Category: Zionism

Reflections for Tisha Be’Av

Jul 27, 2012

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This Tisha Be’Av, let us recommit ourselves to an overhaul of society: to more refined use of language in public discourse, more honesty in business and increased philanthropy, a crackdown on crime, fairer distribution of the national burden, and some reverence for heritage and Zionist achievement.

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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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Israel: Oh, How it has Changed!

Jun 11, 2012

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Israel has changed so much since I moved here almost a quarter-century ago, for the better and the worse. On balance, the country is moving in the right directions, and I am so glad and honored to be living here.

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A spiritual calculus for Israel Independence Day

Apr 25, 2012

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Israel is guided by an astral calculus that is not always perceptible. This explains why we sometimes stubbornly refuse to recognize the rational calculations of diplomatic cost and benefit – calculations politely impressed on us by well-meaning allies.

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Zeidy’s Kvitel

Apr 18, 2012

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For Yom Hashoah, consider this true personal story about a kvitel, a little prayer note, that connects five generations of my family through the Holocaust and beyond.

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Migron: Yalla, Pogrom!

Mar 26, 2012

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The ideological hate of the left-wing for settlers and settlements is in full view this week. Tearing down an icon of the Yesha Council –is what the current campaign is all about.

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Hippocratic Israel, Hypocritical World

Feb 16, 2012

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Treating Israelis and Palestinians side by side is a delicate balancing act. Israel gets almost no international credit for its manifold humanitarian medical activities.

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Quebec and Israel: A Convergence?

Feb 14, 2012

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My friend Richard Marceau, a Quebecois separatist and a convert to Judaism, has just published a unique autobiography which is also a polemic for Israel. He tears down stereotypes about Jews and debunks canards about Israel.

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The flawed Tal law

Jan 29, 2012

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The uncomfortable but inevitable revision of the Tal law will release Haredim from military service at a young age and tempt them into the real, working world

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Ugandan Pastor, Victim of Islamist Attack, Treated in Israel

Jan 6, 2012

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Umar Mulinde, a 38-year-old pro-Israel pastor from Uganda, has fled to Israel for emergency medical treatment at Israel’s Sheba Medical Center following an acid attack by Islamists that severely burned his face and crippled his eye.

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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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