Category: Party Politics in Israel

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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Strategy for Likud’s campaign

Dec 28, 2018

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How to approach Israeli voters in a way that will elucidate and uplift, and perhaps win the race: Focus on the concrete diplomatic and defense challenges looming ahead, and highlight Likud’s strong leadership team, beyond Netanyahu.

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Make it worthwhile

Nov 23, 2018

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Netanyahu has managed to stave off elections for now. He should use the time to restore Israeli deterrence, build in strategic areas, improve civil defense readiness, expel hostile U.N. agencies, and make diplomatic gains. Eight policy initiatives for the coming half-year.

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