On chicken droppings and lame duck Obama’s plans for Israel

On chicken droppings and lame duck Obama’s plans for Israel

October 31, 2014

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Obama is purposefully engineering the denouement of the special relationship between America and Israel; just as he is doggedly overseeing the decline of America on the world stage.

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Abbas is responsible

Abbas is responsible

October 30, 2014

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Abbas is complicit in the assassination attempt on Yehuda Glick. Abbas has explicitly exhorted and incited to Palestinian violence against Israel in Jerusalem.

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The Power of Shabbat

Oct 23, 2014

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The Power of Shabbat

The society we are creating today in the modern state of Israel is sorely in need of much greater public and private Shabbat observance. Our society is too aggressive, too materialistic, too fiercely ideological. We need to create psychic vacuums that suspend our struggles and allow for joint meditation on our commonalities and values.

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Thugs on the Temple Mount

Oct 16, 2014

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Thugs on the Temple Mount

The Netanyahu government has a responsibility to run the radical Islamic ruffians off the Mount, and punish them for attempting to turn the holy site into Armageddon.

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Reading Netanyahu’s mind

Oct 10, 2014

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Reading Netanyahu’s mind

Netanyahu has begun to give us a window into his updated strategic thinking. The bottom line: It’s time to push past the Palestinians, and develop new regional security alliances that are based on shared interests between Israel and conservative, stabilizing forces in the Arab world. The world needs to assimilate and come to terms with Israel’s new strategic mindset.

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Hi-Tech Rehabilitation for IDF Soldiers at Sheba

Oct 8, 2014

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Hi-Tech Rehabilitation for IDF Soldiers at Sheba

Sheba is a global leader in trauma surgery and rehabilitation technologies, all of which have been brought to bear in treating soldiers wounded in the recent Gaza conflict.

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Apologize not, O Israel

Oct 3, 2014

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Apologize not, O Israel

On this eve of Yom Kippur, Israel and the Jewish People should be defiant, not repentant. As a nation and as a people we have been apologizing far too much.

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Spiritual Stock-Taking

Sep 24, 2014

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Spiritual Stock-Taking

On Rosh Hashana, let’s not rule out the possibility that we can spiritually navigate ourselves out of internal and external difficulties.

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Watchmen for the walls of Jerusalem

Sep 19, 2014

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Watchmen for the walls of Jerusalem

If Israel truly wants to hold on to a united Jerusalem, it must act forcefully to restore security in the holy city. The Netanyahu government seems indecisive or asleep as Israeli sovereignty over many of Jerusalem’s eastern neighborhoods, Arab and Jewish, is being challenged.

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Revolutionizing the peace process

Sep 12, 2014

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Revolutionizing the peace process

Two former generals, Egypt’s Sisi and Israel’s Eiland, show the way forward with bold new thinking about “regional solutions” to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Might such clarity of vision and bold thinking be possible in Washington as well?

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The politics of shmita

Sep 5, 2014

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The politics of shmita

We need truly Zionist, nationally-responsible, and halachically-uplifting solutions to the crisis of shmita (the Jewish agricultural sabbatical year) – for the benefit of religious and non-religious Israelis alike.

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Wars of the Zeitgeist

Aug 29, 2014

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Wars of the Zeitgeist

What “corrupts” more: The “occupation,” or Israeli withdrawals and the inevitable wars against Palestinian terrorist enclaves? Should Israel draw more borders and build more fences so that the Palestinians can dig under them and shoot over them; or should Israel erase the Green Line once and for all, and assert new models of autonomous coexistence for a better future?

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In defense of Netanyahu

Aug 22, 2014

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In defense of Netanyahu

The IDF and Obama are mainly to blame for the current military-diplomatic impasse with Hamas, not Netanyahu. But the Prime Minister must snap the IDF into order, and resist Obama’s pressures.

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Spiritual trials, strategic rewards

Aug 15, 2014

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Spiritual trials, strategic rewards

A strategy for improving our military and diplomatic position: Be strong socially and spiritually. Then Israel will earn the respect of friends and successfully deter its foes.

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The resurrection of Abbas

Aug 8, 2014

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The resurrection of Abbas

The Left is threatening to wring diplomatic defeat from Israel’s win in Gaza by glamming up Abbas and pushing a process of Israeli withdrawals.

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With one hand tied behind our back

Aug 1, 2014

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With one hand tied behind our back

In waging war on Hamas, Israel is badly handcuffed and handicapped: fighting with one hand tied behind its back and with ideological blinders on.

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Restoring military supremacy

Jul 27, 2014

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Restoring military supremacy

Victory over Hamas is critical for Israel in grand strategic perspective. Israel mustn’t allow Kerry’s shortsightedness to throw it off track.

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Recommended Reading: Recent articles (April-September 2014), selected by David M. Weinberg.

