Category: Strategic Affairs

No Illusions, No Despair

May 24, 2019

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A new national security plan for the Israeli government by fellows of the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security (JISS) says: Avoid risky diplomatic escapades and prepare for war.

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Remembering Moshe Arens

Jan 10, 2019

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Arens upheld the policy principal that Israel must always retaliate for attacks on its soil. He wasn’t prepared to bend to US diplomatic or defense pressures when Zionist fundamentals were at stake.

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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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Nowhere, no-time supervision of Iran

Oct 5, 2018

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The head of the IAEA this week said to Israel: Go to hell; we know better; we’ll take our time; and we don’t really want to embarrass or anger the Iranians… On the limitations – indeed, the uselessness and even venality, of international institutions – when it comes to guaranteeing Israeli security.

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Ushpizin in my succah

Sep 28, 2018

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Seven special guests – modern leaders – who underscore Israel’s successes. An upbeat strategic assessment for Succot.

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Forcing Iran out of Syria

Sep 21, 2018

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Iran is attempting to create a “deterrence barrier” in Syria to protect its nuclear program. Israel must act forcefully against Iran even if this means full-scale war, says General Amidror.

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High holiday reading

Sep 14, 2018

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A roundup of recent deep-think articles on American Jewry, Haredi bourgeoise, Iranian challenges, and American populism.

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Trump changes the discourse

May 11, 2018

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President Trump is acting to restore America’s credibility as a world power after eight years of diffident presidential leadership. He is not frightened by the mobs of the Arab or Persian world or by their effete champions in the West. He doesn’t quake in his boots at the possibility of upsetting Mahmoud Abbas or Ali Khamenei….

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70 years of Israeli strategic success

Apr 20, 2018

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Despite military threats and other challenges, the State of Israel is winning on all fronts. Israel is stronger and healthier than all its enemies combined. At Israel’s 70th, it is important to emphasize and re-emphasize this perspective: The Heavens are shining, not collapsing, upon Israel.

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Hoping for regime change in Iran

Mar 8, 2018

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Might more be done to advance an Iranian counter-revolution? Israeli diplomat Uri Lubrani certainly thought so, and he was not naive. Pushback against Tehran’s gains in Syria would help, as would a tidal wave of sanctions against the Revolutionary Guards.

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