Category: Israeli diplomacy

Of friends and foes

Jul 24, 2014

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In wartime, Israel has (re)discovered both friend and foe, and those who skulk in a morally-dubious middle ground.

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Mowing the grass in Gaza, and beyond

Jul 18, 2014

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While warring with Hamas, Netanyahu has updated the country’s strategic policies: Israel will ensure the non-militarization of Palestinian areas with its own forces, permanently. Full-fledged Palestinian statehood is off the boards. Get used to it.

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The big boycott bluff

Feb 14, 2014

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Left and Right – are doing Israel a disservice by inflating the boycott bogeyman. Israel should be given the freedom to make diplomatic-security decisions free of false threats and without having to mollify feverish forecasters.

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Livni’s boycott bogeyman

Feb 7, 2014

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The menace of BDS is being deliberately overstated. It is largely an artificial threat manufactured by the Israeli Left, and echoed by Kerry. Israel’s Left is deliberately prophesying doom and gloom to scare the Israeli public into retreat and withdrawal.

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A crystal ball on 2014

Jan 3, 2014

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In my political forecast for the year ahead, I see Obama further appeasing Iran, Kerry running for president, Netanyahu bending, Yaalon holding firm, Abbas disappearing, Kachlon emerging, Peres attacking and Sharansky rising.

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A good deal for the Bedouin, and for Israel

Dec 6, 2013

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The Israeli government should be praised, not vilified, for advancing a judicious plan that both advances the Bedouin and develops the Negev.

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The speech I want to hear from Netanyahu

Oct 3, 2013

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Israel’s bright future emphatically does not depend on peace with the Palestinians, however desirable and important that may be. Israel will flourish even if the Palestinians refuse to make peace with Israel on reasonable terms.

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A Rosh Hashana prayer for independence

Sep 4, 2013

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We need Heaven’s help in freeing ourselves from the clutches of fickle local politicians and even more fickle and feckless foreign nations. It is increasingly scary to be so utterly and overly dependent on America and the international community.

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Win-win blueprint for the Bedouin and Negev

Jun 30, 2013

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The Israeli government should be praised, not vilified, for advancing a judicious plan that both advances the Bedouin and develops the Negev.

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Justice for Jews from Arab Countries

Jun 13, 2013

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Israel is the legitimate expression of an indigenous Middle Eastern people; of Jews from Arab countries with a long history in the Middle East. In fact, 50 percent of the Jewish citizenry of today’s Israel descends from Jewish refugees from Arab countries.

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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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