The Middle East War on Christians
Ron Prosor, Wall Street Journal

No peace without recognition
Israel Harel, Jerusalem Report

Palestinians Need More Than Borders
Tom Wilson, Commentary

Foreign Policy: From Bad to None
Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

The Persistent Survival of Anti-Semitism
Robert Wistrich, Mosaic

He’s Made It Worse: Obama’s Middle East
Abe Greenwald, Commentary

Israeli-Palestinian Dispute No Longer Occupies Center Stage
Richard N. Haas, Wall Street Journal

Who Is Aharon Lichtenstein?
Elli Fischer, Mosaic Magazine

America the Shrunken
Frank Bruni, NYTimes

The Deep UN: Inside the Secret Infrastructure of Hate
Ben Cohen, Tower

The Real Palestinian Refugee Crisis
Asaf Romirowsky, Tower

Kerry’s Mideast ‘Failure’ Was a Success
Shmuel Rosner, NYTimes

Martin’s Myths
Elliott Abrams, Weekly Standard

The Mideast Peace Gap
Aaron David Miller, LA Times

Israel: Worth Imitating
Evelyn Gordon, Commentary

A Selfie-Taking, Hashtagging Teenage Administration
Eliot A. Cohen, Wall Street Journal

Olmert Isn’t Alone in Corruption
Daniel Doron, Israel Hayom

Jews Against Themselves: The BDS Movement and Modern Apostasy
Edward Alexander, Algemeiner

Palestinian Magical Thinking
Jonathan Spyer, PJ Media

Why the Peace Process Will Continue
Michael Doran, Mosaic Magazine

‘A’ Jewish State vs. ‘The’ Jewish State
David Rothkopf and Michael Oren, Foreign Policy Magazine

Britain, Lawfare and the ICC
Richard Kemp, Gatestone Institute

The inconvenient truth about Jews from Arab lands
Adi Schwartz, Haaretz

Mizrahi Nation
Matti Friedman, Mosaic Magazine

Groping for a Reset
Walter Russell Mead, American Interest

‘Jesus Was a Palestinian': The Return of Christian Anti-Semitism
Melanie Phillips, Commentary

We never forgot Jerusalem
Jonathan Sacks, Jerusalem Post

Why interfaith marriage is on the rise in Israel – and why it’s a problem
Judy Maltz, Haaretz

Israel between the symphony and the jungle
Daniel Gordis, Jerusalem Post

Superpowers don’t get to retire
Robert Kagan, New Republic

Minding the Israel-Diaspora gap
Haviv Rettig Gur, Times of Israel

Understanding the Mind of Jihad
Clifford D. May, Washington Times

Pollard’s Release Is a Matter of Justice
Alan Dershowitz and Irwin Cotler, Jerusalem Post

Where are the Palestinian Mothers?
Bret Stephens, Wall Street Journal

How Abbas Fooled the Americans
Khaled Abu Toameh, Gatestone Institute

Israel’s present and future security challenges in the field of counter-terrorism
Boaz Ganor, JPost

The New Middle East War: A Single Conflict from Baghdad to Beirut
Michael Doran, Mosaic

What You Don’t Know About the Ultra-Orthodox
Jack Wertheimer, Commentary Magazine

The Abyss Between Two Heinous Episodes
Ruth R. Wisse, Wall Street Journal

The Palestinian Blessing
Bret Stephens, Wall Street Journal

What the West Can Learn from Israel’s Tactics Against Hamas
Ed Fitch, Vancouver Sun

Forty questions for the international media in Gaza
David Bernstein, Washington Post

In Defense of Zionism
Michael Oren, Wall Street Journal

When will Europe stand up for the Jews?
Abraham Cooper, National Post (Canada)

America’s “Allies” – Qatar and Turkey – Are Accessories to Hamas’ War Crimes
Alan Dershowitz, Gatestone Institute

No to economic aid to Gaza
Efraim Inbar, Jerusalem Post

Palestinian Suffering Used to Demonize Israel
Efraim Karsh, BESA Center

Was it a Mistake to Downsize and Deemphasize Israel’s Ground Forces?
Eitan Shamir and Eado Hecht, BESA Center

Mowing the Grass in Gaza
Efraim Inbar and Eitan Shamir, BESA Center

The Myth of Palestinian Centrality
Efraim Karsh, BESA Center

Running Away from Statehood, Again
Efraim Karsh, BESA Center

We must defeat Hamas – next time
Benny Morris, Haaretz

Palestine and Double Standards
Bret Stephens, Wall Street Journal

Jerusalem in flames
Nadav Shragai, Israel Hayom

How the UN Was Perverted into a Weapon Against Israel
Joshua Muravchik, NY Post

Number of Civilian Casualties Says Nothing about Proportionality
Laurie R. Blank, The Hill

Dear Liberal Jews: Not Everything is About You
Seth Frantzman, Mida

It’s anti-Semitism, stupid
Efraim Karsh, Jerusalem Post

Condemnation of Israel Prevents Peace
Hilik Bar, Forbes

No Iran Deal Is Better Than Any (Feasible) Deal
James F. Jeffrey, Washington Institute for Near East Policy

The U.N.: Clueless or Complicit in Gaza?
Claudia Rosett, National Review

The IDF’s Ethics
Asa Kasher, Jewish Review of Books

Turkey: Where the Shadiest Players Find a Home
Jonathan Schanzer, Tower

Hamas: Give Us West Bank So We Can Destroy Israel
Khaled Abu Toameh, Gatestone Institute

The problem with UNRWA
Tal Bashan, Jerusalem Post

Why reporters get Israel so wrong, and why it matters
Matti Friedman, Tablet

Why Billions to Rebuild Gaza Will Go to Waste Yet Again
Evelyn Gordon, Commentary

What Now for Israel?
Elliott Abrams, Mosaic

Shelving the Two-State Solution: Can the Unsustainable Be Sustained?
Haviv Rettig Gur, Tablet

The Media Intifada: Bad Math, Ugly Truths About New York Times In Israel-Hamas War
Richard Behar, Forbes

The US Foreign Policy Meltdown
Bret Stephens, Commentary

Islamists Are Not Our Friends
Dennis B. Ross, New York Times

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


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