Wars of the Zeitgeist

Wars of the Zeitgeist

August 29, 2014

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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

In defense of Netanyahu

August 22, 2014

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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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Of friends and foes

Jul 24, 2014

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Of friends and foes

In wartime, Israel has (re)discovered both friend and foe, and those who skulk in a morally-dubious middle ground.

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Mowing the grass in Gaza, and beyond

Jul 18, 2014

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Mowing the grass in Gaza, and beyond

While warring with Hamas, Netanyahu has updated the country’s strategic policies: Israel will ensure the non-militarization of Palestinian areas with its own forces, permanently. Full-fledged Palestinian statehood is off the boards. Get used to it.

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A Gaza Ceasefire Now Would Be a Strategic Miss

Jul 15, 2014

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A Gaza Ceasefire Now Would Be a Strategic Miss

Should the Egyptian-proposed ceasefire hold, Israelis will breathe a sigh of relief and then have to prepare for the next round of fighting. Israel didn’t effect a significant change in the security balance versus Hamas in the Gaza Strip. A draw with Hamas is strategically unsatisfactory.

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Apologies overdue and overdone

Jul 11, 2014

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Apologies overdue and overdone

Labor Party leaders owe Prime Minister Netanyahu Brobdingnagian measures of remorse for mocking Likud’s warnings twenty years ago that the Oslo accords would lead to rockets from Gaza.

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No moral symmetry

Jul 7, 2014

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No moral symmetry

You judge a society not the by crimes of a few, but on the basis of the way that society deals with its criminals and who it celebrates as its heroes. In such a tally, there is no moral symmetry whatsoever between Israeli and Palestinian societies.

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Five minutes

Jul 4, 2014

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Five minutes

Global double standards, callousness and hypocrisy regarding Israel were on full display this week. It took less than five minutes to issue fierce condemnations following the unsolved murder in Jerusalem, but few found five minutes time to truly relate to the political and moral implications of the terrorist murder of the three Israeli youth.

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Modeling faith and love

Jul 1, 2014

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Modeling faith and love

The Fraenkel, Shaer and Yifrach families modeled for us a path of spiritual strength and brotherly love.

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Plan B means balagan

Jun 30, 2014

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Plan B means balagan

Amos Yadlin’s plan for unilateral withdrawal from Judea and Samaria will lead to a dangerous security vacuum, and won’t buy Israel any legitimacy for its self-declared and re-jiggered borders.

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A believing nation

Jun 26, 2014

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A believing nation

Israel is a nation of believers, as shown by the massive outpouring of prayer for the kidnapped boys. But the Israeli secular Left is scared of losing the country to Jewish tradition. It thinks that prayer and faith is “polluting” the public discourse and a threat to “Israeliness.” Oy!

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Natan Sharansky for President

Jun 8, 2014

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Natan Sharansky for President

Is it wrong to hanker for someone a bit more stirring as President of the re-born, modern State of Israel? Someone with deep Jewish and Zionist credentials, proven grit, intellectual heft, and international stature?

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The big chill sets in

Jun 6, 2014

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The big chill sets in

Obama’s rapid embrace of the Hamas-Fatah government is a watershed moment, and it portends worse things to come.

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