Category: Party Politics in Israel

Blaming Bibi

Aug 9, 2012

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It’s silly and nasty season, and with no serious leadership to offer of its own, the political opposition has taken to ridiculously faulting Netanyahu for the most far-fetched ills of this world. All the blaming of Bibi Netanyahu ought to be taken with a gigantic grain of salt.

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Adopt the Plesner Plan

Jul 6, 2012

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Although the Plesner Committee imploded before it could conclude its work, the Plesner report could still be the thin edge of a good wedge, and its basic guidelines for integration of Haredim in the workforce and military should be embraced by the Netanyahu government.

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Memo to Camp Sucker Protestors

Jun 28, 2012

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Memo to the “Camp Sucker” protestors demanding complete equalization of the burden of national service: Get real, and get behind the Keshev Committee’s new guidelines for military draft of the Ultra-Orthodox! It’s the only and best deal in town.

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Buy batteries and bottled water

May 8, 2012

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The bold re-jiggering of the Israeli political map can only be explained as preparation for tackling the biggest of all challenges: the Iranian nuclear threat.

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An unnecessary and unhelpful Israeli election

May 1, 2012

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We already have a reasonable Israeli government that represents what most of the public wants and what is realistically attainable, and the margins for significant policy change are slim.
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National Unity, Now!

Mar 28, 2012

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National responsibility demands that Shaul Mofaz and Avi Dicter take Kadima into Netanyahu’s coalition government, and the sooner the better.

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Kadima Undone

Mar 21, 2012

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Livni may win the Kadima party leadership vote, but the party will rupture, and the Mofaz-Dicter combo will have the political upper hand.

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A crystal ball on 2012

Jan 2, 2012

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The world will continue to coddle Abbas, even as he assaults Israel. Syria will be sundered into five states. Lieberman won’t be indicted. Netanyahu won’t call elections. And Obama will get “only” 68 percent of the Jewish vote.

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Ayatollah-land?

Dec 6, 2011

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Israeli opposition leaders need to cool the heated rhetoric about the “assault on democracy” in Israel. The hyperbole isn’t justified, and such irresponsible talk threatens to alienate Israel’s supporters around the world.

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The Lamentable Livni

Sep 16, 2011

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While it is her job as opposition leader to critique Netanyahu, Livni ought to exercise some restraint given the flammable moment Israel now faces, and given the fact that she offers no credible policy alternatives.

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