Obama the preacher, exit left

Obama the preacher, exit left

September 22, 2016

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Reading Obama’s last UN speech: He ostentatiously believes in the potency of his own whimsical, wayward worldview, despite a global security collapse. The one main thing missing from the address; indeed from his entire presidency: A willingness to project power and confront adversaries.

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Summer wine windfall

Summer wine windfall

September 9, 2016

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Israel’s rising and rousing wine industry is a grand strategic asset! This week, one of the world’s top wine journals, Wine Spectator, devoted its cover story to Israeli wines with the headline “Surprising quality from an emerging region.” And the world’s most influential wine critic, Robert Parker, similarly just ranked a few Israeli wines as world class. Here are some of their picks, and mine.

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Shooting ourselves in the head, in Hebron

Shooting ourselves in the head, in Hebron

September 1, 2016

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The Elor Azaria trial should be plea-bargained to a quick end, cutting-short ugly attempts to indict half the country for fanaticism.

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Reverberations of Sinai

Aug 26, 2016

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Reverberations of Sinai

Rabbi Ari Kahn’s unique biblical commentary is based on the mystical rabbinic premise that the actions of our Biblical forefathers created spiritual patterning that impact on our lives in the present.

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Israeli West Bank policy – whereto?

Aug 19, 2016

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Israeli West Bank policy – whereto?

Yaakov Amidror, Hillel Frisch, Gershon Hacohen, Efraim Inbar, Eran Lerman and Max Singer discuss Israel’s policies on the Palestinian issue, in a post-Obama and post-Abbas era. The upshot of their debate: “Don’t do stupid things.” It is wiser for Israel to defer action than to take steps that threaten to make a bad situation worse.

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Should ISIS be wiped out?

Aug 11, 2016

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Should ISIS be wiped out?

The Iranians watch with amusement as Israeli and American experts debate Western strategic options in fighting the radical Islamists.

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Stop bickering, boys!

Aug 5, 2016

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Stop bickering, boys!

Bibi and Bennett need to overcome their personal animus, and get on with the business of efficiently running the government with a minimum of mutual respect.

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On educational self-immolation

Jul 29, 2016

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On educational self-immolation

Cancellation of the core curriculum requirement in Haredi schools punishes all Israelis.

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Erdogan’s false flag operation

Jul 22, 2016

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Erdogan’s false flag operation

Could it be that the Turkish leader staged the so-called coup in order to legitimize an assault on his domestic opposition?

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Give me my Sunday (on Thursday)!

Jul 21, 2016

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Give me my Sunday (on Thursday)!

Kachlon and Bennett need to show leadership in pushing long-weekend legislation in Israel.

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Grand Strategy for Israel

Jul 8, 2016

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Grand Strategy for Israel

There is an Israeli “grand strategy.” Washington misunderstands this. Israel should be expounding its worldview forthrightly. Its strategic posture makes a lot of sense in the totally transformed regional landscape.

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The cash behind the Iran deal

Jul 1, 2016

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The cash behind the Iran deal

One of the Obama administration’s top shills for the sellout to Iran has been a lobbyist for Boeing all along. The celebration of the first anniversary of the JCPOA is marked by strategic drivel as cover for business greed and oversize ego.

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The Left’s sour lament

Jun 17, 2016

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The Left’s sour lament

A Haaretz rant in “Foreign Affairs” magazine about the “end of the old Israel” is out of whack with reality, and can only be an expression of the Left’s deep political despair. Israel is not suffering from cultural retardation or democratic deficit!

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Sacks to the rescue

Jun 10, 2016

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Sacks to the rescue

The former British chief rabbi attempts to craft a religious worldview that can save the 21st century West from self-immolation. Important teachings for the eve of Shavuot.

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Rebuff European Union threats

Jun 3, 2016

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Rebuff European Union threats

EU brawling on behalf of the Palestinians has reached extreme heights of hutzpah. Every Monday and Thursday the EU has taken to shelling-out threats to downgrade diplomatic and economic ties with Israel. Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Netanyahu should repulse the escalating European intimidation.

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The day after Abbas

May 27, 2016

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The day after Abbas

Netanyahu should capitalize on his broadened government, and the coming transitions in Palestinian and American politics, to reset the diplomatic table. He can outline the acceptable contours of a conflict amelioration process in which Israel can pragmatically participate.

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The contempt of Rhodes; the revulsion of Obama

May 8, 2016

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The contempt of Rhodes; the revulsion of Obama

A penetrating interview reveals the “contempt” that President Obama and his key foreign policy aide feel for the notion of America as a “moral actor” on the world stage; and the Muslim roots of Obama’s jaundiced views.

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From disintegration to reconstruction

May 5, 2016

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From disintegration to reconstruction

The Sykes-Picot frontiers have collapsed, creating an opportunity to logically redraw national borders in the Middle East. But will the US lead?

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Recommended reading: Best essays of the past year (2015), selected by David M. Weinberg.

 

Understanding Terror

Cynthia Ozick

 

Islamist Tantrum

Bret Stephens

 

Israel Alone

Bret Stephens

 

Paris and the fall of Rome

Niall Ferguson

 

The 36-Year Project to Whitewash Iran

Sohrab Ahmari

 

The End of the Arab Spring Dream

Sohrab Ahmari

 

The Middle East Diaspora Descending on Europe

Sohrab Ahmari

 

Obama’s Secret Iran Strategy

Michael Doran

 

A Letter to My Liberal Jewish Friends

Michael Doran

 

Our Man in Moscow

Michael Doran

 

Strategic Impact of the Iran Deal

Walter Russell Mead

 

Iran Deal: Anatomy of a Disaster

Charles Krauthammer

 

Does Iran’s anti-Semitism run too deep for deterrence?

George Will

 

Israel’s Role in the Struggle over the Iranian Nuclear Project

Brig. Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser

 

Obama’s Distorted Views on Israel

Peter Berkowitz

 

Why Palestinians Cannot Make Peace with Israel

Khaled Abu Toameh

 

The Lies of Saeb Erekat

Col. (res.) Dr. Eran Lerman

 

What Do Palestinians Want?

Daniel Polisar

 

Israel’s Diminishing Returns

Evelyn Gordon

 

Perfect Storm

Maj. Gen. (res.) Yaakov Amidror

 

The Spirit of Jewish Conservatism

Eric Cohen

 

The Amoral Revolution in Western Values

Col. Richard Kemp

 

Is It Time for the Jews to Leave Europe?

Jeffrey Goldberg

 

Why I Changed My Mind about Anti-Semitism and Anti-Israelism

Joshua Muravchik

 

Anti-Semitism and Jewish destiny

Robert Wistrich

 

 

Go to my Hasbara Resources page for more recommended reading links.


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