Category: Israeli diplomacy

Justice for Israel

Jun 7, 2013

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A week with Norwegian friends of Israel taught me how to best present Israel’s case. Israel wins when you speak about justice for Israel; not when you merely proclaim Israel’s desire for peace, talk-up its willingness to compromise, and declare its right to defend itself.

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On Combating Anti-Semitism

May 27, 2013

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The Global Forum for Combating Anti-Semitism, meeting in Jerusalem in late May, must focus on Palestinian anti-Semitism.

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Time for new strategic thinking

May 3, 2013

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The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies has been consistently ahead of the curve. Its experts have looked over-the-horizon and produced out-of-the-box policy recommendations, even when their conclusions were not always politically correct or well-received by mainstream pundits.

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Diplomatic Independence

Apr 8, 2013

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Having done nothing to prevent the Holocaust, and little to halt the Iranian nuclear campaign, the world has no right to tell Israel how to defend itself, where to erect its fences, or what ancestral lands to hand away to the Palestinians.

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Slick and Threatening

Jan 16, 2013

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By positing that Israel is at an apocalyptic crossroads, and that Israel is pigheadedly making wrong and dangerous choices, the Left is setting the stage for “wiser” actors to intervene “to save Israel in spite of itself.”

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Israel: Wary, not Bullheaded

Jan 11, 2013

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Israelis are wary of Palestinian statehood (for good reason), but they are not bullheaded or callously defiant. They are hawkish and realistic, not wildly “annexationist.” They want Binyamin Netanyahu, not Tzipi Livni or Shimon Peres, to lead the country because caution, not hollow and unsubstantiated hope, is the prevailing watchword.

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Predictions for 2013

Jan 7, 2013

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Looking into my crystal ball for the year ahead, what I see is a new, broad Israeli government that doesn’t last long, another futile settlement freeze, exacerbated Peres-Netanyahu tensions, continued stalemate with Iran, trouble on the Golan, and despite it all – life in Israel will remain great.

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The Magical Peres Pill

Jan 1, 2013

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The Peres pill is a powerful drug invented by Israel’s elder statesman which induces hallucination and wishful thinking. It magically allows you to imagine a “New Middle East” and assert that peace with Abbas is possible.

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The Consummate Public Diplomat

Nov 23, 2012

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Israel’s Minister of Public Diplomacy, Yuli Edelstein, is one of Israel’s secret weapons. In drawing-up a balance sheet of Israel’s gains and losses over the course of Operation Pillar of Defense, and in calculating the ballots in Sunday’s Likud primary vote, Edelstein should get a lot of credit.

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Beware of Beinart

Nov 21, 2012

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Peter Beinart has gone over to the dark side. An abode where Hamas are the good guys, and Israel the bad guy. Perhaps there’s more fame and money to be made in that wicked world.

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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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