Triumphant over Titus

Triumphant over Titus

July 3, 2015

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Reflections while cruising through Europe: Titus is long gone. The People of Israel, however, live on, live well, till the Land of Israel once again, and make enormous contributions to global arts, culture, ethics, morality, science, medicine and more. Excuse me for feeling triumphant.

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Perfect Storms, Penetrating Analysis

Perfect Storms, Penetrating Analysis

June 12, 2015

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New studies by generals Amidror and Kuperwasser, and incisive analysis by Michael Doran, suggest that the recipe for security in the crumbling Middle East and for renewal in the troubled US-Israel relationship is patience, vigilance and steadfastness.

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Hyperbolically boosting BDS

Jun 4, 2015

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Hyperbolically boosting BDS

The BDS threat is minuscule and there are quiet, smart ways to deal with it. Yet Israeli politicians are feeding the monster, and creating self-fulfilling prophesies about Israel’s “isolation.” Cynical and hysterical hand-wringing about the BDS “threat” lends undeserved profile to a marginal movement.

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Rabbi Obama’s tough love

Jun 4, 2015

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Rabbi Obama’s tough love

The moralizing American president is going to muscle Israel back to the “true” moral values of Judaism and Zionism on which he is so expert. And if not, at least he will have driven a wedge between American Jews and Israel.

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The Rabbinate is digging its own grave

May 26, 2015

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The Rabbinate is digging its own grave

The Israeli Chief Rabbinate’s attempt to oust Rabbi Riskin will be its own death knell. A nasty and radical ‘rabbinocracy’ that humiliates Riskin will lose its legitimacy.

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Col. Kemp: Countering the sinah of Sinai

May 22, 2015

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Col. Kemp: Countering the sinah of Sinai

The courageous British commander, Richard Kemp, fights Western moral collapse, and provides hope that that the tide against Israel can be turned back. An uplifting message for Shavuot.

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Re-liberating Jerusalem

May 15, 2015

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Re-liberating Jerusalem

The new Netanyahu government will enjoy widespread public backing for determined action to shore-up Israel’s stake in the holy city. Time to reestablish Zionist momentum in Jerusalem, in the face of multiple diplomatic and security threats.

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Join me on a Mediterranean Kosher Cruise

May 8, 2015

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Join me on a Mediterranean Kosher Cruise

I’ll be scholar-in-residence on this deluxe Western Mediterranean Kosher Cruise to Spain, Italy and France during the last week of June. Join Bonnie and me. Book now!

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Hike the defense budget

Apr 23, 2015

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Hike the defense budget

The IDF must be ready for unrelenting combat over the coming decade, and this costs plenty. Israel dare not skimp in this regard. Its independence depends on robust defense readiness.

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A Tribute to Rav Aharon Lichtenstein zt”l

Apr 20, 2015

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A Tribute to Rav Aharon Lichtenstein zt”l

Accompanied by tens of thousands of his students, Rabbi Dr. Aharon Lichtenstein zt”l, Rosh Yeshivat Har Etzion, will today be interned in the Jerusalem mountains. Here is my tribute to him, as published this morning in The Jerusalem Post.

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No to a “national unity” government

Apr 17, 2015

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No to a “national unity” government

A so-called “national unity government” would be anything but effective. It would be a recipe for national paralysis in every policy realm. Nothing would get done, because Likud and Labor would be tugging in different directions on national, constitutional, legal and economic policy matters.

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Snapback, anybody?

Apr 9, 2015

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Snapback, anybody?

The notion that if Iran violates the nuclear accord all sanctions could be swiftly re-imposed is claptrap that insults the intelligence of any observer.

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On diplomatic freedom and fortitude

Apr 2, 2015

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On diplomatic freedom and fortitude

Passover Eve reflections on global failings and Israel’s autonomy, with a modern prayer for the seder: Protect Israel, oh Lord, from untrustworthy statesmen and back-stabbing superpowers. And if and when necessary, give us the grit to go it alone.

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Preventing runaway Palestinian statehood

Mar 27, 2015

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Preventing runaway Palestinian statehood

Netanyahu is completely within the consensual tradition of all Israeli leaders in insisting on a performance-based peace process, where Palestinian statehood is a contingent, not definite, result.

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Rethinking the Peace Process

Mar 20, 2015

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Rethinking the Peace Process

Netanyahu should capitalize on his sweeping victory to reset the diplomatic table by outlining a pragmatic process that Israel can participate in, and to draw clear Israeli red lines as to acceptable contours of a solution. Doing so is especially urgent since Israel is already facing a renewed international campaign for West Bank withdrawals.

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Hyperbolically blaming Bibi

Mar 12, 2015

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Hyperbolically blaming Bibi

It’s been a silly and nasty election season. Netanyahu’s opponents have taken to ridiculously faulting him for the most far-fetched ills of this world, instead of accurately and intellectually critiquing him, in proportionate fashion, for his many mistakes and weaknesses.

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The Israeli wine awakening

Mar 6, 2015

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The Israeli wine awakening

For Shushan Purim, I review 20 fantastic Israeli wines, from different geographical areas of the country – each with its unique terroir. Pour some biblically-evocative, Zionist, kosher wine this Purim weekend, in celebration of Israel’s strength, creativity and spirituality.

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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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