Category: Party Politics in Israel

Democracy in Israel: Alive and well

Aug 16, 2019

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Israeli democracy is not “shattering” nor are we facing the “darkest days Israel has known.” These are venal, absurd claims – spewed from the mouths of desperate politicos on the extremist fringe.

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Ehud Barak’s bluster and plunder

Jul 12, 2019

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His violent discourse disqualifies him from leading this country again, not to mention his pillaging of Jerusalem.

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Say nyet to Yvette

May 31, 2019

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Avigdor Liberman cynical use of the haredi draft issue to torment Netanyahu has nauseatingly forced Israel into another utterly unnecessary election campaign; a campaign that means months more of deadlock in government policymaking and tons of hateful election rhetoric and divisiveness.

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Halt the delegitimization of Netanyahu

May 10, 2019

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Reasonable disagreements are degenerating into demonization and double standards applied to the prime minister.

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Post-election-itis

Apr 12, 2019

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The core cause behind Netanyahu’s fifth electoral win is contempt for the failed Oslo Accords and the disastrous Gaza disengagement.

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Good riddance to this dreadful election campaign

Apr 5, 2019

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Campaign mistakes and takeaways, and my suggested line-up of 20 ministerial postings for a possible unity government.

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Ten comments on our crazy election campaign

Mar 15, 2019

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The unpredictability, exaggerations and enigmas of this Israeli election campaign…. and some predictions too.

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Et tu, Benny?

Feb 8, 2019

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Lt. Gen. Gatz seems to be suggesting unilateral Israeli withdrawals and another disengagement. This is both frightening and clarifying.

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Gantz’s first big mistakes

Jan 25, 2019

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His first campaign advertisements are misfires, at best; distorted and hubristic thinking, at worst. Israelis are not looking for macho-military leaders or for false messiahs promising peace, but for responsible statesmen who aren’t trying to fool them.

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A Crystal Ball on 2019

Jan 3, 2019

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A political-diplomatic forecast for the year ahead: Netanyahu wins but his era ends, war in the north, Trump plan fizzle, Supreme Court domineering, and more Jews abroad in distress. But Israel grows stronger than ever.

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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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