Category: Israeli diplomacy

Perfect Storms, Penetrating Analysis

Jun 12, 2015

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New studies by generals Amidror and Kuperwasser, and incisive analysis by Michael Doran, suggest that the recipe for security in the crumbling Middle East and for renewal in the troubled US-Israel relationship is patience, vigilance and steadfastness.

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Hyperbolically boosting BDS

Jun 4, 2015

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The BDS threat is minuscule and there are quiet, smart ways to deal with it. Yet Israeli politicians are feeding the monster, and creating self-fulfilling prophesies about Israel’s “isolation.” Cynical and hysterical hand-wringing about the BDS “threat” lends undeserved profile to a marginal movement.

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On diplomatic freedom and fortitude

Apr 2, 2015

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Passover Eve reflections on global failings and Israel’s autonomy, with a modern prayer for the seder: Protect Israel, oh Lord, from untrustworthy statesmen and back-stabbing superpowers. And if and when necessary, give us the grit to go it alone.

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A crystal ball on 2015

Jan 1, 2015

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In my political forecast for the year ahead, I see an Israeli unity government forming, Obama further appeasing Iran, and Abbas in the dock for war crimes.

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International condemnations: Nu, so what!

Dec 19, 2014

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Fret not over vacuous resolutions that ceremoniously pronounce upon Palestinian political rights. International condemnations and threats of isolation have been a permanent feature of Israel’s history, and we have survived them all.

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Apologize not, O Israel

Oct 3, 2014

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On this eve of Yom Kippur, Israel and the Jewish People should be defiant, not repentant. As a nation and as a people we have been apologizing far too much.

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Wars of the Zeitgeist

Aug 29, 2014

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What “corrupts” more: The “occupation,” or Israeli withdrawals and the inevitable wars against Palestinian terrorist enclaves? Should Israel draw more borders and build more fences so that the Palestinians can dig under them and shoot over them; or should Israel erase the Green Line once and for all, and assert new models of autonomous coexistence for a better future?

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In defense of Netanyahu

Aug 22, 2014

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The IDF and Obama are mainly to blame for the current military-diplomatic impasse with Hamas, not Netanyahu. But the Prime Minister must snap the IDF into order, and resist Obama’s pressures.

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Spiritual trials, strategic rewards

Aug 15, 2014

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A strategy for improving our military and diplomatic position: Be strong socially and spiritually. Then Israel will earn the respect of friends and successfully deter its foes.

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With one hand tied behind our back

Aug 1, 2014

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In waging war on Hamas, Israel is badly handcuffed and handicapped: fighting with one hand tied behind its back and with ideological blinders on.

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