Category: Israeli diplomacy

Warmed-over withdrawal syndrome

Oct 12, 2018

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General Yadlin’s unilateral disengagement plans are neither new nor logical. Unilateral Israeli withdrawals will not enhance Israeli security nor improve Israel’s international position and moral standing; and it will rip Israeli society apart, for no good reason.

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Nowhere, no-time supervision of Iran

Oct 5, 2018

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The head of the IAEA this week said to Israel: Go to hell; we know better; we’ll take our time; and we don’t really want to embarrass or anger the Iranians… On the limitations – indeed, the uselessness and even venality, of international institutions – when it comes to guaranteeing Israeli security.

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Fighting the good fight in Europe

Aug 31, 2018

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In a series of lectures in northern Europe this week, I outlined a series of approaches to beating BDS. Among other: Talk about the fundamental national rights of the Jewish People in their ancestral homeland. This can, at least, win some grudging respect for Israel.

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Winning hasbara strategies

Jun 8, 2018

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The deep “psychological asymmetry” employed by Hamas and Fatah as a strategic weapon against Israel is working. How to handle this? Here are five strategies, including this: Don’t be embarrassed by Israel’s strength. Admit to it. Flaunt it. Better shock-and-awe than shrink-and-whimper.

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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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Defiance

Apr 13, 2018

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Nobody in the world has the right to criticize Israel’s defensive actions on the Gaza border, even if Israel had used significant force against the Hamas mobs – which it didn’t.

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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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Beware the tyranny narrative

Apr 14, 2017

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Foreign critics have already begun to crank-out a nasty and false story for the fiftieth anniversary of the “occupation” – that “Israel’s soul has been corrupted.” In response, Israel must assert loudly and clearly that its soul is just fine. Its temperament remains enlightened. Its democratic institutions are ferociously robust. Its return to Judea and Samaria is legitimate, not immoral.

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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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