Abbas at the UN again: Who cares?

Abbas at the UN again: Who cares?

September 15, 2017

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Once again, an American administration is begging Abbas to put on his “moderate” mask, and not to “exacerbate” the situation with an inflammatory speech or with extreme moves against Israel. what difference does it make whether Abbas gives a “moderate” speech at the UN next week? His obstructionism is constant.

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Repentance through wine

Repentance through wine

September 8, 2017

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My semi-annual guide to good drinking of current kosher Israeli wines. I comment on wines from Gross, La Citadelle de Diamant, Eshet Lot, Covenant, Galil Mountain, Livni, Teperberg, Montefiore, Tura, Carmel, Yatir and Flam wineries. To all readers who haven’t yet learned to appreciate the fine wines of Israel, I say that it’s time for you to do teshuva, to repent!

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Fund the Temple Mount Sifting Project Now

Aug 25, 2017

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Fund the Temple Mount Sifting Project Now

The project has turned the Wakf’s criminal dump of the most sensitive and valuable archaeological dirt on the globe – a national disgrace – into a national treasure. Funding the project is the least the government can do as penance for its long-standing malfeasance in countering Palestinian-Islamic aggression against Jewish history in Jerusalem.

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Big problems, substantial essays

Aug 18, 2017

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Big problems, substantial essays

A roundup of recent deep-think journal articles on a range of issues: superpower competition, US civil strife, EU collapse, the deconstruction of the West, liberal and conservative biases, and Trump’s female supporters.

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Netanyahu’s strategic achievements

Aug 11, 2017

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Netanyahu’s strategic achievements

Netanyahu has not been “just playing petty politics in order to survive,” nor has he mainly spent his time monkeying with the media or smoking cigars and drinking champagne. He has driven Israel forward on the basis of a coherent strategic worldview and improved Israel’s fortunes.

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Ya think?

Aug 4, 2017

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Ya think?

Jared Kushner has discovered that Israeli-Palestinian peace isn’t happening soon. Kushner’s caution and realism is actually refreshing. It apparently comes from the realization that there is an enormous gap between Israelis and Palestinians in their readiness for peace.

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Countering contemptuous Palestinians

Jul 27, 2017

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Countering contemptuous Palestinians

Israel must flex some muscle to disabuse Abbas of the delusion that he can bully Israel into retreat. Tactical Israeli restraint, like the decision to retreat from justified security measures at the Temple Mount, comes-off as capitulation to Palestinian terrorism. It reinforces the rejectionist and triumphalist Palestinian narrative.

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What status quo?

Jul 20, 2017

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What status quo?

The so-called “status quo” on the Temple Mount is dead. Israel cannot redress the situation by just attempting to “restore calm.” Israel should put on the table a plan to bring justice to administration of Har HaBayit, including Jewish prayer on the Mount.

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Rescuing Hadassah

Jul 13, 2017

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Rescuing Hadassah

The debt-ridden medical center is on the road to financial recovery and renewed medical excellence under the leadership of Prof. Zeev Rotstein. For all his rough edges, he is the right man at the right time.

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Block Barak’s comeback

Jul 6, 2017

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Block Barak’s comeback

Ehud Barak himself is promoting himself with the most violent political language heard in this country in decades. He is irresponsibly using the “f” and “a” words – fascism and apartheid – to describe the policies of his conservative opponents. In my view, this alone disqualifies Barak from ever leading this country again.

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A strategy for Israeli victory?

Jun 30, 2017

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A strategy for Israeli victory?

A new lobby wants Israel to “win” over Palestinians, not compromise with them – for now.

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Towards a haredi bourgeoisie?

Jun 23, 2017

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Towards a haredi bourgeoisie?

A haredi middle class is rising, one which has dispensable income and is developing wider lifestyle horizons. The ripening of this segment in haredi society raises captivating and critical questions. Perhaps it offers new pathways of navigating modernity for haredi and secular Israeli society.

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Why Jerusalem can’t be divided

Jun 16, 2017

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Why Jerusalem can’t be divided

A united Jerusalem under exclusive Israeli sovereignty is the key, not an obstacle, to peace and security in the city. Proposals to divide the city are unworkable, unwise and unjustified.

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Encouraging integration in united Jerusalem

Jun 9, 2017

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Encouraging integration in united Jerusalem

The fruits of normalization among eastern Jerusalem Arabs.

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Beware Islamization in Jerusalem

Jun 1, 2017

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Beware Islamization in Jerusalem

The malevolent influence of Erdoğan’s Turkey is a growing threat in eastern Jerusalem and on the Temple Mount.

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On hope, love, faith and red lines

May 26, 2017

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On hope, love, faith and red lines

Trump and Netanyahu can transform Mideast peace diplomacy by tabling creative coexistence proposals, pushing core issues to the top of the agenda, suggesting innovative alternatives to the problematic two-state paradigm, and articulating red lines that are clear and broad.

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Next year in Jerusalem?

May 21, 2017

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Next year in Jerusalem?

Time to reestablish Zionist momentum in Jerusalem, in the face of multiple diplomatic and security threats. This means building many new homes, cracking down on Arab violence, and securing minimal Jewish rights on the Temple Mount.

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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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