Erdogan’s false flag operation

Erdogan’s false flag operation

July 22, 2016

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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)!

Give me my Sunday (on Thursday)!

July 21, 2016

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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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On Pesach, peoplehood and pursuit of the enemy

Apr 22, 2016

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On Pesach, peoplehood and pursuit of the enemy

Israelis posses the sense of righteousness, purpose and resolve so desperately needed by the West. Seder night rituals reinforce this. Fighting off global Islamic jihadist attacks will similarly require a renewal of Western resolve that can only come from profound intellectual and moral rearmament.

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Remembering Rabbi Pechman

Apr 15, 2016

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Remembering Rabbi Pechman

A tribute to Rabbi Irwin Pechman, the builder of modern-day Jewish Hebron, who passed away this week – my father-in-law. He was an unabashed advocate for the Land, People and Torah of Israel. It is no surprise that he lived to see all his children and grandchildren grow up well-grounded in Jewish tradition and settle in the Land of Israel.

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The Donald’s foreign policy

Apr 8, 2016

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The Donald’s foreign policy

Beyond the bullying rhetoric, bigoted swagger and chauvinist bravado, does Donald Trump have a strategic worldview? A new adviser says so: Trump will work with Russia to check China and radical Islam; and he will maintain Israel’s qualitative military edge. Interesting… but I remain skeptical.

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Yediot Ahronot’s boycott festival

Mar 29, 2016

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Yediot Ahronot’s boycott festival

Cynical and hysterical hand-wringing about a BDS “threat” lends undeserved profile to a movement that thrives on such attention.

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Natural gas follies

Mar 28, 2016

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Natural gas follies

If Israel’s natural gas bonanza is botched because of extreme over-regulation and court interference, the long-term cost to this country will dwarf the damage of ten thousand BDS campaigns.

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Wine-making wizards

Mar 25, 2016

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Wine-making wizards

For Shushan Purim, meet ten top Israeli winemakers: Shiki Rauchberger of Teperberg, Dr. Shivi Drori of Gvaot, Vered and Erez Ben-Saadon of Tura, Pierre Miodownick of Domaine Netofa, Jacques Capsouto of Capsouto, Eran Goldwasser and Ya’acov Ben Dor of Yatir, Eli Ben-Zaken of Domaine du Castel, Yisrael Flam of Flam, Ya’acov Berg of Psagot, and Sam Soroka of Jerusalem Winery.

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Molesting Jerusalem

Mar 18, 2016

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Molesting Jerusalem

Don’t let Haim Ramon ruin Israel’s capital city with his reckless, violent, unilateral partition plan. The belligerent shearing of Jerusalem into Arab and Jewish sovereignties will turn it into the bull’s eye of Mideast battle.

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Elsewhere on the Web

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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