Category: Israel Hayom

Abbas at the UN again: Who cares?

Sep 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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Fund the Temple Mount Sifting Project Now

Aug 25, 2017

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

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