punditry, has relentlessly pushed the canard that settlements are a main obstacle to Mideast peace. Why?

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Make the PA pay

Mar 17, 2002

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The PA owes Israel at least $5 billion dollars in economic damages and reparations. News item: “Israel, US negotiating over tax monies to be handed over to Palestinians”. Nothing could be more absurd.

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Had Bibi Been in Power

Aug 20, 2000

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Had Benjamin Netanyahu taken 12 cabinet posts, fired 11 diplomats, legislated a haredi army exemption, and annexed the West Bank with a government of only 30 seats – the country would have been on fire! Yet the leftist of government of the year 2000 did wildly outrageous things similar to this, and the media was silent. A worthwhile reminder for the year 2009.

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Make Mubarak Sweat

Dec 6, 1998

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Congress should hint to Mubarak that there are costs to Egyptian bellicosity towards Israel.

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Seeking Jerusalem

May 24, 1998

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In our day, to be a ‘Doresh Yerushalayim’, a seeker of Jerusalem, involves the demand of a surety, the demand of title, the staking of a political, national and exclusive claim to the city.

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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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