Category: Palestinians

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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The resurrection of Abbas

Aug 8, 2014

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The Left is threatening to wring diplomatic defeat from Israel’s win in Gaza by glamming up Abbas and pushing a process of Israeli withdrawals.

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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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Restoring military supremacy

Jul 27, 2014

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Victory over Hamas is critical for Israel in grand strategic perspective. Israel mustn’t allow Kerry’s shortsightedness to throw it off track.

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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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A Gaza Ceasefire Now Would Be a Strategic Miss

Jul 15, 2014

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Should the Egyptian-proposed ceasefire hold, Israelis will breathe a sigh of relief and then have to prepare for the next round of fighting. Israel didn’t effect a significant change in the security balance versus Hamas in the Gaza Strip. A draw with Hamas is strategically unsatisfactory.

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Apologies overdue and overdone

Jul 11, 2014

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Labor Party leaders owe Prime Minister Netanyahu Brobdingnagian measures of remorse for mocking Likud’s warnings twenty years ago that the Oslo accords would lead to rockets from Gaza.

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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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