Exploited by the enemy

Exploited by the enemy

April 21, 2017

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It hurts when radical Palestinians exploit Israeli goodwill for nefarious purposes; to act with humanity while our enemies act with cruelty… Stories from the world of Israeli medicine and Palestinian abuse of our compassion.

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Beware the tyranny narrative

Beware the tyranny narrative

April 14, 2017

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Foreign critics have already begun to crank-out a nasty and false story for the fiftieth anniversary of the “occupation” – that “Israel’s soul has been corrupted.” In response, Israel must assert loudly and clearly that its soul is just fine. Its temperament remains enlightened. Its democratic institutions are ferociously robust. Its return to Judea and Samaria is legitimate, not immoral.

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On moral rearmament of the West

Apr 8, 2017

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On moral rearmament of the West

President Trump’s strike against evil in Syria on the eve of Passover, offers hope that America will rediscover its purpose and grit. Last year I wrote: “Seder night rituals reinforce the righteousness and tenacity so desperately needed by the West. Western resolve can only come from profound intellectual and moral rearmament. “

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Riling-up the Beduin

Apr 6, 2017

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Riling-up the Beduin

Radical Arab nationalists, the Islamic Movement, and the EU are provoking the Beduin to resist Israel’s benevolent development plans.

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20th Yahrtzeit: Nehama Leibowitz

Apr 4, 2017

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20th Yahrtzeit: Nehama Leibowitz

An appreciation of the great Tanach teacher, Nehama Leibowitz, with whom I had the privilege of studying for two years. Marking her 20th yahrtzeit.

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Celebrating Jerusalem at “Hakotel”

Mar 31, 2017

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Celebrating Jerusalem at “Hakotel”

All the heroism, humanism, determination and vision that characterizes the rebuilding of Jerusalem and the re-anchoring of Jewish identity in Jerusalem over the past half-century is encapsulated in the story of Yeshivat Hakotel.

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The capital importance of E-1

Mar 23, 2017

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The capital importance of E-1

Building 50,000 homes on Jerusalem’s eastern edge is critical for the future of the city and for Israel’s security.

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Lessons for Jason

Mar 16, 2017

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Lessons for Jason

President Trump’s envoy Jason Greenblatt should avoid previous peace process delusions and blunders.

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A familiar Purim tale

Mar 9, 2017

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A familiar Purim tale

Never before had an Orthodox Jew been so close to the seat of power through family connections… Mordechai brought some order into palace decision-making, limited the King’s drinking and texting, and overall helped Achashverosh become a great King.

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Purim drink and diplomacy

Mar 3, 2017

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Purim drink and diplomacy

Even if he does nothing else, US President Donald Trump already has helped Israel regain a significant degree of defensive strength by rejecting ‘daylight’ as strategic policy, and instead warmly embracing Prime Minister Netanyahu as an intimate ally. This is good enough reason to raise a glass of wine and toast Israel’s improved diplomatic fortunes.

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Deep-think, for a change

Feb 23, 2017

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Deep-think, for a change

A roundup of recent deep-think articles on reforming American politics and rebuilding American power, confronting Islamism and checking resurgent China, and tapping into Biblical teachings as the source for a renewed Western freedom agenda.

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Pointing beyond ourselves

Feb 10, 2017

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Pointing beyond ourselves

Israel must celebrate more than its material achievements, and bear witness to something grander than the natural order.

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Israeli democracy is not at risk

Feb 2, 2017

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Israeli democracy is not at risk

Beware a doomsday discourse about depredations in Israel’s democratic moorings. Israel is far more hale and hearty than some of its detractors would have you believe.

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Re-isolate Iran now

Jan 26, 2017

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Re-isolate Iran now

Trump and Netanyahu must together craft a strategy to combat the malign influence and hegemonic ambitions of the mullahs.

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But at least he won the Nobel Peace Prize

Jan 19, 2017

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But at least he won the Nobel Peace Prize

The final, dismal scorecard that Obama is turning in today wouldn’t win him a local cookie-baking award from the Girl Scouts of America, never mind a global peace prize.

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Will Trump take on Tehran?

Jan 12, 2017

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Will Trump take on Tehran?

How will he enforce or renegotiate the nuclear deal, confront Iran’s expansionism, and work with Russia simultaneously?

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Go easy on Azaria

Jan 6, 2017

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No-one should demonize the military court, or the poor soldier, or Israelis calling for Azaria to be pardoned. The only devils in this story are the two terrorists who started it all. Now it is time to express regret for the wrinkle in operational conduct, and then act with sympathy towards Azaria.

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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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